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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.

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.

UNICEF launches data visualization app to monitor education programs

24 May 2018

UNICEF launches data visualization app to monitor education programs

The UNICEF today launched a "data visualization app" which provides a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in the country.

PhD degree to become mandatory for professors in Universities

01 May 2018

PhD degree to become mandatory for professors in Universities

From 2021, PhD degree will be mandatory for University professors, even for assistant professors.

JNU, DU to get financial autonomy

18 Apr 2017

JNU, DU to get financial autonomy

Sources stated that the NITI Aayog is working on a plan to introduce sweeping reforms in the education sector.

JNU MPhil student commits suicide

14 Mar 2017

JNU MPhil student commits suicide

Another MPhil student in JNU, who reportedly belonged to the scheduled caste category committed suicide by hanging himself at a friend's house.

Posters for "Freedom for Kashmir!" surface in JNU

03 Mar 2017

Posters for "Freedom for Kashmir!" surface in JNU

Posters carrying the name of the Democratic Students Union, declaring "Freedom for Kashmir! Free Palestine! Right to self-determination long live", surfaced in JNU.

CBI files criminal cases against 21 colleges in Andhra, Karnataka

28 Feb 2017

CBI files criminal cases against 21 colleges in Andhra, Karnataka

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently filed a criminal case against 21 teacher training institutions in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh for violation of norms laid down by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). However, it says more colleges might be included in the list.

Plagiarism case against Rangoon

23 Feb 2017

Plagiarism case against Rangoon

Production-house Wadia Movietone Pvt. Ltd has taken the 'Rangoon' makers to court, alleging the character played by Kangana Ranaut is copyright violation of 'Fearless Nadia', a famous Australian stunt actor.

PM Modi, Amit Shah effigies burned in JNU

13 Oct 2016

PM Modi, Amit Shah effigies burned in JNU

Students of the National Students Union of India burnt the effigies of PM Modi and Amit Shah in JNU. University officials have not stated whether permission was granted for it.

JNU Professor attacked, abused inside campus

11 Oct 2016

JNU Professor attacked, abused inside campus

The Dean of JNU's School of Law and Governance, Amita Singh accused certain faculty members and students of abusing her while she was leaving from an Academic Council meeting.

JNU receives record number of sexual harassment complaints

05 Oct 2016

JNU receives record number of sexual harassment complaints

In the year 2015-2016, Jawaharlal Nehru University received 39 complaints of sexual harassment, the highest in its records.