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Odisha Govt Requests UGC To Extend UG & PG Exams Deadline To October 10
Odisha Govt Requests UGC To Extend UG & PG Exams Deadline To October 10

Bhubaneswar: Days after the Supreme Court upheld UGC decision to conduct final semester examinations of the Under Graduate (UG) and the Post Graduate (PG) courses by September 30, the Department of Higher Education- Odisha has now requested the UGC to extend the exam deadline to October 10, 2020. The State government mentioned that this will […]

Decision On UG, PG Examinations In Odisha
UG-PG Exams In Odisha: Decision Likely Today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Higher Education department will hold a high-level meeting today to chalk out plans to conduct the final semester examinations of Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) courses. According to sources, the meeting scheduled for 3 pm today will be chaired by Higher Education minister Arun Sahoo. Vice-chancellors, controllers of examinations of state […]

Final Year Exams Before Sept 30: SC Verdict On UGC Directive Tomorrow

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Friday on a bunch of petitions challenging the UGC directive to universities across the country to conduct final year exams by September 30. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah reserved the judgement on whether final year degree examinations in […]

UGC Says Final Year Exams Cannot Be Cancelled; Verdict On Odisha & Other State's PILs Reserved

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its judgement on examinations after the University Grants Commission (UGC) informed the top court that the final year exams should not be cancelled. The top will soon decide whether the final year degree examinations in universities should be held before September 30, in accordance with the UGC guidelines. […]

SC Says No To Interim Order On Pleas Opposing UGC Exam Guidelines

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday declined to pass an interim order on a batch of pleas opposing the UGCs July 6 guidelines mandating universities across India to conduct their final-year examinations by September-end. Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava requested the top court to pass an interim order as many students are stuck in flood-affected regions […]

UGC Reply to SC
Cancellation Of Final Year Exams Will Damage Students' Future: UGC To SC

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has told the Supreme Court that it is not possible to alter its July 6 guidelines mandating universities across India to conduct their final year examination by September end. The UGC informed the court that the expert committee, headed by Prof R.C. Kuhad, submitted a report recommending that […]

Cancellation Of Final Year Exams: SC Seeks UGC's Response On Plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from University Grants Commission (UGC) on a batch of pleas seeking quashing of its guidelines dated July 6, whereby all the universities/colleges have been instructed to conduct final-year examinations by September 30. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unrest in Utkal University, Odisha
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UGC notification on online exam on cow science
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ramesh Pokhriyal
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 […]

UGC NET JUNE 2020 Result
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 […]

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 […]