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.

New three central universities in Tamil Nadu: Minister

Tamil Nadu government has planned to
open a Central University at Tiruvarur, an Agricultural
University at Tiruchirapalli and World Standard University at
Coimbatore, Minister for Higher Studies Ponmudi said.