In a growth that units the stage for institution of the proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), a committee has been set as much as put together a roadmap for University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to work collectively as a single regulatory entity.
The committee, arrange by UGC chairperson Prof M Jagadesh Kumar, will initially determine areas the place the 2 regulators can work with a standard method in the direction of drawing up insurance policies and laws.
The growth comes at a time when the federal government is planning to introduce the Bill to arrange HECI within the winter session of Parliament.
“The development of a joint working strategy is in many ways the harbinger of the proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). After all, regulations on higher education affect students pursuing general as well as technical degrees or courses,” Prof Kumar informed The Indian Express.
Members of the committee embrace vice-chairpersons of UGC and AICTE, in addition to the UGC secretary and AICTE member-secretary.
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“The committee has been entrusted with identifying areas where the two regulators can work together,” Kumar mentioned. “A separate set of sub-committees, comprising officials of the two regulators, will work on those areas. The idea is to prepare the system to adapt to a situation where HECI will be the overarching body of higher education.” Incidentally, Kumar was given extra cost of AICTE after the retirement of Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe, who has been made the primary chief of National Educational Technology Forum (NETF). The Centre is envisioning NETF as a one-stop platform to roll out technological interventions at school and better schooling.
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The HECI is essentially the most vital regulatory reform proposed within the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020. The authorities had tried merging the 2 prime regulatory businesses even earlier than NEP’s launch however the choice couldn’t be finalised.
The NEP foregrounded the proposed reform, and since then the Education Ministry has been engaged on a draft Bill on this. As a part of the earlier try, the Higher Education Council of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill’ was launched in January, 2018, which finally lapsed.