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Tamil Nadu: Apprehensions on scrapping University Grants Commission conveyed

Tamil Nadu government has opposed the proposal to disband the University Grants Commission (UGC) and replace it with the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) with only regulatory powers as it

Published: 15th July 2018 04:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2018 04:09 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu government has opposed the proposal to disband the University Grants Commission (UGC) and replace it with the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) with only regulatory powers as it fears that once financial power is taken over by Ministry of Human Resources Department, the funding pattern would change from 100 per cent funding to 60:40 ratio between the Central and the State governments.

Pointing out that the existing institutional arrangement of UGC with both regulatory and financial powers is functioning well, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Tamil Nadu government strongly opposes the proposal to disband UGC to replace it with HECI.



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