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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has invited suggestions from all stakeholders on the Draft Guidelines for induction and Mentorship of Teachers in Nontechnical Stream(NIIMT).

Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday said that UGC has constituted a committee to develop the guidelines for induction of teachers in non-technical stream (NIIMT).

“A public notice has been uploaded on the UGC website for seeking suggestions/ comments of stakeholders before March 24, 2021,” tweeted Pokhriyal.

Mentors are the backbone of all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) it not only ensures better outputs and high employability for the students but also ensures high enrolment ratio.

One of the recommendations of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is to develop a system of mentorship by experienced, distinguished and retired faculty.

From the Policy Document, it is evident that Higher education institutions (HEI) are to be transformed into large, well resourced, vibrant multidisciplinary institutions providing high quality teaching, research, and community engagement.

The definition of university will allow a spectrum of institutions that range from Research-intensive Universities to Teaching-intensive Universities and Autonomous degree-granting Colleges.

Affiliation of colleges is to be phased out in 15 years and a stage-wise mechanism is to be established for granting graded autonomy to colleges. Over a period of time, it is envisaged that every college would develop into either an Autonomous degree-granting College, or a constituent college of a university.

Click here for the UGC public notice.

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