There are 41 central universities in India and the University Grants Commission under the Union education ministry plans to streamline the admissions in these institutions.
The option of pursuing NCC as an academic subject is currently being offered to students who are enrolled as NCC cadets.
In a WhatsApp message sent to various university officials Sunday, UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain also asked the institutions to share the banners on their social media pages.
In a letter to the university, the UGC South West Regional Office also brought into question the institute’s mode of evaluation.
The UGC has sought suggestions and feedback from various stakeholders on the draft concept note by June 6.
The UGC’s policy fruition should put stereotypes to rest and kickstart autogenous launches for its policy missiles to fire in the right direction.
The UGC had on April 29 issued guidelines on examination and academic calendar for the universities in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.
Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Madras, says, “Like in many foreign countries, the Centre should have a single regulatory body replacing various regulatory bodies like UGC"
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said a draft act is in accordance with the commitment of the government to reform the regulatory mechanism to provide "more autonomy" to higher education institutes.
Prakash Javadekar hailed as "historic" the UGC move which will enable the selected institutes to decide their admission procedure, fee structure and curriculum.