These two “self-styled” institutions, which are located in Kuttalam, Tamil Nadu, are purportedly providing a number of courses in flagrant violation of the UGC Act.
Students have been warned by the University Grants Commission (UGC) not to enroll at the Open International University for Alternative Medicine and the National Board of Alternative Medicine, Kuttalam.
These two “self-styled” institutions are purportedly offering a variety of courses in flagrant violation of the UGC legislation in Kuttalam, Tamil Nadu.
The letter stated that under Section 22 of the UGC Act of 1956, the open university is not permitted to issue or grant degrees. Students were urged not to enroll in the school by the Commission.
According to the act, only universities established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provisional Act, a State Act, institutions considered to be universities under Section 3, or institutions specifically granted the authority to confer or grant degrees by an Act of Parliament, may exercise the right to confer or grant degrees.
“Whereas, Open International University for Alternative Medicines and National Board of Alternative Medicines and National Board of Alternative Medicines is neither enlisted under Section 2(f) or Section 3 in the list of Universities nor empowered to award any degree as per Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956.
Also, no institution, whether a corporate body or not, other than a University established or incorporate by or under a Central Act, a Provision Act, or a State Act shall be entitled to have the word “university” associated with its name in any manner whatsoever,” read the UGC circular.
It further read, “Therefore, the general public, students, parents, and other stakeholders are cautioned through this public notice not to take Admissions in the above mentioned self-styled institution, taking admission in a such self- styled institution may jeopardize the career of the students.”
(Source: OTV News)