Special Story on Central Govt’s new higher education Commission
Centre has announced that it will dissolve the age-old University Grants Commission (UGC) and replace it with a new Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). The new body will be the apex regulator for university and higher education in India. It has to set benchmarks for academic performance, ensure that institutions adhere to these and act against those that violate standards. It will replace UGC once Parliament repeals UGC Act, 1951. The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry will pilot the HECI (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Act 2018, in the monsoon session of the Parliament.