8 ‘deficient’ deemed universities get entry into A list
Eight out of 44 Deemed Universities found deficient on certain counts have made it to the A List deemed universities list after correcting their faults pointed out by the Tandon committee in 2009.
A review committee did a comprehensive assessment of progress made by these universities and found that substantial improvements were made, be it conforming to UGC guidelines, governance, quality and innovations in teaching, research output and faculty resources.
Eight group B universities which have made it to the A list are Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore; SRM University, Chennai; NITTE, Mangalore; KLE, Belgaum; Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune; HBNI (Homi Bhabha), Mumbai; Sathyabama University, Chennai; and Avinashilingam Institute of Higher Education for Women & Home Sciences, Coimbatore.
These universities marked improvement in key parameters as the minimum score needed for category A status is 30 and all eight of them scored 31.
Tandon Committee in its comprehensive review of 126 deemed universities in 2009, found only 38 (group A) fit to qualify as deemed universities while 44 (group B) were found deficient in some parameters that needed to be rectified. Another 44, put in group C, were found totally unfit to be deemed universities.