Nagpur: With the University Grants Commission granting greater autonomy to 60 higher educational institutions and 21 state universities, they will now not depend on the UGC for decisions. The institutions granted full autonomy will be free to decide their admission procedure, fee structure and curriculum.
All 60 institutions, including Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, University of Hyderabad, have got this autonomy due to consistently maintaining better levels of education.
Giving this information on Tuesday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the government is trying to emphasise on autonomy with quality in higher education.
According to Javadekar, the government has selected 60 high educational institutions for autonomy. These include 5 Central Universities, 21 State Universities, 24 Deemed Universities and 2 Private Universities. At the same time, 8 colleges have been given autonomy.
He further said all these institutions will be in the periphery of the UGC. But they have complete freedom to start a new course, open campus, start skill development courses, research parks and start new academic programmes. These institutions will not have to take permission from the UGC to run foreign faculty, incentive pay, open distance learning programme.
Central University has included English and Foreign Language University of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, University of Hyderabad, Telangana. University of Jadavpur (Kolkata) at Sitate University, Alagappa University (Tamil Nadu), Nalsar University of Law Telangana, Savitri Y. Phule (Pune), Andhra University (Visakhapatnam), National Law University (Delhi), 21 universities. The Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University of Sonepat’s OP Jindal University, Gujarat has also been included in the University.