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     PEC may lose university tag

Chandigarh, September 19th 2009

Going by the latest notification of the UGC, PEC, which had after several discussions settled for the tag of “university of technology”, might have to relinquish it.

In its communication to the institute, the UGC has withdrawn its prior notification dated September 13, 2006, that allowed institutions deemed to be universities to use the word “university” with their names. Now, as per the notification issued to around 129 such institutions, these have been advised not to use “university” with their names anymore. The decision, according to the UGC, comes in the wake of the absence of any amendment to Section 23 of the UGC Act.

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