New Delhi: NITI Aayog has been assigned to recommend measures for improvement in the regulatory framework of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The objectives of this task are to examine and improve the existing Higher Education regulatory framework in line with contemporary national and global requirements and to enhance the quality of Higher Education in India.
This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey yesterday (25 November 2016) in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.
The minister also informed that NITI Aayog alongwith Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the UGC were assigned the task of finalizing a regulatory framework for setting up of 20 world-class institutions. The draft regulations and guidelines for the same has been placed in the public domain for comments. The guidelines will suggest the roadmap for implementation of the regulatory framework. The identification/selection of the institutes for world class institutions will be made only after the guidelines and regulations are finalized and notified.