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UGC to review quality of PhD thesis for doctoral degrees awarded in last 10 years

The move comes following concern raised by various quarters about degrading the quality of research in the country and duplication of subjects on which PhDs are pursued.

Explained: Why some are concerned about the undergraduate ‘LOCF’ curriculum

What is changing, why, and why is a section of teachers — most vocally at Delhi University — opposed to the idea?


Maharashtra: University tag for Fergusson

The college, run by the Deccan Education Society and established by stalwarts like Lokmanya Tilak and Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, had earlier received the nod from the University Grants Commission for the new tag.

‘UGC working to reduce gap between private, public varsities’

Prof Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice-Chairman, UGC said: “The UGC is concerned with the quality and affordability of education in India and is working to reduce the gap between public and private universities.”

Over 700 vacancies in varsities since March, but just 2.5% for SCs, 0 for STs

This data was revealed during inter-ministerial consultations for issuing an ordinance to overturn the circular and the court order that treats departments/ subjects as a unit for implementing reservation, instead of taking the university/ college as a whole.

AMU to govt: Idea to drop ‘Muslim’ from name preposterous

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), in its formal response to the University Grants Commission (UGC), has called the proposition “preposterous” for ignoring the institution’s long history and unique character.


UGC to ask universities to postpone teacher recruitment till SC decides govt’s SLP

The Centre had approached the apex court in April this year in a bid to roll back UGC’s March 5 order, which announced that reservation for teachers will be calculated department-wise, instead of being based on the total posts in a university.

Deemed University: UGC inspection team to not accept hospitality from institutions, propose new rules

Deemed-to-be-university is an accreditation awarded by the UGC to a higher education institution that enjoy the status and privileges of a university.

Viva no longer sole admission criterion, some cheer in JNU

The Commission has also permitted relaxation of five percentage points in the minimum marks to be scored in the written test by SC, ST and OBC candidates.

Simply Put: What ‘autonomy’ will bring for UGC’s chosen ones

The announcement has evoked mixed reactions. While the government has dubbed the decision “historic”, teachers see it as a way to privatise higher education.