UGC asks VC’s for inputs on new education policy
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made a new policy where the Vice-Chancellors of all universities across the states are supposed 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 putting effort to embark on the exercise of 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 have been identified that include governance reforms for quality, ranking of institutions and accreditations, pace setting roles of central institutions and increase opportunities for employability by getting in touch with the concerned industries.
The Vice Chancellors have been asked to prepare a comprehensive policy document for the government. The UGC has also set a deadline of July 24 for sending a consolidated report, across the country.
In order to get more fruitful results, the UGC has advised authorities to consult stakeholders of universities for inputs in making the new education policy, since the young generation will be directly impacted.
A few themes of the proposed new policy include ranking of institutions and accreditations, addressing regional disparity, promote cultural integration through language, internationalization of higher education amongst others.