New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the accreditation of 38 deemed-to-be-universities as proposed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), in a move that could bring huge relief to students across the country.

“As advised at present, we are inclined to direct that the accreditation given by the NAAC shall come into effect," a bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh said.

In September, the court had asked NAAC to assess and propose accreditation for those deemed-to-be-universities which applied for it.

NAAC submitted a list of 38 universities across several states, including Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, which the apex court has now accepted.

The court has asked the Centre to respond to the development.