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Niti Ayog to oversee UGC's revamp

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:37 IST

The University Grants Commission (UGC) will soon undergo a revamp in order to enhance the quality of education in India.

The NITI Aayog has been assigned to recommend measures for improvement in the regulatory framework of the UGC, informed the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question on 24 November.

"The objectives of this task are to examine and improve the existing Higher Education regulatory framework in line with contemporary national and global requirements and to enhance the quality of Higher Education in India," stated the reply.

NITI Aayog along with Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the UGC were assigned the task of finalising a regulatory framework for setting up of 20 world-class institutions. The draft regulations and guidelines for the same has been placed in the public domain for comments. The guidelines will suggest the roadmap for implementation of the regulatory framework.

The identification/selection of the institutes for world-class institutions will be made only after the guidelines and regulations are finalised and notified.

First published: 24 November 2016, 5:50 IST