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UGC, AICTE express reservation over proposed HEC

Published On: 21st April 2009

By Staff Writer

All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) have replaced the regulatory bodies, expressing their reservations to the proposal for establishing an (HEC) Higher Education Commission.

The committee, Renovation and Rejuvenation of Universities, by ex- UGC Chairman Yash Pal, had handed over its interim report to the HRD Ministry last month. Among other recommendations, the committee had proposed setting up of a HEC, Higher Education Commission, swapping the current regulatory bodies.

A senior ministry official was quoted as saying, “The government has extended the tenure of committee till June end. Its tenure had expired on February 28 this year."
Started in February 2008, the committee was focused on running different agencies in higher education and providing measures to reorganize the system of higher education.