UGC recommends: A panel set up by the University Grants Commission has recommended that the word Muslim be removed from Aligarh Muslim University and the Word Hindu be dropped from the Benaras Hindu University. The panel was formed to probe the alleged irregularities in 10 universities and the recommendations have been made in the audit report of AMU.The panel was formed to probe the alleged irregularities in 10 central universities and the recommendations have been made in the audit report of AMU. Centrally funded universities are secular institutions but such words related to religion in their names do not reflect that character, a panel member said on the condition of anonymity.The universities can be simply called Aligarh University and Benaras University or be renamed after their founders, the panel member said. Besides AMU and BHU, other universities that were audited by the panel include: Pondicherry University, Allahabad University,Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand, Central University of Jharkhand, Central University of Rajasthan, Central University of Jammu, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya in Wardha, University of Tripura and Hari Singh Gour University in Madhya Pradesh.
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