The University Grants Commission (UGC)  gave its nod for setting up of an inter-university centre for teachers education at Benaras Hindu University.
At its full commission meeting here today, the UGC, governing higher education in the country, approved the proposal for the centre, the foundation stone of which will be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his proposed visit to Varanasi on December 25, officials said.The day is also being observed as ‘Good Governance Day’ to commemorate the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later

The centre is expected to function as an autonomous body, the details of which will be spelled out during the Prime Minister’s visit to the campus. It will be named after Madan Mohan Malviya, the officials said. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour

The commission also decided to name the proposed Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (KAUSHAL) after RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay. Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year

The initiative, piloted by UGC, will see setting up of 100 centres, coordinating the entire skill development efforts of higher educational institutions.