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STOP STRANGULATION OF EDUCATION BY UGC AND AICTE (HEERA) IS AIMED AT ELIMINATING OVERLAPS REMOVE IRRELEVANT REGULATORY PROVISIONS

 
 
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STOP STRANGULATION OF EDUCATION BY UGC AND AICTE (HEERA) IS AIMED AT ELIMINATING OVERLAPS REMOVE IRRELEVANT REGULATORY PROVISIONS
by System Administrator - Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 11:48 PM
 

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) are soon going to be abolished with the government planning to replace them with a single higher education regulator. According to sources, a detailed blueprint of the proposed regulator and its legislation is being worked upon. "Both Niti and HRD ministry officials are working on the proposal. It was felt that multiple regulatory bodies led to excessive and restrictive regulation and hence contributed to lack of institutional autonomy," However, the plan is not a new one but has been recommended by various committees set up earlier. In terms of its role, The AICTE has been more compliance centric unwanted ­ labs, land, infrastructure, curriculum, syllabus, teaching hours, etc ignoring the quality in education by e-learning and making technical education costlier and unaffordable to masses .Why education need several hundred acres of land ?.Is AICTE is real estate developer or education developer?. In this overarching preoccupation research, the most critical component in all good global ranking and accreditation, remains ignored. The reports and recommendations for reforms by experts are gathering dust or lost in the cupboards.The government must step in before AICTE strangulates the technical education sector beyond repair. But beyond mere quantitative expansion, AICTE has failed to realise its objectives. GTCI unmasks this failure. It ranks India 86 in vocational and technical skills, 66 in high level skills and 66 in innovation output. AICTE in its own 2017 survey reported that 66% of the technical graduates in the country are unemployed or worse still, unemployable. AICTE cannot shirk its culpability by admitting this sad state of affairs.Free-learning: alison.com, http:www.coursera.org, http:www.edx.org, saylor.org, gcflearnfree.org, learnerstv.com, http:www.engvid.com, http:www.udemy.com, http:www.youtube.comusercrashcourse http:www.youtube.comusercrashcoursekids Use of computers and new technologies have become a crucial part of learning as well as teaching. . e-Learning enables learning opportunities to be tailored to students' individual needs and interests, improving achievement and engagement. India can now hop to realize its long standing dream of 100% literacy. Achieving 100% literacy does not seem impossible anymore with cloud based e-learning solutions .The clud is generally third party and accessed through internet .It provides device and location independence to users ensuring the data can be accessed regardless of location and chice of device .Any time any where accessibility allows educators to transcend the geographical boundaries and provide seamless learning experience .Learners can stream videos attend classes take testes submit assignments edit files through cloud forms anywhere work home library etc .using various devices mobile laptop desktop computers. Thanks to cloud based e-learning .It is changing the way teacher's trainer's administrators and learners interact and collaborate. The Indian universities MHRD UGC AICTE and all regulators and MOOCs are not in sync with each other and great confusion exists even today and Digital India without digital education is not at all possible. Digital India will be big failure without digital education..."AIUPASA NATIONAL PRESIDENT MUMTHAZ AHMED KHAN (Mobile number 0-9916390790) demands Honble HRD Minister that delays in Distance Education Bureau of UGC after taking over from IGNOU since two years and not formulating national policy on online education and utilizing MOOCs is disastrous to the entire nation. If UGC and AICTE not come with feasible policy then students will forget about degrees as MOOCs are recognized by employers for job purposes."MOOCs and online delivery is clearly the future, but UGC is not at all allowing Universities to launch online degree programmes and still it is talking and forcing territorial restrictions on universities when internet has no barriers of countries borders. University should be allowed to run online international programmes without any territorial barriers " Many are again talking about innovation in higher education and it is a refreshing change. The most conspicuous, challenging and controversial subject of these discussions is "MOOCs” - massive open online courses. MOOCs such as Coursera, Udacity and edX, many other MOOCs, have received extensive media coverage accompanied by a lot of commentary. Many students are getting MOOCs certificates.The University education system need to be changed .The degree awarding system and examination system is need to be changed .UGC and Regulators are still in first century era and do not want to adopt 21 century digital technology. 500 hundred year old class room is still lovable to them and they come with several old decade notes they teach to students by just reading them and writing on boards. Digital India without digital education is not at all possible.