The Ministry of Education had earlier announced that admission to universities will be based on a common entrance test from 2021 academic session but the plan could not take off due to challenges posed by COVID-19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Forum on December 3. This year the United Kingdom, Indonesia and South Africa are participating in the event as partner countries.
The timing of the new NEP’s announcement was good. However, the pandemic has affected its implementation, says UGC Chairman.
According to the notification, applications for the post of UGC chairman can be submitted till November 30.
The higher education regulator said most of the Central Universities have not framed the Cadre Recruitment Rules of non-teaching posts as per instructions issued by it on August 14, 2015.
As per the Ministry of Education, the effort of the government is to create such an ecosystem in which along with educating the youth of India, they can be made employable.
Earlier, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had said that Ph.D will not be mandatory for recruitment of Assistant Professors due to Covid-19 pandemic, but only for the time being.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the centre has decided to put on hold the plan to make PhD a minimum qualification for recruitment of assistant professors this year. This information was recently shared by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Vice-Chancellors of Universities offering apprenticeship/internship-embedded degree programmes have been asked to submit the information by October 10, 2021.
The CBSE had introduced Applied Mathematics course for students of classes 9 and 12. The subject involves 80 per cent marks for theory and 20 per cent marks for practical works in the board examination.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has debarred the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), Andhra Pradesh from offering courses in open and distance learning (ODL) and online learning mode for 2021-22 academic session.
The Supreme Court on Monday (Sept 6) announced that the Class 12 students appearing for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Private, Patrachar and second compartmental exam can apply for higher education even before their results are published.
The fresh extension, which has been granted ‘keeping in view the larger interest of the research scholars’ will enable MPhil and PhD candidates to submit their thesis by December 31, 2021.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has issued a notification with regard to the rescheduling of examination dates of UGC – NET (University Grants Commission- National Eligibility Test) December 2020 and June 2021 cycles.
The Higher Education department has stated that the refresher course is being launched on an experimental basis. If online refresher course runs well, it will be extended to aided college teachers in the State.
The UGC has decided to start 123 different online courses, out of this, 40 programmes for PG and 83 programmes for UG students.
The Ministry had launched the Yoga module for people at work place with a view to refresh, de-stress and refocus them with enhanced efficiency and productivity in January 2020. An android based application Y Break was made available recently on Google Play Store for access by all.
The UGC has also asked the universities and colleges to conduct these events at regular intervals by following the Covid-19 protocols and social distancing norms in their respective educational institutions.
The UGC has also sent notices to all universities and colleges regarding the exams conducted through 'Swayam'.
Based on the complaints received from the students, parents, general public and also through electronic print media, UGC has declared 24 self styled institutes as fake universities.
The extension is a special measure to provide some cushion to the candidates who qualified the December 2018 or June 2019 UGC-NET / Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) under the UGC scheme
The National Education Policy (NEP) which is based on the principles of flexibility, no hard separations between disciplines, multi-disciplinarily and holistic education
The CUCET was proposed in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, and was expected to be implemented from the current academic session
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released fresh guidelines for conduct of exams, admissions and academic calendar. The new guidelines have been issued in view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation.
UGC has clearly instructed that the entire fees, including all charges, should be refunded (i.e. there should be zero cancellation charges) on account of cancellations/ migrations up to October 31, 2021.
It is expected that all School Boards will declare their results for the class/grade-XII examinations by July 31, 2021
Ministry of Education (MoE) has designated the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the authorized body to implement the National Academic Depository (NAD).
The recommendations for the Jeevan Raksha Padak series of Awards can also be sent through the online portal designed by Ministry of Home Affairs.
UGC informed that it is in the process of upgrading the job portal with the inclusion of Non-Teaching vacancies and also adding some new features. The upgraded portal shall become functional shortly.
In a major announcement today, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to offer 83 Under Graduate (UG) and 40 Post Graduate (PG) Non-Engineering MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the July 2021 semester on its SWAYAM platform.
Bhubaneswar: Worried over the rising cases of Covid-19 in different States in the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a fresh advisory for higher educational institutions. In a…
Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday directed States and secretaries of Higher Education Departments to take stringent measures to curb incidents of ragging in educational campuses. In a letter, UGC secretary Rajnish Jain has sought cooperation of Chief Secretaries and Secretaries of Higher Education Departments of all States to take strong measures to […]
Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has framed a curriculum on Life Skills (Jeevan Kaushal) to impart soft skills to undergraduate students. Imparting soft skills to students is one of the ten initiatives of UGC quality mandate, official sources said. As per UGC, the new curriculum is 8 credit course for about 120 hours. It […]
Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has again extended the thesis submission deadline for PhD and MPhil scholars. As per the latest notification, the deadline for submission of theses for terminal M.Phil, Phd students has again been extended till December 2021. The deadline has been extended in view of the larger interest of research scholars. […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission on Monday gave a major announcement stating that that the Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS), or Cost and Works Accountant (ICWA) qualifications will now be treated as equivalent to postgraduate degrees. The declaration bears a much needed significance as it has now resolved a long-pending issue of uniformity […]
Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has invited suggestions from all stakeholders on the Draft Guidelines for induction and Mentorship of Teachers in Nontechnical Stream(NIIMT). Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday said that UGC has constituted a committee to develop the guidelines for induction of teachers in non-technical stream (NIIMT). “A public notice has been […]
In a good news, professors in state universities and government affiliated non-government aided colleges will get the Central Seventh Pay Commission arrears, informed Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama in the State Assembly. Speaking in the State Legislative Assembly, Chudasama said professors of state universities and universities affiliated to government, grant-in-aid colleges will be given an […]
Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued important notice on faculty development programmes being conducted by Electronics and ICT Academies in the country. These online programmes also being referred as Spring-Summer courses (February- April), at least 10 faculty development programmes (FDPs) in emerging technologies will be offered. Out of the total 10, seven FDPs […]
Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) will monitor the progress of work done by Institutions which received funding under Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will review the RUSA scheme in every three months. While chairing a review meeting on Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in New Delhi today, Pokhriyal […]
Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday issued guidelines for higher educational institutions across the country to observe “Bharat ka Amrut Mahostav.” It is pertinent to mention here that the Government of India is commemorating the 75 years of India’s Independence as “Bharat ka Amrut Mahostav” which would commence from 75 weeks before 15th […]