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UGC’s no to Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali University

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The University Grants Commission has denied recognition to Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali University for latter’s failure to meet the recognition norms

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has denied recognition to Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali University as the university failed to meet the required norms for UGC recognition.

Set up in 2006, the university is headed by controversial Yoga expert Acharya Balkrishna is the Vice-Chancellor of the university.

According to reports, Acharya Balkrishna first of all is not an Indian. Second he does not even hold the academic qualifications, a PhD and ten years of teaching experience as a professor, to be the VC of a varsity, under UGC regulations.

Expressing its concern about its infrastructure, faculty and administration, UGC has decided to re-examine the University using new scrutiny parameters it is putting in place for evaluating universities.

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali University has 12 teachers and six classes. And with this limited resource it offers six programmes on yoga, UGC said.

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