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UGC accreditation mandatory for technical institutions

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Now, in addition to AICTE, all higher and technical education institutes will have to get an accreditation from the UGC

New Delhi: In view of the failure of technical and management education institutions to meet the current market expectations, University Grants Commission (UGC) takes a strong step.

Now, in addition to AICTE, all higher and technical education institutes need to get an accreditation from the UGC too.

Till day, AICTE is the single regulatory authority for technical education providers in the country. This decision came after the HRD Ministry ordered the UGC to set regulations in tandem with the AICTE.

According to a feedback study by Union HRD Ministry, 53 per cent technical graduates do not meet the standards of the industry; only 13 per cent of the technical graduates were industry-ready while 17 per cent worth trainable.

The regulations are expected to be notified by February 2013 so as to bring the rule into effect from the next academic session. 

The HRD Ministry has also directed the State Governments to create agencies for accreditation for systematic regulation of the technical and management institutions in the states. 

UGC is the regulatory authority for the general academic programmes across the country. It also regulates the entry of foreign educational institutions in India.


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