March 15, 2016, 12:02 pm
The UGC has informed that it has launched the following schemes for making higher
education relevant to the needs of the society and industry, namely: Career Oriented Courses
(COC), Community Colleges (CC), introduction of degrees in vocational subjects and Pandit
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and
Livelihood (KAUSHAL) centres in line with National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF).
The UGC, through collaboration with National Mission on Education thought ICT (NMEICT),
has undertaken e-content development of post graduate programmes called e-PG Pathashala.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) undertakes maintenance of standards in teaching and
research and quality assurance in Universities, Deemed to be Universities and Colleges through
the following mechanisms, namely: framing regulations and schemes and; disbursing grants to
the eligible institutions. The UGC has notified several regulations with the objective of
sustenance and improvement in the quality of higher education and for undertaking academic
reforms. The regulations are available at http://www.ugc.ac.in/page/UGC-Regulations.aspx. In
order to encourage research and development in the country, UGC has laid out schemes, awards,
fellowships, chairs and programmes under which financial assistance is provided to institutions
of higher education as well as faculty members working therein to undertake quality research
covering areas of knowledge across disciplines including revival & promotion of indigenous
languages. These schemes are at http://www.ugc.ac.in/page/XII-Plan-Guidelines.aspx .