New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) Delhi University’s Dyal Singh Evening College will continue to be known by its original name as the University Grants Commission (UGC) has not received any proposal for its renaming, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. Also Read - UGC Calendar 2020: Will Final Year Exams be Cancelled in Central Universities? No, Says Minister

“UGC has not received any proposal from the university to consider its renaming. Hence, the question doesn’t arise to rename it. It will continue to be known as Dyal Singh College,” Javadekar told reporters. Also Read - AICTE Reduces Duration of MCA Program From 3 Years to 2, Issues Notification

The minister had earlier this month informed Parliament that the college’s plan to rename the college to “Vande Matram Mahavidyalya” was not approved by the government and that the college had been asked to put the decision on hold. Also Read - Union Budget 2020: University Grants Commission Seeks Higher Allocation For Education

Javadekar had last week met Delhi University vice- chancellor Yogesh Tyagi and the chairman of Dyal Singh College, and advised them to think of a name for the evening college of the institution, which reflects Dyal Singh Majithia’s legacy.

The decision to rename was made by the Governing Body of the institution on November 17, to establish a separate identity for the evening college once it is converted into a morning college.

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