Modi Government to Replace UGC and AICTE with HEERA: Biggest Educational Reform

Published on : 6th July 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

Modi government is working on single education regulator. The government is all set to scrap the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and replace them with single education regulatory authority, tentatively termed as Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA).

This decision was long advocated by experts and many committees but never implemented. Finally it was taken after a meeting held in early March on Education chaired by the prime minister. Since setting up a new regulator is a time consuming process, amendments to existing rules will be done as provisional measures.

HEERA to Replace AICTE and UGC

The Human resource Development (HRD) ministry and the NITI Aayog are working at a rapid pace on the new law. A committee with NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and higher education secretary KK Sharma along with other members is working on the detailed blueprint.

In the words of one senior official this is the ‘cleanest, most sweeping reform’ that will ‘eliminate all overlaps in jurisdiction and also do away with regulatory provisions that may no longer be relevant.’

About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.

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