Source: Times of India
Delivering a memorial lecture in honour of Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar pitched for promoting research and innovation also to combat brain drain and insisted on improving the quality of education from primary to higher education. Noting that India and China prospered on the back of reverse engineering and low wages, he stressed encouraging research in the higher education in the country to ensure sustainable growth.
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Source: The Pioneer via PwC – EdLive
The number was quoted by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister M M Pallam Raju during the question hour in the Rajya Sabha. He said that the UGC, which looks after all non- technical education, had no power to shut down private universities. It can only direct them to close courses against which complaints have been received. Raju added that the passage of two pending bills in parliament, the Educational Tribunal Bill and the National Accreditation Regulatory Authority (NARA) for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, will further help in regulating private universities.