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Professor Arun Nigavekar, former chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) passed away on Friday at his Pune residence.

  New Delhi: Professor Arun Nigavekar, former chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) passed away on Friday at his Pune residence...

 



New Delhi: Professor Arun Nigavekar, former chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) passed away on Friday at his Pune residence.

A noted Physicist and educationist, he was the chairman of UGC from 2000 to 2005 and the Vice-chancellor of the Savitribai Phule Pune University from 1998 to 2000.


He played a key role in establishing the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as its founder-director.


“The UGC family is deeply grieved by the sad demise of former UGC Chairman, Prof Arun Nigavekar...his contribution towards initiating a quality movement in higher education will always be remembered,” the UGC said in a message.

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