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CBSE, NEET, UGC, schools cannot mandate Aadhaar, rules SC

CBSE, NEET, UGC, schools cannot mandate Aadhaar, rules SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for admissions in schools and by educational bodies like Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The apex court ruled that no child can be denied any schemes if they are not able to bring their Aadhaar number.

Sep 26, 2018, 11:44 AM IST
No politics, only patriotism: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on UGC circular on Surgical Strike Day

No politics, only patriotism: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on UGC circular on Surgical Strike Day

Javadekar said that many institutes had approached the HRD ministry with a demand to commemorate the second anniversary of the surgical strike. 

Sep 21, 2018, 14:25 PM IST
Amid row over UGC order on Surgical Strike Day, Centre says celebrations not mandatory

Amid row over UGC order on Surgical Strike Day, Centre says celebrations not mandatory

Opposition parties have been attacking the Central government over the decision to celebrate September 29 as Surgical Strike Day. 

Sep 21, 2018, 13:35 PM IST
Write letters to armed forces to pledge support, celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day': Full text of UGC order

Write letters to armed forces to pledge support, celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day': Full text of UGC order

The UGC has said that the students can pledge their support for the armed forces by writing letters and cards, which may be produced in both physical and digital format. 

Sep 21, 2018, 12:13 PM IST
UGC directs universities to ban junk food on campus

UGC directs universities to ban junk food on campus

The UGC, in the advisory, stated that banning junk food in colleges would set new standards for healthy food habits, and subsequently instill a sense of healthy eating and awareness on the same.

Aug 24, 2018, 06:19 AM IST
HRD considers introduction of  3 new professional courses

HRD considers introduction of 3 new professional courses

Government is considering the introduction of three professional courses to create more employment opportunities.

Jul 30, 2018, 22:27 PM IST
Ragging complaints in varsities, higher educational institutions doubled in last 3 years: HRD data

Ragging complaints in varsities, higher educational institutions doubled in last 3 years: HRD data

The number of complaints of ragging received in 2015 were 423, most of them being from West Bengal. The number rose to 5,215 in 2016 and 901 in 2017, according to the data.

Jul 23, 2018, 16:22 PM IST
Government proposes 'Higher Education Commission of India' to replace University Grants Commission

Government proposes 'Higher Education Commission of India' to replace University Grants Commission

University Grants Commission is the principal funding body for universities. 

Jun 27, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
DUTA calls off evaluation boycott in 'students' interest'

DUTA calls off evaluation boycott in 'students' interest'

DUTA had called an evaluation boycott on May 9 after the UGC announced a new mechanism for implementing faculty reservations.

Jun 18, 2018, 21:05 PM IST
UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

The directive by the commission comes after the Union Environment Ministry issued an advisory, saying India is the global host of this year's World Environment Day celebrations.

May 19, 2018, 12:14 PM IST
News at a glance: April 26, 2018

News at a glance: April 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018, 10:43 AM IST
UGC NET 2018: CBSE extends application date to April 12. Apply on cbsenet.nic.in

UGC NET 2018: CBSE extends application date to April 12. Apply on cbsenet.nic.in

The Central Board of Secondary Education is holding the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Apr 06, 2018, 13:21 PM IST
CBSE UGC NET 2018: Last date to apply online on Thursday. Here is how to fill application on cbsenet.nic.in

CBSE UGC NET 2018: Last date to apply online on Thursday. Here is how to fill application on cbsenet.nic.in

The last date for submission of application fees is Friday, April 6, 2018 in any circumstances. 

Apr 04, 2018, 17:45 PM IST
6 central universities approved for starting Yoga department

6 central universities approved for starting Yoga department

The Commission has already conveyed the approval for starting the Yoga Department in these central universities. 

Apr 03, 2018, 00:13 AM IST
UGC acts to ensure more women in IITs: List of measures taken

UGC acts to ensure more women in IITs: List of measures taken

The UGC has initiated a move to ensure that enrolment of women in Indian Institutes of Technology increase by 20 per cent by 2020-21 by creating supernumerary seats.

Mar 28, 2018, 13:35 PM IST
60 educational institutions get full autonomy: Is your college on the list?

60 educational institutions get full autonomy: Is your college on the list?

The institutions that would be given autonomy include five central universities, 21 state universities, 24 deemed universities, two private universities and eight autonomous colleges.

Mar 21, 2018, 07:40 AM IST
62 higher educational institutions awarded full autonomy by Centre

62 higher educational institutions awarded full autonomy by Centre

The University Grants Commission has awarded full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutes including top varsities such as Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and University of Hyderabad

Mar 21, 2018, 00:08 AM IST
DCW writes to UGC, seeks information on Virender Dev Dixit's institute

DCW writes to UGC, seeks information on Virender Dev Dixit's institute

DCW chief said strict action should be taken against the management of the institute for wrongly claiming it to be a university.

Jan 06, 2018, 18:28 PM IST
Bengaluru’s Christ university changes name after UGC order

Bengaluru’s Christ university changes name after UGC order

The UGC had in October pulled up 123 institutions of higher education.

Nov 30, 2017, 23:34 PM IST
UGC directs varsities to commemorate Constitution Day on Nov 26

UGC directs varsities to commemorate Constitution Day on Nov 26

From reading out the Preamble in morning assemblies to organising lectures on fundamental duties, the varsities across the country have been asked to conduct a series of activities in the run up to the day.

Nov 25, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

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