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UGC pulls up deemed to be varsities; universities thus change name in hurry thereafter

UGC pulls up deemed to be varsities; universities thus change name in hurry thereafter

After the University Grants Commission (UGC) pulled up deemed to be universities for attaching the suffix university although they still did not have university status, Christ University will now be called only ‘Christ’ (deemed to be university).

The UGC has given three universities in Karnataka a deadline till 4 p.m. on Thursday to change the name.

The UGC had pulled up 123 deemed to be universities and had said that they cannot use the word “university” as per section 23 of the UGC Act.

It had also warned that these institutions would lose their “deemed to be university” tag if they failed to make the switch.

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