UGC Paramarsh Yojana in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) for Quality Education 2020 [Eligibility Criteria, Application Form]
High education has always been put in the top priority list in our country, and much effort has been made to improve this area. But there are many higher educational institutions in our country that are not able to meet the standards of education, which are evaluated by the National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC). Now a new scheme is being launched by this council, under which such institutions that have failed to maintain the standard of education can now receive mentorship. Mentorship will be provided by the country’s top colleges and universities. The launch detail is given below in tabular form.
Launch details of the scheme
|Name of the scheme
|University Grants Commission (UGC) Paramarsh Yojana
|Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
|All the educational institutions of the country that have failed to maintain the standard of education
|departments Ministry of Human Resources
Key features of UGC Consultation Plan ( UGC Paramarsh Scheme Features)
- To improve the quality of higher education
The primary purpose behind introducing this scheme is to provide the best higher education in India than other countries. So that India’s position in the world ranking gets higher. This can be done only by improving the quality of higher education and making its standard better, hence the scheme is being launched.
- Providing recognition to the institutions
With this UGC consultation plan, institutions will be able to get recognition by focusing in the areas of curriculum, teaching and evaluation, research, innovation, institutional values and practices etc.
Under this scheme, such high educational institutions which have failed to meet the quality standards of NAAC, they will now receive the mentorship from top universities and colleges in the country.
- Phases of the scheme
In the first phase of this scheme, there will be approximately 71 universities and 391 colleges that will play the role of mentors, and all of these universities and colleges will have 5 institutions, which they will provide mentorship.
- Number of beneficiary institutions
Its goal has been set, in this scheme, to provide mentorship to nearly 1,000 higher educational institutions.
- The amount of fellowship
This facility will be given to the universities and colleges that play the role of mentor in this scheme so that they can appoint an expert as a supervisor. And those experts will be given a fellowship amount of Rs 31,000 per month. Also financial assistance will be provided to all those universities and colleges.
- Hub and Speech Model
This plan is to be operated through a ‘Hub and Speech model’. Under this, which will be a mentor institution, they are being called hubs here, and those who receive mentorship will be called as spoke. Hence, the Hub Institute is being centralized here, who will guide the spoke institutions while serving them which will help to develop these institution. At the same time, this plan will also allow centralized control over resource utilization and operational efficiency for achieving overall development of the institute.
- Number of students
In this scheme, 3.6 crore students who are enrolling in Indian Higher Education System will be provided benefits.
- The official information of this scheme is given by the government by PIB. The eligibility of this scheme can also be asked in the UPSC.
- Institutions need to be Indian any institution located outside the Indian border will not be included in this plan.
- In this scheme, there can be any educational institution whether it is government, or government-aided institution, or privately funded, or self funded institution.
- It is necessary for all the mentor colleges and universities to be eligible for NAAC in this category. For this, their NAAC score should be 3.26 and above.
- Any institution recognized under the 2 (f) of the UGC Act 1956 and 12 B can be eligible to receive the UGC grant for this purpose.
How to apply for the plan?
- To come under the plan the educational institutions need to produce the essential documents that prove their location in the country.
- After that documents that represent the type of the institution are need to be produced before the authority.
- A detailed account of survey will be done in order to evaluate the mode of education.
- On the other hand, the institution needs to submit their own report regarding their teaching method, number of students, and other facilities to the authority.
- When it comes to supervision, the college or university that wish to be the mentor needs to submit their documents that validates their standard in educational sector.
In this way, this scheme has been launched by NAAC to promote the standard of higher education in India. It is expected that under the educational institutions in the country, education level will be better. It is expected that, soon India will become a hub of higher education in South Asia, and will be able to compete with the western countries in terms of quality of education.
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