A recent Times of India article introduced plans for the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to merge into the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). The National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) will also be included in the merger. The organizations are currently working together to consolidate regulations and policies, with the eventual implementation of the National Higher Education Qualifications Framework (NHEQF) on the horizon. Academic mobility is cited by UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar as a primary reason for the change.
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