The ministry is learnt to have despatched the order in the first week of November after five earlier letters, urging the UGC to initiate stern action against erring institutions, went unheeded.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani attributed the change to the poor response from foreign universities.
The UGC has allowed deemed university them to set up as many satellite centres they wish but after meeting certain conditions
Teachers’ bodies had been complaining that the new API norms would increase the work load of teachers
The panel will also examine the present structure of emoluments and conditions of service of University and College teachers, librarians, physical education personnel and other academic staff in universities and colleges
DU teachers have been boycotting the evaluation of undergraduate exams for last 11 days against amendments to UGC regulations
The UGC has decided to bring an app as it would help them file complaints whereever they are
The representatives of DUTA will meet UGC officials for consultations over the issue on June 6
The universities should establish a helpline at the earliest with the notification on the homepage of their website
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has boycotted the undergraduation evaluation process in the university since the last two days to protest against it.
In a decision taken last week, the higher education regulator had removed restrictions on the appointment of deemed university chancellors allowing promoters of the institution to occupy the post.
The institute, which has eight branches all over India, has been embroiled in controversy ever since its MoU with Mewar University was declared invalid by the UGC last year.
As per the amended regulations, candidates who have registered for M.Phil/Ph.D programme before July 11, 2009 have now been exempted from clearing the National Eligibility Test (NET) or the State-Level Eligibility Test (SLET).
The UGC has also relaxed norms allowing female and differently abled research scholars eight years, instead of the current six years, to complete their PhD degrees.
Only one security guard deputed outside each hostel, no regular checking of vehicles