Eligibility Criteria for Deemed University
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR AN INSTITUTION TO BE DECLARED AS AN INSTITUTION DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY
An institution applying to be declared as an institution deemed to be university shall have to meet the following stipulations:-
Has been in existence for at least fifteen years [excepf in case of institutions seeking declaration as an institution deemed to be university under the 'de novo' category).
4.2 Has acquired rhe characteristics of a university as demonstrated by the diversity of its programmes of study, proven contribution to innovations in teaching; and, verifiable high quality of research output.
3 Has a record of having undergone periodic reviews and assessments by recognized external accrediting / assessment agencies recognized under any law for the time being in force provided that an institution described in article
3.4 of these Regulations where no accreditation has been made or is possible, shall be subjected to a mandatory assessment of its suitability for declaration as a deemed to he university under the'danouo'category.
4.4 Has well-established, brpad-based, and viable under graduate, post graduate, and research programmes in several disciplines with firm inter-disciplinary orientation and linkages,
4.5 Shall not be an institution imparting education leading to conventional degrees only. For example, it shall not be limited to imparting programmes in engineering or management or medicine or pharmacy or dental sciences, etc.,
which can continue to be offered withthe existing status of a college.
4.6 Shall not be an institution mainly engaged in offering .training programmes for in-senice persannel, or conducting only skill-oriented ar production-related degree or diploma pragrammes.
4.7 Shallbe engaged in quality research activity, publications and scholarly works of a high standard as evidenced by inclwion in internationally recognized databases; and shall have strong doctoral / post-doctoral research programmes and significant output of f dtime Doctoral-level degrees.
4.8 ShaU have adequate number of futl-time fully qualified faculty for teaching and research with at. least some being acclaimed leaders in their discipline.
UGC [Institutions Deemed to be Univereities Regulations, 2010
4.9 Shall possess the necessary infrastructure for quality research and seamless access to modern information resources.
4.10 Shall have a proven record of securing merit-based extramural research ;funding from various public / private agencies.
4-11 Shall have generated Intellectual Property in the form of patents, copyrights and transfer of technology as a desirable attribute.
4.12 Shall have a demonstrable and proven record of extension services and societal engagement.
4.13 Each constituent unit included in the original proposal shall have accreditation with the highest grade offered, which is currently valid, either from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) or all its eligible courses shall be accredited with the highest grade offered, *ch is currently valid, by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) or an accreditation agency recognized by the Commission from time to time; or valid certificate of assessment where the institution is seeking declaration as a 'de nauo' institution deemed to be university.
4.14 Shall undertake not to offer any programme in the distance mode.
4.15 Once an institution is declared as an institution deemed to be university, no other existing institution can be annexed to it as its constituent institution unless the institution proposed to be annexed fulfiUs independently, all the
criteria stipulated in these Regulations.
There shall be a mandatory intensive external review of every deemed to be university once in every five years based on the criteria prescribed by the Commission from time to time. The applicant institutions shall be a not-for-profit organization and shall not be engaged in comme r c~a t ionof higher education.
UGC [InstitutionsDeemed to be Universities] ~e~ulat iol l2s0,1 0 4.18 The applicant institution shall have a track record of having not \lolated any of the provisions of any of the statutes / guidelines of any Statutory Authority
in the period of five years preceding the date of submission of the application seeking status of an institution deemed ko be university.