44 Universities off Govt. List, 27 to be taken off the hook

44 institutes of repute are set to lose the deemed-to-be university status, if the reports are to be believed. News is also trickling in, that maybe 27 of these blacklisted universities might just be let off the hook by the Govt.

The list of all those 44 universities is listed below:

• Christ College, Bangalore, Karnataka

• Vignan’s Foundation for Science Technology and Research, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

• Lingaya’s University, Faridabad, Haryana

• St Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

• Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

• Shobit Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

• Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat

• Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, Karnataka

• Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka

• BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka

• Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Satara, Maharashtra

• D.Y. Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra

• Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

• Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Padur, Tamil Nadu

• HIHT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

• Santosh University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

• Maharishi Matkandeshwar University, Ambala, Haryana

• Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, Haryana

• Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher education, Tumkur, Karnataka

• Jain University, Bangalore, Karnataka

• Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra

• Siksha Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

• Janardhan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur, Rajasthan

• Institute of Advanced Studies in Education of Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahr, Rajasthan

• Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Sikar, Rajasthan

• Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu

• Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

• Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Vel’s Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced studies (VISTAS), Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Karpagam Academy of Higher Educatioin, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

• Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar, Uttarakhand

• Graphic Era University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

• Nehru Gram Bharati Vishwavidyalaya, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

• Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry

• Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu

• Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu


Govt. Universities

• Nava Nalanda, Nalanda, Bihar

• Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Tamilnadu

• National Museum Institute of the History of Art, Conservation and Museology, Delhi

CBSE vs. ICSE – It’s a war out there !!

There is a raging battle of sorts in the education fraternity. The two most reputed boards viz Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) are at loggerheads regarding the grading system introduced by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Kapil Sibal. The nine-point grading system has come under flak from the CISCE chairperson, Neil O’Brien who has openly condemned the new system saying that their board is in no mood to follow the directive and awarding grades instead of marks.

The basic logic put forth is the unacceptance of the colleges to give recognition to the grading system after Class XII. As after Class X, the schools will again have to rivet back to the marks system due to the universities not giving grades any recognition, so there lies no point in adopting the grading system in Class X in the first place. The confusion over awarding grades instead of marks is also supported by the principals of ICSE schools in the NCR region.

The stress being laid by the CISCE Board is on the uniformity of pattern to be adopted by all schools, colleges and universities alike. Today, approximately 1,600 schools are affiliated with CISCE, while the majority lies with the CBSE with more than 9,000 schools under its affiliation. Moreover, the CBSE has planned to go ahead with the HRD’s directive. In view of the prevalent scenario of chaos among the various boards itself on the directives issued, the students are in affix as of now and only the future holds the key to the way forward!!