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Vice-chancellors to meet in Pune, submit report to HRD ministry

More than 250 vice chancellors will come together to discuss governance in higher education over the weekend at the Bharati Vidyapeeth University in Pune.

mumbai Updated: Nov 10, 2010 01:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

More than 250 vice chancellors will come together to discuss governance in higher education over the weekend at the Bharati Vidyapeeth University in Pune.

The recommendations of the All India Vice-Chancellors' Conference and The 85th Annual Meeting of the Association of Indian Universities will be given to the Human Resource and Development (HRD) ministry.

The conference, scheduled from November 12 to 14, will address various aspects such as the Foreign Education Bill, autonomy and public-private partnership in higher education. "With the HRD ministry reforming education in the country, it is an appropriate time to discuss governance in higher education. We will submit our recommendation report to the ministry," said MD Tiwari, president, Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

The conference is being organised by the University Grants Commission, AIU and the Bharti Vidyapeeth.

Apart from vice chancellors, 30 representatives from foreign universities will also be part of the discussion. There will be nine sessions where invited speakers will give their presentations followed by discussions. The foreign participants will give their presentations on experience and experiments in higher education in their respective countries.

Prithviraj Chavan, minister for science and technology, will inaugurate the conference.

First Published: Nov 10, 2010 01:30 IST