UGC, AICTE to be scrapped, replaced by HEERA

HEERA aims to take strong action when needed and end the UGC's "inspector raj and harassment". Officials had commented that separating technical and non-technical education is "outmoded and out of sync" with the rest of the world and that a single regulator would result in better outcomes.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 6, 2017 3:57 pm
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The government is planning to scrap the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and replace them with a common regulator which is being called Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA).

The reform will “eliminate all overlaps in jurisdiction and also do away with regulatory provisions that may no longer be relevant”, a senior official said, according to the Economic Times. Niti Aayog’s Amitabh Kant, higher education secretary KK Sharma among a committee are working on a detailed blueprint for the same.

As per reports, the new regulations will be “short and clean” and will focus on outcomes by defining the minimum standards. Officials had commented that separating technical and non-technical education is “outmoded and out of sync” with the rest of the world and that a single regulator would result in better outcomes.

The idea of replacing multiple regulatory authorities with one has been circulating since the era of the UPA National Knowledge Commission, ET reported, but has not come to form till date. HEERA aims to take strong action when needed and end the UGC’s “inspector raj and harassment”.

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    Boray Sudhindra
    Jun 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm
    Every works for R-K-M...Roti-Kapsdaa-Makhaan..... To get better/more R-K -M everyone needs to Read(study) - Knowledge.able - Mathematics. So we need to become Maths Literate Society! ... No Phobias.... India has a rich contributiond to groeth of Maths.. digit Zero - 0, decimal number system etc etc. so having COMMON CORE MATHS all through std. 1 to 12 should be eelcomed and accepted! (in the interest of NxtGen). FOLK-CAP way enables all to Enjoy Maths problem solving... use it.
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    Raj
    Jun 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm
    what about the NET like exams
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    Boray Sudhindra
    Jun 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm
    Step-3.. As input students are from School edu.. there is a NEED to streamline School Edu so that fully skilled and knowledge based students get_in into higher edu. This new set-up FACILITATE School Edu' s to follow CREDIT SYSTEM in classes 1 to 12. with 24 credits per sem with COMMON CORE MATHS of all fields viz merce /Economics /Business Analytics/ politics / Medical-informatics / STEAM. of 8 credits all through stds 1 to 12. This is necessary for NxtGen to face Digital age & Globalisation. Young minds are receptive! its elders & Teachers to deliver contents that Empower Nxt Gen. All these are possible IF a) 5RL edu skills are practised. b) FOLK-CAP Way of Maths problem solving is encouraged. All cal ENJOY maths problem solving! Please try / implement in Public / National Interest.
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    Boray Sudhindra
    Jun 7, 2017 at 11:51 am
    Good move... one point contact to find remedy for all sectors of Education. A 3 step improvements is briefly outlined... Step-1 Make Graduate courses 4Yr.. 256 credits spread over 8 semester. No dilution please.. with 30 to 40 percent to SKIL /Practicals.... rest theory... so that Grads will be employment ready! Step-2 Encourage having Technical courses through ODL .. Open and Distance Learning... can be done by RE-define-ing a credit in ODL.. One Credit being one hour theory counsel or 3hrs lab/skill per week for 16 weeks in semester. As a distance learner in general is emplo or busy day time(8-5) the density of credits per Sem be 24 Credits only. This helps them to pace their study confortably.This in tern means a 2yr Conventional diploma will be 3yrs in ODL .. 3yr one will be 4 or 4 and half years in ODl.... a 4Yr Tech program for regular students will be 5 and half years for ODL enrolled student. Thus PARITY between Regular and ODL is effected!.... no stigmas!
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    Dr Uddhab
    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:53 am
    Should be discussed with experts too - Need AICTE like expert body in HEERA.... Original reasons should be kept in mind .... Keep good qualities and reasons / factors.
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