Title: Managing Indian universities' need of single national regulator of higher education

Authors: Manish Rohatgi; Meenu Gupta

Addresses: Amity Law School, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector 125, Noida, 201313, India ' Amity Law School, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector 125, Noida, 201313, India

Abstract: The research paper is based on analysing the management and regulation of higher education in India. University Grants Commission (UGC) a prime regulator has an obligation to recognise any university established and incorporated under Central or State Legislature or Provincial Act under Section 2 (f). The only penal power under its ambit is it either can impose a meagre penalty U/s 24 of UGC Act, 1956 or can prohibit financial aid from Central Government to the University U/s 12 (B) of the said Act as a result many universities are making mockery of the system. It is evident from Supreme Court of India's recent order in case of Orissa Irrigation Lift Corp. Ltd v. Rabi Shankar Patro & Ors1 cancelling the engineering degrees granted by three deemed universities through distance education mode between 2001 to 2005 without any approval. UGC is ineffective as national regulator of higher education so as other Regulators such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Bar Council of India (BCI), Medical Council of India (MCI), etc.

Keywords: higher education; regulators; University Grants Commission; UGC; AICTE; Bar Council of India; BCI; Medical Council of India; MCI; Ministry of Human Resource Development; MHRD; students.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2023.129038

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2023 Vol.33 No.3, pp.286 - 298

Received: 15 May 2019
Accepted: 05 Jan 2020

Published online: 16 Feb 2023 *

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