India wants to have a large, multidisciplinary higher education institution in or near every town or city by 2030. Many single-stream institutions should be combined and more departments added to existing institutions in draft rules that are now being looked at.
They want to hear what people think about the new rules by March 20. The National Education Policy Commission (NET) has said that single-stream institutions should offer dual-degree programs, and they should. Students would get their first degree from one school, second to another. State governments will keep giving the same amount of money to government-aided colleges as they did in the past.
- According to the University Grants Commission’s draft guidelines released on Saturday, Indian higher education institutions must become multidisciplinary universities by boosting research and educational facilities.
- By 2030, India wants a large multidisciplinary higher education institution in every district.
- The higher education regulator wants public feedback by March 20.
- The draft rules suggest forming academic clusters, merging single-stream institutions, and expanding existing institutions’ departments.
- Single-stream institutions can thus integrate their programs with neighboring interdisciplinary institutions.
- An absence of creative transdisciplinary courses and financial resources is also cited for building clusters of single-stream institutions.
Higher education institutions in India will have to become multidisciplinary universities by improving their research and education infrastructure, according to draft guidelines from the University Grants Commission that were released on Saturday. This is in line with the national education policy of 2020.
India wants to have a large, multidisciplinary higher education institution in or near every town or city by 2030. It’s March 20, and the higher education regulator wants to hear what people think about new rules.
The draft rules suggest many ways to change existing institutions, such as academic collaboration between them through clusters, merging several single-stream institutions, and adding more departments to existing institutions.
Emphasizing that the culture of establishing and sustaining multidisciplinary institutes is increasing fast internationally, the guidelines state that the higher education system in India should phase out stand-alone, fragmented and domain-specific institutions.
The draft guidelines think about three types of multidisciplinary institutions: research-intensive universities, teaching-intensive universities, and degree-awarding autonomous colleges.
The regulator thinks that the multidisciplinary universities will have 3,000 or more students. This is what they think. By 2035, all colleges affiliated with the university should be able to give their degrees, either by going through different stages of autonomy or by becoming part of a cluster to become a large multidisciplinary institute.
They want to work together to make it possible to get two degrees at the same time from different schools. The single-stream institutions can work with nearby multidisciplinary institutions to make their programs work together.
“A new and innovative educational architecture will help strengthen the structure of multidisciplinary education and achieve what the NEP 2020 aims to do,” the proposed guidelines said.
For dual-degree programs, the two schools should be close enough to share resources and make it easier for students and teachers to move around.
Under the collaborative system, students can get their first degree from one place and their second degree from another place. When they finish the program, they will either get a degree from their home college that shows that they took classes at the partner institution or get a dual degree from both institutions. As a rule, if two colleges from a single university work together, the affiliating university will give out the degree.
They also say that single-stream colleges that don’t have innovative multidisciplinary courses and don’t have the money to pay for them should form clusters. Regulator: State governments will keep giving the same amount of money to government-aided colleges that they did before the cluster formed.
The commission said that the collaborations, mergers, and opening of new departments would only happen if they get the OK from the regulatory body and the academic councils of the higher education institutes that they will work with and merge with.