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‘India’ bar on private colleges

New Delhi, Nov. 25: The Centre has decided to crack down on the misuse of the label “Indian” by private educational institutions.

Names such as the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, one of several high-profile new generation business schools, could be at risk.

“It has come to notice that several institutions are using the word ‘Indian’ prefixed to the name, which is not permitted in terms of Section 3 of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act 1950,” a government communication said.

The communication was sent to the All India Council of Technical Education and the University Grants Commission by the human resource development ministry.

“No person shall use or continue to use any name which may suggest or be calculated to suggest the patronage of the government of India or the state governments for trade or profession without the permission of the Centre,” the act says.

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