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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 […]

UGC NET 2017: Students upset over 66% hike in application fee

Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increased the UGC NET 2017 examination fee by approximately 66% much to the dismay of lakhs of aspiring students. The 66% hike in UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) 2017 exam fee is twice more than the previous increase. The hike has been implemented for all the […]

AICTE to close several engineering colleges

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), on Friday, informed that it will soon close down all those engineering colleges with less than 30 per cent admissions being recorded in the last five years. Technical colleges which recorded less than 30 per cent admissions in the last five years will be closed […]

Replacing UGC, AICTE with single regulator: Govt refutes such plan

New Delhi: The Centre has no plan to merge UGC and AICTE into a single higher education regulator, Minister of State for HRD Mahenrda Nath Pandey said in a written response in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. “No such proposal is under consideration at present, to merge the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All […]

UGC asks Universities to take students to martyrs' houses, memorials

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities and higher educational institutions to take students to memorials of freedom fighters and residences of martyrs in the run-up to the 70th Independence Day celebrations next week. In a communication to Vice Chancellors of all universities, UGC Secretary J S Sandhu said “Faculty should […]

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UGC NET exam pattern for Nov 5 test: Get the details!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for post graduate students for lectureship on November 5. While students are eagerly waiting for the NET exam that was earlier scheduled for July, here’s the detail of the exam pattern: The NET exam comprising three papers will […]

UGC conducts on the spot inspection of 159 private universities

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Taking cognizance of the degrading level of education in India, (University Grant Commission) UGC has conducted on the spot inspection of 159 out of 278 private universities to check whether they are following the prescribed guidelines to impart higher education or not. In his written reply to a Rajya Sabha question on Thursday, […]

UGC issues new directives to universities to check ragging in hostels

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Taking cognizance of the increasing cases of ragging across the country, especially in hostels, the University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked universities to install alarm bells in hostels to nab the troublemakers. As part of the anti-ragging measures, UGC issued a circular on July 26 stating that stern action will be taken against […]

Odisha Govt Requests UGC To Extend UG & PG Exams Deadline To October 10
UGC asks universities to include photos, Aadhaar numbers in degrees

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission has asked all universities to introduce photograph and Aadhar number in degrees and certificates awarded to students. The UGC vide letter dated March 21, 2017 has requested all the universities to introduce such identification mechanisms, said Union Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey in the Lok Sabha […]

UGC now plans to award degrees for online courses

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Students opting for courses online may soon get degrees from the University Grants Commission (UGC). Under its new draft of regulations for Online Education, the UGC is mulling over offering degrees for online courses and is seeking public feedback over the same which can be given by August 18. The new regulations will […]

UGC-NET 2017: Examination to be held on Nov 5

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought some changes in the qualifying criteria of the UGC NET (National Eligibility Test). Besides, the NET exam will now take place on November 5 this year instead of November 9 as announced by CBSE. As per the revised procedure and criteria of qualifying candidates, 6 percent of […]

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Single higher education regulator to replace UGC, AICTE

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) is planning to scrap UGC and AICTE to set up a single higher education regulator, christened as Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA), with an aim to bring technical and non-technical institutions under one regulatory body. Sources said the HRD Ministry is working with the Niti […]

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Teachers to launch agitation over UGC pay review report

New Delhi: The apex organisation of teachers in the country on Friday announced that it would launch the countrywide agitation in April to press its demand for the Seventh University Grants Commission (UGC) Pay Review Committee report. “The unprecedented secrecy on the report by the government of India is creating a great confusion among the teachers […]

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Fake university unearthed in Baripada

Baripada: In a shocking revelation, a fake university has been found to be running in the name of North Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology at Baripada in Mayurbhanj district. As per information, acting upon a letter to check the authenticity of a certificate of a Haryana-based student, authorities of the North Orissa University (NOU) found […]

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Scholars gain knowledge on preservation of manuscripts

Berhampur:  Scholars in post-graduate department of Odia in Berhampur University (BU) acquired knowledge on preservation of manuscripts at a special workshop. The 21-day workshop on manuscriptlogy and paleography, organised by the Odia department in collaboration with National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM), concluded yesterday. Addressing the valedictory function of the workshop, former Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University […]

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Ravenshaw University to be a sports hub soon

Cuttack: Going by the pace of construction work taken up by Ravenshaw University authorities here, the premier educational institution in the millennium city is soon going to be recognised as a sports hub. That’s the dream the authorities have. “Construction work for the Sports Complex has started in November and we hope it will be […]