The draft agreement broadly aims to:
Provide good learning experience
Better campus placements, which is not a practice in IITs, IIMs, among other colleges
Focus on research publications and sponsored research output
Additionally, the universities will be directed to increase the efficiency of to-be-graduates so that they contribute more to the economy.
‘Any formal agreement will be against university statue’
A Delhi University professor was quoted as saying that any formal agreement would be against the university statute, and would leave the government with the option of either amending laws or enforcing through new directives.
There have also been reports of Indian universities facing a massive staff crunch, so experts suggest filling up empty seats before to fixing financial, social and academic responsibility.
The memorandum of understanding will comprise the following:
Vision and mission document
Autonomy and delegation of financial powers
Action plan for implementation and monitoring of the promises made in the agreement
According to the draft, the central university, University Grants Commission and HRD ministry will carry out a joint review within 90 days of completion of the financial year.