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Intended to empower graduates with competencies and 21st-century skills to become global citizens, and contribute to the nation’s economy, ‘graduate attributes’ shall also provide for content mapping, suggest pedagogical pathways and effective evaluation tools for measuring attainment level prior to award of the degrees.(Shutterstock)

Success of National Education Policy depends on General Education Council

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Raghavendra P Tiwari
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 12:46 PM IST
The GEC is the most crucial vertical for the success of NEP, 2020, as it will be responsible for framing graduate attributes – qualities, skills and understandings that students should develop while pursuing degrees
Higher education secretary Amit Khare.(HT fil e photo)
Higher education secretary Amit Khare.(HT fil e photo)

Over 2 crore children will be brought back to schools: Amit Khare

By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 12:53 AM IST
Indian universities’ quality will be improved so that they attract foreign students. Indian universities that are in the Top 100 will be allowed to set up campuses abroad, Amit Khare said.
The official however, refused to share more details about the elements of the bill.(HT image)
The official however, refused to share more details about the elements of the bill.(HT image)

Bill to merge AICTE, UGC in final stages

New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 12:16 AM IST
The HRD ministry’s five-year Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP), which was released in June, called for the need to set up a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI).
A human resource development (HRD) ministry official said they have so far received nearly 50,000 suggestions and inputs from across the country.(HT Photo)
A human resource development (HRD) ministry official said they have so far received nearly 50,000 suggestions and inputs from across the country.(HT Photo)

In 2 weeks, government gets 50,000 suggestions regarding the draft New Education Policy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2019 08:55 AM IST
The official said the ministry may try to finish the process of going through the suggestions by the end of July and take the draft NEP to the cabinet thereafter.
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, New Delhi, June 19, 2018(PTI)
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, New Delhi, June 19, 2018(PTI)

Re-examine provisions of the draft higher education commission bill

By C Raj Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 11:10 AM IST
One of the less discussed aspects of reforms in the regulation of higher education relates to the under representation of the states in higher education policy making. The principles of federalism demands that states need to be involved in all aspects of policy making, regulation and governance of higher education institutions.
The Higher Education Commission of India Bill, 2018 seeks to repeal the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956 and establish the Commission to effectively attain standards and enhance quality of higher education.(PTI file)
The Higher Education Commission of India Bill, 2018 seeks to repeal the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956 and establish the Commission to effectively attain standards and enhance quality of higher education.(PTI file)

Proposed Higher Education Commission to be independent: Javadekar

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 05:00 PM IST
The Government on Monday asserted that the proposed Higher Education Commission would be an “independent” body and that rights of states would not be impunged, amid concerns expressed by members over replacing the UGC.
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar announced at a press conference on Thursday that the deadline has been extended till July 20.(HT file photo)
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar announced at a press conference on Thursday that the deadline has been extended till July 20.(HT file photo)

Scrapping UGC: HRD extends deadline for receiving feedback till July 20

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 10:25 AM IST
The HRD Ministry had last week announced its decision to replace the UGC with the Higher Education Commission for India by repealing the UGC Act, 1951.
The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has prepared a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission with a new regulator for higher education in the country.
The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has prepared a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission with a new regulator for higher education in the country.

Direct interference of govts will increase if Higher Education Commission is set up: DUTA

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 10:40 AM IST
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) said it is not clear why this overhaul is necessary and how scrapping UGC and setting up a Higher Education Commission will address the needs of higher education in a better way. 
The HRD ministry has prepared a draft Act to scrap the University Grants Commission and replace it with a new regulator for higher education in the country.(HT File Photo)
The HRD ministry has prepared a draft Act to scrap the University Grants Commission and replace it with a new regulator for higher education in the country.(HT File Photo)

HRD ministry to scrap UGC, replace it with new Higher Education Commission to improve academic standards

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neelam Pandey
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 09:06 AM IST
The Higher Education Commission of India that will replace UGC can act against fake institutions but can’t make grants, according to a draft Act prepared by the HRD ministry
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