UGC launches 'One Student, One Tree' campaign

In a bid to increase green cover on university and college campuses, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched 'One Student, One Tree' campaign asking every student to plant a sapling during his/her stay in an institution.

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UGC a failure, should be scrapped, suggests HRD panel

One of the first committee set up by HRD minister Smriti Z Irani to review the working of the University Grants Commission has said that the regulator not only has "failed to fulfill its mandate but also has not been able to deal with emerging diverse complexities."

HRD Ministry rejects report of UGC being scrapped

The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Wednesday rejected a report which suggested that a review committee has recommended scrapping of the University Grants Commission.

UGC asks varsities to provide concessions to Kashmiri migrants

Universities across the country have been sent a fresh communication by UGC asking them to provide concessions to the wards of Kashmiri migrants for admissions to various courses in the 2015-16 academic year.

UGC committee calls for strengthening partnership between varsities and industries

A University Grants Commission (UGC)-appointed committee has suggested strengthening of partnership and collaboration between universities and industries for mutual benefit.

UGC implementing scheme of career oriented courses
UGC implementing scheme of career oriented courses

The University Grants Commission is encouraging implementation of skill-based and career-oriented courses in colleges and universities through several new schemes, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Wednesday.

Jamia Millia Islamia gets A grade from NAAC

Jamia Millia Islamia has been assessed and accredited by NAAC for the first cycle with an "A" Grade, the Delhi-based central university said in a statement on Wednesday.

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.