Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)

Topic: University Grants Commission (UGC)

UGC orders full admission fee refund to ease blow of late entrance exams

In a second notification, higher education regulator UGC has also asked educational institutions to adjust hostel/mess fees charged from students during Covid-19.

Draft bill almost ready, single higher education regulator could become a reality this year

UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar says Higher Education Council of India draft bill will be discussed with stakeholders for their feedback.

Wait for Class 12 CBSE results to fix last date for admissions, UGC tells universities

UGC order comes after CBSE writes to commission saying some universities have already begun admissions process. CBSE Class 12 final results are expected in last week of July.

JNU, BHU & 30 other varsities to admit PG students through CUET. DU, Jamia to skip it this year

UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar is expecting more universities to join the list in coming months. The entrance test for postgraduate courses will be conducted in last week of July.

Pursuing two degrees simultaneously will benefit students. Polymaths not rare in India

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Each undergrad student will now have to intern for 8-10 weeks, UGC approves guidelines

Guidelines given for research internships, which are mandatory for graduation under NEP. Also required for students who want to exit with certificate or diploma after 1 or 2 years.

Common University Entrance Test coming soon for postgraduate courses too, says UGC chairman

UGC also thinking of holding test twice a year, says M. Jagadesh Kumar. CUET announced in March for UG admissions to central universities, but other institutions are also adopting it.

UGC working on roadmap to help foreign universities set up Indian campuses, says chairman

M. Jagadesh Kumar says UGC will clarify the process, legal & bureaucratic frameworks. In a 2021 survey, foreign universities had cited govt approvals, fee regulation as challenges.

UGC revises rules for PhD admission, 40% seats to be filled in entrance test apart from NET/JRF

New test to be conducted by universities/colleges to complement NET/JRF. Policy document lays out syllabus, qualifying marks, guidelines for areas of research, supervisors’ duties.

What is a digital university, how Modi govt plans to set it up, and what are the challenges

PM Modi asked stakeholders to speed up process in webinar Monday. Plan is to get universities to come together to form digital system that enrols students as single unit.

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78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
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AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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