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India shuts down private universities

More than 20,000 students are out of school in the state of Chhattisgarh in central India as a result of the India Supreme Court decision to cancel the registrations of all 108 private universities there. The state law allowing the establishment of those universities was passed three years ago in response to the high demand for higher education in a densely populated state with only two public universities. The court declared the law unconstitutional, and said it was not clearly written or well-regulated. Many of the universities were found to be unscrupulous institutions, offering questionable degrees and often set up in shopping center storefronts and small houses.