Tag: UGC Act

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  • Flawed Bill~II

    Flawed Bill~II

    Ironically, the Draft Bill explicitly mentions employability as a measure of effectiveness of courses and programmes. While employability of graduates is a matter of genuine concern, it cannot be directly corelated with the academic content of every discipline. Students should be given the freedom to combine vocational subjects with academic disciplines, but the reduction of …

    August 15, 2018
  • Flawed Bill~I

    Flawed Bill~I

    We, the stakeholders of higher education in India, have grown up with the UGC Act, 1956 in so far as our academic and administrative matters are concerned. There is no denying that in the public interest, there is a case for amending the six-decades-old UGC Act and strengthening the entity so that it can effectively …

    August 14, 2018
  • Half-baked education reforms won’t work

    Half-baked education reforms won’t work

    The Union HRD Ministry had, some months ago, announced that it planned to scrap the University Grants Commission (UGC), the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and various other higher education regulators and replace them with a single new body named Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA), which would regulate both technical and non-technical institutions. …

    July 16, 2018
  • Disbanding UGC

    Disbanding UGC

    The discourse over the move to put in place a new higher education regulator might linger for some time yet. Suffice it to register that neither the teachers nor the taught are convinced about the Centre’s rationale, but of course, the government seems intent on reinforcing its intervention in matters academic. Sixty-two years after its …

    July 2, 2018