Published On: Wed, Apr 22nd, 2015

More colleges in Tamil Nadu to go Autonomous

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H DevarajNational Council for Teacher EducationTamil Nadu Teachers Education University

UGCThe UGC is looking forward to grant autonomous status to more colleges said the UGC’s vice-chairman, H Devaraj.
The University Grants Commission is looking forward to grant autonomy to even more colleges as 20 colleges in Tamil Nadu have applied for autonomous status according to the vice-chairman of UGC, H Devaraj.
While speaking at an international conference held by the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University in Chennai he said that Over 455 institutions in the country are autonomous and Tamil Nadu fares well as about 155 institutions in the state are autonomous.
For the UGC’s faculty recharge programme of appointing skilled teachers across universities about 250 teachers have been selected from across the country he informed. He also told that for the next three years they are in process of identifying another 800 skilled teachers.
The UGC is expecting to recruit more skilled teachers to bring about improvement in the education system, Devaraj said while emphasizing on the lack of quality among teachers in universities. They are planning to post 1,000 skilled teachers in next five years through this program he added.
Meanwhile, the National Council for Teacher Education has sought a re-recognition for conversion of UG and PG courses in education.