The PEC University of Technology has decided to switch back to its former name Punjab Engineering College and the Christ University has decided to use "Christ".
"The deemed to be universities had time till today to drop the word 'university' and change their names. Review will be done and compliance reports have been sought. Strict action, including cancellation of the deemed to be varsity status, will be taken against the defaulting institutions," a senior UGC official said.
BIT-Mesra in Ranchi, Christ University, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, Symbiosis International University in Pune, BITS-Pilani, Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Uttar Pradesh's Izzatnagar, Graphic Era University in Dehradun and Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar are among the 123 institutes pulled up by the UGC.
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