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Karnataka High Court says UGC regulation on deemed varsities is unconstitutional.

June 3rd, 2014, Updated: 5:13 am

Legal ImmageUniversity Grants Commission in the year 2010, has notified University Grants Commission (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulation 2010, which was made applicable to prospective as well as existing Deemed Universities. Several Deemed Universities had challenged the provisions of the University Grants Commission (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2010 in different High Courts in India. Manipal, Siddartha, KLE, BLDE, Devaraj Urs, Yenepoya and Symbiosis had challenged the University Grants Commission (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulation 2010 before Hon’ble Karnataka High Court. The High Court of Karnataka has declared the University Grants Commission (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulation 2010 as “unconstitutional and invalid”. The regulations deal with the governance system, admission and fee structure and opening of campuses of deemed-to-be universities. The High Court also quashed the circular issued by the UGC in 2010-11 asking all existing deemed-to-be universities to comply with the new regulation. Justice Anand Byrareddy delivered the verdict while presiding over the petitions filed by deemed universities challenging the constitutionality and legality of the regulation.

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