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UKIERI- UGC Higher Education Leadership Development Programme

  • 27 Feb 2020
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The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched ‘Higher Education Leadership Development Programme for Administrators’ in New Delhi.

Key Points

  • The programme is a joint initiative of University Grants Commission (UGC) and the British Council under the auspices of UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).
  • Objective: To train the senior and middle level academic administrators to enable them to bring about systemic changes with renewed approaches, capacity, tools and skill in Universities in India.
  • The programme is a step towards institutional development in line with Governments’ commitment to improve the quality of education being imparted in Universities.

UK-India Education and Research Initiative

  • UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) was started in April, 2006 with the aim of enhancing educational linkages between India and the UK.
  • UKIERI has been recognized as a key multi stakeholder programme that has strengthened the research, leadership, education and now skill sector relations between the two countries.
  • UKIERI Phase 3 (2016-2021) aims to promote institutional and individual excellence in educational practices, research, and employability.

University Grants Commission

  • It came into existence on 28th December, 1953 and became a statutory body by an Act of Parliament in 1956, for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examination and research in university education.
  • The head office of the UGC is located in New Delhi.

Source: PIB

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