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Bhushan Patwardhan said that the UGC is likely to meet the representatives of around 200 Naac-accredited educational institutions next month to discuss the Paramarsh scheme.(HT Photo)

All educational institutions in India to be Naac accredited by 2022: ministry

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Bhushan Patwardhan, vice-chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC) said that under the Paramarsh scheme, the UGC has created a mechanism to encourage colleges and educational institutions to apply for Naac accreditation.
Located in the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) campus, the cell will be headed by Shubhada Nagarkar, assistant professor, department of library and information science, SPPU.(HT PHOTO)
Located in the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) campus, the cell will be headed by Shubhada Nagarkar, assistant professor, department of library and information science, SPPU.(HT PHOTO)

UGC cell formed to cull dubious journals headed by Savitribai Phule Pune University staff

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2019 02:52 PM IST
In May, the UGC had disqualified 4,305 journals out of 32,659 from its list of approved journals owing to their dubious nature
(From left) Ujjwala Barve, HOD department of communication and journalism, SPPU; Abhay Vaidya, resident editor, Hindustan Times; Bhushan Patwardhan, UGC vice-chairman; Kiran Thakur, author, Newspaper English; Virendra Sharma, registrar Flame University; and Vishal Soni, CEO, Vishwakarma publications, at the book launch at Rande Institute on Sunday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
(From left) Ujjwala Barve, HOD department of communication and journalism, SPPU; Abhay Vaidya, resident editor, Hindustan Times; Bhushan Patwardhan, UGC vice-chairman; Kiran Thakur, author, Newspaper English; Virendra Sharma, registrar Flame University; and Vishal Soni, CEO, Vishwakarma publications, at the book launch at Rande Institute on Sunday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Newspaper English: a book for fields beyond journalism

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 08:49 PM IST
Abhay Vaidya, resident editor, Hindustan Times shared numerous anecdotes from his days as a student of Prof. Thakur at the journalism department. He said that Prof. Thakur always had a subtle sense of humour and he always urged his students to ensure simplicity and lucidity in their writing
Sai Paranjape (second from left) was presented with the Fergusson Gaurav award by S F Patil (second from right), executive director, international affairs, research and training, Bharati Vidyapeeth deemed university, at the Navalmal Firodia Law College on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Sai Paranjape (second from left) was presented with the Fergusson Gaurav award by S F Patil (second from right), executive director, international affairs, research and training, Bharati Vidyapeeth deemed university, at the Navalmal Firodia Law College on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Indian education system lacks quality, says SF Patil at Fergusson abhiman awards ceremony in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 03:06 PM IST
The Fergussonians through this event felicitate fellow Fergussonians, whose achievements are out-of-the-ordinary in their respective fields.
A requirement that scholars get at least two research papers published in a University Grants Commission-approved journal before submitting their doctoral theses, coupled with pressure on university teachers to get their research published regularly in academic periodicals, has produced an unexpected side-effect: proliferation of dubious journals. (HT representational photo)
A requirement that scholars get at least two research papers published in a University Grants Commission-approved journal before submitting their doctoral theses, coupled with pressure on university teachers to get their research published regularly in academic periodicals, has produced an unexpected side-effect: proliferation of dubious journals. (HT representational photo)

UGC disqualifies 4,305 journals of dubious nature

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 04:14 PM IST
A study, published in the March 25 issue of the Current Science journal, had noted a spurt in the number of predatory and dubious journals offering ‘pay and publish’ services to gullible authors. 
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