December 20, 2011 admin

GNDU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar nominated on a high-powered Committee of CABE on University Reforms constituted by MHRD

Amritsar, December 20 – Prof. (Dr.) Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University has been taken on a high-powered Committee of CABE  (Central Advisory Board for Education) on University Reforms constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Govt. of India under the Chairmanship of Dr. D. Purandeswari, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
    In a communication received from the University Grants Commission, by the University, the other members of the Expert Committee include State Ministers, members of Civil Society and Academics.
Prof. Brar said the terms of Reference of the CABE Committee are to Review the existing State Universities Policies, particularly pertaining to affiliation, autonomy and for enforcing accountability; Academic reforms required in State Universities; Promotion of Innovation and research in State Universities and Leadership development among State Universities.
Nominated on Anomalies Committee:-   Meanwhile, GND University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. A.S. Brar has also been taken on the nine-member Committee constituted to revisit and to address the anomalies of the UGC Regulations on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in Universities and Colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in Higher Education, 2010, by the UGC, a University press release added.
 These regulations were issued by the University Grants Commission on June 30 last year and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as well as the Commission had received several representations from various stake holders, citing anomalies in the provisions contained in the aforesaid UGC Regulations-2010.
This nine-member Committee is headed by Prof. M. Anandakrishnan, former VC, Anna University as its Chairperson.
The Committee has been asked to submit its report within a period of two months from the date of issue of the notification.

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