Reservation roster: Prakash Javadekar assures action within 2 days

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar assured the teaching aspirants that the Centre was committed to restoring the reservation roster in educational institutes and there was "no need" for any agitation.

Mar 05, 2019, 14:57 PM IST

UGC writes to varsities across country to ensure safety of Kashmiri students

The UGC was directed by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to issue an advisory to all the universities to ensure that the security of Kashmiri students is not compromised.

Feb 22, 2019, 18:18 PM IST

Reservation for faculties: Govt to bring ordinance or bill

The SP and BSP had on Thursday not allowed the House to function over their demand that the government bring a Bill to protect the interest of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and OBC.

Feb 08, 2019, 12:40 PM IST

UGC-NET 2019 to be held in June, National Testing Agency (NTA) announces details on

The computer-based test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will be conducted in a single three hour duration.

Feb 05, 2019, 12:19 PM IST

IIMC to get deemed university status, HRD ministry issues Letter of Intent

The HRD Ministry has issued a Letter of Intent (LoI) to the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) to grant it deemed university status, an official said Thursday.

Nov 22, 2018, 18:51 PM IST

UGC announces various scholarships for post-graduate students

Check out the scholarships announced by UGC:

Nov 16, 2018, 22:56 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Apr 26, 2018, 10:43 AM IST

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

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

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

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

Apr 03, 2018, 00:13 AM IST