New Delhi: A committee has been formed to draught a plan for the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to collaborate as a unified regulatory body, setting the way for the creation of the proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI).
The committee, set up by UGC chairperson Prof M Jagadesh Kumar, will initially identify areas where the two regulators can work with a common approach towards drawing up policies and regulations.
The development comes at a time when the government is planning to introduce the Bill to set up HECI in the winter session of Parliament.
“The development of a joint working strategy is in many ways the harbinger of the proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). After all, regulations on higher education affect students pursuing general as well as technical degrees or courses,” told Prof Kumar.
Members of the committee include vice-chairpersons of UGC and AICTE, as well as the UGC secretary and AICTE member-secretary.