Stay In India & Study in India. HRD Ministry has formed an elite panel headed by UGC Chairman DP Singh, which will recommend ways to address the issue of Brain Drain and to develop India into a global education hub. The key agenda of the committee is to look into the matter and recommend ways to ensure that more students study in India, instead of looking for academic avenues overseas.
In addition to this, the committee has also been tasked to provide a process for a smooth transition for students returning from abroad due to the COVID-19 situation. Another important task that has been assigned to this committee is to recommend a mechanism to increase the intake in well-performing universities.
Report to be submitted in 15 Days:
As per the information shared by the HRD Ministry, the committee has been provided time of 15 days to submit their report on the aforementioned points.
Officials also said that the recommendations and mechanisms that were immediate suggested as recommendations to be explored further included:
- Starting multi-disciplinary and innovative programs
- Staring twinning and joint degree programs
- Setting up of cross-country designing of centers
- Facilitating online lectures by eminent faculty abroad
- Establishing a link between academia and industry
- Facilitate joint degree ventures
- Allow lateral entry to Indian higher education institutions
Seat Capacity to be increased by 50% At Eminent Institutes:
The committee was set up at a meeting held today via video conferencing. The meeting was chaired by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and was attended by Minister of State, HRD Sanjay Dhotre; Secretary, Higher Education, Amit Khare; Chairman, UGC, DP Singh; Chairman, AICTE, Anil Sahasrabudhe; Joint Secretary (ICC), Neeta Prasad and Secretary-General, AIU, Pankaj Mittal also participated in the meeting.