Union Minster of Human Resouce and Development Prakash Javadekar revealed that the government is intending to bring a system where top performing higher educational institutions will get maximum autonomy and the institutions which lag behind will have more regulations.
Addressing at the convocation ceremony of TERI University in New Delhi, Javadekar explained that when it comes to deemed universities, some are below average, some average and some excellent. Hence, the ministry wants to have a different set of rules for deemed universities as per their performance. Apart from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grading, National Ranking Framework (NIFR) is also important.
He further added that the ministry is planning to give more autonomy to universities according to their rankings and these universities have fewer regulations. The average universities will have 50 percent regulations and the below average universities will have 90 per cent regulations. The government would not control the institutes with the best performance, and they will be free to choose their path for becoming real research and innovation centres.
He mentioned that the government wants to change the whole education scenario by improving the quality of education. The government will consider all the universities, be it deemed, private or state universities, with respect to autonomy and regulations.
Javadekar who held the Environment Ministry earlier spoke about environmental problems and clarified that development and sustainability must go together. He emphasised that the goal of the government is to achieve development without destruction. He reiterated that India has played a significant role in regulating carbon emissions as compared to other countries of the world.