Reasons for this move:
- This move from the Centre is part of wide range of educational reform plan being finalized by a high-powered committee headed by Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya.
- If implemented, this move would also help in raising resources independently.
Meanwhile, explaining how the move will lead to privatization, Rajesh Jha, a teacher at Rajdhani College said, “Once colleges become autonomous, the trusts running the colleges will have the right to set up similar institutions anywhere in the country with self-financing courses. Using the brand names of these DU colleges that have a long legacy and history, the government is trying to push privatization, with trusts being the owners of the colleges, and the university no longer being a part of the administration.”
Accreditation of the Centre funded colleges