Do Not Use University in Institute Names UGC Directs Deemed-To-Be-University

Delhi:  As per Supreme court order University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked to 123 Deemed to be University to drop the word 'University from their names'. The word 'University' used by Deemed to be university is in the violation of section 23 and those deemed to be universities have to drop the word 'University' form institution name within a month and changed their names as an  'Institution deemed to be university'.


The Section 23 of the UGC Act, 1956 says, "No institution, whether a corporate body or not, other than a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Ac[ a Provincial Act or a State Act shall be entitled to have the word "University" associated with its name in any manner whatsoever."

The Supreme Court had also said then that no deemed-to-be-university can run open and distant learning courses from the next academic year (2018-19) unless it is permitted to do so by the concerned authorities.

Here is a complete list of universities which cannot use word 'University' with institution's names.

Lists of Institutions 'Deemed to be University'

S.No.StateDeemed to be University
1Andhra PradeshInternational Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
2ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
3Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) Visakhapatman , Andhra Pradesh.
4Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation Greenfields Vaddeswaram, Andhra Pradesh.
5Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
6Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Prasanthinilayam, Andhra Pradesh.
7Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, Vadlamudi,Andhra Pradesh.
8North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
9BiharNava Nalanda Mahavihara Nalanda, Bihar.
10ChandigarhPunjab Engineering College Chandigarh
11New DelhiIndian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi
12Indian Institute of Foreign Trade B-21, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi-110 016.
13Indian Law Institute Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-110 001.
14Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) New Delhi
15Jamia Hamdard Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi-110 062.
16National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Musicology New Delhi
17National University of Educational Planning & Administration New Delhi
18Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthana New Delhi
19Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapith New Delhi
20TERI School of Advanced Studies Darbari Seth Block, New Delhi
21GujaratGujarat Vidyapith Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
22Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Taluka Vaghodia Gujarat.
23HaryanaLingaya’s University Faridabad Haryana.
24Maharishi Markandeshwar University Mullana, Haryana.
25Manav Rachna International University Faridabad, Haryana
26National Brain Research Centre Gurgaon Haryana
27National Dairy Research Institute Karnal, Haryana.
28National Institute of Food Technology, Kundli, Haryana
29Jammu & KashmirCentral Institute of Buddhist Studies Leh (Ladakh), Jammu & Kashmir
30JharkhandBirla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
31KarnatakaB.L.D.E. University Bijapur, Karnataka
32Christ University Hosur Road, Bangalore , Karnataka.
33Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Karnataka.
34International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, Karnataka
35Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University Jagadguru, Mysore, Karnataka.
36Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bangalore, Karnataka
37Jain University Bangalore, Karnataka
38K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research Belgaum, Karnataka
39Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal, Karnataka .
40NITTE University Mangalore 575 003, Karnataka
41Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research Kolar, Karnataka.
42Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education Tumkur, Karnataka.
43Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Bangalore, Karnataka.
44Yenepoya University Mangalore, Karnataka
45Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Ernakulam,Kerala.
46KeralaIndian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
47Kerala Kalamandalam Cheruthuruthy, Kerala
48M.PLakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education Gwalior, M.P
49MaharashtraBharati Vidyapeeth Pune,Maharashtra
50Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Fisheries Mumbai, Maharashtra.
51D.Y. Patil Educational Society Kolhapur, Maharashtra
52Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Nagpur, Maharashtra.
53Deccan College Postgraduate & Research Institute Pune, Maharashtra.
54Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra.
55Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics Pune, Maharashtra
56Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai, Maharashtra
57Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Mumbai, Maharashtra
58Institute of Armament Technology Pune, Maharashtra
59International Institute for Population Sciences Mumbai, Maharashtra
60Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, Maharashtra
61Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Satara (M.S)
62MGM Institute of Health Sciences Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
63Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai Maharashtra
64Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patl Vidyapeeth Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
65Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
66SYMBIOSIS International University Pune, Maharashtra.
67Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai , Maharashtra.
68Tata Institute of Social Sciences VN Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai,Maharashtra.
69Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth Vidyapeeth Bhawan,Pune, Maharashtra.
70OdishaKalinga Insitute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
71Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar,Odisha.
72Shiksha ‘O’ Anusandhan J – 15, Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar,Orissa
73PunjabSant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET) Longowal Punjab
74Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Patiala, Punjab.
75Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Campus, , Pondicherry
76RajasthanBanasthali Vidyapith Banasthali, Rajasthan.
77Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Rajasthan.
78Institute of Advanced Studies in Education Sardarshahr, Rajasthan
79Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahr - 331 401, Distt. Churu, Rajasthan.
80I.I.S. (Deemed to be University) Gurukul Marg, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
81Jain Vishva Bharati Institute Ladnun, Nagaur, Rajasthan
82Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth Udaipur , Rajasthan.
83LNM Institute of Information Technology Gram Jaipur Rajasthan
84TamilnaduAcademy of Maritime Education and Training Chennai, Tamilnadu
85Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
86Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
87Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Selaiyur, Chennai Tamilnadu.
88B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science & Technology Vandalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
89Chennai Mathematical Institute Chennai, Tamilnadu
90Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE) Padur, Kelambakkam,Tamil Nadu.
91Gandhigram Rural Institute Gandhigram, Dindigul ,Tamilnadu.
92Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) Padur Kelamballam Tamilnadu.
93Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education , Tamilnadu.
94Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
95Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
96M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute Maduravoyal, Chennai Tamilnadu.
97Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Chennai , Tamilnadu.
98Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Tamil Nadu
99Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology (PMIST) Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
100Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology (PRIST), Thanjavur, Tamilnadu
101S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology Chennai, Tamilnadu
102Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology , Chennai , Tamilnadu.
103Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Velappanchavadi, Chennai , Tamilnadu.
104Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) Tirumalai Samudram, Thanjavur , Tamilnadu.
105Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Vishwa Mahavidyalaya Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu.
106Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Ramachandra Nagar, Chennai , Tamilnadu.
107St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research Avadi, Chennai , Tamilnadu.
108Vel’s Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS) Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamilnadu
109Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore (Tamilnadu).
110Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation Salem, Tamilnadu.
111Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
112Uttar PradeshSam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
113Bhatkhande Music Institute Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
114Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
115Dayalbagh Educational Institute Dayalbagh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
116Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar Uttar Pradesh.
117Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Noida Uttar Pradesh
118Shobit Institute of Engineering & Technology, Meerut Uttar Pradesh
119Santosh University Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
120UttrakhandForest Research Institute Dehradun, Uttrakhand.
121Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar, Uttrakhand.
122Graphic Era University Dehradun, Uttrakhand.
123West BengalRamakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute,Howrah , West Bengal

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