University Grants Commission (UGC) seems to be more concerned about teachers’ education as it seeks to set Inter-University Centre (IUC) for teacher education in Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
UGC had set up IUC for teacher education in Kakinada in July, constituency of former HRD minister MM Pallam Raju.
Many members had protested setting up of IUC on teacher education in Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University. Yogendra Yadav was unceremoniously removed as member of UGC, ostensibly for his opposition to the manner in which IUC was being set up in Kakinanda.
The proposal has not been discussed academically even once but UGC is in such a rush that it sent the agenda for setting up IUC to members on Monday, asking them to give their approval by Wednesday, failing which the commission said it may "presume your kind concurrence".
An expenditure of over Rs 60 crore has been projected for IUC.
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