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UGC warns students against taking admission at Delhi-based digital university

By Jasleen Kaur -- July 19, 2022 5:16 pm -- Updated:July 19, 2022 5:16 pm

New Delhi, July 19: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday observed that the Digital University of Skill Resurgence is offering various degree courses, which are in gross violation of the UGC Act, 1956.

The UGC also cautioned students against taking admissions to the university located in Wardha, Maharashtra. "It has come to the notice of the University Grants Commission that 'Digital University of Skill Resurgence (A Virtual Meta University)', 54, Samarat Nagar Near Hindi University, Ring Road, Wardha (Maharashtra)-442001 is offering various courses/programmes in gross violation of the UGC Act, 1956," read a public notice by the UGC.

UGC warns students against taking admission at Delhi-based digital university

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The Act stipulates the right of conferring or granting degrees shall be exercised only by a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act or an institution deemed to be a University under section 3 or an institution specially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer or grant degrees.

"Save as provided in sub-section (1), no person or authority shall confer, or grant, or hold himself or itself out as entitled to confer or grant, any degree. Whereas, the Digital University of Skill Resurgence" is neither enlisted under Section 2(f) or section 3 in the list of Universities nor empowered to award any degree as per Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956," said UGC Secretary, Rajnish Jain.

As per the UGC, no institution, whether a corporate body or not, other than a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act shall be entitled to have the word "University" associated with its name in any manner whatsoever.

UGC warns students against taking admission at Delhi-based digital university

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The UGC secretary further warned both students and their parents to not take admissions to the above-mentioned self-styled institution and said," Taking admission in such self-styled institution may jeopardise the career of the students."

-PTC News

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