Source: The Pioneer via PwC – EdLive
The number was quoted by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister M M Pallam Raju during the question hour in the Rajya Sabha. He said that the UGC, which looks after all non- technical education, had no power to shut down private universities. It can only direct them to close courses against which complaints have been received. Raju added that the passage of two pending bills in parliament, the Educational Tribunal Bill and the National Accreditation Regulatory Authority (NARA) for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, will further help in regulating private universities.