Dr. G. Srinivas, Additional Secretary, University Grants Commission

Dr. G. Srinivas Dr. G Srinivas is currently the Additional Secretary looking after UGC Offices at Hyderabad (South Eastern Regional Office) and Bangalore (South Western Regional Office). He earlier headed UGC Regional Offices in Kolkata, Pune and Guwahati. Before that, Dr. Srinivas served as the Registrar of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, and was Deputy Advisor of NAAC Bengaluru.

While working at NAAC, he was instrumental in bringing out the concept of Internal Quality Assurance Cells (IQAC) . While heading the North East Regional Office (NERO) of UGC at Guwahati, he popularised and implemented the Cluster Colleges and Entrepreneurship Development Cells in Colleges (EDCs) and coordinated the implementation of special package for North-East Region. He assisted the upgrading of historical ‘Cotton College’ into a University. Among other activities, he furthered several quality enhancement initiatives in association with NAAC, different State Governments, and Universities. He adopted interface meetings for settlement of grants and grievance redressal of institutions. Apart from serving in several committees as Member or Member Secretary, he was also in the Governing Body of some institutions like the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, and National Council of Rural Institutes, Hyderabad.

Dr. G Srinivas is an alumnus of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi where he did doctoral studies in Plant Sciences. He was awarded National Scholarship for Meritorious Academic Record and JRF(CSIR-UGC/NET). He has published in the areas of environmental biology and higher education planning . His current areas of research interest are in education policy , institutional efficiency, and quality enhancement in higher education. His three decades of experience spans the areas of higher education administration, policy planning and quality assurance across regulatory and accreditation bodies as well as institutions.

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