Monday, 22 October, 2018

Topic: UGC

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Teaching in Delhi University could soon become an essential service

HRD Ministry is looking to examine if DU can be brought under ESMA. If implemented, teachers can face arrest or fine if they participate in protests.

Govt to tweak MPhil & PhD admission rules, now exam will hold more weight than interview

Under current rules, the exam for admission to MPhil and PhD courses in central universities only serves as a qualifying role for the interview stage.
JNU teachers and Students during protest March in campus against arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar by Delhi Police | Ramesh Sharma/India Today Group/Getty Images

Diktat for teachers at central universities like JNU & DU: Can’t criticise govt

University Grants Commission says all educational institutions taking funds from the Central govt will now come under rules that disallow protest.
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi

Studying Mahatma Gandhi is not going to get you a job & Indian students know it

Ahead of the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019, data shows dramatic reduction in students pursuing Gandhian studies. But scholars are unperturbed.

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 als...

Our system considers anything less than rape a ‘frivolous allegation’

To feel safe on campus is the basic right of every Indian student.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Given Left’s grip on colleges, arranging marriages are easier than holding seminars in India

The malaise towards Indian higher education has made our railway platforms cleaner and technologically better equipped than classrooms.

Forget funds crunch, half of India’s universities don’t even utilise 50% of their grants

Of 162 state universities, 70 have used less than half their central govt grants, with 20 spending less than 30%.
IIT Kharagpur

IITs, IIMs, NITs have just 3% of total students but get 50% of government funds

The remaining 97% of students attend 865 educational institutes in the country and get less than half the government funds.
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.
Rakesh Asthana

At the root of the CBI power struggle lies the ‘Gujarat division’

CBI’s top two officers — director Alok Verma and No.2 Rakesh Asthana — have accused each other of corruption. Here’s how this power struggle began. 

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.