Top performing higher educational institutes will get maximum autonomy: Javadekar

The HRD minister said that the government wants to improve the whole education scenario, be it deemed universities, private universities or state universities.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 5, 2016 2:15 pm
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The government intends to bring in a system where the top performing higher educational institutions will get maximum autonomy while the ones which lag behind will have more regulation, Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.

Speaking at the convocation ceremony of TERI University in New Delhi, Javadekar said that when it comes to Deemed universities, there are some really good varsities, some average ones and some which are bad. “I want to have different set of rules for them. And that should not depend on NAAC grading but National Ranking Framework, that is also important.

“Based on that, we want to give more autonomy and freedom to the best Universities, very little regulation. The average universities we will have 50:50 and the bad universities will have 90 per cent regulation and ten per cent freedom,” the HRD minister said.

He added that that is the way the government wants to improve the whole education scenario, be it deemed universities, private universities or state universities, “Anything, but that is how we want to take everybody along,” the HRD minister said.

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At the convocation ceremony, Javadekar, who has also held the Environment ministry portfolio earlier, said that development and sustainability can go together.

“Our goal is development without destruction,” he said, emphasising that stopping projects is not the answer. He added that India had contributed much lesser to carbon emissions than several other countries of the world.

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