A UGC Panel in its recommendation mentioned that words like ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ in names of universities–Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University doesn’t reflects their secular character and should be removed.
The panel was formed to probe the alleged irregularities in 10 central universities.
“Centrally funded universities are secular institutions but such words related to religion in their names do not reflect that character”¬†a panel member told ET on the condition of anonymity.
Pondicherry University, Allahabad University, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand, Central University of Jharkhand, Central University of Rajasthan, Central University of Jammu,Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya in Wardha, University of Tripura and Hari Singh Gour University in Madhya Pradesh were the other universities which were audited by the UGC panel.
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