UKIERI MHRD consultation workshop on Higher Education Leadership Development Programme
UKIERI in partnership with Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) brought together over 70 policy makers and senior government representatives from across 18 states to deliberate on the needs of Higher Education sector and the model for developing a scalable sustainable higher education leadership programme. The representation from states was very encouraging and participants included principals from autonomous colleges, vice chancellors from state universities and senior representatives from higher education councils and state governments like Orissa, Nagaland, Manipur, West Bengal, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and many more.
This workshop aimed to focus on achieving the outcome of an action plan which will be implemented through UKIERI and MHRD over the following year in collaboration with the States through Rashtriya Uchattar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)
. RUSA is a centrally sponsored scheme proposed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to ensure holistic planning at the state level and enhancement of allocations for the state institutions with focus on state higher educational institutions.