HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS UNDER UGC

According to UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar on Tuesday, higher education institutions that provide accommodations for people with disabilities will be given more consideration throughout the accreditation process. Also, thirteen regulatory bodies from various educational fields have decided to advise Higher education institutions to apply for recognition from the UGC. Also, to form a monitoring committee to handle matters about private and deemed-to-be universities.

HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO GET ADDITIONAL CREDIT ACCORDING TO NEP 2020

The decision assesses the timely and efficient execution of the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020. It was made during the inter-regulatory authority meeting on Tuesday that the UGC sponsored. According to the RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) rules under the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) accreditation criteria, weightage should be given to universities that have facilities for people with disabilities. All authorities would examine the standards for faculty selection or promotion and harmonize them with UGC laws, according to Kumar.

HIGHER EDUCTION INSTITUTIONS UNDER UGC

UGC’S DRAFT GUIDELINES SPARK CONTROVERSY ON DE-RESERVING RESERVED COMMUNITY POSTS IN UNIVERSITIES

To nominate industry professionals to register on the UGC’s professor of practice portal, “the regulatory authorities will write to the industrial organizations associated with them,” he continued. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the Council of Architecture, the National Medical Council, the National Commission for the Indian System of Medicine, the Veterinary Council of India, the All India Council for Technical Education, and the Dental Council of India are among the regulatory bodies. They also decided to use the cooperation of all regulators in the rapidly changing field of online education.

EMPHASIZE ON USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Kumar emphasized the need to integrate an Indian knowledge system module into all subject areas and the efficient use of technology in teaching and learning. Additionally, the regulators decided to support faculty members’ involvement in Malviya Mission Centers’ capacity-building initiatives.

CONCERNS OVER UGC DRAFT GUIDELINES: A CRITICAL LOOK

To prevent inconsistencies, the programs are designed to assess the standards for faculty selection or promotion and align them with UGC regulations. Additionally, the HEIs must seek guidance from their respective regulators to provide information about the NEP-related efforts being carried out on the UGC UTSAH portal.

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