The purpose of this vision document is to consider how a new regulator to replace the
University Grants Commission (“UGC”) should be structured. This document is neither a
holistic vision for higher education in India, nor does it attempt to take sides on the myriad
contentious issues that need to be addressed in the higher education sector. Rather, its aim is
more modest — it is a vision for what a pan-India regulator should look like if the higher
education sector in India is to truly flourish.