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UGC bans these courses in distance mode, here is the list

The list of degree courses not allowed to be imparted through distance mode include - engineering, medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, architecture, physiotherapy and agriculture.

UGC recruitment 2019: Apply for deputy secretary, education officer jobs; salary up to Rs 2 lakh

UGC recruitment 2019: A total of six vacancies are on offer and interested candidates can apply at The application process is on and will conclude on April 5, 2019 midnight.


UGC issues guidelines for setting up of Centre for Women Studies in varsities, colleges

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."

UGC vice-chairman Bhushan Patwardhan interview: Honorary degrees might need to be regulated

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

UGC directs varsities to start recruitment process of teachers immediately

"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

Faculty reservation at universities: Supreme Court dismisses pleas to review January 22 ruling

Rejecting the review petitions, the judges said they “do not find any error apparent on record to justify interference in review jurisdiction”.


UGC recommends changes in assessment system, question setting and evaluation

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.

No deemed-to-be tag for institutes younger than 20 years: UGC

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 for teachers: UGC announces implementation date

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.

Over 1.5 lakh govt schools to get 'digital boards' under new scheme

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.

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UGC NET 2017: OMR sheet released, check answer keys at

CBSE has on Tuesday released the answer keys of UGC NET 2017 November exam