"I will soon write to all universities in connection with the admissions of Ph.D and M.Phil students in various universities, "he replied when asked about the recent madness which enveloped Osmania University (OU) during the Ph.D admissions.
He also said that, private universities have a significant role tp play in the education field in India.
"Private universities must come up, as the state does not have enough resources to meet the needs of youths," he said. However, he cautioned private institutions not to commercialise higher studies sector.
Prakash said, "Private institutions should not see the UGC as an adversary. We have to work together. A lot of high quality education has come from private universities in India. Private universities have also established certain benchmarks in the country,"
"the future lies in the credibility, ethics and creativity, which is also something that surfaces from inner growth," Prakash said.
The Chairman of UGC also stressed on the need for faculty to exchange ideas with other institutions.
"The time has come to dissolve boundaries. We have to work in collaboration with our sister institutions," he added. Hinting at scientific institutions like the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and other places.
"CERN is one living example of collaboration. More than 8,000 scientists came together and created the Gold Practice under one umbrella," he said.