UGC warns students against admission to these universities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued public notices warning students against admission to Periyar University, Tamil Nadu and Indian Institute of Public Health Sciences Government State University and Physics (AIIPHS), Delhi.

The higher education regulator said Periyar University is running distance learning programs in violation of its guidelines, while AIIPHS State Government University offers various degree courses in clear violation of the UGC Act of 1956.

“In accordance with Section 22(1) of the UGC Act of 1956, a degree may only be awarded by a university created or incorporated under a central law, a provincial law or a law of State or institution deemed to be a university under Section 3 of the UGC Act or an institution specially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer or award degrees.

“AIIPHS State Government University is neither recognized by UGC in terms of establishment under Section 2(f) and Section 3 of the UGC Act of 1956, nor is it authorized to grant a degree” , said the UGC.

“Therefore, the general public, students and other stakeholders are warned through this public notice not to be admitted into any program offered by Periyar University, Tamil Nadu through the ODL mode. Admission into such programs can jeopardize the careers of students, given the lack of recognition of the programs by UGC,” he said.

He further stated that the general public, students, parents and other stakeholders are warned by this public notice against admission to AIIPHS State Government University and called it a self-declared institution.

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