Selection committee shortlist 10 names for University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman post

The process for appointing UGC chairperson and vice-chairperson is underway. Yoga therapist HR Nagendra-led search-cum-selection committee (SCSC) has shortlisted 10 candidates for the post of University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman. The SCSC also has former Lucknow University vice-chancellor D P Singh and former head of Saurashtra University KP Joshipura as members.

How UGC Chairperson is selected?

  1. A search-cum-selection committee (SCSC) shortlist pool of candidates for the post of University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman.
  2. The panel then forward three names to the Union human resources development ministry after personal interactions/interview with the aspirants.
  3. Once the names are finalised by committee, last decision lies with MHRD

As per the reports of IndianExpress the following are few prominent names shortlisted:

  1. All India Council for Technical Education chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe
  2. National Assessment and Accreditation Council chief DP Singh
  3. Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor G C Tripathi
  4. Delhi Technological University vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh
  5. Rayalseema University head Y Narasimhulu
  6. B R Ambedkar University of Social Sciences (Madhya Pradesh) vice-chancellor R S Kureel

All 10 candidates shortlisted are called on for interview on May 17.

About UGC:

The University Grants Commission of India (UGC India) is a statutory body set up by the Indian Union government in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development, and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education. Its headquarters is in New Delhi, and six regional centres in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore.

It provides recognition to universities in India, and disburses funds to such recognised universities and colleges. Prof. Ved Prakash is the incumbent Chairman of UGC, India.

The Centre is working on a road map to recast the regulator in a way that it encourages autonomy and minimal regulation. For starters, a committee has been set up to review all UGC regulations and recommend scrapping of obsolete ones.


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