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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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Online university exams a ‘remote possibility’ as UGC officials highlight host of concerns

UGC committee is studying the issue of online exams, but it has received ‘serious concerns’ on India’s ability to conduct them for all university students.
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UGC to launch 10 women-centric academic chairs, Subbulakshmi & Ahilyabai Holkar on list

UGC wants to launch the chairs across universities in association with Ministry of Women and Child Development, which will provide financial support.
Protest over fee hike in JNU | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

HRD ministry forms 3-member panel to resolve JNU stand-off over hostel fee hike

In a letter sent to JNU Monday, the Ministry of Human Resource Development asked the university to “normalise” its functioning soon.
File photo Narendra Modi at a Swachh Bharat campaign | PTI

UGC wants all institutes to promote book on Swachh Bharat Mission

The book ‘The Swachh Bharat Revolution’ has been published by Harper Collins India and has a foreword written by PM Modi.
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Like IITs and IIMs, UGC wants its institutes to take alumni help for placement & funding

UGC letter says it is good for institutes to stay in touch with alumni holding top positions in govt, media or politics or those who have established businesses.
A South Asian University exam centre | Facebook

UGC plans new way to evaluate students — through poster-making, quizzes & essays

UGC hopes the new evaluation method will wean college students away from rote learning and help develop critical abilities.

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File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.