“Committee for Rejuvenation of Higher Education”, a panel set up by the ministry of human resource development to oversees working of regulatory bodies UGC and AICTE has submitted its recommendations. Consituted under the chairmanship of Prof Yash Pal, has recommended a self-regulatory regime for the universities.
NKC has repeatedly called for abolition of the two regulators and creating an Independent Regulatory Authority for Higher Education (IRAHE).
Yash Pal said the panel was looking into larger issues of curriculum changes and academic structures at universities and opined that if we can make the universities autonomous and evolve a process of internal management, they will be largely free from any unnecessary regulation. It had been given a year to submit its recommendations. The panel is looking into issues such as appointment of vice-chancellors, fee structure and expansion of courses offered at universities, including the Indian Institutes of Technology