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Hundreds of politicians, bureaucrats were awarded honorary doctorate degrees by public universities over the last 20 years when they were in charge of monitoring these very institutions

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Treating department, not university, as unit for SC, ST, OBC reservations will defeat the purpose of the policy

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Govt nod for UGC formula to hit SC/ST, OBC faculty numbers

The new reservation formula is in response to a direction of the Allahabad High Court in April 2017. Hearing a case on teachers’ recruitment at the Banaras Hindu University, the court said each department, rather than the entire university, should be treated as the “unit” on which reservations are based.

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PhD must for post of associate prof: UGC draft regulations

Teachers are also worried as PhD has been made compulsory for a promotion to associate professor post, and to move to a level 12 pay grade (increment on basic pay from Rs 7,000-8,000).

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DUTA protests outside UGC against pay notification

The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) Thursday protested outside the UGC office against the “negative recommendations of the Seventh Pay Revision Notification”.

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New secretary: University Grants Commission prepares shortlist

Professor Rajnish Jain of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyala is the front-runner for the job. Jain is the director of Institute of Management Studies at the University.

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Institutions of Eminence: UGC extends deadline for applications to February 22

The UGC has received 103 applications including JNU and Delhi University for IoE status.

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UGC recruitment 2018: Apply for IT consultant post, salary Rs 50,000 per month

The contract will be initially for a duration of six months and may be extended later on.

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After SC order, names of deemed varsities clipped

In Bengaluru, Christ University will now be known as only “Christ”, and Jain University has been renamed “Jain”.

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UGC nod to regulations giving institutions greater autonomy

Universities either accredited by NAAC with a score of at least 3.5 or ranked in the top 50 institutions of National Institutions Ranking Framework (NIRF) for two consecutive years will be parked in ‘Category I’.

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UGC appoints NAAC Director DP Singh as its new chairman

UGC Chairman: NAAC director, Professor DP Singh, has been appointed as UGC’s new chairman.

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UGC approached by 100 institutions for the provision of HRD’s world-class tag

UGC HRD: By March-April 2018, 20 institutions will be accorded the eminence status with a mandate to achieve the world-class status over a period of 10 years.

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UGC vice-chairman’s post: Govt launches fresh search

The new advertisement has set a month’s deadline to accept applications for the vice chairman’s post. UGC also does not have a regular chairman.

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Varsities to arrange preamble reading, lectures, activities on Constitution Day: UGC

The Commission directed varsities to engage students in events like the reading of the preamble in morning assemblies and organising lectures on fundamental duties.

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UGC suspends distance learning engineering degrees of 4 deemed universities

JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Allahabad Agricultural Institute (AAI), Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), Rajasthan and Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu are under a probe.

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UGC directs universities to promote Armed Forces Flag Day among students

The Armed Forces Flag Day falls on December 7 and the defence ministry had sent a communication to the UGC on the need to promote this event.