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VCs empowered to grant clearance, NOC to new institutes in UP

The Vice-Chancellors of Uttar Pradesh’s state universities
have been given power to give clearance and no objection certificates to degree
colleges and higher educational institutes. The state government issued an order for the same recently.
A committee headed by the vice-chancellor will examine the proposals in the
area of university’s jurisdiction. The approval to set up the college or the
institute will be given on the basis the recommendations of the committee.

The registrars of the state universities have been directed
to place the proposals before the committees headed by the vice-chancellors.
The members of the committee will be nominated by the vice-chancellors.
However, vice-chancellors will have to include a deputy collector level officer
in the committee nominated by the district magistrate of the district, where
the educational institute is proposed to verify the land records. 

Earlier, state government agencies used to issue no objection
certificate and grant final approval to new institutions. According to
secretary higher education Sushil Kumar, the new order has been implemented
immediate effect.

All the divisional commissioners have been asked to hand
over proposals of setting new degree colleges and higher education institutes
to the state universities of their respective divisions.

[Source: Times of India]

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