UGC Tightens Norm for Dissection

Published: 13th July 2015 04:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2015 04:10 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:  In order to stop cruelty to animals in higher education institutions, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities and colleges to register with the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiment on Animals (CPCSEA).

Recalling a UGC notification on August 5, 2014  on dissection of animals, Jaspal Singh Sandhu, secretary, UGC in a letter to university vice-chancellors across the country has said, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has

developed the website of CPCSEA.

The UGC notification instructed all universities and other higher educational institutions to abolish animal experimentation in zoology or life sciences and allied disciplines at the UGC and PG levels.

He also asked universities to register with CPCSEA ( and instruct colleges or institutions affiliated to the universities to register with the website by July 30. He also asked VCs to send an ‘action taken report’ to UGC.

Till now 1544 educational institutions and research units have registered with the CPCSEA.

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