The UGC (University Grants Commission) acts as the University watchdog in the country and sets up regulations for establishing new Universities apart from overlooking their functioning.
The UGC is now aiming to boost the overall quality of education in the country by providing much better facilities to the students. In this regard, the UGC has now come out with an all new set of regulations which must be adhered to in order to establish a new University.
As per the reports coming in from different sources, the UGC is now planning to establish about 20 world class institutions in the country. Apart from this, the UGC has also said that it is open to debating the present standing of the deemed universities across the country. The universities under the discussion has been called as ‘category B’ by the Tandon committee set up in 2009 by the HRD Ministry.
The UGC has also agreed to encourage the students looking to undertake research work on the life of Deen Dayal Upadhyay. Post this decision, the Universities can now establish a research chair under his name and deploy resources for undertaking research.
The 20 world class institutions proposed to be set up by the UGC would include 10 institutions each from the public and the private sector.
In this year’s budget speech, the Finance Minister also urged the UGC to come up with reforms in the higher education.