UGC likely to be scrapped; to be replaced by new Higher Education Commission

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC), may be scrapped and replaced by a Higher Education Commission of India. UGC is the main funding body for colleges and universities across the country. The new Commission will be set up under a new law. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has sought public feedback from educationists, stakeholders and others, on the proposed law.
The comments and suggestions can be sent through mail at by July 7, 2018, till 5 p.m.

The new Act, termed “Higher Education Commission of India Act, 2018”, will be applicable to all higher education institutions established under any Act of the Parliament excluding institutions of national importance notified so by the Central or state government.

The opposition feels that this move will end public funding in higher education and private sector will once again get a chance to do whatever it wants.