UGC member and Chairman of Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC), D N Reddy said, "UGC will not radically change its functioning and will continue to pursue the guidelines laid down by the AICTE".
Reddy was speaking after addressing a workshop organised by various colleges' managements.
Supreme Court had ruled out the powers of AICTE. It does not have the permission to sanction the new college. It was only an advisory body.
Prof Reddy made these observations on the SC verdict.
Prof Reddy advised that the guidelines framed by the UGC for MBA and MCA colleges were almost the same as prepared by the AICTE, which were in practice from last several years.
But the changes in applications for approval process were made online and it paid dividends to a large extent.
College representatives Pradeep Reddy, Suneel, Nimmatoori Ramesh and Jayapal Reddy urged the UGC to have a national policy on fee structure and called for support from the UGC in improving quality.