New Delhi: Central Government May Soon Constitute Higher Education Commission, Know What Will Be the Changes

New Delhi: At present, there are 14 regulators working for higher education across the country including University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Education Council related to technical education, teacher education, skill development.

Expansion

After the implementation of the New Education Policy 2020 in the country, efforts have intensified to bring higher education under the same regulator. Higher Education Commission (HECI) may soon be constituted by the Ministry of Education. According to the news, all the government process regarding this work has been completed. The formation of this commission was also recommended in the New Education Policy 2020. Since then, there were speculations about the formation of the commission.  14 regulators at present

Presently, there are 14 regulators working for higher education across the country including University Grants Commission (UGC), the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Education Council related to technical education, teacher education, skill development. Due to this, universities and institutes have to take turns in approaching all the regulators for the various courses conducted by them. Also, according to everyone, different rules have to be followed. There is a plan to bring all these under a single regulator by constituting the Higher Education Commission (HECI). Earlier in the year 2018, the government had started work on this draft expeditiously, but it could not be completed.

Under the new education policy, Higher Education Commission (HECI) will be formed for higher education except for medical and law studies. HECI will have four independent organs, namely the National Higher Education Regulatory Council (NHERC), the General Education Council for Standards (GEC), the Higher Education Grants Council for Funding (HEGC), and the National Accreditation Council for Accreditation (NAC/NAC). ) Will happen.

Bill may be introduced in the winter session
According to reports, this time in the winter session of Parliament, a bill regarding the formation of the Higher Education Commission can also be introduced. The process of setting up the commission is being finalized. This time the winter session of Parliament is being started from 29 November 2021. The rules of the Higher Education Commission (HECI) will be applicable in all government and private educational institutions. Scientific and social research will also be promoted by creating a National Research Foundation.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also discussed
Earlier in July, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had also made it clear that the government was in the process of preparing a draft bill for the formation of the Higher Education Commission (HECI). Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Pradhan had said that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was announced by the Ministry of Education on July 29, 2020, after obtaining the approval of the Cabinet. The Ministry is striving to establish the Higher Education Commission of India as the sole body with four independent verticals—regulation, accreditation, funding, and academic standard-setting—to carry out the separate functions of the National Education Policy.  

These three institutions will merge. The
Higher Education Commission (HECI) after its inception is going to replace three autonomous bodies like University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The National Education Policy 2020 has recommended setting up of Higher Education Commission (HECI) as the sole body for higher education, except medical and legal education.

Know the special features of the formation of the Higher Education Commission (HECI)

1. The regulator will set up new institutions across the country where students will get quality higher education of good quality. 
2. The regulator will set new standards for research and studies. 
3. The regulator will also study the performance of all universities and technical educational institutions every year. 
4. Will come under the purview of a separate committee (HECI) set up for each of the courses in the UGC.  
5. In case of not providing good quality education, the regulator can also ban the admission of students to the concerned institute. 
6. 10 people will be appointed in this regulator. In this, the eminent person of education will be the chairman, two deputy chairpersons, three members who have been directors in IITs / IIMs / IISc for five years, and three members who have been vice-chancellors in any national or state universities.

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