Quota for differently-abled persons: SC asks UGC to reply

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the University Grants Commission (UGC) on a plea alleging that differently-abled persons were not being given three percent reservation in jobs as mandated by law, by the universities.

'Occupy UGC' movement gets support from JNU professor
'Occupy UGC' movement gets support from JNU professor

JNU professor Janaki Nair on Friday spoke for about 40 minutes on the topic 'When Higher Education was Engendered' outside UGC office.

UGC NET: Hurry up! Application process to end on November 1
UGC NET: Hurry up! Application process to end on November 1

The application process for National Eligibility Test (NET), scheduled to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on December 27, will end on November 01.

'Occupy UGC' protest: AISA's detained activists released

The AISA's activists detained here on Friday while protesting at the UGC office over scrapping of fellowship to non-national eligibility test (NET) research scholars have been released, the student body said on Saturday.

'Occupy UGC' protest: Students try to enter office, detained
'Occupy UGC' protest: Students try to enter office, detained

A protest by students here against the UGC's move to scrap non-NET fellowship escalated on Friday and led to police detaining scores of them as they tried to enter the premises of the academic body.

Rajasthan University planning centre for innovation

Rajasthan University is planning to set up a centre for innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship along with facilitating tie ups with industries.

CBSE releases UGC-NET June 2015 results, check www.cbseresults.nic.in

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday announced the results of the University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test  (UGC-NET) 2015.

Two-year graduation done before 1986 equivalent to three-year degree: UGC

In a big relief to candidates who passed a two-year graduation degree programme before 1986, the University Grants Commission today said their degrees will now be treated at par with those candidates who have completed a three-year course.

Stephen's alumni writes to UGC over Thampu's remarks

An alumni group of St Stephen's college on Wednesday wrote to the UGC questioning the veracity of principal Valson Thampu's statement that the commission has expressed solidarity with him.

UGC asks varsities to create pool of 'gender champions'

 With the aim of creating an environment that fosters equal treatment to girls and boys at all levels, UGC has proposed to create a pool of "gender champions" who will facilitate an enabling atmosphere on the campuses where girls are treated with dignity and respect.

A new university is coming up here in Northeast
A new university is coming up here in Northeast

The Left Front government has decided to set up a state university in Tripura and this will be taken up in the monsoon session of the assembly beginning on Friday, a minister said here on Monday.

DU permits Skype viva for PhD students, plagiarism check must

Scholars pursuing PhD at Delhi University can now appear for their viva through Skype or other modes of video conferencing.

Stephen's molestation victim sends caution note to college principal

St Stephen's research scholar who was allegedly molested by a college professor today warned him and college principal Valson Thampu of legal action if they do not facilitate disbursal of her stipend, access to her compounds and computational data within seven days.

Delhi University on a hiring spree, teachers' body cries foul

Delhi University has gone on a hiring spree barely few days before the VC's power to recruit candidates come to an end but the move has not gone down well with a section of teachers who have termed it an "unholy scramble" and have demanded President's intervention into the issue.

75 cases of sexual harassment in higher educational institutes

Seventy five cases of sexual harassment cases in higher educational institutes have been reported from across the country between April 2014 and March this year, 27 of which are from Delhi alone, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Delhi tops in sexual harassment cases in colleges

Delhi has the maximum number of complaints of sexual harassment in educational institutions, the government said on Wednesday.

Jamia gets UGC grant to offer courses in Lab Technology, Electrophysiology

 Jamia Millia Islamia university has received a grant of Rs 3.5 crore from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to start skill development programmes in Medical Lab Technology and Medical Electrophysiology.

VCs of central varsities agree to implement CBCS

Vice chancellors of all central universities on Tuesday agreed to implement the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in their institutions, the human resource development ministry said.

UGC grants heritage status to 19 colleges
UGC grants heritage status to 19 colleges

With an aim of conserving college campuses which are more than 100 years old, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted "heritage" status to 19 institutions across the country and has approved financial assistance for their improvement and upgradation.

UGC likely to allow PhD enrolment under distance education

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is actively considering relaxing its norms which would enable distance education institutions to offer MPhil and PHD programmes, benefiting nearly 10,000 students.