Dhanbad, Oct. 19: Indian School of Mines University (ISMU), Dhanbad, has been asked to drop the “university” tag and revert to its earlier name.
Based on a UGC order, issued as per a Supreme Court directive that objected to the use of “university” in names of all deemed varsities, officials at ISM confirmed the change had been incorporated in all its official symbols and stationery.
“We have removed the word, ‘university’, from all official symbols of the institute as per the UGC order,” said ISM registrar P.S. Sandhog.
In another development, ISM has once again written to the HRD ministry, seeking permission to open its planned regional centre at Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh.
The institute, which completed necessary formalities after Northern Coal India Ltd provided 210 acres for the centre at Singrauli in Sidhi, has been waiting for a green light since last year. The project hit a hurdle as the MP government objected claiming possession of the land. But early this year, it withdrew its claim and issued an NOC to ISM.
“This prompted us to write to the HRD ministry again seeking permission for launching the centre. The HRD ministry is learnt to have referred the matter to the finance ministry for getting necessary clearance,” said ISM director Tarkeshwar Kumar.