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Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Maharashtra Public Universities Act: 14-member panel set up to propose changes

October 20, 2020 2:05 am

Through a government resolution, Maharashtra Department for Higher and Technical Education has constituted a 14-member committee headed by former UGC chairman Dr Sukhadeo Thorat.

Classes for first year to start from November 1: UGC to varsities

September 22, 2020 4:57 pm

The UGC had first released an alternative academic calendar for higher education institutions on April 29, in which it had prescribed that universities conduct their final-year or terminal semester examination from July 1 to July 15 and declare the results at the end of the month.

Punjab: Students in a fix over mode of exams, SC backs UGC directive

August 30, 2020 3:20 am

The Indian Express spoke to the students and officials of Panjab University, Punjabi University and Guru Nanak Dev University regarding the Supreme Court's decision.

Students should understand their future is bogged down by structurally flawed bureaucracy

August 28, 2020 12:36 pm

It is time for the states to create a system which opens up professional opportunities, standards and training for our youth to serve their community, of achieving excellence through relevance.

In Supreme Court, UGC firm on direction to conduct final exams by September

July 31, 2020 11:46 am

The UGC also said that the guidelines “have to be adopted and applied by all Universities/ institutions in the country (including State Universities)”.

Maharashtra’s decision to cancel final year university exams would affect standards of higher education: UGC to HC

July 25, 2020 11:10 am

On July 6, the UGC issued revised guidelines and decided not to recommend cancellation of the final semester (or final year) examination for graduating batches

UGC: 180 varsities have conducted exams

July 17, 2020 10:30 am

On Thursday, in a bid to bolster its case, UGC said that it had reached out to all universities to map the status of examinations. Out of the 950-odd universities, about 640 have responded.

UGC needs to revisit its guidelines on final-year examinations immediately

July 16, 2020 9:24 am

It is a tragedy of our times that during a historic global crisis, the Centre is taking unilateral decisions on student matters without any concern for their mental and emotional well-being. As they step into an uncertain future, Centre needs to stand with youth, not against them.

Intervene to save future of our youth, cancel university exams: Kejriwal writes to PM

July 11, 2020 6:30 pm

The eminent institutes including IITs, NLUs have already announced to promote their students by internal assessment. Then why can not all the universities award degrees based on the same?, asked Kejriwal in his letter.

UGC ex-chairperson, 27 others call for scrapping of final year exams

July 10, 2020 11:25 am

The letter addressed to UGC chairman D P Singh, sent on Thursday, has been signed by professors from Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Hyderabad, University of Mumbai and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, among others.