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UGC grants State university status to Odisha's Rajendra University two weeks after rejecting initial plea

The University Grant Commission (UGC) on Friday approved the Odisha government’s proposal for recognising Rajendra University in Balangir as a State university

Published on 31st July 2021
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One year of NEP: 4 big changes in education the govt promised and where they stand 

One year after the much-dissected National Education Policy’s first came into effect, we take a look at some of the loftier and polarising goals of the Modi government, and how far they have reflected

Published on 29th July 2021
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Why was JNU professor Rosina Nasir not paid her salary for 15 months during the pandemic? Here's the truth

While JNU said that they did not receive the grant, UGC had told the court that they have not got the necessary documents to clear the grants

Published on 22nd July 2021
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Common entrance test for central universities put on hold this year; UGC asks universities to commence classed from Oct 1


 The test might be conducted in the next academic year, and the UGC has asked universities to carry out admissions this year "as per past practice"

Published on 19th July 2021
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Meet the freshmen of 2019, who have not written a single final exam yet

According to the UGC guidelines of 2020 and 2021, higher education institutions were asked to conduct final examinations only for the final year students

Published on 17th July 2021
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Give full refund in case admission is cancelled, lockdowns have been difficult for parents: UGC tells universities

The guidelines that were released by the regulator on Saturday require universities to complete the first-year admission process by no later than September 30

Published on 17th July 2021
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Déjà vu much? For the second time in a row, only final year students will have to write exams, says UGC

The University Grants Commission had released its guidelines and the academic calendar for admissions to all universities and colleges on Saturday

Published on 17th July 2021
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UGC asks CHRIST University to reconsider online proctured exam, take students' views into account 

The UGC's letter to the university was based on a representation made by the National Students' Union of India

Published on 18th June 2021
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Pledge to make yoga an integral part life: UGC asks HEIs to celebrate Yoga Day online

UGC also encouraged students, faculty members, officers, and staff of the universities and colleges to take an online pledge to make yoga an integral part of their life

Published on 16th June 2021
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Now, anyone between 18-30yrs can become a Young Warrior to battle COVID with UGC's brand new initiative

UGC has collaborated with the MoE, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UNICEF -YuWaah and several others for this initiative

Published on 15th June 2021
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UGC's blended learning: Is the government really trying to spend less on education by taking it online?

The DUTA released a 13-page long document explaining why they think the blended mode model won't work. JUTA, JNUSU and SFI also wrote to the UGC

Published on 8th June 2021
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Two JU teacher associations tell UGC that blended learning method will destroy public-funded university system

The Jadavpur University Teachers Association said in its response to the UGC Concept Note about the Blended Learning method that the majority of students do not have the required high-speed internet

Published on 7th June 2021
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UGC urges universities, colleges to observe World Environment Day on June 5

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment

Published on 4th June 2021
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Flipped classrooms, self blend model and fun quizzes: Everything you need to know about UGC's brand new learning plan

The UGC has elaborated seven sample configurations of blended learning activities to consider if and when such a teaching-learning situation arises

Published on 31st May 2021
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Kerala MP writes to Pokhriyal criticising UGC's note that suggests 70% of a college course moving online

MP Sivadasan adds that making online the primary mode of teaching and learning is highly objectionable, not only on grounds of equity and access but also on the grounds of quality and efficacy

Published on 31st May 2021

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