Reputed Delhi University colleges such as Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Ramjas College, St Stephens and Hindu College are planning to seek deemed university status.¬†Though the proposals are in early stage but if granted, he status will help these colleges to formulate their own rules and decide their own fees structure.
‚ÄúFew colleges like SRCC, St Stephens College, Ramjas College, Hindu College and the ones run by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee want deemed university status. The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has also formulated some norms for providing more autonomy to colleges but deemed status will give them complete freedom of functioning on their own,‚Äù a senior university official told Indian Express.
The matter was raised in the Governing Body meeting of Hindu College.The colleges will be required to gain A grade in NAAC accreditation for three consecutive years.
The students unions might oppose this move as studying in these colleges might become expensive since the institutions will be free to decide their fee structure like other private universities.