India plans to give autonomy to good universities

The central government is planning to give autonomy to ‘good’ universities and make them 'innovation hubs' while imposing heavy regulation on ‘non-performing’ institutions, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said last week, reports Press Trust of India.

"Universities that encourage innovation would be given support by the Centre [central government]. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim is to have innovation hubs across the country," he said. "We will support good universities by giving autonomy and reduce regulation, while universities that are not performing well would be heavily regulated. The government would, however, extend support to upgrade those," Javadekar said.

Asserting that the country can make progress only through innovation, Javadekar said the central government could come up with plans of partnerships between universities and industries to encourage innovation.
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