UGC a failure, should be scrapped: HRD panel

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New Delhi: An HRD panel formed by Human Resoruce Minister Smriti Irani under former UGC chairperson Hari Gautam has recommended scrapping of the University Grants Commission (UGC) saying it has failed to fulfill its objective.

The committee said that any “reshaping or restructuring” of UGC “will be futile “exercise and so will be amending the UGC Act.

The panel has further suggested setting up of a National Higher Education Authority for which it has already drafted a bill.

The panel was set up in July last year to review the UGC, which regulates higher education system in the country, and look into its restructuring.

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