Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sikkim Manipal University listed among "blacklisted" colleges


Sikkim Manipal University is among the other 34 educational institutions in the state of Karnataka to have been given "un-authorised" status. Higher Education Minister Arvind Limbavali talking to press persons  on January 23rd told that, "More than 35 colleges including six, functioning with foreign collaboration will shut down in the near future."
The Commissioner of Collegiate Education recently received a government order authorizing to inspect records, registers and documents at these institutes, and conduct detailed inspections. These institutes found to be operating without the State government's sanction and requisite approval from the University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or Distant Education Council have received a notification from the government.

"Only three colleges had replied to the government's show-cause notices," the Minister said, and added, "Now it is time for them to face the consequences."

He was non-committal on the fate of students studying in these institutions and said further decisions regarding the students will be taken after detailed inquiry.

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