Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)

Topic: University Grants Commission (UGC)

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.

UGC says colleges, universities can reopen, hold classes & exams in offline or ‘blended’ mode

The order comes in view of improving pandemic situation in much of the country, and asks institutions to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour & govt protocols.

JNU first woman V-C is multilingual political scientist & alumna Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit

Pandit’s appointment confirmed after acting V-C M Jagadesh Kumar was made UGC chairperson last week. She is currently a professor at Savitribai Phule Pune University.

UGC asks V-Cs to frame rules giving maternity leave, attendance relaxations to women students

In a letter to vice-chancellors, UGC asked all higher education institutions to frame these rules for women students enrolled in UG and PG programmes.

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G7 ban on new Russian gold imports ‘largely symbolic’, may not have major impact

The US, UK, Japan and Canada plan to announce the ban during the G7 summit that started Sunday in Germany. Flows have already been restricted by previous sanctions.

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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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