Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: UGC

UGC wants universities to offer up to 40% of courses online. Professors don’t see the point

UGC Wednesday asked institutions to make courses available via govt platform SWAYAM. Academics question move, citing issues like need for classroom instruction & lack of infrastructure.

Education Ministry to launch special course for young defence recruits ‘Agniveers’

Under the new programme that has been designed by IGNOU, 50% of the credits required for a graduate degree will come from the in-skill training received under 'Agnipath' scheme.

Common University Entrance Test for PG admissions from 2022 session, says UGC chairman

The decision comes weeks after the UGC chief announced that CUET scores, not Class 12 scores, would be mandatory for admission to 45 central universities.

Expensive crash courses, students dropping out of school – how CUET is driving change in higher education

While private school students are dropping out to enroll in crash courses for CUET, those who cannot afford these coaching classes feel they are at a disadvantage.

No jobs or higher education if you go to study in Pakistan, UGC & AICTE tell Indian students

The advisory comes less than a month after the higher education regulators warned Indian students against studying in China.

Students can now get joint & dual degrees from Indian & foreign institutes, UGC approves rules

According to draft UGC regulations, higher education institutions in India can collaborate with foreign counterparts for credit recognition and transfer, twinning arrangements.

Pursuing maths & music degrees together? Why UGC’s 2-degree programme has divided professors

UGC Wednesday sent official guidelines on its proposed two-degree programme, a policy change that will allow students to pursue two degrees at once, to colleges and universities.

Students will now be able to pursue two degrees together, UGC finalises guidelines

UGC has been planning this move for a long time, received a go-ahead for it in 2020. Guidelines were finalised and made official Tuesday by UGC chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar. 

‘Will college degrees carry same weight abroad as university’s?’ UGC reform norms find few takers

UGC guidelines, titled ‘Transforming higher education institutes into multidisciplinary institutions’, were put up on regulator's website last month, open to public feedback until 20 March.

After central universities, UGC wants state-run & deemed-to-be institutions to come under CUET

The regulator said using CUET for admission will save students from taking multiple entrance exams, and will 'in no way hinder' the reservation process.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.