UGC, AICTE to work together, to adopt cluster approach on education policies

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Updated on Sep 22, 2022 10:56 IST

Under this 'cluster approach,' the UGC and AICTE officers are most likely to be clubbed under one department. The department will then deal with all functions that are largely similar in nature. Most of these functions will be with regards to higher education policies like research, training and so on.

UGC, AICTE to work together, to adopt cluster approach on education policies

UGC, AICTE to work together, to adopt cluster approach on education policies

The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have announced that they have decided to work together. The move is expected to improve the working and both have decided to adopt the 'cluster approach' to deal with functions that are largely similar.

Under this 'cluster approach,' the UGC and AICTE officers are most likely to be clubbed under one department. The department will then deal with all functions that are largely similar in nature. Most of these functions will be with regards to higher education policies like research, training and so on.

As per the reports, the decision to adopt the 'cluster approach' was taken during the meeting of all the bureau heads of technical education and higher education regulators. There, UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar said, "In the meeting both the regulators agreed to work mutually in areas of research and innovation, e-governance, translation of books in regional languages and examination reforms, among others," as reported by Times Now.

The two institutions also decided to adopt a cluster approach as a need was felt for unified functioning and standardised processes. A larger emphasis was put on the need for both higher education regulators to work in a sync and share and adopt each other's best practices for a better and coordinated approach towards higher education of the country.

UGC Chairman who also the interim Chairperson of AICTE said, "Post detailed deliberations, it emerged that both UGC and AICTE must share a symbiotic relationship and mutually work on matters such as faculty development programme, students and faculty induction programme, skill development, internships, internationalisation, pursuing two degrees simultaneously in physical, online, hybrid mode and Indian Knowledge System and universal human values, among others."

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