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Day: August 2, 2014

Private Universities: UGC study finds dismal picture
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Private Universities: UGC study finds dismal picture

Wasim Bin Habib: Imagine universities being run with no vice-chancellor (VC), pro-VC or treasurer. Or think about students obtaining graduation and post-graduation degrees from universities that do not have enough qualified teachers, properly equipped libraries and laboratories, do not publish research journals and have no campus of their own. It is shocking but true that there are many such private universities in the country, according to a report of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The statutory apex body for higher education sent the report outlining the overall situation and problem of the universities and the way out to the education ministry in June. According to the report, majority of the private universities in the country are operating without meeting the criteria set ...