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  • An avoidable act

    It is sheer brazenness that the government has arranged to have the University Grants Commission to issue a circular to the universities to commemorate the surgical strikes against Pakistan’s terrorist launching-pads located in Occupied Kashmir. Even if we were to fully trust the claim about the surgical strikes, forcing universities to celebrate them on their second anniversary is a democratic aberration. Such things are generally associated with autocracies and closed societies. It

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    ‘Surgical Strike Day’ is BJP agenda, won’t celebrate in Bengal: Education Minister

    Kolkata: The UGC direction to universities to mark September 29 as “Surgical Strike Day” is a part of the BJP’s “political agenda” and educational institutes in West Bengal will not observe the day, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said Friday. Chatterjee criticised the BJP-led central government for trying to “malign and politicise” the Army. The BJP said the TMC government has made it a practice to oppose each

  • Indore: Celebrate September 29 as Surgical Strike Day, UGC tells varsities

    University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday directed higher education institutions to observe September 29 as “Surgical Strike Day” and encourage students to pledge support for the armed forces.  It also directed the National Cadet Corps (NCC) units to organise a special parade to mark the day. In a letter addressed to vice chancellors, UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said that Surgical Strike Day has to be celebrated in a befitting manner.

  • Indore: UGC launches Swachhata Hi Seva drive, Students to sweep streets, run awareness campaign

    University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities and colleges to observe Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) from September 15 to October 2 with pressing their students into the task of carrying activities related to cleanliness and sanitation. “As a precursor to the launch of the 150th birth year celebration of Mahatma Gandhi and in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of Swachha Bharat Mission, it has been decided to observe Swachhata Hi

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    UGC directs colleges, universities to ban sale of junk food on campus

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission has issued a notice to vice-chancellors of all universities, directing them to ban junk food in college premises. This comes as a reminder of the advisory issued in November 2016 for banning junk food in colleges to ‘set new standards for healthy food and reduce obesity levels in young learners’.

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    Education: Cosmetics is not enough

    The Union government has appointed a Committee, headed by K Kasturirangan, to work on a New Education Policy. The Committee is yet to submit its recommendations. Meanwhile, the government is contemplating to replace the six-decade old University Grants Commission (UGC) — a regulating authority that failed to check the rot in Higher Education. Prakash Javadekar, HRD Minister, intends to pilot the Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of UGC Act) Bill in

  • HRD extends deadline for sending suggestions on HECI Act draft

    New Delhi: The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has extended the deadline till July 20 for submission of suggestions towards the proposed “Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Act, 2018” slated to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC).

  • 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