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Tag: UGC Latest News

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Odisha UG, PG Students Clueless As Clarity Eludes Fate Of Exams

Bhubaneswar: With clouds of uncertainty already hovering on the Matric and Plus II exam results this year due to Covid pandemic, the future of the Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) students in Odisha now also hangs in balance. Odisha government has gone against the order of the University Grants Commission to seek cancellation […]

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UGC Directive On Final Exams Will Adversely Affect Interests Of Students: WB CM To PM

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, urging him to re-examine the UGC directive that mandated final examinations in colleges and universities by September-end. In her letter, the chief minister said the July 6 guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) will adversely affect the interests of […]

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Not Possible To Conduct University, College Exams Now: Odisha To HRD Ministry

Bhubaneswar: Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, it’s not possible to conduct the final semester exams of Under Graduate and Post Graduate students, Odisha government informed the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Thursday. In a letter, the State government urged the HRD Ministry to reconsider the revised guidelines of the University Grants Commission […]

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MBA, B.Pharm, B.Tech & Other Exams From July 9: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Amid protests by students against exams during COVID-19 pandemic, Odisha Technical Education Minister Premananda Nayak on Monday informed that exams of professional courses like MBA, B.Pharm and B.Tech among others will be conducted from July 9 till July 29. Speaking to media, Nayak said that in view of the COVID-19 situation, exams will mostly […]

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Students Should Stay Prepared For Exams Post Lockdown: Odisha Govt After UGC Guideline

Bhubaneswar: A day after the University Grants Commission (UGC) chalked out new guideline allowing Universities to chart out their own plan of action for conducting exams which were put on hold due to COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent nationwide lockdown, Odisha government today informed that the State might conduct exams any moment post lockdown after duly […]

UGC releases exam guidelines in varsities across country

New Delhi: Allowing the universities to chart out their own plan of action, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday suggested grading intermediate semester students on internal assessment of the present and previous semesters. In states where the COVID-19 situation has normalized, there will be exams in July, the UGC recommended. The UGC-issued guidelines were […]

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Hold exams in July, begin academic sessions in varsities from Sept: UGC Panel

New Delhi: The nationwide lockdown amid the coronavirus scare has pushed back the start of academic sessions in universities across the country, which will now begin in September 2020. It is one of the recommendations made by a seven-member committee set up by the University Grants Commission so as to give recommendations on the start […]

COVID-19: UGC directs to set up mental health helplines for students
COVID-19: UGC directs universities to set up mental health helplines for students

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities and colleges to set up mental health helplines to address psychosocial concerns of students during the lockdown imposed to combat coronavirus. Advisory for Universities & Colleges regarding Mental Health, Psychosocial Concerns and Well being of students during and after #COVID-19 outbreak. #IndiaFightsCorona @PMOIndia @DrRPNishank […]

COVID-19: UGC tells universities to postpone exams, suspend evaluation work

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) directed all universities and affiliated colleges on Thursday to postpone examinations till March-end due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The evaluation work will be suspended during the period too. “All universities and affiliated colleges should postpone exams till March 31 and suspend evaluation work. Further schedule should be […]

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UGC Warns Universities, Educational Institutions Over 'Unspecified' Degrees

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has warned universities and other educational institutions against conferring or granting ‘unspecified’ degrees. In a letter to vice chancellors of all universities, UGC said that the right of granting degrees shall be exercised only by a varsity established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial […]

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Prohibit Use Of Electronic Cigarettes In Higher Education Institutions: UGC

Bhubaneswar: University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to vice-chancellors of all universities to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in their respective campuses. Noting that the Government of India has already prohibited electronic cigarettes through promulgation of the “Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance, 2019, the UGC has asked the vice-chancellors to make aware students about […]

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Minimum Qualifications For Teachers' Appointment Likely To Be Amended: HRD ministry

New Delhi: The UGC regulations on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges may be amended, the HRD ministry said on Thursday after its officials held a meeting with office-bearers of Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) over the issue of absorption of ad-hoc teachers. The teachers had barricaded […]

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UGC Says No To These Distance Education Programmes

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited distance education programmes in Hotel Management and Real Estate. The commission has released an official order stating the same. “In accordance with communication received from various regulatory bodies, programmes in Hotel Management, Culinary Studies and valuation of Real Estate, will not be recognised from academic session […]

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UGC, AICTE Merger: Know What HRD Ministry Says

New Delhi: No final decision has been taken yet on merging the University Grants Commission and the All India Council of Technical Education, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Thursday. “Till now no final decision has been taken on this issue,” Nishank said in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha. Last […]

University Grants Commission Brings In Good News, Revises Fellowship Amount

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has increased the fellowship amount awarded to SC, OBC, and minorities. A notification in this regard has been issued by the UGC on its official website www.ugc.ac.in. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Minority Affairs have revised the amount of fellowship granted under the National […]

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UGC Exam Guidelines, Colleges Get Strict Order

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with a new decision to stop unfair means during exams. The Commission has ordered universities and higher educational institutions to strictly comply with the government’s policy during installation of jammers in exam centres to check unfair means being adopted by students. It is worth mentioning […]

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UGC lays guidelines to promote fitness in educational institutions

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission(UGC) released guidelines for promoting fitness and well being in universities and colleges across the country as part of the Fit India Movement. According to the guidelines, all higher education institutes need to give priority to physical and mental fitness of students and staff. They should evolve a mechanism for implementation […]

UGC Seeks Correct Degree Verification Reports From Universities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all the universities to correctly, within a time bound period, send degree verification reports to Indian Missions abroad. This move of the UGC was in line with the concerns expressed by the Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs over delay in degree verification by Indian universities. He raised the issue during his […]

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Bill to scrap UGC, AICTE to be placed before Cabinet next month

New Delhi: The proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), which is set to replace the UGC, will also take over the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and a bill in this regard will be placed before the Cabinet next month, according to HRD Ministry officials. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) […]

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UGC Issues Warning Over EAT Adoption, Gives Deadline

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) today issued strict warning to institutions for not adopting the Expenditure, Advance and Transfer (EAT) Modules of the Public Financial Management System (PFMS). The UGC has reportedly implemented the PEMS to ensure complete tracking of funds released to the grantee institutions and their further expenditure up to the […]

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UGC Scholarships: See Guidelines & Changes Effective From October 1

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been disbursing scholarship/fellowship under various schemes through online system developed by Canara Bank which is integrated with Public Financial Management System (PFMS) platform for payments through DBT mode. The payments to the awardees are generated automatically on the portal for all awardees linked by Universities/Institutions based on […]

UGC Takes Big Step To Improve Quality Of Higher Education System's Standard

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) will soon announce the first batch of mentor institutions under its ‘Paramarsh’ scheme, an official said on Wednesday. As part of the scheme that aims to improve the quality standards in higher education system, top institutions will mentor five non-accredited institutes to secure the National Assessment and Accreditation […]

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UGC NET Exam 2019: Registration From Tomorrow; New Guidelines Released

UGC NET December 2019: The online registration process for UGC NET December exam 2019 will begin from tomorrow, September 9, 2019. Candidates can apply by visiting the official website, nta.ac.in or ntanet.nic.in till October 9. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the National Eligibility Test (NET) exam from December 2 to 6, 2019. […]

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Union HRD Approves UGC Recommendation; Declares 5 IoEs

New Delhi: The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has declared five institutions, including IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University and the University of Hyderabad as the Institutions of Eminence (IoE). “On September 4, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, on the advice of UGC and the Empowered Expert Committee issued orders […]

UGC expects to get 100 proposals for 'Paramarsh Scheme'

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) is expecting to receive around 100 proposals from the higher education institutions for its ‘Paramarsh Scheme’. As part of the scheme, top institutions will mentor five non-accredited institutes to secure National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grade. “The last date for submitting proposals by the mentors is September […]

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UGC Asks Universities And Colleges To Prepare Fitness Plan For Students

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, the University Grants Commission (UGC) directed university and colleges to chalk out a detailed strategy regarding the fitness of students and concerned staff. In a letter to vice-chancellors and principals of their affiliated colleges, the UGC has directed them to promote the Fit India Movement which will be launched by […]

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UGC Mulls Over Creation Of Humanities Research Board

New Delhi: To bring research in social sciences on par with science subjects, the University Grants Commission has recommended creation of a Humanities research board with special funding. Termed as Social Science/Humanities research board, the panel has recommended it to be autonomous and obtain special budgetary allocation for conducting research in humanities and social sciences. […]

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UGC Plans To Make Hindi Compulsory Subject

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sought suggestions from universities whether Hindi can be included as a compulsory subject at undergraduate (UG) level despite protests from some political parties of the southern parts of India after the Commission’s initial draft policy mentioned Hindi to make compulsory in UG courses. The Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh […]

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UGC Names 23 'Fake Universities', 2 From Odisha In The List

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 23 “self-styled, unrecognised” universities, eight of which are in Uttar Pradesh. The higher education regulator has warned students against taking admission in these institutions. West Bengal and Odisha have two fake universities each — Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Institute of Alternative Medicine […]

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Scheme To Help Colleges Raise Standards Launched

New Delhi: Higher education institutions that have failed to meet the quality standards of the National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC) can now get mentorship from the top universities and colleges. Under the Paramarsh scheme of the University Grants Commission (UGC), launched by HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ here on Thursday, initially 71 universities and 391 […]

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UGC guide to student induction programme released: HRD

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to develop an everlasting bond between teacher and students, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with a new guide. Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today released UGC Guide to Student Induction Programme – “Deeksharambh” in New Delhi. The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Dr. […]

UGC, AICTE initiate steps to curb caste based discrimination

Bhubaneswar: Nearly 72 cases of caste based discrimination against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students were reported by University Grants Commission (UGC) in various universities and colleges across the country during 2017-18. Most of the cases are handled and disposed off by the authorities of concerned Universities and Colleges, as empowered under their respective Acts […]

UGC stresses on ragging-free campus in higher educational institutions

Bhubaneswar: As admission season begins, the students are to set to put their foot in several colleges across Odisha. Amidst the excitement, students as well their guardians are also apprehensive regarding the safety in campuses. Keeping this in view, the University Grants Commission (UGC)  has asked higher education institutions to take necessary measures to create […]

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HRD Info On UGC, AICTE Courses To Boost Employability, Know Details

Under Ministry of Human Resource Development’s purview, various skill-oriented courses are implemented by University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) through Community Colleges, Bachelor of Vocation courses (B.VoC) & Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Kausal Kendras to boost the employability of youth. According to an information provided by Union Minister for […]

Odisha Govt Requests UGC To Extend UG & PG Exams Deadline To October 10
UGC Announces New Initiative For Students And Faculty

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved a new scheme – ‘Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy’ (STRIDE). Broadly, STRIDE will provide support to research projects that are socially relevant, locally need-based, nationally important and globally significant. STRIDE shall support research capacity building as well as basic, applied and transformational action research that […]

UGC Issues Important Guidelines For Recruitment Of Faculty

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines for recruitment of faculty members in institutes of higher education to address the issue of shortage of quality teaching staff in such institutions. The UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other measures for the maintenance […]

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School education reform: NCERT makes major guidelines' review

New Delhi: The National Council of Educational Research Training (NCERT) is all set to bring reforms in its syllabus, teaching methods and writing of the textbooks. The National Curriculum Framework (NCF), a body of NCERT, is responsible to bring in the changes and the same was done 15 years back in 2005. Hrushikesh Senapaty, director […]

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UGC Issues Guidelines For Recruitment in HEIs

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) issued guidelines on Tuesday for recruitment of faculty members in institutes of higher education to address the issue of shortage of quality teaching staff in such institutions. In a letter written to the vice-chancellors of universities and to colleges and institutions deemed to be universities, the UGC said […]

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HRD Warns Of Strict Action If Guidelines Not Followed; Update On RUSA, Open Distance Learning

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held the third consecutive review meeting of the schemes and programmes of HRD Ministry in New Delhi on Thursday. Secretary, Higher Education R. Subrahmanyam and the senior officers of the Ministry gave presentation on (i) Open Distance learning (ii) Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) (iii) Digital […]

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HRD Plans New Initiatives For UGC, AICTE After Reviewing Workings of IITs, IIMs & CBSE

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held another review meeting of the schemes and programmes of HRD Ministry in New Delhi on Tuesday. Secretary, Higher Education R Subrahmanyam and the senior officers of the Ministry gave presentation on (i) Generation of skills and employment through vocational education, (ii) working of IIMs and […]

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