The University Grants Commission (UGC) has called a national meeting of vice chancellors across the country on the occasion of Guru Purnima on July 27. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar will chair this meeting.
The meeting will also be attended by renowned educationists, heads of statutory professional councils and directors of inter-university centres of the UGC. “The main agenda of the meeting will be digital initiatives in higher education and necessary measures for increasing research productivity of universities,” a senior UGC official said.
The agenda of the meeting besides discussing the action taken on recommendations made during the last Vice Chancellor’s conference on July 9, 2017 will be improving the quality of education by universities, best practices adopted in this regard and imparting vocational skills to students in higher educational institutions are also on.
“It would be an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas on significant academic issues. The detailed agenda will be sent to participants shortly. Meanwhile, we have also invited suggestions from them about issues of national importance which they feel should be discussed during the conference,” the official added.