According to a senior UGC official, "Women studies centres will have special focus on most marginalised and disadvantaged women in the society. These include women from Schedule Caste and Tribes, women with disabilities, women living in unsafe environments, among others."
Bhushan Patwardhan, vice-chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), says the matter of Shahrukh khan’s honorary doctorate should be looked from the broader perspective, including its propriety and timing
"A copy of the MHRD notification dated March 7 along with "The Central Educational Institutions Ordinance 2019" is enclosed for strict compliance. Universitires are requested to start recruitment immediately," read the official notification
Among major initiatives were setting up of a board which can conduct exams on-demand where students from any age, minimum eligibility etc and separate assessment model for undergraduate, graduate and PhD courses across mainstream higher education institutes.
The UGC changes rules and eligibility criteria to grant deemed-to-be-university status to higher education institutes. NIRF ranking, teacher-student ratio to be among major criteria. Commission to follow up performance after granting the status too.
7th Pay Commission: The revised special allowance per month for vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors, principals in PG college and principal in undergraduate colleges will be Rs 11,250, Rs 9000, Rs 6750, and Rs 4500 respectively.
Around 1.5 lakh secondary or senior secondary schools across the country to have digital and interactive boards from 2019 academic session onwards. E-content and intelligent tutor to also be introduced under operation digital board (ODB) to supplement traditional learning.