Union HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar has declared that the
government is looking to bring in a system where the basis of autonomy will
depend on performance. Maximum autonomy will be given to top performing higher
educational institutions while the ones which lag behind will have more
Javadekar was addressing the convocation ceremony of TERI University
in New Delhi where he commented that when it comes to deemed universities,
there are some really good universities, some average ones and some which are
bad. "I want to have different set of rules for them. And that should not
depend on NAAC grading but National Ranking Framework that is also important.”
"Based on that, we want to give more autonomy and
freedom to the best Universities, very little regulation. The average
universities will have 50:50 and the bad universities will have 90 per cent
regulation and ten per cent freedom," the HRD minister declared.
He added that the government is keen on improving the whole
education scenario, be it deemed universities, private universities or state
universities, "Anything, but that is how we want to take everybody
along," the HRD minister said.
Prakash Javadekar has also held the environment ministry
portfolio earlier, and denounced that development and sustainability can always
go together in any initiative.
"Our goal is development without destruction," he
said, emphasizing that stalling projects is not the solution. He also
proclaimed that India’s contribution to carbon emissions was much lesser than
several other countries of the world.