University Grants Commission (UGC) has formed to improve the Educational system in our country. It will find out the mistakes in the educational institutions and helps to overcome them to make a perfect organization. At this situation, UGC has created many famous institutions and experts. Recently it is modifying for its working style. Let us see about the special interview given UGC member D.N Reddy on the development and decision-making related to educational institution.
On the basis of the needs, the importance is not given to the education; these are the problems that are to be introduced. In that the most importantly,
- Some changes related to students strength, course Administration, Admission related.
- Increasing the examinations for Net, and creating of special questions.
- Changes related PhD Entrance examinations.
NET (National Eligibility Test):-
The examination procedure has gone on changes for this. Here after on the subject basis the special question bank will be prepared. UGC is deciding to give opportunities for the new professors in preparing subject-wise questions for Net examinations. The board members are given instructions about appointing of new professors. They all should give details related to the professors who are selected to prepare question bank. Within the August end. If this is applied, from 28 subjects in be contained in question bank will be prepared.
Increase in Fellowships:-
In UGC’s new actions, the main thing is increase of fellowships. At present in NET open category junior Research fellowship (JRF) for first two years monthly Rs.16, 000, after that one year monthly Rs.18000/- CRF is giving. In the same way in Engineering 50, post doctoral part for women 100 fellowships, SC, STs 100, PG scholarships another 1000 newly is going to give. In the teaching field, for the teachers, here after 100 research Awards, Emirates fellowship 200, for research scientists 100, for other 11 are going to give. It has decided to give totally 3000 fellowship, for UGC 2200, CSIR 800 is decided to allocate.
Fellowship for University PhD’s:-
The UGC junior research fellowship (JRF) is given only for the NET qualified in NET examination, if they got passed in PhD entrance examination conducted at university level, the fellowship is given based on M.Phil.
Not only that PG entrance examination rank holders conducted by universities, for 3000 students the UGC encouraging medal will be decided to give from this year.
New methods in the allocation of Resources:-
Throughout the country for various universities, UGC is allocating crores of Rupees yearly, from that after the expenses some amount is returning back. The allocation of finance for the universities, the exact conditions are not followed, only based on recommendation given by the special members appointed by UGC the financial release is given. There are many issues also in this matter.
Due to this, the financial resource allocated to the well-developing university is not enough. So the UGC is going to say objection for recommendation based allocations related to finance. Instead of that, students strength, courses conducted, working professors, Entrance related, totally based on working of universities the allocation of resources are based. This will come in to force from this year, said by the UGC.
Vocational Education is important:-
Various steps has been taken to attract the students to do vocational education under national vocational education qualification framework scheme measures has been taken to get immediate jobs for the vocational degree college students, skills have been taught to the students in the name of ready to job will be decided to start from this year. For this scheme Rs.2 lakhs is allocated to each and every college a year.
To give better teaching for the students of university social sciences PG Courses, to fulfill the professor placements, UGC E-lessons scheme has been decided to introduce. Based on this the expert professors will make E-lessons for totally 75 subjects and it is given in the form of CDs for this scheme Rs. 80 crores is decided to allocate.