arabtoday
Last Updated : GMT 11:55:52
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

B-schools unhappy with UGC’s move to control tech education

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today B-schools unhappy with UGC’s move to control tech education

New Delhi - Arab Today

Over 300 B-schools in the country are planning to protest against the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) plan to take over technical education. Last week, the UGC, in confirmation with the Supreme Court’s ruling, drafted guidelines for approval of new courses, setting up of new technical institutions and closure of the old ones and all other regulatory steps. This has not gone down well with B-schools. “We are autonomous institutions and we don’t want to go to the university system. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) institutions cannot be handed over to the UGC, which has no experience of dealing with technical education,” said Harivansh Chaturvedi from the Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida and alternate president Education promotion Society of India. WHY B-SCHOOLS SEE RED PGDM institutions are autonomous. They fear losing autonomy under UGC PGDM institutions doubt UGC’s leadership, given its poor track record with universities UGC has no expertise to deal with technical education For management education, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) created two separate segments – masters and diploma. The masters degree is awarded by universities or institutes affiliated to universities, while an AICTE-recognised institute awards a PGDM. Thus, institutes not affiliated to universities are autonomous and need the AICTE’s permission for running and expansion. PGDM institutes do not fall under the state’s purview. According to Rahul Choudaha, director, World Education Services, New York, business education in India is already in a state of crisis. “With the UGC itself struggling in enforcing quality standards, the case of IIPM (Indian Institute of Planning and Management) has been constantly embarrassing the powers and the purview of UGC. Giving regulatory powers to the UGC and expecting universities to assure the quality of technical colleges for a highly fragmented system in terms of quality will make things worse,” adds Choudaha. B-schools said given the state of public universities which are unable to complete admissions or examinations on time, they do not want their future to be managed by the UGC. Besides, with the UGC in the picture, B-schools think there will be tremendous exploitation and unstructured growth in technical education. “Public universities are corrupt and inefficient. AICTE on the other hand, has been, over the past few years, doing well under its present chairman S S Mantha. We have seen the benefits of e-governance brought in by AICTE. We don’t want all the reform work done to go waste,” said the director of a B-school from New Delhi. Directors at B-schools said the Ministry of Human Resource Development could have avoided this situation by bringing in an ordinance or amending the AICTE Act. “But for its unwillingness, we have to go through all this now,” added Chaturvedi. This April, the Supreme Court allowed private colleges to conduct master’s in business administration or MBA and master’s in computer applications or MCA programmes without AICTE’s permission. Following the order, AICTE was only expected to play an advisory role and prescribe uniform standards of education for affiliated members of a university. On its website, UGC has made public the draft guidelines under the UGC (approval of colleges offering technical education by universities) regulation, 2013. The guidelines imply that a technical institute would need permission from the affiliating university and not the AICTE. It also lays down regulations for intake capacity of colleges, setting up of a new institution, adding integrated programmes, dual programmes etc. The UGC regulation lays down guidelines for all technical institutions offering courses in engineering and technology, management, pharmacy, architecture, hotel management and catering technology. According to the guidelines, universities are expected to maintain a list of unapproved colleges with them and also inform the UGC and the general public about the same. Violation of any rules or regulations will attract penal civil action, including withdrawal of approval. Colleges will not be allowed to start again before the completion of two years from the date of withdrawal. The UGC has sought suggestions by December 12 on the guidelines from universities/colleges and other stakeholders. Source: Education News

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today bschools unhappy with ugc’s move to control tech education Arab Today, arab today bschools unhappy with ugc’s move to control tech education

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Adidas Originals ‘reinterpreted’

GMT 14:52 2016 Thursday ,01 December

Adidas Originals ‘reinterpreted’
Arab Today, arab today At Milaidhoo Island, Maldives

GMT 08:42 2016 Wednesday ,07 December

At Milaidhoo Island, Maldives
Arab Today, arab today Paris's matchbox apartments

GMT 10:37 2016 Saturday ,24 September

Paris's matchbox apartments
Arab Today, arab today Status of main battle fronts

GMT 07:44 2016 Thursday ,08 December

Status of main battle fronts
Arab Today, arab today 'Rookie' Trump must fall into line

GMT 08:02 2016 Tuesday ,06 December

'Rookie' Trump must fall into line
View News in Arabic - Education: كتب ومراجع وأبحاث
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today The summer school raising aspirations

GMT 12:49 2016 Tuesday ,06 December

The summer school raising aspirations
Arab Today, arab today Vanessa Redgrave makes directing

GMT 10:52 2016 Tuesday ,06 December

Vanessa Redgrave makes directing
Arab Today, arab today Indonesia expands protection

GMT 11:39 2016 Tuesday ,06 December

Indonesia expands protection
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Hyundai allows Saudi journalists

GMT 15:14 2016 Thursday ,01 December

Hyundai allows Saudi journalists
Arab Today, arab today Latest Infiniti QX to compete

GMT 13:16 2016 Saturday ,26 November

Latest Infiniti QX to compete
Arab Today, arab today It's a squeeze, but Paris Impressionist

GMT 12:06 2016 Saturday ,03 December

It's a squeeze, but Paris Impressionist
Arab Today, arab today To battle Japanese whaling fleet

GMT 11:53 2016 Monday ,05 December

To battle Japanese whaling fleet

GMT 12:58 2016 Friday ,02 December

Trump, politics on the mind

GMT 13:00 2016 Monday ,05 December

Dubai Women Establishment delegation

GMT 04:15 2016 Thursday ,30 June

World's largest uncut diamond fails

GMT 13:01 2016 Thursday ,01 December

Green groups pressure Spain

GMT 15:59 2015 Wednesday ,27 May

Seoul elevates gardening to high art

GMT 12:39 2016 Saturday ,26 November

Skin patch could help kids

GMT 13:17 2016 Friday ,25 November

Ajman Tourism launches time capsule

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 09:53 2016 Sunday ,15 May

OMEGA official timekeepers
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Powered and Developed by FilmMatters

Copyright © 2016 Arabtoday

Developed by FilmMatters

© 2016 Arabtoday

arabtoday arabtoday arabtoday
arabtoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabtoday, Arabtoday, Arabtoday