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Study shows how India’s higher education enrollment can jump to 65% from 27%

Study says India should adopt Eligibility Enrollment Ratio instead of Gross Enrollment Ratio, stressing that the former is ‘more realistic projection of college enrollment numbers’.
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Health ministry staff face flak for research paper claiming Covid will end in India by Sept 

The paper has been authored by Anil Kumar and Rupali Roy, both staff of the ministry’s DGHS, who published it in a journal flagged as a predatory one by the UGC.  
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Modi govt wants colleges, universities to help study AYUSH practices for Covid-19

A UGC circular has instructed all colleges and universities to get their faculty and students to download the ‘Ayush Sanjivani’ app.

Students can now study engineering and economics together as UGC approves dual degrees

The UGC has approved simultaneous dual degrees for students but one has to be through the regular mode and the other has to be through online distance learning. 
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These are the rules UGC panel wants colleges to follow when they re-open

In a report to the UGC, the expert panel has suggested that colleges should develop a foolproof plan and follow social distancing norms after they re-open to curb spread of Covid-19.
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UGC likely to give universities freedom to decide exam plan, but there may be no winter break

UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said guidelines for universities and colleges will soon be issued but everything will depend on the local Covid-19 situation.
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Online exams if possible or pen-and-paper exams after lockdown, V-C headed panels tell UGC

The panels have suggested that universities & colleges should take a call on whether to begin new session after looking at the Covid-19 situation in their respective areas.
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Re-publishing own work will now be called self-plagiarism, could affect promotions: UGC

UGC notice says it will soon issue set of parameters to evaluate instances of self-plagiarism. It had earlier made research ethics and plagiarism mandatory part of students’ coursework.
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UGC says India lacks ‘mechanism’ to hold online exams during Covid-19 lockdown

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
The Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari, Biha

This Bihar university is conducting exams from tomorrow — on WhatsApp

The central university will conduct the exams on 17-18 April. Students not happy, but professor says it’s not final exams so 'nothing to worry'.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.