Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicIndian Universities

Topic: Indian Universities

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.

Johns Hopkins to Peking — Universities are at forefront of COVID-19 fight. But not in India

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 fee row should make us ask if public and private universities are really any different

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 to launch GRE-like aptitude test InSAT for foreign students from next year

India hosts about 54,000 foreign students, but most universities use different criteria for admission. Govt says common entrance test will make things uniform.

Forget top 100 list, India doesn’t even have a mechanism to identify research universities

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.

Modi govt claims good response from foreign faculty to its advanced joint research plan

Over 500 applications have been received under VAJRA scheme since 2017. Last year, 44 foreign faculty worked alongside Indian researchers.

Separate process to rank smaller universities in future, says Javadekar

Speaking at the Goa University convocation, Javadekar said education should not just be input-led, but outcome-based.

Modi govt to move bill to skirt SC and allow institution-centric quotas in universities

The bill, to be tabled in the upcoming winter session, is also meant to allow universities to continue hiring teachers.

Surgical Strike Day a plot to curb student activism or move to instil national pride?

A University Grants Commission (UGC) circular asked varsities and higher education institutions to observe 29 September as Surgical Strike Day. It also suggested a...

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

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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.
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