UGC to frame new education policy
Vice-Chancellors across the state universities are approached by University Grants Commission (UGC) for offering clauses for 20 themes for framing the outlines for new education policy. The themes involve innovative knowledge, bridging gender and communal gaps and producing skilled and morally-bound teachers.
UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu quoted,” The government of India has embarked on the exercise of framing a new education policy to meet the changing dynamics of the population's requirement and with the purpose of providing quality education, innovation and research in the field of higher education."
He also stated that the objective is to propose elementary skills and knowledge to the students and bridge the gap between manpower and science, technology, academics and industry. These upcoming themes will affect the teachers, educationists and students in several dynamic ways and will be circulated amongst universities and affiliated colleges.
UGC maintained a limit of July 24 for directing some consolidated report, as they will be noted down for the construction of the new policies.
20 THEMES FOR NEW EDUCATION POLICY OUTLINE
- Governance reforms for quality
- Classification of institutes and authorizations
- Improving the quality of guideline
- Pace setting roles of central foundations
- Assimilating skill development in higher education
- Endorsing open and distance learning and online courses
- Occasions for expertise enabled learning
- Addressing provincial inequality
- Connecting gender and social gaps
- Linking higher education to society
- Developing the best teachers
- Sustaining student support systems
- Promote cultural incorporation through linguistics
- Meaningful partnership with the private sector
- Financing higher education
- Internationalization of higher education
- Engagement with industry to education to employability
- Promoting research and innovation