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Opinion  /  Published 07.01.22

Popular error: jobs vs education

A shift in favour of academic courses deemed ‘popular’ by students, combined with an instrumental attitude towards higher education, may be inimical to the future of a nation aspiring to b...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 05.01.22

UGC: funds crunch stunts research projects

According to the annual reports of the UGC, funding for the scheme has been declining over the past five years as it has been declared “closed”. The number of existing beneficiaries has b...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.01.22

Teachers query UGC advice

Teachers’ organisations on Tuesday expressed concern over the University Grants Commission (UGC) advice to varsities to offer courses based on student “demand” and “numbers&rdq...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.01.22

UGC backs in-demand courses

The University Grants Commission has advised the central universities to teach courses based on student “demand” and “numbers”, raising the spectre of a gradual elimination of ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.01.22

UGC: Do 75 crore Surya Namaskars

The University Grants Commission has “advised” all universities and colleges to have their students perform the Surya Namaskar as part of the 75-year celebrations of India’s independ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

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News  /  Published 09.12.21

Delhi University seeks Rs 100 crore from UGC to launch three new BTech programmes

The three BTech programmes are for Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and Electrical Engineering...
By Our Correspondent

India  /  Published 06.12.21

‘Faceless’ tag on PhD entry tweak

The central universities have decided to admit PhD scholars through the all-India National Eligibility Test (NET) instead of their own individual entrance exams, prompting some academics to contend th...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.12.21

UGC set to become headless

The University Grants Commission is set to be left without its top two functionaries from this week, entering a phase of what academics described as “ad hocism”. With UGC chairperson D.P....
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.12.21

Common admission test now

Central universities will select candidates for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses through common entrance tests from the next academic year. The University Grants Commission (UGC) i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.11.21

Academy to train SC/ST defunct for four years

A free coaching programme for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, minority and women students that the UPA government had started at a central university in Lucknow has been stalled for the past four ye...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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