University Grants Commission (UGC) rules proscribe universities from affiliating schools outside their states, however Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) Old Delhi, has granted affiliation to the faculty of design of Old Delhi Technical field (DTC), a non-public institute, in bigger Noida. apparently, neither the human resource development ministry nor the UGC or Council of design (CoA) are ready to clearly pinpoint the violation or offer answers on the validity of degrees awarded by the faculty.
According to UGC’s notification dated Gregorian calendar month twenty seven, 2013 with relevancy territorial jurisdiction, a state university cannot grant affiliation to any faculty on the far side the state’s geographical boundaries notwithstanding the university’s own act permits it to try to thus.
When Ashok Goel, a veteran creator primarily based in Old Delhi complete the GGSIPU (which comes underneath the Delhi government) was violating UGC’s notification by granting affiliations to DTC, he determined to file AN RTI asking the UGC to verify the position of degrees awarded to DTC students.
To UGC’s response that the degree wouldn’t be recognised, Goel once more enquired if the UGC would stop the university from granting affiliations. UGC’s reply to it was: “UGC can take action on receipt of specific grievance.”
Goel then filed complaints with 5 authorities, namely, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), AII India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Council of design (CoA), UGC and board of directors of Education (DOE) Old Delhi. UGC’s response was hooked up with every grievance.
“Normally, after we file a grievance with one authority, it forwards it to the opposite one and therefore the compliant keeps moving from one department to a different. Thus i made a decision to agitate the difficulty all told the departments at one visit expedite action. The rationale why I complained to AICTE was that DTC conjointly offers degrees in technical courses,” says Goel.
MHRD transferred Goel’s grievance to UGC and UGC forwarded it to the registrar, GGSIPU, asking, “You are requested to send the touch upon the grievance at the earliest.”
The UGC conjointly wrote to the D0E, speech communication “The requested data doesn’t fall inside my jurisdiction. The appliance in original is, therefore, being transferred to you underneath sub-section (3) of Section six of RTI Act, 2005, because the matter closely relates to you.
Just in case it doesn’t comprise your jurisdiction, it should please be more transferred to the general public authority to that the topic matter is additional closely connected, directly, underneath intimation to the somebody.”
DoE’s response to the current was: “The requested data falls underneath the jurisdiction of your (UGC) department. Thence the appliance is being transferred to you underneath section six(3) of the RTI Act 2005.”