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Indian universities need to match global standards: UGC

May 6, 2013

Stressing on the need for quality higher education, on May 3 University Grants Commission chairman Ved Prakash said Indian universities need to come up with a comprehensive plan to match global standards.

Delivering the key note address at the inauguration of 87th annual general body meeting of vice-chancellors in Gorakhpur, Prakash said, “The higher education scenario across the globe is changing and Indian universities need to come up with a comprehensive plan to meet the challenges and demands of the future.” 

Prakash also said that the UGC has played an important role towards uniformity of syllabus for higher education across the country.

Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi, who is also the chancellor of all UP universities, inaugurated the three-day annual meet organised by Association of Indian Universities.

“Unemployment can be addressed with skill development programs. Quality education is prerequisite for sustainable and responsible development,” Joshi said.

About 400 delegates including vice-chancellors of several universities participated in the conference.

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