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University Grants Commission.(HT file photo)

UGC finalises draft for Indian, global institutions offering joint degrees

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:32 AM IST
However, a final decision in this regard will be taken following evaluation of feedback received on the draft, which has been put in public domain.
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Teachers, students say travelling in local trains in the stipulated time slots will not be feasible as they may have to wait till 9pm after classes to board trains if timings are not changed. HT FILE
Teachers, students say travelling in local trains in the stipulated time slots will not be feasible as they may have to wait till 9pm after classes to board trains if timings are not changed. HT FILE

Peak-hour train travel should be allowed for Mumbai colleges to reopen

By Shreya Bhandary, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Students say they are midway into term, would like to carry on online; profs point to travel, work pressure
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According to the norms, IoEs shall be permitted to start a maximum of three off-campus centres in five years, but not more than one in an academic year. In Picture - IISc Bengaluru. (HT File Photo | Representational image)
According to the norms, IoEs shall be permitted to start a maximum of three off-campus centres in five years, but not more than one in an academic year. In Picture - IISc Bengaluru. (HT File Photo | Representational image)

India's 'Institutions of Eminence' can set up campuses in foreign countries

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 01:11 PM IST
The Education Ministry had launched the IoE scheme in 2018 as per which 20 institutions were to be selected -- 10 public and 10 private ones -- that would enjoy complete academic and administrative autonomy.
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This committee will interact with principals about the safety arrangements and other necessary steps to reopen the colleges(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
This committee will interact with principals about the safety arrangements and other necessary steps to reopen the colleges(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

SPPU forms committee to initiate college reopening process

By Dheeraj Bengrut | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:55 PM IST
This committee will interact with principals about the safety arrangements and other necessary steps to reopen the colleges
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The UGC asked universities to ensure compliance with its directive, warning that they could face punitive action if they didn’t.(File photo)
The UGC asked universities to ensure compliance with its directive, warning that they could face punitive action if they didn’t.(File photo)

Refund full fee if admission is cancelled, UGC tells varsities

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 12:54 AM IST
UGC had specified in its guidelines for the academic calendar of 2020-21 that because of the pandemic, first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students and their parents were facing financial hardship and they should be charged no money for cancelling admission up to December 31.
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UGC building.(HT file)
UGC building.(HT file)

UGC to release fellowship funds without confirmation from institutes

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 10:20 AM IST
The higher education regulator in a public notice stated that the payments of November are being processed now and the pending fellowship amounts till October 2020 have been released.
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UGC building.(HT file)
UGC building.(HT file)

Facilitate academic fraternity to work on cyber security, awareness measures: UGC tells varsities

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The commission has noted that the government is in the process of formulating a National Cyber Security Strategy document and till then cyber security awareness should begin at the school level itself.
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Only a few students in class at the Post Graduate Government College in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Monday. Most colleges that reopened in the city reported thin attendance.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Only a few students in class at the Post Graduate Government College in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Monday. Most colleges that reopened in the city reported thin attendance.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Chandigarh colleges reopen to poor attendance

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The higher education department last week took a call on reopening the colleges from November 23 for final-year students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for academic and placement purposes.
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Jadavpur University. (facebook/@jadavpuruniversity)
Jadavpur University. (facebook/@jadavpuruniversity)

Jadavpur University compiling Bengal adaptations of Shakespeare’s works

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:39 PM IST
The ‘Shakespeare in Bengal’ project, launched in 2014 -15, is being supported by the University Grants Commission, she said.
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Police barricades in front of the University Plaza on October 10, the day the first cut off list for admissions to Delhi University was released, at North Campus in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT photo)
Police barricades in front of the University Plaza on October 10, the day the first cut off list for admissions to Delhi University was released, at North Campus in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT photo)

DU UG session begins virtually, freshers to join today: Five things you need to know

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:46 PM IST
With colleges in Delhi still closed for undergraduate students as per guidelines from the education ministry, they have adopted online teaching-learning practices
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UGC building.(HT file)
UGC building.(HT file)

UGC to disburse pending scholarship emoluments within a week: Official

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 10:45 AM IST
While a JRF scholar gets Rs 31,000 per month, an SRF scholar gets Rs 28,000. In the June 2019 UGC-NET exam, 51,000 candidates qualified for assistant professors, while 4,756 of them qualified for JRF.
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Aligarh Muslim University. (HT file)
Aligarh Muslim University. (HT file)

AMU seeks President’s intervention to mitigate its financial crisis

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Aligarh
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:06 PM IST
AMUTA secretary Prof Najmul Islam told reporters that AMU received Rs 17 crore less money against the stipulated amount this month.
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Mumbai University. (HT file)
Mumbai University. (HT file)

University of Mumbai’s distance education wing gets UGC nod for admission to 2020-21

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The approval from UGC is applicable to 15 distance learning courses offered by IDOL including BA, BCom and BSc, among others.
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The University Grants Commission had allowed the West Bengal government to hold final year exams in colleges and universities within October 18.(ANI file)
The University Grants Commission had allowed the West Bengal government to hold final year exams in colleges and universities within October 18.(ANI file)

Final exams in West Bengal’s colleges and universities start today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 09:56 AM IST
The state government has asked the power supply corporations to maintain uninterrupted supply as students would have to download the question papers and upload the answer sheets using internet.
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Students, not adhering to social distancing norms, stand in queues at the counter to submit their documents for admission at Chaudhary Mahadev Prasad Degree College in Prayagraj.(PTI)
Students, not adhering to social distancing norms, stand in queues at the counter to submit their documents for admission at Chaudhary Mahadev Prasad Degree College in Prayagraj.(PTI)

College reopening: How UGC and state governments are planning to reopen campuses

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 03:08 PM IST
If state governments are not ready for reopening colleges, classes will start online, UGC has said.
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Himachal Pradesh University is inviting applications for PhD programmes.(HT Photo)
Himachal Pradesh University is inviting applications for PhD programmes.(HT Photo)

HP University offers direct admission in PhD programmes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 04:54 PM IST
The last date of submission of forms is October 3, 2020
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Under the draft guidelines, after commencing classes from November 1, institutions can provide an academic break from March 1 to 7. The first-semester exams can be held from March 8 to 26.(Representational Photo/iStockphoto)
Under the draft guidelines, after commencing classes from November 1, institutions can provide an academic break from March 1 to 7. The first-semester exams can be held from March 8 to 26.(Representational Photo/iStockphoto)

Academic year for colleges, universities in India may begin November 1

By Amandeep Shukla | Hndustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 12:59 PM IST
The commission’s draft guidelines have suggested that educational institutions adopt a six-day week instead of the current five-day week and also curtail vacations to make up for lost time
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UGC building.(HT file)
UGC building.(HT file)

UGC allows NEHU to hold exams in October following Meghalaya govt request

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Shillong
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 07:38 PM IST
The UGC has agreed to the proposal of the state government for completing final semester exam in Meghalaya by October 16, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said on Thursday.
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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.(HT file)
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.(HT file)

Maharashtra governor allows final year students to give exam online: Uday Samant

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:25 AM IST
The Supreme Court had last week upheld the UGC guidelines and said that no state and university can promote students in the final year/terminal semester without conducting examinations.
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Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

DU exams: HC asks Railways to try availing seats for persons with disability in emergency quota

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 07:47 PM IST
DU exams: A division bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad directed that the students can book waitlist tickets and inform the Railways about the same two days in advance to ensure that they get it confirmed.
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Uday Samant, Maharashtra higher and technical education minister.(HT file)
Uday Samant, Maharashtra higher and technical education minister.(HT file)

Final year varsity exams may be held in October: Maharashtra minister Uday Samant

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Of them, Amravati University and Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) have suggested holding of examinations and declaring of results by November 10, said Samant, who heads Higher and Technical Education department.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(ANI file)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(ANI file)

JNUSU write to Delhi CM, urges him to facilitate phased return of students to campus

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 08:40 AM IST
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) had advised students to return to their homes in March after the commencement of the lockdown and closure of all universities.
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On July 6, the UGC had directed universities across the country to hold final year examinations by September 30.(HT Photo)
On July 6, the UGC had directed universities across the country to hold final year examinations by September 30.(HT Photo)

UGC right to make exams compulsory but states can postpone schedule: SC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 06:04 AM IST
However, states can approach the UGC if they wish to postpone holding the examinations beyond the September 30 deadline, a 3-judge bench headed by justice Ashok Bhushan ruled.
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Representational image.(File photo)
Representational image.(File photo)

Karnataka: Regular classes in colleges expected from October 1

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 07:29 PM IST
Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, who holds the Higher Education portfolio, said online classes would commence from September 1
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Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT image)
Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT image)

Except final semester, other exams cancelled: Tamil Nadu CM

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Except the final semester exams, students who have paid fee for subjects related to other semesters and waiting for exams shall be exempted from taking the examinations and they would be awarded marks, he said.
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UGC building.(HT file)
UGC building.(HT file)

UGC asks higher education, research institutes to deploy RT-PCR machines in district hospitals, labs

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 03:03 PM IST
The higher education regulator has noted that temporary deployment of such machines can create additional facilities for around 60,000 tests per day.
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Safety protocols need to be in place if college and university students have to write the final exams.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Safety protocols need to be in place if college and university students have to write the final exams.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Guarantee students’ safety if exit exams take place

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Readers remain divided over the University Grants Commission’s decision to complete the examination process for exit classes in colleges and universities, with some concerned about safety and sanitization measures at exam centres and others giving it the thumbs up, saying a year cannot be wasted as final year students have crucial decisions to make
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UGC has asked universities and colleges not to hold back original documents.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
UGC has asked universities and colleges not to hold back original documents.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

UGC warns institutes against retaining original docs of faculty members

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 01:56 PM IST
The regulator has asked all universities and colleges to “mandatorily” issue employment contracts clearly specifying all the terms and conditions in accordance with the stipulated norms of UGC and other statutory bodies
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Supreme Court.(HT file)
Supreme Court.(HT file)

Supreme Court reserves order on plea challenging UGC decision to hold final year exams

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Before reserving orders, the bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah heard the petitioners. The bench heard Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Odisha before reserving orders.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

HP University postpones undergraduate final semester exam slated for August 18

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Shimla
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:56 AM IST
Earlier on Monday. the Himachal Pradesh High Court stayed the final term exams in the state, mandated by the University Grants Commission (UGC) until the orders of the Supreme Court is pronounced in the matter.
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