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More girls dropped out in 2013

The emphasis on school infrastructure as per the Right to Education Act notwithstanding,..

Experts back new UGC rules for deemed varsities, but flaws stay

The University Grants Commission's new regulations for Deemed Universities..

Norms to check sexual harassment in colleges

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has framed an exhaustive definition..

UGC re-imposes ban on tech ODL degrees

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has, in a way, undone a policy..

Decide on universities' accreditation: SC to NAAC

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Assessme ..

Now, access self-study report of institutions under RTI Act

The self-study report of institutions of higher learning submitted before the..

New UGC rules to bolster fight against ragging

The University Grants Commission's latest notification broad ..

NIRF process initiated amidst confusion

The registration for the National Institutional Ranking Fram ..

Now, tech colleges can offer other courses

Engineering colleges and polytechnics can now offer courses like skill development, vocational studies and industrial training

Ministry of environment and forests largesse to benefit big education institutes

Educational institutes across the country have been exempted from the mandatory environment

Don’t go for PhD and MPhil through open and distance learning (ODL) mode

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought to the notice of students that PhD and MPhil programmes will not be allowed through open and distance learning (ODL) mode.

UGC audit snub to govt

The University Grants Commission has turned down a human resource development ministry recommendation to get government auditor CAG to inspect the accounts of the

Distance education degrees face UGC ban

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has reimposed a ban on recognition of some professional degrees that are offered through the distance education mode by universities.

2-year limit for backlog papers in UG, PG courses?

Undergraduate and postgraduate students across the country will now get a two-year grace period beyond the scheduled duration of their degree programmes to clear their backlog papers

NAAC extension for top-ranking varsities

In a significant move, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has decided to grant extension of the same grade to the top ranking educational institutions which have performed consistently well during earlier assessments.

Confusion Confounded

A Supreme Court order in 2017 had directed all deemed universities to not use the word “university”. Now a government panel has said that they should be allowed to use the word “university” to avoid confusion abroad

Christ University is now just 'Christ' after UGC's directive

"Strict action, including cancellation of the deemed to be varsity status, will be taken against the defaulting institutions," said a senior UGC official.

UGC announces master’s degree in vocational education

Students can now opt for a Masters degree in Vocational education after completing their B.Voc degree. In a major boost to vocational education, the University Grants Commission (UGC), after introducing an undergraduate degree in the stream, has now specified a Master’s degree for it.

Friction over UGC diktat on exam centres

The University Grants Commission's (UGC) recent circular asking distance education institutes not to set up centres outside their home state has been opposed by both education experts as well as activists. Terming the diktat regressive, experts said that the move is detrimental to the cause of spreading education.

Bid to rein in medical course fees

The University Grants Commission has begun the process of regulating the fees charged by private deemed universities for medicine courses following a Madras High Court directive in April.

UGC to roll out MVoc for vocational grads

The University Grants Commission (UGC), buoyed by the positive response to its Bachelor of Vocational (BVoc) course, is all set to launch a Master of Vocational (MVoc) degree soon. Already, industry experts and academicians are hailing the move, calling it an opportunity for vertical mobility.