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.

Fresh Delhi University admissions likely from Tuesday

Fresh admissions for the 2014-15 academic session in Delhi University is likely to commence from Tuesday with the varsity today formally scrapping the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) even as uncertainty continued to plague B Tech students.

DU officially scraps FYUP; B.Tech students hold protest

A day after the Delhi University (DU) told the University Grants Commission (UGC) that it was scrapping the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), the varsity`s Academic and Executive Councils on Saturday approved the move.

UGC seeking legal view on DU `compromise formula`

UGC is learnt to have sought legal opinion on the compromise formula proposed by Delhi University amidst its renewed push to get colleges under the varsity to start admissions to the undergraduate programme.

ABVP delegation meets PM, discusses UGC-DU deadlock

Narendra Modi met a delegation of RSS` student wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Thursday and expressed unhappiness about the deadlock between the UGC and DU over the latter`s four-year undergraduate programme.

Standoff continues but Delhi University to Hold BMS Entrance Test today

Even as the standoff over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme continues, the Delhi University (DU) will conduct the entrance test to the Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), a course started under the controversial programme.

UGC asks Delhi University to roll back FYUP by Thursday

The University Grants Commission issued a fresh letter to Delhi University on Wednesday asking it to comply by tomorrow morning with the directive to roll back four-year undergraduate programme.

SC refuses to intervene in UGC-DU row over FYUP

The Supreme Court today refused to intervene in the UGC-Delhi University row over the four-year undergraduate programme(FYUP) and directed a DU professor who challenged the Commission`s direction for scrapping the course to approach Delhi High Court.

Graduation course should be three years: Rashid Alvi

Rashid Alvi, a senior Congress leader told ANI today that the undergraduate programme in Delhi University should be for three years only.

Three year course better for DU students: BJP

BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said on Tuesday that the ongoing FYUP tussle between the Delhi University (DU) and the UGC seems to be because of lack of applications and absence of stakeholders` involvement.

Delhi University council full of fools: Atul Anjan

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan on Tuesday said that the Delhi University council is full of fools.

Don`t have the liberty to speak on FYUP tussle, says Smriti Irani

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday refused to comment on the ongoing Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) tussle between Delhi University (DU) and University Grants Commission (UGC).

FYUP row: DU informs colleges about UGC orders

Delhi University on Monday issued a letter to all its colleges informing them about the two orders from the UGC asking it to conduct the admissions under three-year programme and not the four-year undergraduate programme.