University Grants Commission Ugc
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

India  /  Published 26.03.19

Amid polls, UGC yoga warm-up

The University Grants Commission has asked colleges and universities to organise yoga drills on May 2 as “run-up” activities for the International Day of Yoga on June 21. The Lok Sabha elections b...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.03.19

One-year relief for bias study centres

The Centre on Monday extended the lives of 195 centres researching social exclusion and discrimination by one more year, yielding to protests weeks before the general election.This was a fallout of th...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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