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University Grants Commission (UGC)


Only 10% of the faculty positions in universities to be hired on contract basis: Education Minister

July 26, 2021 6:54 pm

The minister further clarified that the teachers should be appointed on a contract basis only when it is absolutely necessary and when the student-teacher ratio does not satisfy the laid-down norms.

From JEE Main, NEET-UG 2021 exam dates to reopening colleges, schools: Top education news this week

July 20, 2021 2:30 pm

Top education new this week: The NTA announced exam dates for JEE Main (April and May) 2021, NEET-UG 2021. Several states announced class 10 board exam results and the UGC also released a fresh academic calendar for the 2021-22 session.

UGC releases academic calendar for 2021-22 session, first year classes to begin from October 1

July 17, 2021 5:45 pm

In case of delay in declaration of qualifying (class 12) result, the higher education institute may plan the new academic session from October 18.

Mumbai University’s IDOL to launch MMS course through distance learning mode

July 02, 2021 8:28 pm

The MMS course is a two-year course and is divided into four semesters. IDOL will conduct a separate entrance test for admission to the course.

UGC asks educational institutions to thank PM for starting free vaccination drive: Sources

June 23, 2021 10:51 am

The revised guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination announced by the Prime Minister earlier this month came into effect on Monday. Under these guidelines, those aged 18 and above are eligible for a free vaccination.

UGC directs varsities to observe International Yoga Day on June 21, take online pledge

June 16, 2021 12:14 pm

UGC also encouraged students, faculty members, officers, and staff of the universities and colleges to take an online pledge to make Yoga an integral part of their life at -

Student bodies to send petition to president over UGC's blended mode of education

June 14, 2021 10:51 am

The All India Forum to Save Public Education with representatives from various outfits like the Students' Federation of India (SFI), Chhatra RJD and JNUSU, has started this petition. By 11:45 pm on Saturday, the petition had gained 1,204 signatures.

No financial help from UGC during Covid, varsities underline lack of digital infrastructure

June 01, 2021 11:02 am

The UGC has released more than half a dozen guidelines and advisories on COVID-appropriate behaviour that educational institutes need to adhere to, but has not released any additional funds for covid management or digital infrastructure.

UGC releases concept note on blended mode of learning, seeks stakeholders' feedback 

May 21, 2021 5:20 pm

The draft concept note constitutes detailed chapters on the role of teachers in blended learning, ICT tools and initiatives, SWAYAM, MOOCs as resources, ICT tools for collaboration and user-generated content, project-based learning and project management.

UGC issues clarification against fake news on examination guidelines 

May 13, 2021 12:01 pm

The UGC had earlier asked all higher educational institutes (HEIs) to not conduct any offline exams in May 2021. The HEIs are also advised to assess the local conditions for conducting online exams.