To streamline the forms and processes in reducing the compliance burden on the higher education sector, the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission (UGC) have started interactions with all the stakeholders to further ease out the system.
Certain areas including governance and regulatory reforms, and reengineering of processes, and increased use of technology to ease students, faculty, and staff have been identified for streamlining processes and reducing compliance burden. The interactions have begun online amongst the stakeholders.
A senior education ministry official said repeat demand for information by regulatory bodies leads to a lot of repetitive work and therefore only information that provides value addition should be insisted on from HEIs.
The first such online workshop organized in the series was chaired by Amit Khare, Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of Education. Apart from the Higher Education Secretary, Professor DP Singh, Chairman, University Grants Commission, and Professor Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was also present.
During the online interaction, representatives from Industry Associations such as CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, and Vice-Chancellors from several central, state, deemed, private universities and technical universities shared their views on reducing compliance burden in Higher Education Institution.
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