Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission today organised a workshop on ‘Moving towards Accreditation Sharing Knowledge and Developing an Agenda for Action” to share and exchange good practices relating to teaching learning processes and enhancing employability of the students.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, speaking at the event, directed Regulatory Commission to resolve teacher’s grievances on priority, especially in terms of proper recruitment (eligibility and subject specialization), disbursement of proper salary and other benefits as per University Grants Commission (UGC) norms.
The Chief Minister said the Himachal Pradesh was first State in the country to set up a regulatory body for all private institutions imparting higher education above senior secondary level, and successfully exercising a strict control over the private educational institutions. He said the commission ensuring the merit based admissions in all private universities.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government had taken a major step to promote education and it had been decided to encourage deserving and meritorious students pursuing professional/technical and higher education courses in recognised institution in the Country.
Virbhadra Singh announced to start “Mukhya Mantri Gyandeep Yojna” and expressed hope this scheme would encourage more students to pursue higher learning and the aim to achieve 36 percent enrolment in higher education by 2022 would be achieved much earlier.
Chairperson, Private Educational Regulatory Commission, Sarojini Ganju Thakur said that all universities had developed a blue print as to how these private universities would look alike in next five years. She said many universities were doing commendable job and focusing on the needs of the youth of the state.
She stressed over the coordination with the private and public universities to develop close relations with private regulatory commissions and the public universities, which was lacking at present.
Additional Chief Secretary P.C. Dhiman, Member, HP Private Educational Regulatory Commission, Sunil Sharma, representatives of 16 Private Universities were also present on the occasion.