Tag: University Grants Commission

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  • Teachers’ Day 2018 | President Kovind, PM Modi pay tribute to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

    Teachers’ Day 2018 | President Kovind, PM Modi pay tribute to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

    Several other organisations, political leaders and parties remembered the former President and greeted the nation on Teachers' Day

    September 5, 2018
  • UGC seeks proposals from institutions for extension of vocational courses

    UGC seeks proposals from institutions for extension of vocational courses

    “The UGC has invited proposals from those institutions which have been running Bachelor of Vocational Courses (BVoc) and community college programmes in order to consider the extension of courses being run under the said programmes,” a senior UGC official said.

    September 2, 2018
  • UGC warning to 21 DU colleges: Appoint regular principal or grants will be withheld

    UGC warning to 21 DU colleges: Appoint regular principal or grants will be withheld

    These colleges have time till 31 August to comply

    August 28, 2018
  • Manabadi APSET 2018 results out at apset.net.in | Check now

    Manabadi APSET 2018 results out at apset.net.in | Check now

    Manabadi 2018: Andhra University, Visakhapatnam conducted the APSET examination 2018 on behalf of Government of Andhra Pradesh on July 1 in 31 subjects that were approved by University Grants Commission.

    August 20, 2018
  • Applications sought for scholarships to handicapped students

    Applications sought for scholarships to handicapped students

    The Social Security, Women and Child Development Department, Punjab, has invited applications for awarding pre and post matric scholarships for the students with disabilities. The Social Security and Women and Child Development Minister, Aruna Chaudhary said all these scholarships are available to the students with 40 per cent disabilities with a proper certificate issued by …

    August 18, 2018
  • Below benchmark

    Below benchmark

    The students deserve better, as in most conventional universities. It can only work to the detriment of learning if the Indira Gandhi National Open University can ignite a controversy between institutions that offer the course ~ albeit unconventional ~ and the University Grants Commission, the regulatory authority. The terms of engagement ought to have been …

    August 13, 2018
  • Disbanding UGC

    Disbanding UGC

    The discourse over the move to put in place a new higher education regulator might linger for some time yet. Suffice it to register that neither the teachers nor the taught are convinced about the Centre’s rationale, but of course, the government seems intent on reinforcing its intervention in matters academic. Sixty-two years after its …

    July 2, 2018
  • Mishmash of Learning

    Mishmash of Learning

    Reform seems to be the buzzword in the educational sphere and it is in conformity with the University Grants Commission’s suggestion that Calcutta University has decided to go ahead with the Choice-Based Credit System with effect from the next academic session. Calcutta University wants this system to be followed because it allows students “seamless mobility” …

    June 29, 2018
  • Centre plans to scrap UGC, proposes new Higher Education Commission

    Centre plans to scrap UGC, proposes new Higher Education Commission

    HRD Ministry announces repeal of UGC Act, seeking with replace it with proposed Higher Education Commission of India Act, 2018

    June 27, 2018
  • UGC releases list of fake varsities

    UGC releases list of fake varsities

    The University Grants Commission has released a list of 24 “self-styled” and fake varsities across the country, including eight in the  Capital. “Students and public at large are informed that at present following 24 self-styled and unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act in various parts of the country,” a notice issued …

    April 24, 2018
  • Full Freedom

    Full Freedom

    It has been a great day for Jadavpur University as it boasts “full autonomy” in league with Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Hyderabad ~ central universities both ~, Homi Bhabha National Institute in Mumbai, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and NALSAR, also in Hyderabad. For Jadavpur, the inherent irony in last Tuesday’s announcement …

    March 25, 2018
  • ‘National’ Psychology

    ‘National’ Psychology

    A subject as dense as psychology is best left to professional psychologists and academics in terms of formulation of the course content for the under-graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral levels. Yet as the overarching authority in matters academic, the University Grants Commission, a quasi-bureaucratic entity, appears to have arrogated to itself the right to frame the …

    October 12, 2017
  • Plagiarised research

    Plagiarised research

    The raft of measures unveiled by the University Grants Commission to check plagiarism in research is an oblique admission of a distressing reality that many a thesis lacks originality. This in itself makes a mockery of the stress on research as the hallmark of a university’s excellence. This maxim can be open to question as …

    September 11, 2017
  • Emphasising accountability

    Emphasising accountability

    The ministry of human resource development, Government of India had announced to scrap University Grants Commission and All India Council for Technical Education and replace it with a new body named Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency to regulate both technical and non-technical institutions, but in a recent announcement this has been put on hold. The …

    September 5, 2017
  • ‘In a state of disrepair’

    ‘In a state of disrepair’

    Padma Shri Pritam Singh, a leading personality on the higher education scene in India said, over a decade ago, “Laxmi the goddess of wealth, was freed from chains in 1991”, when the government, faced with an imminent default in meeting the country’s Forex commitments, liberalised the economy and amongst other things, de-licensed industrial manufacturing. However, …

    August 15, 2017
  • Towards freedom

    Towards freedom

    The University Grants Commission has decided to grant autonomy to more colleges even without on-the-spot inspection by an expert committee. This is a major development in the academic sphere under the BJP dispensation. However, the concept still seems to be a mirage as the criteria for granting autonomy have been left rather vague. The establishment …

    March 20, 2017
  • Panel set up to zero in on UGC chief

    Panel set up to zero in on UGC chief

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a search-cum-selection committee for appointing a new chairman for the University Grants Commission, the regulator for higher educational institutions and universities. The committee is tasked with seeking nominations for selection of the new chairman of UGC. According to a notice issued by UGC, eminent persons with substantial …

    February 25, 2017