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Javadekar hints at greater autonomy for institutions of higher education

PTI
Published Jul 22, 2016, 9:24 pm IST
Updated Jul 22, 2016, 9:24 pm IST
I believe for higher education the main challenge is creating capacity and providing quality education, says Javadekar.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. (Photo: PTI)
 Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday indicated the government is considering giving more autonomy to colleges and institutions of higher learning so they have greater freedom to impart better education.

"We will come out with many more schemes, because I believe (when) colleges become more autonomous, they get more freedom to give more quality education," Javadekar said.

 

Asked during a TV interview if more autonomy would be granted to higher education institutions with him at the helm at HRD, Javadekar responded, saying "that is the programme".

The HRD minister, who recently took charge of the ministry from Smriti Irani, however, added since Parliament is in session, he cannot make policy announcements.

"I believe for higher education the main challenge is creating capacity and providing quality education," Javadekar told Karan Thapar of India Today TV, adding that there will be a marked difference in improving the standards.

 

Asked about the role of regulators like the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Javadekar said he was reviewing various issues for understanding. When asked if these reviews could lead to changes, he said "change is a constant thing."

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