Source: Deccan Herald via PwC – EdLive
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has finally appointed Ved Prakash as the Chairman. The post was lying vacant for nearly last two years. His appointment has been cleared by the Cabinet’s Appointment Committee on the recommendation of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry. The Ministry had set up a selection-cum-search committee to recommend names for the post of the higher education regulator. The panel shortlisted 20 candidates; besides Prakash, it recommended the names of Chief Statistician, T C A Anant and S Parasuraman, Chief, Tata Institute of Social Sciences for the top post.
Prakash, a recipient of the US Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, has held a number of important positions in national and international organisations and has been the acting chairman of UGC for over 23 months.