It has come to the notice of the University Grants Commission that some of the State
Private Universities have affiliated colleges and started off-campus centre(s) in
violation of the UGC (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities)
Regulation, 2003 and against the judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court in case of Prof.
Yash Pal & Others vs. State of Chhattisgarh & Others. Some of these Universities
are running these Centres on franchising basis also which is not allowed.
The public at large and the student community in particular are therefore informed
that as per the information available with the UGC as on date, there are following
Private Universities established by the Acts of the Legislatures of different States:-
Universities are competent to award degrees as specified by UGC under Section 22
of the UGC Act with the approval of the statutory councils, wherever required through
their main campus. Wherever the approval of the statutory council is not a pre-requisite
to start a programme, the Universities are required to maintain the minimum standards
regarding academic and physical infrastructure as laid down by the concerned statutory
It is also informed that Private Universities cannot affiliate an institution/college.
They cannot establish off campus centre(s) beyond the territorial jurisdiction of
the concerned State. However, they can establish off-campus centre(s) within the
concerned State after their existence of five years and with the prior approval
of the University Grants Commission. So far, UGC has not approved any off campus
centre(s) of any Private University.
Course(s) under distance mode can be started by the private university only after
the prior approval of the UGC-AICTE and DEC joint Committee for which Director,
Distance Education Council, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068 is the coordinator.
Students/Public at large are advised to go through this website carefully at the
time of taking admission and should clarify the status of the University from UGC
before taking admission in any Private University other than those listed above
Further, para 3.7 & 3.8 of the UGC (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards
in Private Universities) Regulations, 2003 are reproduced below for information
of all the Private Universities: -
3.7. A private University shall provide all the relevant information relating to
the first degree and post-graduate degree/diploma programme(s) including the curriculum
structure, contents, teaching and learning process, examination and evaluation system
and the eligibility criteria for admission of students, to the UGC on a proforma
prescribed by the UGC prior to starting of these programmes.
3.8. The UGC on detailed examination of the information made available as well as
the representations and grievances received by it from the students as well as concerned
public relating to the deficiencies of the proposed programme(s) not conforming
to various UGC Regulations, shall inform the concerned University about any shortcomings
in respect of conformity to relevant regulations, for rectification. The University
shall offer the programme(s) only after necessary rectification.
A copy of the UGC (Establishment and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities)
Regulations, 2003 alongwith the
proforma for submission of information by the Private University are annexed
with the notice.
UGC, New Delhi