23 September, 2020

‘Foreign Universities Will Give An Impetus To Existing Ones ...It’s Healthy Comp

The former vice-chancellor of Pune University is currently helping craft crucial bills on higher education before Parliament

Sanjay Rawat
‘Foreign Universities Will Give An Impetus To Existing Ones ...It’s Healthy Comp
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An economist and educationist, Narendra Jadhav is currently helping craft crucial bills on higher education before Parliament. The former vice-chancellor of Pune University is member, Planning Commission, and also a member of the newly constituted National Advisory Council, often described as the “conscience-keeper” of the UPA government. In the backdrop of growing scepticism over the inclusiveness of the education policy that is the initiative of the Union HRD ministry, Jadhav talks to Anuradha Raman on how the proposed bills will change the face of higher education in the country.

Crucial bills on higher education—the Foreign Educational Institutions Bill, Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical and Medical Institutions Bill, Educational Tribunal Bill and the National Accreditation Authority Bill—largely deal with regulation of universities and colleges. The Knowledge Commission and the Yashpal Committee report have provided several roadmaps. How many of their suggestions have been incorporated in these...

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