Higher Education Regulators UGC, AICTE To Be Merged

New Delhi: In a bid to accelerate education reforms, the Centre said on Friday that it would merge higher education regulators to create a single education commission in the next year.

The regulators that will be merged include University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE), reported Mint.

According to Higher education secretary Amit Khare, structural reform in the education sector will take place in 2021, and several reforms including the merger of education regulators, and the introduction of a single entrance test for admission into all central universities will also be executed.

“When will these changes come — you will see them in 2021 itself. In the education sector, you have UGC, then for technical courses (you have) the AICTE, for teacher education there is NCTE — all of them will get merged. And in the next academic session we’ll be having one single Higher Education Commission of India,” Khare was quoted as saying at the FICCI annual convention on Friday.


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