Centre seeks UGC’s views on higher education authority

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The central government has sought views from state governments, University Grants Commission (UGC) and other statutory councils on the recommendations of the Yash Pal Committee’s report on ‘Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education’.

The report proposes to set up a National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER). Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, while answering a query in the Lok Sabha, said the government had already written to these stakeholders before undertaking any structural and organisational changes in the higher and technical education in the country.

The NCHER will be an overarching agency that would subsume regulatory bodies like the UGC, AICTE, among others.

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