HRD ministry, NITI Aayog examine Gautam panel report on UGC

 The HRD Ministry and NITI Aayog have begun examining the report of the Hari Gautam panel, which has raised serious questions about the functioning of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and even recommended its scrapping.

DTU restructuring academic programmes to meet global demands

Keeping in mind the challenges posed by the "dramatic" transformation of higher education, Delhi Technological University has restructured its academic programmes and curriculum to meet global demands, its Vice Chancellor Pradeep Kumar said on Saturday.

IIM Bill prepared by panel headed by ex-IIM chairman: Irani

Amid a raging controversy over the draft IIM bill, government today said it was prepared by a committee headed by former chairman of IIM Trichy's board of governors M Damodaran and finalised after considering the observations and suggestions of the IIMs.

UPTU, Chaudhary Charan Singh University get new VCs

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday appointed Vinay Kumar Pathak and Narendra Kumar Taneja as vice-chancellor of Uttar Pradesh Technical University and Chaudhary Charan Singh University, respectively.

Still room for DU hopefuls, varsity to come up with more lists
Still room for DU hopefuls, varsity to come up with more lists

Delhi University aspirants have reasons to cheer as the authorities have decided to come up with more cut-off lists for admission to its undergraduate programmes.

DU prof accuses principal of committing fraud in ECA admissions

A professor at Delhi University's Swami Shradhanand college has filed a police complaint against its principal alleging that he committed fraud in admissions through extra-curricular activities (ECA) quota.

UGC asks HRD Min to give breather to PhD holders registered

 UGC today once again proposed to the HRD Ministry to provide certain relaxation to PhD holders registered before 2009, a move which could provide breather to thousands of candidates applying for teaching jobs in universities.

UGC gives relaxation to PhD holders registered before 2009

In what could come as a breather for PhD holders registered before 2009, UGC has decided to give them certain relaxation, clearing a hurdle in applying for teaching jobs in universities.

Changes announced in pattern of CAT 2015, to be held on Nov 29

The pattern of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015 to be held on November 29 for admissions to prestigious B-schools has been changed to provide an "even" field to candidates from divergent streams and for a better assessment of data interpretation ability.

Jamia Millia expands distance edu wing, doubles no of centres

To meet the huge demand, Jamia Millia Islamia has nearly doubled the number of study centres under its distance education wing from this academic session, for which admission begins on Monday.

JNU to revamp its sexual harassment policy

In order to ensure fair and timely redressal of sexual harassment complaints, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to revamp its policy in this regard.

AIPMT 2015 re-test: No hijab, full sleeve shirts allowed
AIPMT 2015 re-test: No hijab, full sleeve shirts allowed

The Central Board of Secondary Education on Saturday re-conducted the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test - 2015 (AIPMT) for medical and dental courses.

SC refuses to allow headscarf inside AIPMT exam hall, says faith won't disappear if not worn
SC refuses to allow headscarf inside AIPMT exam hall, says faith won't disappear if not worn

The Supreme Court of India on Friday refused to entertain a plea of Islamic organisations which contended that Muslim girl students be allowed to wear headscarf during CBSE's All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) exam.

J&K govt to replicate NLISU, NALSAR models of learning

The J&K government has decided to set up a National Law University in the state on lines of the institutes of higher learning in Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Meet Nischal Narayanam - India's youngest Chartered Account at 19
Meet Nischal Narayanam - India's youngest Chartered Account at 19

Nischal Narayanam has become the country's youngest Chartered Account at the age of 19.

Committee to examine age relaxation for civil services exam

An expert committee will examine various issues related to age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers, the government said on Thursday.

No bar on wearing customary dress during AIPMT re-test: CBSE

In view of opposition from some minority groups, CBSE on Wednesday allowed some flexibility in the dress code for the AIPMT re-test on July 25, stating there is "no bar" on wearing customary dress and for candidates who are appearing in centres in extreme climatic conditions.

DU restructures BTech courses offered under now defunct FYUP
DU restructures BTech courses offered under now defunct FYUP

Following directions from AICTE, Delhi University has restructured six BTech courses which were introduced as part of the now defunct Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).

At least twice a week yoga classes for CBSE affiliated schools

More than 15,000 schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been advised to engage students "at least" twice a week in yoga classes as part of their physical activity programme.

Kerala HC allows Muslim girls to appear for medial entrance test with hijab

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted conditional permission to two Muslim girls to appear for the July 25 All-India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) wearing hijab, a customary religious dress.

10 percent fee hike at Jamia, students express disappointment

Jamia Millia Islamia has increased its fee for all courses by 10 percent from this session onwards, a move that came as a major disappointment to students even as officials termed it as a "nominal" hike.

Students to get 6.5 years for PhD at DU, entrance compulsory
Students to get 6.5 years for PhD at DU, entrance compulsory

Students pursuing PhD from Delhi University will now get six and half years to finish their research against the earlier deadline of four years and will have to clear an entrance test for admission to the same.

IIFM, IP to establish 'Centre of Excellence' on forest studies

A Centre of Excellence (CoE) on research in forestry, fibre sustainability and forestry management will be established in Bhopal by Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) and International Paper (IP) India.

UPSC exam results marksheets put online; civil services topper scored 53 percent

The topper of civil services examination has got about 53 per cent, thus showing the strict pattern of civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for selecting country's top bureaucrats.

Hiring ban in 28 govt-funded DU colleges to be lifted

Delhi University's Executive Council on Monday approved nomination of Governing Body members in 28 colleges funded by the state government, paving way for the appointments which were stalled by the AAP-led government for want of full-fledged GBs.

Hasthag "DU-Fresher” trends on Twitter, Facebook

As the freshers explored the Delhi University campus with a tweak of excitement and nervousness, they set the social media abuzz with their experiences using popular hasthag "DU-Fresher".

Day 1 at DU: Selfie with seniors, lunch treats help break ice
Day 1 at DU: Selfie with seniors, lunch treats help break ice

Gone are the days of singing, dancing or making juniors squat during the 'prohibited' ragging sessions, "selfie with seniors" is the new idea of breaking the ice with their superior batches for Delhi University freshers.

DU to greet fresh batch on Monday as it rolls out CBCS
DU to greet fresh batch on Monday as it rolls out CBCS

Delhi University has put in place strict measures to check ragging on its campuses as it welcomes a fresh batch of undergraduate students on Monday who will be the first to study as per the new Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

Jacuzzi, beauty salons, malls on private varsities' platter!

As the lure of fat pay packets draw thousands of students to the IITs, IIMs and prestigious colleges of Delhi University, private varsities seek to woo the aspirants with sprawling campuses, heated pools, beauty salons and even shopping arcades.

Education policy, candidates discussed at Irani, RSS bodies meet

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday held deliberations with some RSS-affiliated education bodies on the new education policy during which they are understood to have also discussed the appointments of possible candidates in various institutes and varsities in the country.