The future of deemed universities which failed to fulfill various infrastructural criterion required for getting recognition would now be decided by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as pointed out by the Supreme Court. The body would decide what to do with the accreditation demands of these deemed universities.
According to a bench which was headed by Justice Dipak Misra, it made clear that the accreditation would be given to universities subject to its final order. The bench was concerned about the fact that new academic session is about to begin and the students as well as the universities should not suffer due to the lack of accreditation given by the council.
According to the bench, “Admission is dependent on gradation of the institutions. Whatever NAAC decides on grading would continue and would be subject to the ongoing proceedings and new regulation proposed by government.”
The additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta pointed out to the bench that it is under consideration of framing new rules for the accreditation and is in talks with the various stake holders which include University Grants Commission (UGC) along with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and NAAC. They would keep an eye on developing the criteria for grading these universities and rate them.