Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Topic: UGC

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar called reservation a constitutional right of SC/ST and OBCs | @PrakashJavdekar/ twitter

Appointment of university teachers put on hold as govt attempts to restore reservation

The decision comes after the Allahabad High Court had stopped institution-wise reservation, forcing UGC to prescribe making it department specific.
Students at DU | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

UGC tells universities to put controversial quota system for teachers on hold

The move to stop the department-wise distribution of quota comes after a meeting of NDA constituents with the PM.  New Delhi: The ministry of human...
Students at DU | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Delhi University braces for chaos ahead of Supreme Court ruling on UGC quota order

Depending on the SC verdict, Delhi University may have to replace 1,000 ad hoc teachers immediately or mid-session. New Delhi: Uncertainty over tea...
Reliance Foundation's proposed Jio Institute is one of the six 'Institutes of Eminence' selected by the government | @KhannaPal/Twitter

Education panel chief defends Jio eminence tag, says no other had better plan

Reliance proposals include Rs 9,500-crore investment, global faculty, an institute with 10 schools and over 50 disciplines among others.
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Govt begins process to replace UGC with new higher education authority 

The Higher Education Commission will have power to give accreditation and maintain academic standard.
Architects and Professors at a conference at IIT, Bombay. | Photo by Dipak Hazra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

PhD made mandatory for recruitment of university teachers, NET ceases to be sole criterion

Master's degree with NET or PhD will continue to be the minimum eligibility criteria for direct recruitment of teachers in colleges.
File image of DUTA walking in protest | DUTA Press release

UGC’s graded autonomy for DU colleges gives primacy to management, not academics

The UGC scheme attempts to cut the colleges from the very umbilical cord, which has been providing them with the required buoyancy and vibrancy. In t...
Central University of Orissa

These universities are less than a decade old but are facing a severe shortage of teachers

Central University of Orissa is running with just 17 per cent of permanent faculty, those in Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka have more than 60 per cent vacancies.

Amid mounting Dalit anger, Modi govt relaxes entry rules for SC/ST students into research

Move comes two years after the govt faced massive student protests for not providing any relaxation to reserved category students.
University students (representational image) | Bloomberg

Indian universities prefer politicians over scientists & engineers when it comes to chairs

Most universities have only instituted chairs under the names of political leaders, mostly in keeping with the ideology of the party in power at the Centre.