'Council for higher education necessary'

'Council for higher education necessary'

Prof Ranganath said that the council should be insulated from government interference.  
Delivering the inaugural address on ‘Higher Education in India Today: A Perspectival Assessment’ at the two-day national seminar-cum-workshop on ‘Testing and Evaluation’ at the Teresian College in Mysore on Tuesday, the NAAC director said the ‘ecology’ of the higher education system in the country has seen many changes.

“Higher education, which is a necessity in today’s competitive world, has to be made more qualitative.

Challenges like ill-equipped faculty and sub-standard infrastructure need to be addressed,” he said.

Mono-faculty varsities

Expressing his concern over mono-faculty universities, Prof Ranganath said this has deprived the traditional universities of major disciplines. while concentrating only on certain subjects.

“Besides, the holistic approach and the very concept of university has suffered a setback due to increasing mono-faculty universities,” he said, adding, “When such is the situation, the whole concept of university calls for a redefinition.”

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