The Centre has recently been allotted a ten-week span by the Supreme Court to recommend the status of the 44 deemed varsities which off late had been facing de-recognition for failing to maintain proper academic standards. Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma granted the additional time while directing reconstitution of the three-member panel appointed by the government to examine the recommendations of the high-powered Prof. P.N. Tandon committee which sought de-recognition of these varsities. The apex court, which was initially scheduled to hear the case on May 3, adjourned it till July 19 after Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising sought 10 weeks time for placing the recommendations. The three-member reconstituted panel would hear within six weeks the objections raised by the 44 aggrieved universities against the Tandon committee's recommendations and submit its own findings to the government.
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