UGC has asked universities across the country to observe December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' amid the controversy over organising events on the occasion which requires physical presence of students in campus on Christmas.
Private sector in education is facing many challenges and these are being addressed by reviewing the functioning of regulatory bodies like University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), government told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.