New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has convened a national meet of all university vice chancellors on the occasion of Guru Purnima on July 27. The meeting will be chaired by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Besides vice chancellors of various universities across the country, the meeting will also be attended by renowned educationists, heads of statutory professional councils and directors of inter-university centres of the UGC.
“The main agenda of the meeting will be digital initiatives in higher education and necessary measures for increasing research productivity of universities,” a senior UGC official said.
Improving the quality of education by universities, best practices adopted in this regard and imparting vocational skills to students in higher educational institutions are also on the meeting agenda besides discussing the action taken on recommendations made during the last Vice Chancellor’s conference on July 9, 2017.
“It would be an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas on significant academic issues. The detailed agenda will be sent to participants shortly. Meanwhile, we have also invited suggestions from them about issues of national importance which they feel should be discussed during the conference,” the official added.