Parliamentary panel 'anguished' at shortage of faculty in IITs, IIMs

Parliamentary panel 'anguished' at shortage of faculty in IITs, IIMs

A Parliamentary committee has expressed "anguish" over shortage of faculty in higher education institutions, including Central Universities, IITs and IIMs, terming it as the "biggest handicap" in developing and maintaining the standard of education in the country.

Now, over 1100 KVs to hoist Tricolour daily as Modi government makes it mandatory

Now, over 1100 KVs to hoist Tricolour daily as Modi government makes it mandatory

Nearly a week after Union HRD minister Smriti Irani's suggestion that the national flag fly at a prominent place on the campuses of all central universities was passed by vice-chancellors as a resolution, over 1100 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across the country are set to fly the Tricolour on their premises.

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1,310 posts of Professors lying vacant in Central Universities

 There are 1,310 posts of Professors which are vacant in various Central Universities, as on September 1, 2015, the Ministry of Human Resource Development said today.

BHU VC advocates restructuring of 3+2 higher education system

Though Delhi University's experiment with the Four Year Undergraduate Programme saw an unforeseen fate, BHU Vice-Chancellor Girsish Chandra Tripathi believes that the higher education system is an "outmoded construct" and there is need to restructure the 3+2 education system.

President to hold high-level meet on education with VCs, Directors

With education always topping his agenda, President Mukherjee will play host to Vice Chancellors and Directors of various premier institutions.

All central universities agree to roll out Choice Based Credit System

All central universities agree to roll out Choice Based Credit System

The controversial Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) would be rolled out by all central universities from the coming academic session notwithstanding the protest from a section of teachers and students here.

18 central varsities introduce choice-based credit system

As many as 18 UGC-funded central universities have introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to bring about qualitative improvement in higher education.

President presents visitor's awards for 'Best University', 'Innovation', 'Research'

President presents visitor's awards for 'Best University', 'Innovation', 'Research'

President Pranab Mukherjee presented the visitor's awards for Central Universities in the categories of 'Best University', 'Innovation' and 'Research' for the year 2015 at a function held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Lead transformation of India's higher education system: President to VCs

President Pranab Mukherjee opened a two-day conference of vice chancellors of Central Universities (CUs) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. This is the third such conference convened by the President since his assumption of office. Vice chancellors of 40 central universities to which the President is the visitor are attending it.

Find workable solution on law-making: President sends firm message to govt, Opposition

Find workable solution on law-making: President sends firm message to govt, Opposition

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday strongly conveyed that the ruling and opposition parties should find a workable solution on law-making and avoid issuing ordinances for normal legislations.

Smriti Irani meets VCs, proposes single legislation for central Univs

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday met the vice-chancellors of 39 central universities at Chandigarh and discussed among others a single legislation to govern all central varsities.

India to have four new central varsities

The government has decided to set up four new central universities in the country, parliament was told Wednesday.

Varsities should adopt choice-based credit course: Panel

A committee, set up by the HRD Ministry to prepare a single bill governing all central universities, has suggested that varsities should adopt a choice-based credit course along with semester system within the minimum possible time.

UGC sets up panel for single law for universities

The UGC has set up a three-member committee to evolve a principle for drafting a single legislation governing all central universities keeping the uniqueness and diversity of every institute intact.

No consensus on common test for admission to central universities

With University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University still dithering from it, the next round of deliberation has been fixed for November, said HRD Ministry officials.

Nitish thanks Sibal for two central universities

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday thanked Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal for sanctioning two central universities at Motihari and Gaya.

HRD Ministry grants two central varsities to Bihar

Giving in to the demands of Bihar, the Union govt has decided to set up a central university in Motihari in addition to the one proposed in Gaya.

‘Code of conduct planned for central varsities’

The central government is planning to introduce a code of conduct for central universities to bring about transparency and autonomy with accountability through self-regulation.

Seven Central universities to hold combined entrance test

In a significant step, seven newly-created central universities have come together to hold
a combined entrance exam from this year for admission of
students in about 25 courses being offered by them.