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UGC asks Vice-Chancellors to give suggestion on new education policy

UGC asks VC’s for inputs on new education policy

A new policy by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is underway which demands the Vice-Chancellors of all universities across the states to provide inputs on twenty themes in order to frame the new education policy. In an effort to provide quality education, innovation and research in the field of higher education, the government of India is working out with the intellectuals all over the country for framing a new education policy.

The development is also being planned in order to provide necessary skills and knowledge to students and to find ways to eliminate shortage of manpower in science, technology and academics. Twenty themes of development that have been identified and listed by the govt. are as follows:

  1. Improving the quality of regulation
  2. Pace setting roles of central institutions
  3. Improving State public universities
  4. Integrating skill development in higher education
  5. Promoting open and distance learning and online courses
  6. Opportunities for technology based learning
  7. Addressing regional disparity
  8. Bridging gender and social gaps
  9. Governance reforms for quality
  10. Ranking of institutions and accreditation
  11. Linking higher education to society
  12. Developing the best teachers
  13. Sustaining student support systems
  14. Promote cultural integration through language
  15. Meaningful partnership with the private sector
  16. Financing higher education
  17. Internationalization of higher education
  18. Engagement with industry to link education to employability
  19. Promoting research and innovation
  20. New knowledge

The Vice Chancellors have also been asked to prepare a comprehensive policy document for the government. The UGC has also set a deadline of July 24 for sending in the reports. In order to get more fruitful results, the UGC has advised authorities to consult stakeholders which includes affiliated colleges and departments of the universities for suggestions and advice in making the new education policy, since the youth will be directly impacted.

Vice Chancellors of Central Universities will participate in Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 4 & 5, 2015

The President of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee will host a conference of Vice Chancellors of Central universities, for which he is a visitor at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 4 and 5, 2015. This is the third such conference shall be convened by the President Mukherjee. The first meeting was held on 5 February 2013 and the second on 6 and 7 February, 2014.

The President also convenes regular conferences of Directors of NITs, IITs, IISERs and IISC. The agenda of this year, the Vice-Chancellors conference includes action on previous recommendations; the steps to create an ECO-system for research and innovation with the participation of industry and research institutions; capacity building of teachers, alumni participation, the use of technology; greater interaction with the community; creating national and international networks, the adoption of the choice based credit system and so on

Union Minister of human resource development; government Ministers on human resource development; Chairman, University Grants Commission and Vice-chancellors 39 Central universities will participate in the conference.

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