New Delhi, 19th July 2022: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has appealed to the students not to take admission to the Digital University of Skill Resurgence located at Wardha in Maharashtra. The UGC clarified on Tuesday (July 19) through a notice that the concerned university has no right to grant degrees as it has not been established under the law and admission to this university may cause academic damage to the students.
According to a notice published by the UGC on its website, the courses are being conducted by the Digital University of Resurgence in violation of the UGC Act, 1956.
According to Section 22 of the UGC Act, a University established under a Central Act, Provision, State Act or an approved University established under Section III is eligible to award degrees to students. A university established under an Act passed by Parliament is also authorised to grant degrees. But UGC has mentioned that the Digital University of Skill Resurgence is not included in any of these categories.
Only an institution established under Central, Provisional, and State Acts can use the word university in its name. However, courses are being conducted by the Digital University of Skill Resurgence in violation of UGC Acts. Therefore, the UGC appealed to the students not to take admission to the courses there.