Higher education set for overhaul

The higher education sector is set for a makeover as the government plans to implement a slew of measures such as a qualifying examination for PhDs, mandatory use of anti-plagiarism software for evaluating PhDs, assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions by third party agencies and granting full autonomy to top-ranked institutions, writes Mahendra Singh for TNN.

The measures are part of a higher education reforms package drawn up by a high-powered panel at the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Learning from past experiences, the committee has decided to set in motion short-term measures which can be implemented through regulations by the University Grants Commission and the All India Council for Technical Education within a timeframe, while leaving it to the Human Resource Development Ministry to come out with a roadmap for big bang reforms, including the setting up of a higher education regulator, which requires legislative amendments.
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