Private universities in India must be accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC):
I need detailed answers to the following questions:
1. What exactly are the minimum requirements for an institution to receive university status for (i) a normal private university, (ii) a distance learning private university?
2. How exactly does the application process work?
What must the institution submit? Who are contact persons? How long does the process take? How expensive is the process?
These questions must be answered very concrete. For example to answer question 1. it is NOT sufficent to just state that the quality of teaching must be high.
The answers to these questions must come from official sources (i.e. the UGC, ministries, the government, etc. ).
It might be the case that these information are available in the internet, for example on the website of UGC. However, it is more likely that you have to contact the UGC directly and ask for information. It is thus advantageous if you live in India and speak Hindi.
In particular I am interested in official regulations and documents which answer the questions in a concrete manner.
Thank you for your time.