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Plan to hold single entrance examination for all higher education institutions was suggested to UGC by an expert committee.
UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said guidelines for universities and colleges will soon be issued but everything will depend on the local Covid-19 situation.
Universities like to constantly evaluate students but during the Covid crisis, they can be a little empathetic and cancel exams.
Look at the website of any top science and medicine college in India, and you won’t see coronavirus updates. DU wants students to wash hands, but taps run dry.
JNU debate can’t be restricted to which university charges more fees. Reality is public universities today are hard put to maintain financial equilibrium.
India hosts about 54,000 foreign students, but most universities use different criteria for admission. Govt says common entrance test will make things uniform.
Indian research universities lack voice to represent their views. Carnegie Classification in the US will be a good starting point for India to learn from.
Over 500 applications have been received under VAJRA scheme since 2017. Last year, 44 foreign faculty worked alongside Indian researchers.
Speaking at the Goa University convocation, Javadekar said education should not just be input-led, but outcome-based.
The bill, to be tabled in the upcoming winter session, is also meant to allow universities to continue hiring teachers.
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