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Big Reformation in Higher Education as UGC and AICTE will come under one Body named HEERA

Ritam Dutta
08 Jun 2017
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Big Reformation in Higher Education as UGC and AICTE will come under one Body named HEERA

A massive transformation in the Higher Education Department of India is very likely to happen under the supervision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are going to get dissolved and merged into one umbrella, that will be known as the Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency or “HEERA”.
Having a rough plan to launch HEERA earlier during UPA –II government, the BJP is bringing the concept of merging the most important two bodies in Higher Education sector in India. The Government has recently decided to work on their decision to melt UGC and AICTE and form HEERA to act as a single regulator and bring synergy among all the educational institutions of the nation. The government of India is working at a handsome pace to bring HEERA to life and is taking the HEERA legislation sincerely.

The bringing up HEERA was decided by the experts during the UPA era in the the month of March but was never considered to be put into application. But the Government has recently decided to work on their decision to melt UGC and AICTE and form HEERA to act as a single regulator and bring synergy among all the educational institutions of the nation. The government of India is working at a handsome pace to bring HEERA to life and is taking the HEERA legislation sincerely. The premiere “think tank” of the NITI Aayog and the Human Resource Development Ministry is working over this new law as well.

The HEERA highlights:

  • The proposed HEERA will prove to be the cleanest and most vast reform in the higher education system in India.
  • The jurisdiction overlapping followed by confusions will be eliminated.
  • Replacing multiple regulatory authorities with a single association for better control.
  • The HEERA will form a proper institutional autonomy.