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6,000 Vacant Posts To Be Filled By Oct'21: Dharmendra Pradhan

VCs were also requested to encourage Sports in their Universities, thereby promoting a sporting culture in the country.

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Union Education and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today held a meeting with Vice Chancellors of Central Universities through video conferencing. Minister of State for Education Shri Subhash Sarkar, Secretary, Higher Education, ShriAmitKhare, Chairman UGC, Prof D P Singh and senior officials of the Ministry and UGC attended the meeting. 

The Minister said that our higher education institutions are key catalysts for promoting socio-economic development and for realising aspirations and national goals. The Minister appealed that universities should popularise and promote learning in Indian languages & the cultural heritage of India.

Pradhan encouraged Central Universities to work on mission-mode to fill up the 6,000 vacant posts by October 2021. He urged them to create a framework for alumni endowment.

Pradhan expressed his happiness to learn about the best practices of Central Universities and on several matters of importance, including filling up of general and reserved vacancies, education during Covid19, online learning and status of NEP implementation.

The VCs were also requested to encourage Sports in their Universities, thereby promoting a sporting culture in the country. The VCs were encouraged to make their students Job Creators by promoting innovation and research in their campuses.

(PIB)


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