The directive has been issued following media reports alleging that a racket is prevailing in several parts of the country where agents would claim to arrange degrees of recognised universities without the need for students to attend classes
UGC's list has names of eight fake universities in the national capital. We visited one of them -- Vishwakarma Open University for Self Employment (VOUSE) -- to check out the manner of its functioning.
The NEP panel led by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan, which submitted its report to the new HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', has recommended re-introduction of the four-year course as part of the undergraduate reforms
The UGC has set up a panel headed by its Vice Chairman Bhushan Patwardhan to examine the issue of pursuing two degree programmes simultaneously from the same university or different universities either through distance mode, online mode or part time mode.
To spread awareness about Deeksharambh - Student Induction Programme (SIP) in Higher Education Institutions and its stakeholders, UGC has decided to conduct awareness programmes and training programme for teachers in different regions of the country