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Tag: UGC Latest News

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UGC issues circular to varsities on 'Surgical Strike Day'

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued circular to vice chancellors of all the universities and provided the list of activities which maybe undertaken on September 29 following Government of India’s decision to celebrate it as ‘Surgical Strike Day’. However, sources in the HRD Ministry clarified that the circular is only advisory in nature, and […]

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UGC issues notification for regulation of online courses

In a major development, University Grant Commission (UGC) recently issued a notification for the regulation of Online Courses. This regulation lay down the minimum standards of instruction for the grant of Certificate or Diploma or Degree, through online mode, delivered through interactive technology using internet. Also Read: UGC Introduces Monthly PG Scholarship For University UG Rank […]

UGC notification on online exam on cow science
UGC plans to set up more accreditation agencies like NAAC, NBA

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to appoint an Accreditation Advisory Council (AAC) which will help the commission set up more agencies in order to increase the number of accreditation and assessment agencies (AAAs) for higher education institutes in the country. “To enhance the existing capacity of accreditation for meeting the requirement […]

UGC notification on online exam on cow science
UGC asks for proposals for extension of vocational courses

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sought proposals from institutions for extension of their vocational courses and community college programmes. “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 extension of courses being run under the said […]

UGC Clarifies On Derecognisation of Distance Education Courses

New Delhi: In view of recent news articles on ‘Recognition of Distance Education Programmes’ by the UGC / ‘Open courses of 35 universities ‘derecognised’ published in media/newspapers, it is clarified that process of recognition of Distance Education programmes of universities submitted applications for recognition for the year 2018-19 and onwards is still on, and so […]

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UGC introduces monthly PG scholarship for university UG rank holders

The Higher Education has had played a very vital role in the history of nation building all over the world. It is amply clear that no rise in general standards of living and culture is possible without strengthening the higher education system in the country. The UGC has therefore introduced a Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme […]

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UGC Grants Autonomy To 62 Varsities On Basis Of NAAC Ratings

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed that it has decided to grant Autonomy to 62 Universities (5 Central Universities, 21 State Universities, 34 Deemed to be Universities and 2 Private Universities) across the Country. These Universities have been selected on the basis of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) ratings. The Institutions having a […]

UGC notification on online exam on cow science
UGC regulates minimum qualifications for Appointment of Teachers, Assistant Professor & Other Positions

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations, 2018, in the Gazette of India on July 18, 2018. As per these regulations, the National Eligibility Test (NET) or an […]

Odisha State Open University gets UGC nod for UG, PG programmes

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) approved under graduate (UG) and post graduate (PG) courses to be offered by Odisha State Open University (OSOU) from 2018-19 to 2022-23 academic session. The Distance Education Bureau of UGC granted permission to OSOU to offer 26 Courses through the Open and Distance Learning Mode, official sources said. OSOU […]

HRD's new norms under UGC might cost jobs of Teachers & Researchers!

New Delhi: In a major development, the HRD Ministry approved new regulations drafted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as student researchers found guilty of plagiarism may lose their registration and teachers could lose their jobs now. The ministry had notified the UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) […]

Odisha ranks sixth in ragging in country

Bhubaneswar: Despite rigorous campaigns, ragging continues unabated across the country and Odisha too is not an exception. The number of ragging cases has increased in Odisha placing it sixth among all states in the country as per the Union HRD Ministry. As per the data based on reports of the University Grants Commission (UGC) shared […]

UGC set to be replaced by Autonomous Commission

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today cleared the air on the replacement of University Grants Commission (UGC) by stating that a new body will take over soon. While replying to questions raised by some members in Lok Sabha over the government bringing in the Higher Education Commission of India Bill, 2018 to […]

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CBSE to have two Mathematics question papers for Class 9th to Class 12th

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to give students an opportunity to avoid the tag of being weak in Mathematics, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to introduce two versions for the Mathematics papers for classes 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. Under the new system, CBSE will have two separate Mathematics question paper – […]

UGC releases list of 24 'self-styled', fake varsities in country

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 24 “self-styled” and fake varsities across the country including eight in the national 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 […]

ONGC Recruitment 2018: Apply for multiple posts

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has invited applications from interested and eligible aspirants for Executive, Assistant Engineer, Chemist and other posts. The deadline to apply for the above posts is April 27, 2018. ONGC Vacancy Detail Executive – 01 Assistant Engineer – 13 Chemist – 01 Geologist – 01 Geophysicist – 01 […]

Four educational institutions from Odisha get UGC graded autonomy nod

Bhubaneswar: In a significant development, four educational institutions from Odisha have been granted full autonomy in academic and administrative decision-making for maintaining high standards of excellence based on NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) scores. The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday approved full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutions across the country including four […]

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CBSE UGC-NET 2018 Exam Dates Released! Tap To Know The Details

BHubaneswar/New Delhi: The wait of the students is finally over as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the dates for the conduct of next UGC-NET 2018 for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Eligibility for Assistant Professor. As per a notification issued by the CBSE, the exam will be conducted on July 8, […]

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SC’s order to suspend Engg degrees of 30,000 students: Know how to save your degree!

The Supreme Court’s order to suspend engineering degrees of 30,000 students from 4 deemed-to-be Universities came as a shocker for students across the country. However, there’s a good news that the students can save their degree/diploma by passing a test which will be conducted by AICTE/UGC in 2018. As per the order of the apex […]

UGC notification on online exam on cow science
UGC suspends engineering degrees given by 4 varsities

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has suspended engineering degrees awarded by four deemed to be universities through distance mode. The move by the UGC comes following an order by the Supreme Court earlier this month which had restrained universities across the country from continuing any distance learning courses from the 2018-19 without prior […]

GITAM, IIFT among 123 institutions to lose university tag; what about yours?

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered a total of 123 deemed-to-be varsities to drop the university tag from their name. This decision of the UGC came against the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s November 3 ruling that directed the cancellation of engineering degrees given by deemed universities through the correspondence course. Besides, the SC […]

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UGC NET November 2017: Know answer-key release date and how to challenge it

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to release the answer keys of the UGC NET November 2017 exam, held on November 5, in the first week of January 2018. Candidates who have appeared for the CBSE UGC NET November 5 exam can get the images of the OMR sheets following […]

UGC, AICTE to have power to close down institutes soon

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Close on the heels of Supreme Court’s recent order banning technical education through distance mode and cancellation of degrees of hundreds of students who passed out between 2001 and 2005, the central government is now mulling to strengthen regulators like UGC and AICTE by providing them power to close down an institution that […]

UGC notification on online exam on cow science
UGC to recover adhoc bonus from employees in past 2 years

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In what may be a shock to the Group C and Group D employees of the central varsities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notice asking all central universities not to pay any bonus to the employees and recover all bonuses that has been paid to them in the last two […]

UGC likely to reduce reservation in SC/ST, OBC faculty posts?

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission’s (UGC) new formula to implement reservation in teaching posts is likely to reduce the number of SC, ST and OBC faculty on university campuses. The HRD Ministry will soon decide on the UGC’s new formula in teaching posts. The UGC wants the number of reserved faculty posts to be […]

CBSE UGC NET 2017 admit cards released

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today released the admit cards for the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) 2017 scheduled to be held on November 5. Candidates can download and print the admit cards released on the official website www.cbsenet.nic.in . The admit cards contain information regarding venue of the test. No […]

UGC revamps model syllabi for Psychology

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission has changed the syllabus for Psychology subject as it believes that the old syllabi have failed to fulfil societal needs. “Psychology, as taught in institutions of higher learning was neither keeping pace with the recent developments in the discipline nor fulfilling the societal needs. The present course contents commonly […]

UGC directs universities to make disaster management course ‘compulsory’ for students

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all the varsities across the country to introduce a disaster management course and made it compulsory for students. The course will have subjects such as rescue operations for bomb threats, campus shooting and terror attacks. UGC has taken the decision with an aim to safeguard students […]

JNU, GSCASH to hold polls for their anti-sexual harassment bodies

New Delhi: Amid the controversy over the JNU administration’s decision to disband the Gender Sensitisation Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) panel and forming the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) instead, both have decided to separately hold polls to elect student representatives. The JNU administration had in its 269th Executive Council meeting held on September 18 ordered for […]

Odisha Govt Requests UGC To Extend UG & PG Exams Deadline To October 10
UGC to Universities- Plant 70 trees to mark 70th year of Independence

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities across the country to celebrate the third anniversary of the “Swachh Bharat” campaign and plant 70 saplings to mark 70th year of the country’s Independence. The varsities and higher educational institutions have also been asked to send photographs to ensure compliance with the directive. “The […]

UGC NET 2017: Notification out for correction in forms

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued notification for the UGC NET 2017 exam forms correction process. The aspiring candidates can make changes or verify their forms from tomorrow. Correction in particulars of application form on the CBSE website is from September 19 to 25. According to the notification, candidates who […]

UGC NET 2017: Last date to apply; things to remember!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The application process for National Eligibility Test (NET) will end today. The aspiring candidates for JRF and Assistant Lectureship must apply as soon as possible. Students willing to apply should follow the steps below: (i) Go to the official website of CBSE UGC NET 2017, cbsenet.nic.in (ii) Click on the “Fill Application Form […]

Odisha refuses to display PM’s speech at colleges, varsities tomorrow; BJP cries foul

Bhubaneswar: Refusing to act on a directive issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to make arrangement for display of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at educational institutions on occasion of centenary celebrations of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s address at Chicago World’s Parliament of Religions tomorrow, the State government today […]

UGC issues notice over PM Modi’s Sep 11 address

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued notice to universities and heads of higher educational institutions to provide an opportunity and facility to teachers and students to view Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address, tomorrow, on the occasion of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s Centenary Celebration and 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Address at the Chicago World […]

UGC eyeing to curb ragging through film-making

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: With an aim to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to launch a film-making competition to promote a debate on the issue and its menace. The UGC on Friday issued letters to vice-chancellors of all universities and higher educational institutions regarding the launch of […]

UGC to deal tough against plagiarism: Students may lose registration, teachers

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: With an aim to prevent plagiarism and promote academic research, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the “Draft UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations, 2017” and asked stakeholders to submit their suggestions by September 30. “The objective of the regulations is to promote academic […]

Online PG courses: UGC invites EoIs from educational institutions

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from the higher educational institutions across the country to develop its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The SWAYAM portal of the Government of India hosts MOOCs courses to enable students to virtually attend the courses taught by the best faculty and access […]

UGC asks varsities to provide details of payments made via digital mode

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered all the universities to provide data of their digital financial transactions in the past one year. The directive comes two months after the UGC asked all higher educational institutions across the country to ensure that no fee payment is made by students in cash mode from […]

UGC denies reports of stopping funding to women study centres

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A day after one of the prominent national daily newspapers published a report that the University Grants Commission (UGC) is mulling to cut funds allocated annually to Women Study Centres across the country, the commission, on Thursday, termed the news as false and baseless. In a notice issued, UGC mentioned that the statutory […]

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Govt to reduce UGC, AICTE control, invest Rs 20,000 crore for research infra

Cuttack: Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar, on Tuesday, announced that the Centre is mulling to reduce the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) control and give more autonomy to higher education institutions so that these institutions get more freedom for better education and research. He also said […]

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UGC secy summoned over excess fee for girls' hostel in Hindu colleges

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has summoned the secretary of the University Grants Commission (UGC) over higher fee in girls’ hostel than boys’ hostel and other discriminatory rules in Hindu College. Also many colleges lack girls’ hostel because of lack of funds and grants of many other colleges are stuck with the […]