University Grants Commission

Student evaluation plays crucial role in improving quality of higher education: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the 5 documents developed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) covering the 5 verticals of Quality Mandate in New Delhi on Friday (December 27).

Dec 27, 2019, 17:53 PM IST

CBSE has made Health and Physical Education compulsory in all classes from I-XII: HRD Minister

CBSE has introduced a streamlined and well designed Health and Physical Education (HPE) program to mainstream health and physical education in schools for students of class I - XII, the HRD minister told the Rajya Sabha.

Dec 05, 2019, 22:47 PM IST

UGC warns students against admission in educational institutions in PoK

The students have been cautioned against taking admission in any institution in any territory under the illegal occupation of Pakistan including the PoK and Gilgit Baltistan.

May 16, 2019, 13:11 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

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

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

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

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

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

UGC likely to change NET syllabus, may conduct it once a year

For the first time in a decade, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is likely to update it's National Eligibility Test (NET) syllabus, to keep up with the changing curriculum of the varsities across the country. 

Nov 15, 2017, 12:33 PM IST

7th Pay Commission: DUTA urges govt to approve pay revision of non-teaching employees of universities, colleges

The Union Cabinet has approved the revision of pay scales for about eight lakh teachers and other academic staff in higher educational institutions under UGC and in centrally funded technical institutions.

Oct 12, 2017, 20:43 PM IST

7th Pay Commission: Narendra Modi Cabinet approves salary hike for over 7.5 lakh teachers in universities, colleges

Pravash Javadekar stressed that efforts should be made to attract talent into academics.

Oct 11, 2017, 19:54 PM IST

Drop Muslim and Hindu from names of BHU, AMU, recommends UGC panel

Centrally funded universities are secular institutions but such words related to religion in their names do not reflect that character, a UGC panel member said.

Oct 09, 2017, 13:06 PM IST

West Bengal opposes UGC circular on viewing PM address

PM Modi would be addressing a student leaders` convention on the theme of `Young lndia, New India -- A Resurgent Nation: from Sankalp to Sidhhi` in New Delhi.

Sep 08, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

UGC NET November 2017: Registration open until September 11

The online registration process for University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) November 2017 is about to end on September 11.

Sep 03, 2017, 00:13 AM IST

Make grievance redressal mechanisms public: UGC to varsities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities in the country to put up notice boards for ensuring awareness about the establishment of grievance redressal mechanism and their students grievances portal.

Aug 17, 2017, 18:11 PM IST