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?
As per the reports of IndianExpress the following are few prominent names shortlisted:
All 10 candidates shortlisted are called on for interview on May 17.
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.
with inputs from IndianExpress.com