The introduction of the paper trail system is crucial for the EC to maintain public faith in EVMs, whose accuracy has been questioned by Opposition parties, especially after the Uttar Pradesh assembly poll results last year.
Currently, IIMC offers eight one-year postgraduate diploma programmes at six of its campuses across the country. The deemed university status will allow the institution to award degrees instead of diplomas.
According to sources, the higher education regulator has been advised by its lawyers that no institution affiliated to Delhi University (DU) can be granted autonomy unless the university Act is amended.
On November 9, 2015, the higher education regulator issued notices to 10 deemed universities, including BITS, directing them to shut down their off-campus centres on the ground that they were set up without the UGC’s permission.
According to the financial plan accessed by The Indian Express, Jio Institute will waive Rs 38 crore as scholarships in the first year, which, on an average, works out to an income of Rs 6.2 lakh from each student.
The controversy over the university’s minority status was revived after the Uttar Pradesh SC/ST Commission sent AMU a notice, asking why it has not provided quotas for SC and STs despite receiving grants from the Union government and making faculty appointments as a national university.