Degrees given out by IISER Pune and Kolkata are not valid: UGC

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune and Kolkata doled out provisional degrees to the students who passed out from there. However, IISER Pune degrees as well as IISER Kolkata degrees are not valid according to the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, which states that only institutions allowed by State or Parliamentary Law or ones having deemed-to-be-university status under Section 3 of the UGC Act can award degrees.