UGC Zonal Committees: Fostering NEP 2020 Implementation at Maharaj Sayajirao University

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has embarked on a significant journey to support universities in the effective execution of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. This endeavor involves the establishment of five zonal committees, each covering distinct regions, and comprising vice-chancellors representing a wide spectrum of universities, including central, state, private, and deemed institutions.


A noteworthy event is on the horizon, as the inaugural conference focused on the implementation of NEP 2020 for the Western Zone is slated to take place on October 26, 2023, at Gujarat’s Maharaj Sayajirao University of Baroda. The conference is scheduled to run from 9 am to 5 pm.


Recognizing the substantial significance of this conference for all stakeholders, the UGC encourages active participation by universities and colleges. This engagement stands to benefit faculty, students, and staff alike.


For those interested, the Western Zone vice-chancellors’ conference will be accessible through live streaming on various platforms, including Vande Gujarat Channel No. 1,, and


The UGC’s decision to establish these zonal committees is firmly grounded in its vision to bring the benefits of NEP 2020 to a diverse and aspiring youth population within a stipulated timeframe. This strategic initiative aims to assist universities in devising effective plans for the successful implementation of key NEP initiatives.


At the heart of NEP 2020 are five fundamental principles: accessibility, equity, quality, affordability, and accountability. The overarching objective is to equip young individuals to tackle the multifaceted challenges of both current and future global and national landscapes.