MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(DR. D. PURANDESWARI)
(a): According to University Grants Commission,
the information is being collected from State of Madhya
Pradesh and will be laid on the Table of the House.
(b) & (c): It is true that a few State Universities in
the country have affiliated a large number of colleges. Lot
of time and efforts by these Universities are consumed in
management and conduct of examination for these colleges.
In order to increase the number of affiliating
Universities, the Government has formulated a Scheme of
Incentivising the States to set up new universities.
(d) to (f): Since the year 2005, seven State Universities
namely, University of Allahabad, Manipur University, Tripura
University, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Dr. Harisingh
Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (MP), Guru Ghasidas
Vishwavidyalaya Bilaspur (Chhattisgrh), and HNB Garhwal
University, Srinagar (Uttarakhand) have been incorporated
into Central Universities by Acts of Parliament. The
Institutes associated previously with these Universities
have continued to be part and parcel of the converted
Central Universities. The Central Universities, being
statutory autonomous bodies, are competent to review norms
prescribed for such institutions. Under the University of
Allahabad Act, 2005, the Institute of Correspondence Courses
and Continuing Education has been included as a temporary
self-financing University Institute.