State Regulatory Commission to monitor universities: Rajasthan Education Minister

In the wake of surfacing of a fake degree scam in a private university in Jodhpur, the state government on Friday said a regulatory commission would be set up to monitor the academic activities of all universities mainly private ones.

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.

Wi-Fi facilities in 6 universities, 69 colleges of Odisha

An amount of Rs 20 crore will be spent to provide Wi-Fi facilities in six universities, 46 government colleges and 23 non-government ones in Odisha in the first phase of a smart campus scheme here.

Get set for the new SAT in 2016

Based on the inputs from member Universities, US-based College Board, has redesigned the SAT test format. Prachi Rege gets the details on the changes in the test, how to write an honest essay, and the X factor that will help applicants stand out.

 

All universities, colleges in Punjab to be tobacco free

All private and government universities and affiliated colleges in Punjab will be tobacco free zones, a senior health official said Monday.

Central varsities told to explore possibility of having Sanskrit department: Govt

 Close on the heels of German being replaced with Sanskrit as third language in KVs, the Government today said all central universities have been asked to explore the possibilities of opening of Sanskrit department.

Become breeding ground for tech advancements: Prez to varsities

Calling for greater engagement between academia and industries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked universities to become breeding ground for technological advancements and said success of initiatives like 'Make in India' hinges on manufacturing quality products.

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.

Under attack from Jayalalithaa, UGC retracts Hindi circular

Under attack from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and political parties in the state, the UGC on Thursday decided to withdraw it controversial circular directing universities to teach Hindi as one of the primary languages in undergraduate courses.

UGC asks universities to fill vacant posts of teachers

UGC has asked all central universities to identify reasons for teaching posts lying vacant and make concerted efforts to fill them up, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

New WiFi programme for colleges, varsities

The government is planning a new programme under which over 20,000 colleges and 600 universities will be WiFi-enabled, parliament was informed Wednesday.

SC allows Himachal Pradesh to revive panel to regulate universities

The Supreme Court has allowed the Himachal Pradesh government to revive its commission to monitor 16 private universities and an equal number of private institutes, mainly engineering colleges, officials said.

Indians form 2nd largest group of international students in US

As many as 113,813 Indian students are currently enrolled in various US universities and educational institutions, accounting for second largest number of international students in America, a latest official report said today.

Sri Lanka aims to attract huge foreign students, plans to open 10 universities

Sri Lanka is opening up its public university system attracting significant investment with plans to allow 10 private universities to operate locally by 2020, an official said Wednesday.

Going Global

Experts offer students various options on universities, courses, scholarships, bursaries, loans and competitive exams during the second phase of dna`s Global Education Seminars. Prachi Rege reports.

AAP gets support from foreign universities` volunteers network

The Aam Aadmi Party has got support from a network of volunteers, comprising of students from over 40 universities in the US, Canada, Britain, Hungary and Singapore in its electoral venture.

Innovative changes needed in higher education system: Prez

Maintaining that delivery of higher education in India cannot be allowed to continue in a "routine fashion", President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said there has to be an "elevated level of urgency" among administrators and academicians to introduce innovative changes.

Over 30 per cent teachers` seats vacant in UP

Over 30 per cent posts of teachers are vacant in universities and colleges in Uttar Pradesh, the State Legislative Assembly was told on Thursday.

Defence studies syllabus to be upgraded in universities

With inputs from DRDO, the UGC has decided to support the upgrading of the existing syllabus of defence and strategic studies in ten universities of the country, Rajya Sabha was informed.

Badal for uniformity in academic activities of the universities

The Punjab Chief Minister directed all the three universities of the state to work in coordination with the government`s higher education development programme to bring uniformity in their academic activities across the state.