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  • Govt plans all-India exam for FY bachelor degree

    New Delhi : The University Grants Commission (UGC) has mooted the idea of an all-India examination for the final-year bachelor degree students as part of its examination reforms.

  • Indore: UGC pushes for improving graduates’ employability by 2020

    Indore: University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines for improving quality of higher educational institutions (HEIs) by 2020 with focus on employability of students, better student-society/industry linkages, filling vacancies of teaching staff and obtaining accreditation from National Council for Assessment and Accreditation (NAAC).

  • Indore: QR code for degree, but no security features in DAVV’s mark sheets

    Indore: While it has finalised new format of degree with QR code, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya is still to take a decision on incorporating advanced security features into its mark sheets to check counterfeiting. Despite clear and loud instructions from the University Grants Commission (UGC), the university is not incorporating security features into mark sheets leaving scope for preparation of fake academic document.

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    Mumbai: State colleges, institutes strive to improve ranking and grades to win Rs 271 cr funding

    Mumbai: Students of colleges and various institutes may benefit as the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikshan Abhiyan (RUSA) has supported the ‘Maharashtra Mission 500’ project of the state to improvise 500 colleges, institutes and universities. A budget of Rs 271 crore has been agreed upon by RUSA for developing and improving quality of higher education of the state. The state plans to seek advice from experts to help colleges and universities in securing better

  • Indore: Complaints mount at UGC due to DAVV’s inaction

    Indore: While the number of complaints filed with University Grants Commission (DAVV) by students from Indore grows, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) maintains that it has no clue about it.

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    Mumbai: TISS students meet NCST, MHRD and UGC for help

    Mumbai: Students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) raised the issue of withdrawal of scholarships to the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) and Ministry of Minority Affairs at New Delhi. The NCST has directed TISS administration to solve problem of tribal students who have been protesting over issue of Government of India-Post Matric Scholarship (GOI-PMS).

  • Indore: Aggrieved student of Agriculture college questions probe report  of ragging incident

    Indore: The BSc student at Indore Agriculture College, who had lodged a complaint of ragging against his classmates and senior students, on Thursday alleged that the college treated ragging incident as a personal dispute. In an email sent to University Grants Commission (UGC), he said that the college has investigated the matter but he is not satisfied with the probe report.  He told UGC that he is “very disturbed” by the way

  • Indore: Ragging complaint from Agriculture college reaches UGC

    Indore: Another compliant of ragging was reported from College of Agriculture, Indore, on Monday. It is the second complaint in last 20 days. A BSc second year student lodged complaint with University Grants Commission that he was physically and mentally tortured by his classmates and senior students.

  • Result-based funding of universities

    The Government has decided to grant autonomy to 62 universities including the Aligarh Muslim University and Benares Hindu University, and other institutions of higher learning. These universities will now be able to freely design new courses, open new centers, and give higher salaries to specialised faculty members without having to obtain the consent of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The move is welcome. However, autonomy can work the other way round as

  • Bhopal: Management ignored UGC norms, allege students

    Bhopal: MANIT students, who have been denied mid-term exams citing short attendance, have claimed that attendance rules are flawed and they should be allowed to take the exam.

  • Bhopal: UGC mulls change in promotion policy

    Bhopal: University Grants Commission has proposed to change the promotion policy for faculty teaching in degree colleges and universities across the country. The commission also proposed new regulations for categorisation of degree colleges. In a new draft issued on February 9, the UGC proposed to include attendance of faculty in classes, results of students, copy checking and class inspection as a measure to promote faculty. After 2020, faculty would not require an

  • Bhopal: UGC hints at change in recruitment process

    BHOPAL: University Grants Commission issued a draft mandating an aspirant to possess Ph D degree instead of obtaining marks in National Eligibility Test for direct recruitment on posts of assistant professor from July 1, 2021. It has invited objections and suggestions from all stakeholders till February 28.

  • Indore: After chairman, DAVV gifts secretary to higher education regulator

    Indore: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), which had a moment of pride when its faculty member professor DP Singh was appointed as chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the recent past, got one more reason to celebrate, with another faculty of the institute professor Rajnish Jain being formally appointed as secretary of UGC on Thursday.