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UGC wants university students to write the "cow science" exam

17 Feb 2021

UGC wants university students to write the "cow science" exam

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged all the universities across India to encourage their students to take the 'Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination,' an upcoming national-level voluntary examination aimed at testing people's knowledge of gau vigyan or "cow science."

Coronavirus: Colleges, universities could re-open soon as UGC releases guidelines

06 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: Colleges, universities could re-open soon as UGC releases guidelines

Shut for months, due to coronavirus outbreak, the higher educational institutions could be re-opened soon, as the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday issued guidelines for the same.

Universities, institutions allowed to conduct final-term exams: Home Ministry

06 Jul 2020

Universities, institutions allowed to conduct final-term exams: Home Ministry

The Union Home Affairs Ministry on Monday gave the go-ahead for conducting the long-pending final-term examinations at universities and other higher education institutions.

#CareerBytes: What career opportunities do you have after clearing UGC-NET?

11 May 2020

#CareerBytes: What career opportunities do you have after clearing UGC-NET?

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by the National Testing Agency, is one of the toughest exams in India.

Coronavirus: 1,077 dead in India; new lockdown guidelines from May-4

30 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 1,077 dead in India; new lockdown guidelines from May-4

On Wednesday, the total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 33,000, while the death toll rose to 1,077, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

Even as India entered the fourth day of its 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the issue of migrant workers remained unresolved.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CBSE, JEE exams postponed to after March 31

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: CBSE, JEE exams postponed to after March 31

On Wednesday, the HRD ministry asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and all educational institutions to postpone the examinations till March 31, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

#CareerBytes: What career opportunities do you have after clearing UGC-NET?

02 Jan 2020

#CareerBytes: What career opportunities do you have after clearing UGC-NET?

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by the National Testing Agency, is one of the toughest exams in India.

JNU justifies fee hike, claims it has Rs. 45cr debt

22 Nov 2019

JNU justifies fee hike, claims it has Rs. 45cr debt

As students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) continue protests over a proposed fee hike, the varsity has defended the hike claiming it has a deficit of Rs. 45 crore.

BHU students protesting for two weeks over Muslim Sanskrit Professor

20 Nov 2019

BHU students protesting for two weeks over Muslim Sanskrit Professor

For almost two weeks, students at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have been protesting against the appointment of a Muslim teacher in the Sanskrit literature department, under the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan (SVDV).

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

25 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) are two of the most popular entrance exams in India.

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

21 Oct 2019

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

Soon, the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) will no longer accredit engineering colleges in India.

All you need to know about Distance MBA in India

23 Sep 2019

All you need to know about Distance MBA in India

Distance MBA or Correspondence MBA, as the name suggests, refers to pursuing of the degree mostly through a digital/virtual platform, as per the convenience of the learner.

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

29 Aug 2019

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

With the hope of bringing behavioral changes in the citizens of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Fit India Movement" from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

Delhi 'university' declared fake claims these actors are alumni

15 Aug 2019

Delhi 'university' declared fake claims these actors are alumni

Each year, the University Grants Commission releases a list of fake universities across India. Out of the 23 fake universities- which are "self-styled, unrecognized institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act"- 14 have been on the list since 2005.

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

04 Aug 2019

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended 20 institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) of Madras and Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad, Benaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, to be granted the Institute of Eminence (IoE) tag.

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

02 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) are two of the most popular entrance exams in India.

Several DU colleges increase annual fee for UG courses

19 Jun 2019

Several DU colleges increase annual fee for UG courses

According to media reports, several colleges affiliated to the Delhi University (DU) have revised their fee structure for the undergraduate courses.

Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

02 Jun 2019

Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

It has been a couple of days, and the newly-appointed Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, finds himself in the center of a controversy.

All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

31 May 2019

All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a valid document proof.

You can soon attend Mumbai University's PhD vivas, ask questions

27 May 2019

You can soon attend Mumbai University's PhD vivas, ask questions

Soon, members of the public will be given a chance to attend public vivas and pose questions to PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) candidates at the University of Mumbai, under a new ordinance.

Common interview process for all the IIMs in future?

25 May 2019

Common interview process for all the IIMs in future?

After the first-ever meeting of the IIM Coordination Forum on Wednesday, all 20 IIMs have been suggested to follow a centralized interview process for admissions.

All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

13 Apr 2019

All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a valid document proof.

All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

13 Mar 2019

All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a valid document proof.

All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

24 Feb 2019

All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a valid document proof.

Jamia wanted to award SRK with honorary doctorate, government denied

22 Feb 2019

Jamia wanted to award SRK with honorary doctorate, government denied

According to an RTI reply, the HRD Ministry quashed the proposal of Jamia Millia Islamia college to grant an honorary doctorate to its "most prestigious alumnus" Shah Rukh Khan, on rather flimsy grounds.

Aadhaar card: Where it is mandatory and where not

20 Feb 2019

Aadhaar card: Where it is mandatory and where not

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a document proof.

Online registration of UPSC Civil Services 2019 exam begins today

19 Feb 2019

Online registration of UPSC Civil Services 2019 exam begins today

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has begun its online application process today- February 19, 2019, according to UPSC's official website.

#CareerBytes: 7 YouTube Channels to follow for UGC NET preparation

03 Feb 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 YouTube Channels to follow for UGC NET preparation

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted to select candidates for the posts of Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor at Indian universities and colleges.

#CareerBytes: How to crack UGC NET in first attempt?

01 Feb 2019

#CareerBytes: How to crack UGC NET in first attempt?

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted to select candidates for the post of Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor at Indian universities/colleges.

#CareerBytes: Preparing for UGC NET? Avoid these common mistakes

31 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: Preparing for UGC NET? Avoid these common mistakes

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted to select candidates for the posts of Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor at Indian universities and colleges.

Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30

27 Jan 2019

Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30

The Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for selecting Institutions of Eminence (IoE) has put in a recommendation to increase the number of IoEs from the current 20 to 30.

25% Class-4 students in rural India can't read Class-2 books

17 Jan 2019

25% Class-4 students in rural India can't read Class-2 books

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 has shed light on the sorry state of education in rural India, again. It is alarming, to say the least.

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

16 Jan 2019

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

Union Minister for Education Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced a 25% increase in seats across universities and colleges in the country to ensure the new caste-agnostic reservation doesn't affect the existing quotas.

Top universities to offer online degree courses from 2019-20

07 Jan 2019

Top universities to offer online degree courses from 2019-20

In a bid to improve access to higher education, the University Grants Commission (UGC), has invited proposals from top institutes in the country to offer courses in the online mode, including degree courses, from the academic year 2019-2020.

#CareerBytes: Preparing for UGC NET? Avoid these common mistakes

07 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: Preparing for UGC NET? Avoid these common mistakes

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted to select candidates for the posts of Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor at Indian universities and colleges.

#CareerBytes: 7 YouTube Channels to follow for UGC NET preparation

06 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 YouTube Channels to follow for UGC NET preparation

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted to select candidates for the posts of Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor at Indian universities and colleges.

DU ad-hoc teachers on hunger strike, demand immediate absorption

05 Jan 2019

DU ad-hoc teachers on hunger strike, demand immediate absorption

A group of 20 ad-hoc teachers of the Delhi University began a hunger strike yesterday demanding their immediate absorption, and also the facilities that are given to permanent teachers.

#CareerBytes: Tips to help you prepare for UGC NET exam

04 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: Tips to help you prepare for UGC NET exam

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national-level exam conducted to select candidates for the post of Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges.

WB: Minister raps students for blocking roads over attendance rule

02 Dec 2018

WB: Minister raps students for blocking roads over attendance rule

Taking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to the public for "personal benefit".