Be transparent, UGC tells private, deemed varsities

Put details on fee, admission, assets on website

 
According to the notice available on UGC website, the Union HRD ministry has asked the Commission to provide links to the portals of all universities on its website.

The HRD ministry’s Department of Higher Education had said that “the UGC shall ask all universities and higher educational institutions to have a website in which full and complete disclosure of information shall be furnished.”

The HRD ministry has also instructed the UGC to “place the reports of expert committees” on its website for the public to access the information. The information includes reports on inspection of institutions and even recommendations made by these inspection committees.

Infrastructure

The order also says that the institutions must disclose information on infrastructure, physical assets, grant-in aids provided by the government or external agencies. Universities and higher educational institutions must also provide information on admission criteria, process of admission and fee structure with all its components.

Other information that has been made mandatory on the websites of these institutions include academic curriculum, details of faculty, courses offered and information regarding study centres of universities and its distance learning programs.

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