At a 3-day National Conference of Vice Chancellors, Human Resource and Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar revealed the state of higher education in India, saying, “Lack in innovation and quality research is the foremost challenge before the country. Quality expansion and teaching reform is the need of the hour.”
Addressing to the major concern of plagiarism in PhD thesis, Union HRD Minister, stated, ““A software has been developed which will be made available to all universities to stop plagiarism and will be available free of cost on the UGC website.”Attendees of the conference included vice chancellors of various universities across the country, renowned educationists, heads of statutory professional councils and directors of inter-university centres of the UGC.
Calling the eminent educationalists to together rebuild the quality education, Javadekar added, “It is time to show India’s prowess to the world in the field of education. The country hosts many world-class educators who are working in silos and they need to break walls and come forward to share their knowledge.”