Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicCentral universities

Topic: Central universities

Only 1 V-C from SC category across 45 central universities, ditto for ST, govt tells Parliament

When it comes to registrars — the second-highest post in central universities — 2 in the current lot belong to the SC category in central universities and 5 to ST.

Common entrance test addresses the high cut-off question but also raises many new questions

Experts say the way we design our tests allows the coaching industry to thrive, this has happened in the case of NEET, JEE and other entrance exams.

UGC announces all central universities will have mandatory entrance test from 2022-23

UGC chief M. Jagadesh Kumar says CUET will be used by all 45 central universities for undergraduate admission. For PG admissions, universities can choose to use CUET scores.

8 semesters, 160 credit-hours: What Four-Year Undergraduate Programme approved by UGC looks like

Courses in FYUP are structured in the form of codes, which are segregated based on learning outcomes, level of difficulty and academic rigour.

Out of 122 student suicides since 2014, 111 at central univs, IITs & NITs: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also gave data for suicides of OBC/SC/ST students. MoS Annapurna Devi gave details of ragging complaints & anti-ragging measures implemented.

Over 10,000 faculty posts vacant in central universities, IITs, IIMs, govt tells Parliament

Of the total 10,814 vacancies, 6,535 are in central universities including IGNOU, 403 are in IIMs and 3,876 are in IITs.

More time, but no grants: What PhD, MPhil students have to say about UGC’s extended deadline

UGC extended thesis submission deadline by 6 months in “larger interest” of research scholars, but students say they need funding extension too.

Why Delhi University is first choice for students across India despite its 100% cut-offs

Delhi University is one of 40 central universities, 16 of which were set up in 2009. Its cut-offs routinely go over 100 per cent. 

Education minister introduces bill in Lok Sabha for setting up central university in Ladakh

The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021 is meant to increase in accessibility and quality of higher education in the Union territory, Dharmendra Pradhan said in a statement.

President Kovind approves appointment of vice chancellors in 12 central universities

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the visitor to central universities, approved appointment of 12 out of 22 vice chancellors posts that were vacant, education ministry said.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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