Four-year degree imbroglio spurs action

The Delhi University undergraduate imbroglio appears to have speeded up the government's decision to restructure the higher education regulatory set-up, writes Urmi A Goswami for The Economic Times.

In reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said that the government was considering setting up a high level committee of experts to suggest a comprehensive restructuring and revamping of the higher education regulator, the University Grants Commission.

Ministry sources said that the ministry would be focusing on a “clean-up” and “restructuring” of the University Grants Commission, or UGC, in the wake of the controversy over the roll-back of the four-year undergraduate programme at Delhi University. The restructuring efforts would not be limited to the UGC – sources indicated that the All India Council for Technical Education and the National Council for Teacher Education would also be looked into.
Full report on The Economic Times site