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July 28, 2018

India's Three-Day VCs’ Conference on Research & Innovation in Higher Education ends with a 10-point resolution for transforming Universities into institutions engaged in cutting-edge research

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New Delhi, India, July 28, 2018 — Vice-Chancellors from across the country today reaffirmed their commitment to improving the quality of teaching-learning process and achieving the UGC Quality Mandate in Universities and the affiliated institutions by 2020 and NAAC accreditation for all institutions by 2022.

The one-of-its-kind 3-day Conference on “Research and Innovation” for the Vice-Chancellors & Directors of Higher Educational Institutions was organized from July 26-28 and inaugurated by Prakash Javadekar, the Minister for Human Resource Development with Dr. Satya Pal Singh, MoS for Human Resource Development as Guest of Honour. The Secretary (Higher Education), MHRD; the Chairman, UGC; Chairman, AICTE; officials of MHRD and the UGC; Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities, State Public Universities, Deemed to be Universities, State Private Universities; Directors of Central Institutions such as IITs, IIMs, IISc, NITs, IIITs, IISERs and other central institutions participated in the conference.

More than 600 Vice-Chancellors and Directors attended the conference, which coincided with the auspicious occasion of “Guru Purnima.”

The Conference had six sessions on themes ‘promoting research and innovations’, ‘quality mandate,’ ‘teachers training,’ and ‘digital initiatives.’ The conference had open forums where all delegates freely interacted with the HRD Minister on the issues of higher education and deliberated over the actions required to achieve the quality education. 65 universities/institutions made presentations on achievements and best practices related to the themes of the conference.

The Conference unanimously adopted the following 10-Point Resolution:


  1. Reaffirm our commitment for achieving the UGC Quality Mandate in our respective Universities and the affiliated institutions by 2020 and NAAC accreditation for all institutions by 2022;
  2. Adopt and implement Learning Outcome-Based Curriculum Framework (LOCF) in HEIs by updating curriculum from the academic year 2019-20; Adopt Learner Centric teaching-learning processes by suitable improvement in the pedagogy;
  3. Participate in the Induction Training of newly recruited teachers and annual Refresher Training of all the teachers using the SWAYAM and take measures for improving the motivation levels of teachers;
  4. Enhance research productivity of our respective institutions by orienting teachers and students to participate in competition-based research funding schemes;
  5. Create an innovation culture and eco-system, including administrative and financial support, academic freedom and flexibility for promoting innovation; encourage participation in the Smart India Hackathon; facilitate setting up start-ups by students;
  6. Sensitize the students and encourage them to actively participate in the social/economic betterment of the community by adopting at least five villages under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan;
  7. Give a significant fillip to Vocationalisation of higher education by participating in the relevant schemes under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) duly modified for the requirements of higher education students, and also achieve constructive links with the industry;
  8. Encourage the use of digital learning resources among students and teachers; approve SWAYAM courses for credit transfer; use the resources like e ShodhSindhu, and National Digital Library; and upload degrees on National Academic Depository;
  9. Create awareness about ethics in research and the provisions for checking plagiarism and weeding out predatory journals;
  10. Strive for a smart and Swachh campus, and also mentor the schools around our institution and the affiliated colleges to motivate the students/teachers therein to strive for academic excellence.

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