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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.

#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.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

PhD-holders from top foreign universities eligible for direct recruitment: UGC

28 Nov 2018

PhD-holders from top foreign universities eligible for direct recruitment: UGC

Doctoral degree holders from the top 500 foreign universities are now eligible for direct recruitment as assistant professors in Indian universities, according to the UGC.

Polio-affected JNU professor writes book on promoting Disability Studies

26 Oct 2018

Polio-affected JNU professor writes book on promoting Disability Studies

A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor, who was affected by polio when he was three, has written a book critically examining the progress made in promoting teaching and research on Disability Studies.

Set up intellectual property centres, innovation labs: UGC tells universities

17 Oct 2018

Set up intellectual property centres, innovation labs: UGC tells universities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities and higher education institutions to set up 'Intellectual Property Centers' and 'Innovation Labs'.

JNUSU urges for probe on plagiarism allegations against 7 professors

13 Oct 2018

JNUSU urges for probe on plagiarism allegations against 7 professors

JNUSU office-bearers yesterday submitted complaints to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission (UGC) demanding an inquiry into allegations of plagiarism against seven professors of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Patriotism, not politics: Javadekar on UGC's 'Surgical Strike Day' notification

21 Sep 2018

Patriotism, not politics: Javadekar on UGC's 'Surgical Strike Day' notification

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today that a University Grants Commission's communication asking varsities to celebrate the anniversary of surgical strikes is "patriotism, not politics" and it is not compulsory for institutes to organize it.

Educational institutions in WB won't celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day': Minister

21 Sep 2018

Educational institutions in WB won't celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day': Minister

The University Grants Commission (UGC) direction to universities to mark September 29 as the "Surgical Strike Day" is a part of the Bhartiya Janta Party's "agenda" and educational institutes in West Bengal will not celebrate the day, said the state's Education Minister, Partha Chatterjee.

UGC to varsities: Celebrate September 29 as 'Surgical Strike Day'

20 Sep 2018

UGC to varsities: Celebrate September 29 as 'Surgical Strike Day'

The University Grants Commission (UGC) today directed varsities and higher education institutions across the country to observe September 29 as "Surgical Strike Day".

Punjab: 6,000+ teachers protest for pay raise on Teachers' Day

05 Sep 2018

Punjab: 6,000+ teachers protest for pay raise on Teachers' Day

On Teachers Day, over 6,000 government and non-government college teachers in Punjab proceeded on mass leave in support of their demands, including raise in pay scale.

UGC seeks proposals for extension of vocational, community college programs

01 Sep 2018

UGC seeks proposals for extension of vocational, community college programs

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sought proposals from institutions in India for extension of their vocational courses and community college programs.

UGC to cut down funds of DU-colleges running without Principals

28 Aug 2018

UGC to cut down funds of DU-colleges running without Principals

University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a warning to 21 colleges under the Delhi University, saying their financial grants will be withheld if they do not appoint full-time Principals.

Ban junk food on campus: Government orders universities

22 Aug 2018

Ban junk food on campus: Government orders universities

The University Grants Commission has directed all universities and higher education institutions to ban the sale of junk food on their campuses.

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

22 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.

No university set-up Mahatma Gandhi chair despite UGC nod: MHRD

11 Aug 2018

No university set-up Mahatma Gandhi chair despite UGC nod: MHRD

No university in the country has established Mahatma Gandhi chair despite a nod from the University Grants Commission, HRD Ministry said.

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

11 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.