University Grants Commission (UGC) chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar has been handed over the duties of the head of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), union education ministry as stated in a notice on Monday.
The current AICTE chairperson Anil D Saharabudhe will be relieved from his duties
The current AICTE chairperson Anil D Saharabudhe will be released from his duties as chairperson from 1 September, 2022, upon reaching 65 years of age. The Ministry has also released an advertisement inviting applicants for the top post of technical education regulator of India.
"While the appointment of the regular chairman, AICTE, is under process, approval of honourable education minister is conveyed to entrust the additional charge of chairperson AICTE, temporarily, to professor M Jagadesh Kumar, chairman UGC, till the appointment of the regular chairman AICTE or until further orders, whichever is earlier," the notice issued by the ministry read.
Mr Kumar served as the Vice Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University prior to taking charge as the UGC chairman in February this year. He is also an alumni of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. Besides, he is even a professor of electrical engineering at IIT Delhi and continues to take classes at the institute.