At present, 123 Deemed to be Universities are functioning in the country. State-wise details of these Deemed to be Universities are available at University Grants Commission (UGC)’s website www.ugc.ac.in.
The performance of deemed universities in comparison to the central universities can be assessed through their relative ranking obtained by them under National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) which is available at www.nirfindia.org. It is seen that in the top twenty list of Universities there are 8 deemed universities.
As per the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2016, no institution deemed to be university can collect any fee which is capitation fee or which has not been declared before hand in the prospectus or on website of the institution. Further, the institution is prevented from commercialization of education in any manner. Being run by not for profit society / trust / company, the income cannot be diverted from the deemed university. Further, the income of the institutions can be used solely for promoting the objective of the university. In addition, the Regulations protect students from capitation, donation, refund of fees in case of withdrawal of admission and overcharging of fees.