New Delhi: The concept of deemed universities will be abolished in India, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday, a day after the government moved an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking derecognition of 44 such institutions.
'It is a policy decision that all the deemed universities will finally go,' Sibal told reporters at the 10th Editor's Conference on social sector issues here.
Sibal's comments come a day after the central government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the recognition of 44 deemed universities must be taken away.
'The concept of deemed universities from the country will go in the near future and this is part of the reform process. We are putting in place the required legislations,' Sibal added.
The country has nearly 100 deemed universities that function as stand-alone universities but don't give affiliation to other institutions.