The State Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission has issued notices to two upcoming private universities APG University and IEC University for the violation of admission norms and issuing an advertisement for courses without obtaining the mandatory approval from the government.

In the notice to APG University, which is coming up near Shimla, Commission had pointed out that University was not adhering to the established norms with regard to the admission procedure for the academic session 2012-13. University had advertised several courses in the engineering, management, fashion management, legal studies and hotel management streams through its official website and newspapers advertisement without getting approval from the authority.

Regulatory Commission has directed the university under Rule 5 (1-A) to strictly adhere to the norms and clarify its position with regard to advertising unapproved courses within a week. Commission has threatened with appropriate action if it failed to do so.

The State Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission in its probe found that IEC University, Kallu Jhanda, has also advertised several other courses than approved by the authority in the streams of engineering, management, pharmacy, commerce and finance, art and fashion, humanities and applied sciences. Regulatory Commission said that it was a blatant violation of admission norms. The university has also been given a week’s time to respond to the notice.