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
In a letter to VCs of Central Universities, UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu said that it is observed that there is a general lack of awareness among school and college students about what is corruption, its adverse impact on society, how and whom to make a complaint regarding such practices.
HRD ministry has directed All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) to create 5 per cent supernumerary (extra) seats for differently-abled persons in all schemes of skill development
In a public notice on its website, the higher education sector regulator sought cooperation in curbing the menace saying ragging is a criminal offence.
In the pledge, students undertake to devote two hours per week to voluntary work for cleanliness while also aiming to add more volunteers for the cause
The students counselling system will involve teachers and parents to address common student concerns ranging from anxiety, stress, fear of change and failure to homesickness and other academic worries
University Grants Commission said that it had sought the comments of statutory councils but the responses so far do not endorse the idea of allowing students to pursue two degrees simultaneously
The fresh directive by UGC comes in the wake of various complaints received by it from students and parents.
The issue came to light when the High Court was informed that the government has accorded UGC scale of pay to Dr Gadadhar Rout, an economics teacher of the Christ College
Occupy UGC protest has launched a video explaining the reasons for their protest in a sarcastic but amusing way
The proposal, in line with the Narendra Modi government’s focus on yoga, envisages that departments related to yoga be set up in various central universities from the next academic session.
UGC chairman Ved Prakash has asked all universities to give top priority to put in place an online admission system for all programmes and sought details of the progress made by them in this regard
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said that UGC had found that some institutions deemed to be universities were running off-campus centres without prior permission