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18 central varsities introduce choice-based credit system

As many as 18 UGC-funded central universities have introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to bring about qualitative improvement in higher education.

UGC gives a year to 7 deemed varsities to rectify deficiencies

In a breather to seven 'C' category deemed universities, UGC has given them one more year to rectify their deficiencies failing which they could face the possibility of denotification.

Will frame criteria on recognition of private varsities: Centre to SC

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it has taken a decision to frame "criteria" to deal with the issue of recognition of private universities across the country after consulting with all stakeholders, including UGC.

SC raps UGC over physical verification of deemed universities

The Supreme Court on Thursday rapped the University Grant Commission (UGC) for going into "slumber" over conducting physical verification of infrastructure and faculty strength of deemed universities, which were black- listed by a Committee appointed by the Centre.

Centre to hold consultations with states on new education policy
Centre to hold consultations with states on new education policy

The HRD ministry will hold consultations with states next month as part of steps to frame a new national education policy which will also take into consideration the views of stakeholders like students and parents.

HRD Ministry saw several controversies in 2014

Controversy hogged the HRD Ministry ever since the NDA government came to power be it for the rollback of FYUP of Delhi University, replacing Sanskrit with German as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas or asking institutes to observe events on Christmas.

UGC to varsities: Observe X'mas day as 'Good Governance Day'

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.

DU forms panel for implementing choice-based credit scheme

Delhi University has constituted a seven-member committee to propose changes in the varsity's examination system with a view to implementing the 'choice- based credit scheme'.

Functioning of UGC, AICTE under review: Minister

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.

DU signs MoU with UGC for uploading thesis on digital database

Delhi University will now be able to update thesis and dissertations of its research scholars on the UGC's digital database -'Shodhganga repository'.

Delhi University changes nomenclature of 12 degrees

Delhi University has changed the nomenclature of at-least 12 degrees offered by it, following instructions from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to abide by the names notified in its gazette.

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.