Quality of Higher Education | PIB Summary

The Central Government has launched several initiatives viz. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Impacting Research Innovation & Technology (IMPRINT), Uchchtar Avishkar Yojna (UAY) and Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) for the development of Quality of Higher Education in the country.

Quality of Higher Education | Mandate of the UGC

  • The UGC undertakes maintenance of standards in teaching, research and quality assurance in Universities, deemed to be Universities and Colleges through framing and notifying regulations, schemes and disbursing grants to the eligible institutions.
  • The UGC has notified several regulations with a view to sustain and improve the quality of higher education and to undertake academic reforms.
  • In order to encourage research and development in the country, UGC is implementing schemes, awards, fellowships, chairs and programmes under which financial assistance is provided to institutions of higher education as well as faculty members working therein to undertake quality research covering areas of knowledge across disciplines.

Quality of Higher Education | Initiative taken by the UGC

  1. Choice-based Credit System (CBCS);
  2. Universities with Potential for Excellence;
  3. Centre with potential for excellence in particular area;
  4. Special Assistance Programme (SAP);
  5. Basic Science Research;
  6. Major Research project;
  7. Voc. Degree Programme;
  9. Scholarship Scheme (ISHAN UDAY) for North Eastern Region;
  10. New Methodology of Grading by NAAC;
  11. UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil / Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2016;
  12. UGC (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM) Regulation, 2016.

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