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States’ higher education ministers meet today

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Smriti Irani

The higher education ministers of different states are meeting today to review the progress of different educational programmes. The role of Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan and mandatory accreditation of educational institutions will also be reassessed.

The main focus of the meet will be to set up IIT, NIT, IIM and IIIT in Seemandhra. The land for the same will be provided by the state government.

The meeting will be presided over by HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The issue of accreditation of higher educational institutions will also be discussed in the meeting. The UGC has decided that no higher educational institution or its faculties, schools, departments, centres or units by whatever name will be eligible for applying or receiving financial aid from the Commission from April 1, 2015 under any of the schemes without having undergone assessment and accreditation on or before June 1, 2014.

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