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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.

Calcutta University, Australia to ink student exchange deal

 The University of Calcutta will ink an agreement with Australia to start student exchange programmes under the union Human Resource Development Ministry`s `Connect To India` initiative, its vice-chancellor said here Wednesday.

Last month`s circular on research, doctoral programme is fake: UGC

In a big relief to those pursuing research and doctoral programmes, UGC said a circular issued last month recommending stringent guidelines for completing the programmes was "fake".

UGC to frame guidelines for educational institutes on students` safety

UGC has decided to frame comprehensive guidelines for all higher educational isntitutions to ensure safety of students in wake of the Beas river tragedy in Himachal Pradesh which claimed the lives of 24 Engineering students.

UGC schemes for empowerment of SCs, STs, minorities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is implementing a number of schemes for educational empowerment of SCs, STs and minorities that include setting up of equal opportunity cells and scholarships.

UGC `allows` IISc to continue with FYUP

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is understood to have allowed IISc Bangalore to continue with the four-year undergraduate programme.

Govt asks UGC, AICTE to frame rules for students on excursion

In the wake of Beas river tragedy where 24 students were washed away, Government has asked UGC and AICTE to frame guidelines on enforcing students` safety when they are on excursion or study trips.

DU asks department heads to expedite restructuring process

Delhi University has asked heads of various departments to expedite the restructuring of undergraduate courses in the three-year format days after it had scrapped the controversial four-year programme.

Delhi University`s SRCC, Ramjas College unveil first cut-off lists; admission process to begin today

As the admission procedure is all set to begin in various Delhi University colleges here from tomorrow, Sri Ram College of Commerce, Ramjas College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College on Monday were among the first to announce their cut-off lists which will be deciding the fate of over two lakh DU aspirants.

UGC permits 4-yr B Tech course for DU students enrolled in 2013

In a breather for the B Tech students enrolled in courses last year, the University Grants Commission has permitted the Delhi University to continue with the course that the students enrolled for in 2013.

DU B-Tech, BMS students protest outside HRD minister Smriti Irani`s residence

Scores of BTech and BMS students of Delhi University on Sunday staged a protest outside the residence of Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, demanding that their four-year courses should not be scrapped.

Students applying under FYUP won`t have to fill forms again

Students who have applied for the courses under FYUP of Delhi University through centralised registration will not have to fill the form again for admission under the three-year course instead they can directly apply from colleges, a committee of principals has proposed on Saturday.

DU officially scraps FYUP; B.Tech students hold protest

A day after the Delhi University (DU) told the University Grants Commission (UGC) that it was scrapping the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), the varsity`s Academic and Executive Councils on Saturday approved the move.

UPSC aspirants, protesting near PM`s residence, detained

Over 200 Union Public Service Commission aspirants staging a protest near Prime Minister`s house against the changes made in their examination pattern were detained by police.

DU`s VC and academic council not working with ego: Madhu Kishwar

Activist Madhu Kishwar on Friday said that Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh and Academic Council are not working with ego in the contentious case of the Four Year University Program.

DU students demand President`s intervention in FYUP issue

Student groups, who have intensified their protest against the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, have demanded the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee to resolve the issue, and also sought the resignation of Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh.

DU finally relents, reverts to three-year course; admissions to begin soon

Facing severe criticism from various students` organisations, academicians and political parties for delaying the admission process, the Delhi University (DU) on Friday agreed to comply with the University Grants Commission`s order to scrap its Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).

DU-UGC stalemate: Hectic efforts on to work out solution

The admission process in the Delhi University remained stalled for the third day on Thursday.

FYUP row: DU sends new proposal to UGC to end logjam

Facing criticism for delay in admissions, the Delhi University (DU) on Thursday sent a new proposal to the University Grants Commission (UGC) that the Honours courses run by the varsity can be reverted back to the three year format while the B.Tech course can continue to be a four year one.