Saturday, 28 May, 2022
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TopicIndian Universities

Topic: Indian Universities

UGC wants colleges to churn out ‘global citizens’, frames course to teach diversity & peace

UGC has asked all higher education institutions to adopt the Global Citizenship Education curriculum framework devised by the regulator.

With 131 new institutions in 4 years, it’s boom time for private universities in India

Number of private universities in India jumps 47%, from 276 in 2015-16 to 407 in 2019-20, the latest AISHE data shows. 

Indian universities are being taught how to generate funds like Harvard & Cambridge

With NEP encouraging universities to look for external sources for funding, Association for Indian Universities is training institutions on how to approach foundations for philanthropic funding.

The Class of Taxila — how Mortimer Wheeler set up the first Indian archaeology school

In ‘Archeology and the public purpose’, Nayanjot Lahiri writes on the gap between govt departments & universities bridged by The Taxila School of Archaeology.

UGC directs central, state universities to fill up vacant SC, ST & OBC staff posts

UGC directs all universities to submit a follow-up update following reports that a large number of posts reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs among teaching and non-teaching staff were vacant.

‘Will give students what they get abroad’ — India plans tie-ups with top 100 universities

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said 7-8 lakh Indian students go abroad for higher studies every year but they would stay back if they get similar facilities here.

Indian universities didn’t need NEP to change things. But feared UGC too much

There are two factors why Indian universities couldn’t do what a national education policy is now trying to achieve. Before implementing NEP, let's understand those first.

Common entrance test for college ruled out, DU, AMU, BHU will have to continue own admissions

Plan to hold single entrance examination for all higher education institutions was suggested to UGC by an expert committee.

UGC likely to give universities freedom to decide exam plan, but there may be no winter break

UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said guidelines for universities and colleges will soon be issued but everything will depend on the local Covid-19 situation.

Indian educational institutes should break norms in Covid times, not conduct online exams

Universities like to constantly evaluate students but during the Covid crisis, they can be a little empathetic and cancel exams.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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