Top varsities may get more autonomy
Universities performing poorly likely to face funding cuts
New Delhi: The human resource development ministry is introducing a carrot and stick approach under which the performing universities will get greater autonomy and poor performers will get their funding cut. To implement the initiative, the ministry will divide the universities into three categories based on their performance on several parameters including the teaching-learning environment, research and industry income. “We are looking to classify universities into three categories and this is not based on NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) grades," HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said.