The fate of the students (about 200,000) hangs on, while the Courts and the Ministry debate on the status of “deemed” universities. Tamil Nadu leads the chart, while Maharashtra stays @ no. 3 with 41000 students in 3 universities of the 44 listed in the first list.
While new admissions in the coming academic year will hampered – will be marginal; the placements and other activities of these Universities must have been affected by the on going crisis.
Whilst, just 44 names have been declared, the Central Govt. should also take care that the same rules and regulations which come out for the first 44 are implied on the other “deemed” ones. Otherwise, it will detiriorate the system again and same incident will be repeated after a periodical gap. And not to be biased with some of them only.
While the Ministry recommended withdrawal of the deemed status, the court directed the government to maintain status quo on the 44 institutes. The next hearing is slated for March 8. But detailed state-wise figures, for the first time, show that the state where the maximum number of students could be affected is Tamil Nadu — 53,550 students in 16 universities likely to be derecognised. Next on the list is Rajasthan. Though it has just three deemed-to-be universities which may have this status withdrawn, as many as 45,554 students are likely to be affected. Similarly, in Maharashtra, three universities in the dock account for 41,000 students !!