Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicUniversity Grants Commission

Topic: University Grants Commission

Students can now get joint & dual degrees from Indian & foreign institutes, UGC approves rules

According to draft UGC regulations, higher education institutions in India can collaborate with foreign counterparts for credit recognition and transfer, twinning arrangements.

Pursuing maths & music degrees together? Why UGC’s 2-degree programme has divided professors

UGC Wednesday sent official guidelines on its proposed two-degree programme, a policy change that will allow students to pursue two degrees at once, to colleges and universities.

Students will now be able to pursue two degrees together, UGC finalises guidelines

UGC has been planning this move for a long time, received a go-ahead for it in 2020. Guidelines were finalised and made official Tuesday by UGC chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar. 

CUET 2022 registration to begin from 2 April, NTA issues guideline

University Grants Commission Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar said with CUET in place there was no need for students to write multiple exams for admission in UG programs.

Lateral entry in teaching? UGC working to bring in experts without PhD or NET qualification

UGC has proposed allowing industry experts in fields like engineering, policy, communications, among others, to teach as full-time and part-time faculty members in colleges & universities.

IITs to offer medicine courses? Draft UGC rules call for phasing out domain-specific institutes

University Grants Commission draft guidelines released Saturday seek to potentially transform the higher education system as seen today.

How students can save, transfer credits, design their own degree & more — UGC shows the way

UGC has issued draft regulations that explain how credit banks for higher education — one of the reforms outlined under the NEP — are likely to work.

UGC directs central, state universities to fill up vacant SC, ST & OBC staff posts

UGC directs all universities to submit a follow-up update following reports that a large number of posts reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs among teaching and non-teaching staff were vacant.

How to choose research topic, avoid plagiarism — new UGC document details good practices

Titled ‘Guidance document – Good academic research practices’, the UGC document also calls for setting up an office at each institution to ensure best practices.

UGC vs states — how the battle over final-year exams is playing out in Supreme Court

The UGC has mandated universities to conduct final-year exams by September-end. The states and students are fighting against this. The court reserved its verdict Tuesday.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.