New panel to review UGC fellowships

NEW DELHI: The Union human resource development ministry has set up a five-member committee to review University Grants Commission (UGC) fellowships.

The fellowships include National Eligibility Test (NET) based junior research fellowship and the non-NET ones. The ministry said it is “in the process of reviewing the current research framework, efforts, opportunities, quality and output” in a statement on Wednesday. The committee has to submit its report by December.

Ex-Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, director Gautam Barua would head the panel.

The committee’s members include Central University of Gujarat vice-chancellor Syed Bari, Central University of Himachal Pradesh vice-chancellor Kuldeep Agnihotri and Karnataka State Women’s University vice-chancellor Meena Rajiv Chandawarkar.