Universities and the affiliated colleges will now have to update information as per the Data Capture Format (DCF) in order to avail grants and funds provided by the Central government. Union joint secretary higher education, RP Sisodia addressed the representatives of the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth (MGKV) and Sampurnanand University through video conference and instructed the administration of the universities and affiliated colleges to make the data available online through the DCF.
The DCF is a part of the Central government’s project, All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) and aims at making the information including infrastructure, student strength, resources, result, budget, status of NAAC accreditation of the institute available online. As directed by the HRD ministry, the universities and affiliated colleges are required to provide relevant information in DCF at the website aishe.gov.in. At present out of 272 colleges affiliated to MGKV, only 21 have provided information in DCF on the said website, whereas only 183 colleges affiliated to Sampurnanad Sanskrit University have provided information, out of a total of 523 colleges.