With many changes taking place in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) academic and administrative structure, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry is expected to come up with a new proposal.
As per a recent reports, the upcoming proposal would be similar to the one introduced recently where the IITs were asked to increase their student strength.
As per reports, the upcoming meeting of all vice-chancellors (VC) with HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar will be held in Varanasi on October 6.
Which issues will be the focus of the meeting?
- Just a few days back, the agenda of the meeting was circulated by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to all the central universities
- Currently, there are in total 40 central universities across the nation
- Higher Education Secretary V S Oberoi had recently written a letter to all 40 vice-chancellors on the issue of increasing admission of more students, and this issue will be discussed at the Varanasi meeting
- Moreover, in the letter, it was mentioned that the per-student expenditure in central universities is extraordinarily high compared to the state universities
- Also, in the 12th Five Year Plan document of the UGC, it is stated that as many as 30 central universities can increase their intake by 100 per cent during the plan period.
However, this proposal isn't entirely new as compared to this one, says reports.
Furthermore, the central universities will be directed to improve their deteriorating performance in international rankings, expedite their NAAC accreditation, and regularly update/revise their curriculum, other issues at the upcoming meet in Varanasi.