UGC makes CA, CS, ICWA qualifications equivalent to postgraduate degrees

The Commission resolved a long-pending issue of parity between the three courses and other post-graduate courses.

Mar 16, 2021, 17:42 PM IST

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' chairs high-level meeting, directs UGC for timely disbursement of scholarships and fellowships

During the meeting, the Education Minister directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to ensure all scholarships and fellowships are disbursed in time and to start a helpline for it.

Nov 26, 2020, 19:01 PM IST

UGC declares 24 universities as fake: Check full list here

The maximum of these universities is operating from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi.

Oct 07, 2020, 21:41 PM IST

Amid protests, ministers from 6 non-BJP ruled states move SC over postponing NEET, JEE exams

Six ministers of non-BJP ruled states moved the Supreme Court on Friday (August 28, 2020) seeking review of its order permitting the Centre to conduct NEET and JEE entrance exams this year amid the persisting COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 28, 2020, 14:47 PM IST

Supreme Court upholds UGC decision, says states cannot promote students without holding final year exams

A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said if any state feels they can't conduct exams by that date, they must approach the UGC for new dates to hold the exam.

Aug 28, 2020, 11:17 AM IST

Centre mulls bringing IITs, IIMs under online education system, seeks inputs from UGC, AICTE

The Narendra Modi government, which recently unveiled the New Education Policy, is going to implement big-ticket changes in the country’s education system and has sought suggestions from the University Grant Commission (UGC) and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in this regard.

Aug 12, 2020, 17:37 PM IST

SC asks UGC to file reply to affidavits against final-year exam, next hearing on August 14

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday (August 10) said that it will now hear the petition challenging the University Grants Commission (UGC) decision to make final-year examinations mandatory on August 14.

Aug 10, 2020, 12:34 PM IST

SC refuses to pass interim order on pleas challenging UGC circular on final year exams, asks MHA to clear stand

On July 27, the top court had asked the UGC to file a consolidated reply to the batch of petitions challenging its revised guidelines to conduct final year examinations by September 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jul 31, 2020, 14:22 PM IST

Aaditya Thackeray-led Yuva Sena moves SC for cancellation of final year exams amid COVID-19 crisis

The Shiv Sena's youth wing Yuva Sena on Saturday (July 18, 2020) moved the supreme court seeking cancellation of the final year exams of universities across states in view of the COVID-19 crisis.

Jul 18, 2020, 15:13 PM IST

Maharashtra Minister Uday Samant asks HRD Ministry, UGC to cancel varsity exams after Amitabh Bachchan tests coronavirus positive

Maharashtra Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education Uday Samant on Sunday (July12) said that Union Human Ressources Department Ministry should cancel the varsity exams as coronavirus COVId-19 pandemic has now entered into safe places like Raj Bhavan and superstar Amitab Bachchan's home. He also added that holding exams amid coronavirus outbreak is not safe for the students and the Unitversity Grants Commission should not play with the lives of students.

Jul 12, 2020, 12:48 PM IST

After Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh urges PM Narendra Modi to tell UGC to reconsider decision to conduct exams

The Punjab Government on Friday had also announced the cancellation of the pending examinations of various classes of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB).

Jul 11, 2020, 20:45 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Narendra Modi, urges him to cancel final-year exams of central varsities 'for the sake of youths'

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel the final-year examinations of Delhi University and other central universities across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jul 11, 2020, 18:12 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi calls for cancellation of exams, urges UGC to promote students on basis of past performance

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that it is “extremely unfair to conduct exams during the COVID-19 pandemic’’ and urged the University Grants Commission (UGC) to cancel the exams and promote students on the basis of their past performance.

Jul 10, 2020, 13:47 PM IST

UGC panel suggests scrapping final year exams of all colleges, universities

A day after the Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has been advised to revisit guidelines for intermediate and Terminal Semester examinations, the UGC panel on Thursday recommended scrapping the final year examinations. 

Jun 25, 2020, 11:19 AM IST

University exams likely to be cancelled as HRD minister asks UGC to 'revisit' earlier guidelines

HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank earlier in the day asked the UGC to revisit the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and terminal semester examinations and academic calendar.  

Jun 24, 2020, 19:35 PM IST

UGC asked to revisit guidelines for Intermediate, terminal semester examinations

Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday (June 24) asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to revisit the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and terminal semester examinations and academic calendar. 

Jun 24, 2020, 18:48 PM IST

COVID-19: Odisha cancels pending UG/PG final semester exam, tells colleges to follow UGC- recommended evaluation method

In view of the COVID-19 situation in Odisha, the state government has decided to cancel all pending final semester and final year exams of various Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses.

Jun 11, 2020, 20:58 PM IST

Promote UG, PG students to final year without exams, Maharashtra urges UGC

The Maharashtra minister requested the UGC to consider the option to promote students without conducting exams of last year for undergraduates and postgraduates. 

May 19, 2020, 19:02 PM IST

UGC panels recommend academic session in varsities from Sep, online exams wherever possible

Two committees were constituted by the UGC to look into the issues of academic loss and online education in the wake of the lockdown in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 25, 2020, 19:53 PM IST

Coronavirus impact: UGC tells universities to postpone exams, suspend evaluation work

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities and affiliated colleges on Thursday (March 19, 2020) to postpone examinations till March-end due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The evaluation work will be suspended during the period too.

Mar 19, 2020, 15:34 PM IST