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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’.
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.
A UGC circular has instructed all colleges and universities to get their faculty and students to download the ‘Ayush Sanjivani’ app.
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.
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.
UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said guidelines for universities and colleges will soon be issued but everything will depend on the local Covid-19 situation.
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.
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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