Education Minister holds meeting with officials on HECI formulation
NEP 2020 has proposed a single higher education regulator by subsuming other regulatory bodies like the UGC and AICTE.
Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held consultation on the formulation of the new higher education regulatory body, Higher Education Commission of India (HECI)
Pradhan had an extensive consultation on taking further steps for the formulation of HECI. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has proposed a single higher education regulator by subsuming other regulatory bodies like the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
During the meeting, Pradhan said that HECI should ensure employability, job creation and a global outlook. It should ensure global academic standards and provide more academic autonomy to the higher education institutions, he added.
He further said that this important recommendation of NEP-2020 will be one of the many steps in the direction of decolonization of the education system of the country.
It was proposed that HECI can be an overarching umbrella for the guidance of all the higher education institutions in the country.
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