24 Jul 2020, 08:59 pm By Rohit Sindhu
MHRD forms a committee to reduce brain-drain, aims students stay & study in India

The Government of India has established a committee to ensure more students stay and study in India. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has asked UGC to prepare a report in next 15 days underlining measures to reduce brain drain.
 HRD ministry said chairman of the university grants commission will head a committee to “prepare guidelines and measures to ensure that more and more students stay here for study in India and come out with mechanism for increasing intake in well performing universities".

Mechanisms will also be explored for starting multi-disciplinary and innovative programs, twinning and joint degree programs, cross country designing of centres, facilitating online lectures by eminent faculty abroad, linkage between academia and industry, facilitate Joint degree ventures and lateral entry to Indian Higher Education Institutions," the ministry said in a statement.

The committee will prepare guidelines and measures to ensure that more and more students stay for study in India, and come out with a process for better system for universities. The committee will submit its report within 15 days. The chairman of AICTE will work upon the issues related to technical institutions and NTA and CBSE chairpersons may be called for their suggestions. To assist the chairpersons of UGC and AICTE, Directors of  Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), CoA and Vice Chancellors of Central Universities will assist in sub committees.

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Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Human Resource Development says “These issues require a thorough understanding of their present and future educational requirements and career plans which need to be addressed appropriately with timely interventions. Each of the above situations presents different sets of prospects and challenges.” He added in the meeting that in the year around 7.5 lakh students went outside India to pursue their studies and many bright students moved abroad.

We should make all efforts to help bright students to pursue their education in India. Also, as per this government’s manifesto we have to increase seat capacity by 50% in all premier institutions by year 2024 and also Institutes of Eminence should be increased to 50 by 2024, MHRD says.