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4) Discuss how the recently proposed Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority aims to transform the higher education in India.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources.

4) Discuss how the recently proposed Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority aims to transform the higher education in India.(250 words)

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Why this question

The incumbent government recently suggested its plan to reform higher education in India by forming a common higher education authority, Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority. The draft guidelines define the aims and functioning of the authority. The proposed changes in higher education will bring sweeping reforms. The issue is related to GS-2 syllabus under the following heading-

Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to discuss the powers and functioning of the newly proposed Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority and discuss in detail how it will transform the higher education sector in India.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in detail about all the key aspects of the Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority which enable it to act as an engine of transformation in India’s higher education sector.

 

Structure of the answer

Introduction- mention the committees which suggested forming an authority on the lines of Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority. E.g Yashpal committee, National Knowledge Commission.

Body– discuss in points the structure, functioning and powers of the Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority. Compare them with the present authorities viz. UGC, AICTE etc wherever required. The attached article would help in collecting those points, but organize them into following heads- structure, functioning and powers.

Conclusion- briefly discuss the need of reforms in higher education in India and to what extent the Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority will solve the problem.