UGC To Be Replaced With A New Higher Education Commission

HRD Ministry has put forward a proposal to replace UGC with a new commission


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Prakash Javadekar, Minister-HRD- File Photo

A new proposal by the Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has been put forward to replace the University grants commission which is the governing body for all the colleges and universities. The new Higher Education Commission of India will also govern the functioning of the universities and colleges but it would give a special power of acting as 'self-governing' bodies. Union HRD Minister has asked educationists, stakeholders, and others to share their suggestion before 5 pm on July 7. The name of the act will be Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Act,2018 under which the body governing the higher education institutions will be empowered to impose academic standards, question the existence of fraud institutions and levy fines when required. Also, accreditation is compulsory for all institutions under this draft by the year 2022. This act will help the higher educational institutions to take decisions independently which will surely benefit them because they know what the best for the future of the students would be.

The UGC has been in power since long but there have been many loopholes in its working. The new higher education commission has been introduced in order to overcome such loopholes and improve the standards of higher education in India. 

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