20 women universities, 800 colleges proposed by UGC

Create: 01/27/2012 - 16:14

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has proposed to set-up 20 exclusive universities for women in order to improve female participation in higher education. The apex regulator is also planning to start 800 constituent colleges under the central varsities to ensure equity in access to quality education for fair sex. 

Giving thrust to women's education, the plan document has proposed 20 universities facilitating their entry into higher education even from traditional background and rural and sub-urban areas. The Centre has proposed to fund their establishment while the state governments may provide the land and help to establish such universities, the document states while holding the idea was included "because the social dynamics of our system". 

The document underlines the fact that certain sectors of our population are still not open to send girls to coeducational institutions in such a scenario these women universities "may act as a fillip to the participation of girls in higher education". Under the scheme, 20 colleges each will be set up in the respective states in the district headquarters, numbering to 800 new colleges in all. 

"The colleges should be of international configuration in infrastructure, hostels, playground, library and technology-savvy classrooms, and to be 100% funded by the Centre as is presently followed in the case of the Delhi University," the document said.

[Source: Times of India]

 

 

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

The proposal of the UGC will be a seminal project to thrust Indian Education system with full acceleration. Population dynamics and socio-economic fabrication of many rural & suburban areas of India are responsible for less participation of girls’ brain in our higher education system. The question to bring this suburban and rural female brain to the University/ College will be answered adequately if institutions are easily approachable to their residing place. The establishment of these newly proposed institutions should be at the buffer areas of two or three districts where such level of institution are not available. If these Women Universities again established in the big cities or at capital of the states then the purpose of this proposal will not be served. Identification of such areas should be free from extraneous forces.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

It's a good news for us & for the whole society especially for the rural & traditional families.As we know that if we teach/educate a boy,we are educating one family& if we educate a girl that means we are contributing more to our society as she belongs to two families directly.Women should be treated equitably.That will help in empowering women as well as our nation.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Along with Graduation the student must be given some Vocational course with some hands on experience . this will give a good impact on their CV's and some of the industries who required with certain skills will be available instantly .

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

it's a great decision to have special universities for women's and 800 colleges, but a question rises again how and when will be the implementation? it is mentioned that land will provided by state, all states will be ready to provide the land, what will be the criteria for selection of the state.
it is a great decision of opening universities for women's as many girls though they are very talented not able to complete the higher education only because of parents insecure feeling. we all women's of India (half of the population) will be happy if the Govt. gives all these hostel and techno savvy classes facility in very low fees.
Regards,Vaishali Joshi.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

It is a very good news for the educational world. To provide good quality education to girls is the need of the hour. It will bring equity and also help in empowering the women in the country. The UPA Govt. in general and Mr Kapil Sibal in particular along with the Chairman of UGC deserve complements and congratulations for the progressive step they are going to take. My Good wishes.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Congrats. for this progressive step.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

very good decision if implemented in true spirit India will become best country in the world all the best

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Twenty women's universities in XII plan if established would go a long way in providing access to a large women population seeking Higher Education who have refrained from it because we are still a traditional society. This was the recommendation of the sub committee headed by my self to the commission. The second most important recommendation made in our committee was to integrate the undergraduate education with the postgraduate programme, either at the University level or at the colleges. The idea was to encourage all universities to have integrated programmes so that the students get the privilege of a campus environment and training under university professors. This would enhance quality . Establishing of constituent colleges was not the spirit of our recommendations and in fact it is again a retrograde step to disintegrate graduate and undergraduate education rather than integrating it.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

No doubt, this will help to improve women's participation in higher education, but the priorities for setting-up these institutions should be kept somewhat different, as the safety & security issue is the major task.It should have to be kept over academic excellence even, otherwise the step will be of no-use for the society. No country would & should accept it's Doctors, Engineers, Officers,Lawyers, Teachers to be eve-teased by Male members of the society.

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