Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicHigher Education Commission

Topic: Higher Education Commission

Modi govt’s HEC can’t just be UGC with new label. Engineering still needs its own regulator

The Modi govt plans to merge higher education regulators into one body called Higher Education Commission, but medicine and law institutes have been left out.

Higher Education Commission to be independent body, says minister Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar says rights of states will not be impunged, amid concerns expressed by members over the commission replacing UGC.

On Camera

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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.
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