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UGC asks varsities to deploy jammers in exam centres

The government had in 2016 allowed statutory examination conducting bodies to deploy low powered jammers in examination halls in order to prevent use of unfair means through radio frequency-based devices

Social media etiquettes, pranayam part of UGC's 'life skills' curriculum

The commission had recently launched "Jeevan Kaushal", a life skills programme in the curriculum for under-graduate courses across the country


UGC declares this decade-old institute 'not-recognised'

National Institute of Management Solutions (NIMS), Janakpuri, New Delhi is fake and cannot impart any undergraduate or postgraduate courses in either distance or regular mode, claims UGC.

National Education Policy: Suggestions by Gujarat will be looked into, says UGC chairman

“Ten different teams have been set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to look into the suggestions. One such proposals from Gujarat for sector-based universities would be looked into and will reflect in the final draft,” UGC Chairman DP Singh said.

‘Ranking agencies urged to change their parameters’

D P Singh, Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) said this on the sidelines of a two-day national conference of Vice-Chancellors at Gujarat Vidyapith starting Monday.

Bill to scrap UGC, AICTE to be placed before cabinet in October: HRD

The earlier draft bill had proposed HECI to control academic matters while an advisory board under the HRD minister would have been in charge of issuing monetary grants to universities.


HRD Ministry awards IoE tag to IIT-Madras, Kharagpur, DU, BHU and Hyderabad University

A Letter of Intent for granting the IoE status has been issued to five private universities including Amrita Vidyapeetham, Tamil Nadu; Jamia Hamdard University; Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Odisha; and Bharti Institute, Mohali

UGC targets 30% enrollment in higher education by 2020 from present's 25.4%

The number of students enrolled in higher education system has gone up to about 3.66 crore in 2017-18. The GER rose to 25.4 per cent in 2017-18, while the aim is to increase it to 30 per cent by 2020

Desist from discrimination against SC, ST students on grounds of social origin: UGC tells varsities

The higher education regulator has also asked varsities to develop a page on their website for lodging such complaints and take immediate action if an issue in this regard is reported to them.  

Universities are autonomous bodies, no compulsion on them to teach any particular subject: UGC

The UGC's comments comes in the wake of a row triggered by allegations from Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU), which on Monday said the varsity was trying to impose Hindi by making it a compulsory subject at the undergraduate BA and B Tech courses.