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India  /  Published 09.09.19

Disquiet over UGC curricula prod

The University Grants Commission has advised universities to adopt a string of curricula it has designed for undergraduate subjects with added emphasis on enhancing vocational skills, attracting charg...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.19

Plagiarism awareness at Xavier’s

An author of a research paper can be accused of plagiarism if 10 per cent or more of a published work is presented as his or her own without acknowledging the source, speakers at a workshop on plagiar...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 30.04.20

Conduct exams offline or online in July: UGC

Universities may conduct semester exams in July either online or offline depending upon feasibility and the Covid-19 situation and reduce the exam duration from three hours to two hours, the Universit...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.04.20

UGC signals road map

First and second-year undergraduate students and first-year master’s students from the general stream may not need to take any exams this summer if their universities follow guidelines issued by the...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.01.19

UGC sits on institute of eminence shortlist

The University Grants Commission has been sitting on an expert panel’s list of institutes recommended for the status of Institution of Eminence, drawing criticism that the higher education regulator...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.12.18

Fellowship rate rise on Centre table

The Centre is looking at revising the stipends for research scholars amid a two-month-old students’ agitation for such a move.Sources said the department of science and technology was considering ra...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.11.19

Private varsity fees

The University Grants Commission has come up with draft rules to regulate fees private and private aided deemed universities charge for professional courses like MBBS and BTech in a move expected to r...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.18

Visva-Bharati stops staff overpay

Visva-Bharati has issued orders stating that those teaching and non-teaching employees who were overpaid since 2007-2008 will no longer get salaries above the prescribed limits. The orders issued on S...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

State refuses funds for JU eminence tag

The state government has informed the Centre that it won’t pay Rs 2,000 crore to help Jadavpur University obtain UGC’s “Institution of Eminence” status in deference to the condition set by the...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 07.12.18

Guidelines on hiring foreign faculty are vague

Pushkar is a PhD in political science (McGill University) and currently director of The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. The views expressed here are personal...
By Pushkar in


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