Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: colleges

Pursuing maths & music degrees together? Why UGC’s 2-degree programme has divided professors

UGC Wednesday sent official guidelines on its proposed two-degree programme, a policy change that will allow students to pursue two degrees at once, to colleges and universities.

‘Will college degrees carry same weight abroad as university’s?’ UGC reform norms find few takers

UGC guidelines, titled ‘Transforming higher education institutes into multidisciplinary institutions’, were put up on regulator's website last month, open to public feedback until 20 March.

2nd Karnataka college shuts gates on students over hijab, protests spread to more institutions

A Kundapur college allegedly shut the gates on students wearing hijabs as they pleaded that they be allowed to attend classes. Government to form panel to decide on a uniform dress code.

Karnataka considers uniform dress code as hijab vs saffron scarf flare-up returns to colleges

Protesting students say they will wear saffron scarves if students wear hijabs in classrooms. Six Muslim students had earlier protested for being disallowed to wear hijabs.

Delhi schools to reopen for all classes from 1 November, online classes to continue

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia said schools should call more than 50% of the students to class but underlined that parents can't be forced to send their ward to the institution.

Asian universities are on the rise. This is what it means for the rest of the world

Asia has increased its representation in the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings from just over a quarter of all ranked universities in 2016 to almost a third today.

Universities, colleges push for vaccination of students before they return to campus

IIT-Bombay and DU organised vaccination drive on their campuses. Several other universities and state governments also plan to vaccinate students before physical classes resume.

When will new academic session at colleges & universities begin? No word yet from UGC, govt

AICTE has announced technical colleges will begin classes in September, but while UGC has written two letters to universities in May, neither is about next academic session.

Reminders or social media campaigns, nothing’s helped DU guest teachers get paid for a year

Delhi University has said the teachers hired by the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board will receive their dues as soon as colleges submit their pending bills.

Students want colleges reopened as 2nd semester begins, but experts warn of Covid clusters

Students in Delhi, Jalandhar and Hyderabad have launched protests, calling for reopening of colleges. But experts note risks of infection.

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File photo of an offshore oil rig | Pic courtesy: ONGC

Sizzling oil prices burning a hole in your pocket, but refiners are making a killing

While state-run refiners have recorded higher-than-usual margins in 2021-22, the margins are more for private players as they are the biggest beneficiaries of cheap Russian crude.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.