Audit of 10 central universities has been audited by University Grants Commission on the instructions of HRD ministry. The audit has been ordered to probe the complaints in the matters of financial, administrative and academic irregularities.
For auditing five committees were set up by the UGC on April 25 which will conduct "academic, research, financial and infrastructure audit" of the following universities:
- Aligarh Muslim University
- Pondicherry University
- Allahabad University
- Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
- Central University of Jharkhand
- Central University of Rajasthan
- Central University of Jammu
- Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya in Wardha,
- University of Tripura
- Hari Singh Gour University
AMU and the Pondicherry University will be audited by a panel with IIT Madras professor Shripad Karmalkar, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University VC Kailash Sodani, Guwahati University professor Mazhar Asif and Professor Sankarshan Basu of IIM Bangalore as members.
Central universities of Jharkhand and Rajasthan will be audited by a panel with Indian Council of Philosophical Research chairman S R Bhatt, Delhi University professor Muneesh Kumar, management expert Rakesh Mohan Joshi, Professor Ganesh Kumar N of IIM Indore and retired bureaucrat Vijay Kumar Gupta as members.
Similarly other panel comprised of experts from various universities and fields will audit the other universities and will submit their reports to the UGC.