The University of Delhi recently held a consultation meeting to discuss the implementation of the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). The meeting was chaired by Vice Chancellor PC Joshi and attended by the school principals / deans of faculties / administrative deans and rectors or co-chancellors. During the meeting, the committee discussed ways to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity and actively participate in improvisation opportunities from existing structures. With the objective of a rapid and efficient implementation of HECI, as foreseen in the National Education Policy 2020, the university has developed a consultative process in several stages.
During the meeting, the university appointed a central committee, headed by Pankaj Arora, director of the Institute for Lifelong Learning, to gather input and recommendations from various stakeholders at HECI. Professor Arora has been entrusted with the role of coordinator of the committee and will be the link with the academic, research and administrative units of the university. Under his leadership, the committee will collect comments, concerns, and suggestions from all interested parties.
As part of the HECI consultation process, all the schools affiliated with the University of Delhi were divided into five groups, with one school from each group being given the responsibility of holding meetings with other schools. Likewise, the deans and directors of the faculty and centers of the university were invited to organize periodic meetings with the professors to obtain their opinions on the implementation of HECI. In addition, the deans and heads of administrative services were invited to exchange their comments and suggestions.