Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Creating a Higher Education Commission

The National Knowledge Commission in India has recently submitted its report and it believes that a new body called the Higher Education Commission (HEC) should be formed in the country. Right now, there are two bodies that work in the realm of higher education in India. They are known as UGC, University Grants Commission, and the AICTE, the All India Council for Technical Education. AICTE also governs universities and colleges. So, technical courses would be governed by the AICTE. The National Knowledge Commission believes that this creates confusion in the administration and has called for both these bodies to be dissolved into a larger Higher Education Commission.

I agree with the views of the Knowledge Commission. What is the situation in other countries regarding higher education?