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Narayana Murthy pitches for higher autonomy to educational institutions
Narayana Murthy pitches for higher autonomy to educational institutions

IT veteran N R Narayana Murthy on Thursday advocated higher autonomy and less governmental interference in the functioning of educational institutions.

UGC issues guidelines for choice-based transfer system
UGC issues guidelines for choice-based transfer system

 A day after HRD Minister Smriti Irani informed about the implementation of a 'choice based transfer system' scheme in universities, UGC today issued guidelines for uniform adoption of the system across all campuses from 2015-16 academic year.

DUTA alleges violation of norms by college for appointing principal
DUTA alleges violation of norms by college for appointing principal

The Delhi University teachers' body on Monday accused the varsity's Aryabhatta College of violating rules set by UGC as it seeks to fill the post of its principal.

No semester system yet at DU's School of Open Learning

Four years after Delhi University implemented semester system for various courses, its distance education wing still continues to operate in the annual mode, hindering the prospect of meritorious students seeking migration to regular colleges.

Coimbatore, Pune among 100 Kushal Centres across the country

Coimbatore and Pune are the first among the 100 Knowledge Upgradation Centres for Skilled Human Action and Learning Action (KUSHAL) proposed by the HRD ministry.

HC seeks DU response on plea questioning Ph.D, M.Phil entrance process
HC seeks DU response on plea questioning Ph.D, M.Phil entrance process

Delhi High Court has sought the response of Delhi University (DU) on a plea by a lawyer who has alleged that the varsity's admission process for M.Phil and Ph.D courses is "arbitrary".

Organise events on Vallabhai Patel's birthday: UGC to varsities

With Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary on October 31 being celebrated as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas', UGC today asked universities to organise events and take pledge to uphold unity and security of the nation.

Deemed universities: UGC sets up five-member committee

 The University Grants Commission (UGC) today set up a five-member committee to conduct physical verification of seven universities whose deemed category status has come under question.

Delhi University introduces compulsory course in environmental studies
Delhi University introduces compulsory course in environmental studies

Delhi University (DU) has introduced a compulsory course in Environmental Studies for its undergraduate students as mandated by UGC.

Panel to submit report on deemed universities to SC tomorrow

A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfil such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes.

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Under attack from Jayalalithaa, UGC retracts Hindi circular

Under attack from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and political parties in the state, the UGC on Thursday decided to withdraw it controversial circular directing universities to teach Hindi as one of the primary languages in undergraduate courses.

VCs resolve to bring teacher education under varsity system

Vice chancellors from across the country on Monday resolved to bring the entire gamut of teacher education under university system, rationalise the duration of the B.Ed and M.Ed courses and ask teacher training institutes to go for mandatory accreditation.

Calcutta University, Australia to ink student exchange deal

 The University of Calcutta will ink an agreement with Australia to start student exchange programmes under the union Human Resource Development Ministry`s `Connect To India` initiative, its vice-chancellor said here Wednesday.

DU School of Open Learning to adopt flipped classroom method

Buoyed by the response to its maiden online admission process this year, Delhi University`s School of Open Learning (SOL) is planning to upgrade its teaching methodologies and use `flipped classroom technology` for its personal contact programme.

UGC `allows` IISc to continue with FYUP

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is understood to have allowed IISc Bangalore to continue with the four-year undergraduate programme.

UGC asks universities to fill vacant posts of teachers

UGC has asked all central universities to identify reasons for teaching posts lying vacant and make concerted efforts to fill them up, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

UGC asks DU to reinstate ad hoc teachers to meet crisis

The University Grants Commission has asked the Delhi University to reinstate ad hoc teachers who fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria in order to meet the shortage of teachers in colleges under the university.

FYUP row: HC disposes of pleas in view of DU decision

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday disposed of as "infructuous" a PIL before it for restoration of the three-year degree courses in Delhi University as the varsity recently scrapped the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) as per the directions of UGC.

UGC asks DU to continue BMS for 2013-14 batch, as 3-yr course

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday asked the Delhi University to continue the Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) programme only for students enrolled to it during 2013-14 academic year, but under a three-year duration.