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
Tripathi made the comments while speaking on the topic of ‘Higher Education: Changing Scenario’, at the 30th Foundation Day celebrations of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
According to police officials, around 40 students were detained and taken to Parliament Street police station.
The UGC has also asked educational institutions across the country to appoint gender champions — students responsible for spreading the message of gender parity — to promote gender equality.
Since October 2010, undergoing assessment and accreditation from NAAC is mandatory for arts, science, commerce and recognised colleges all over the country
The Indian Express spoke to some students who have been camping outside the office from day one to understand what the non-NET fellowship means to them and why they continue to ‘Occupy UGC’.