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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

University Grants Commission (UGC)


Higher education system needs to be overhauled, says UGC Vice-Chairman

February 21, 2020 10:47 am

Speaking about the recent initiatives UGC has taken recently, Patwardhan said, “By taking cue from the New Education Policy (NEP) we have incorporated the ‘multiple entry-multiple exit’ and ‘liberal education’ system."

No distance education allowed in hotel management, real estate: UGC

December 01, 2019 10:49 am

UGC had notified Open and Distance Learning Regulations in 2017, according to which professional programmes such as medicine, engineering, and architecture, are not permitted to be offered in distance mode.

Mandatory course on 'social responsibility and community engagement' for UG, PG students soon

November 29, 2019 6:06 pm

Students will be awarded credits for participating in such activities ranging from research projects to teaching, under this new curriculum. Under this, students will learn local wisdom from the community, understand their problems and can collectively devise solutions for the same.

UGC asks varsities to deploy jammers in exam centres

November 03, 2019 11:56 am

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

October 14, 2019 2:52 pm

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'

October 09, 2019 9:48 am

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

October 01, 2019 2:57 am

“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’

October 01, 2019 2:49 am

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

September 25, 2019 2:34 pm

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

September 06, 2019 9:44 am

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