Can Indian universities and colleges take up the task of producing workers for the knowledge society?

By - 21 September 2022

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21 September 2022

The University Grants Commission recently unveiled its guidelines for transforming Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) into autonomous institutions. Drawing on the objectives of the National Education Policy 2020, the guidelines lay out a roadmap to transform colleges to either multidisciplinary universities or degree-awarding autonomous institutions by 2035. While there is little to disagree with in the ambitious objectives of the policy, the challenge is to restructure the institutional framework in the existing universities and structure a new framework for the potential universities that will make this transformation meaningful.

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