Finally a breather for the DeemeD Varsities by the Apex Court. The next years admissions stay alive and their hopes too. Meanwhile the whole process may take its toll on the next years admission process at these deemed varsities.
“The constitution of the committee is itself under challenge, it has to be adjudicated first. There is no point in passing any injunction. It would not be appropriate for us to pass any injunction,” the bench said. The apex court pointed out that there are allegations that Professor Tondon himself was heading a deemed university and it was not appropriate for him to head the high-powered committee which sought de-recognition of the aggrieved universities. Hence, the bench asked the government and the varsities to file their replies and rejoinders so that it could take up the matter for further hearing on August 3. After directing the Centre to put on the Internet the recommendations of the Tondon Committee and the Task Force, the apex court had on March 8 granted two weeks to the aggrieved varsities to file their responses on the Centres decision to de-recognise them.
Also an article appeared @ Business Standard here