HRD Ministry has decided to appoint Prof G Gopal Reddy and Sushma Yadav, Professor of public policy as members of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Find out more!
The HRD Ministry has decided to appoint senior academicians Professor G Gopal Reddy associated with Osmania University and Sushma Yadav, Professor of public policy, as members of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Currently, UGC has a strength of nine members, including its Chairman Ved Prakash, whose term is about to end in a few months.
G Gopal Reddy has over three decades of experience of teaching political science and has been associated with various reputed teachers’ associations. On the other hand, Sushma Yadav who also teaches political science has won several accolades and been member of numerous panels appointed by the government bodies to look after various issues. The term of each UGC member is three years. According to the UGC Act, the commission can have a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and ten other members that are appointed by the Centre.
HRD Ministry in Search of a New UGC Chairman
The term of UGC Chairman Ved Prakash is about to end in a few months. The Union HRD Ministry has decided to constitute a three-member committee to search a new chairperson of the UGC. According to reports, ministry has decided to constitute the panel that would be headed by Dr. H.R. Nagendra, who is a chancellor of S-VYASA and is likely to include former VC of Saurashtra University DP Singh and former VC of Lucknow University.