ERIC Number: ED060312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Report of the Sixth Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Universities in India (1969).
University Grants Commission, New Delhi (India).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report of the Sixth Annual Conference of Vice Chancellors of Universities in India. The Education Minister in his inaugural address referred to the large-scale expansion in the field of higher education and the problems and difficulties thus produced. Another important point the Minister brought out was the introduction of regional languages as a medium of instruction. The Chairman of the University Grants Commission in his address to the conference referred to previous recommendations made regarding the medium of instruction, improvement of standards, provision of facilities and other vital educational matters. He expressed his regret on how low the national Indian budget was for education. Students should participate to a greater extent in University affairs. There is a need for constant review and revision of current academic courses; this was a conference consensus. University requirements should be coordinated with manpower needs. Examination reform was another subject under discussion. The existing regional imbalances and disparities were noted in regards to higher education facilities. The conference felt that reforms were overdue in the existing university structure. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Education, College Administration, Colleges, Curriculum Evaluation, Decentralization, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Extension Education, Higher Education, Student Participation, Teacher Education, Universities, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: University Grants Commission, New Delhi (India).