Ghost Tiruchy University on UGC Fake List

Published: 03rd July 2015 06:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2015 06:34 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUCHY: Despite explanations given by the Department of Higher Education of Tamil Nadu to the University Grants Commission (UGC) about the non-existence of DDB Sanskrit University, Tiruchy, UGC has again enlisted the university as fake in its list.

On July 1, the UGC declared a total of 21 universities across the country as fake self-styled institutions and DDB Sanskrit University, Tiruchy is the lone university from Tamil Nadu listed in it. However, there is no such university functioning in Puthur area as mentioned by UGC in its list.

“In the academic year 2011-12, UGC sought a detailed report about the existence and functioning of DDB Sanskrit university, Tiruchy, since the university had applied for a renewal with UGC. Following this, our team conducted a spot inspection and sent a report to UGC saying that there was no such university and also recommended not to grant or renew the licence of DDB Sanskrit university. Hence, the inclusion of the university in the recent fake university list clearly shows the lethargic attitude of UGC, ” a top official from department of higher education told Express, seeking anonymity.

The residents of Puthur area were also startled and said that they had not seen any such university in their surroundings. 

When Express contacted H Devaraj, Vice-chairman of UGC, he refuted the allegations of department of higher education, TN. “The DDB Sanskrit university might have vacated the buil-

dings, after it was declared a fake university. However, the publication of fake university list will help the general public from falling prey to to such bogus universities,” Devaraj stressed.   

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp