Sunday, Jul 14, 2024 | Last Update : 11:12 PM IST

University Grants Commission

AA Edit | Exams in local languages makes only limited sense

The UGC must offer its rationale in asking universities to move to a bilingual system while conducting examinations

21 Apr 2023 12:10 AM

AA Edit | UGC should put health of the students before marks

Though the UGC has advised conducting online exam or mixed mode tests, there are massive infrastructural frailties

15 Jul 2020 7:40 PM

Row erupts in Valley as UGC bars students from joining PoK institutes

The AICTE asked the J&K government to persuade students not to enrol themselves in any institution in PoK.

17 May 2019 4:58 AM

President Kovind approves ordinance on reservation in Teacher's Cadre

He asserted that the government is in favour of 200-point roster.

08 Mar 2019 1:24 PM

Our society is ridden with superstition

In India our special feature seems to be to import superstitions that originated elsewhere and improve on them.

08 Dec 2018 7:24 AM


UGC: Beware of unrecognised courses

As per the circular, if IDOL is not recognised, students will be greatly affected and regular courses, too.

22 Nov 2018 1:40 AM

Setback for freedom of academia

The University Grants Commission seems not to have the faintest conception of academic freedom.

11 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

Govt approves recruitment in colleges

The teachers who are working on contractual basis will be paid double their current salary as per the newly issued directive.

03 Nov 2018 1:39 AM

Colleges barred from taking students’ original documents

City students are happy with the move as they have been set free from all these tedious rules laid down by universities and colleges.

12 Oct 2018 2:16 AM

Non-NET fellows have no money for daily expenses

Further, the university has asked the students to sign an affidavit, which prohibits them from taking up any job.

23 Sep 2018 4:37 AM


10K teachers to court arrest on September 4

Since 2015, there has been a partial ban on the recruitment of teachers by the state government.

01 Sep 2018 1:46 AM

UGC re-issues notice to ban junk food in college canteens

This notice from UGC to all the VCs aims at curbing obesity and promoting a healthier lifestyle.

25 Aug 2018 1:15 AM

‘With autonomy comes freedom to change’

Students are happy about the changes but are also facing a tough time adjusting to the new marking system, curriculum and syllabus.

30 Jun 2018 3:06 AM

PhD must for recruitment of teachers in universities from 2021: Prakash Javadekar

However, master’s degree with NET or PhD would continue to be the minimum eligibility criteria for direct recruitment in colleges.

14 Jun 2018 4:11 PM

PhD made a must for university teachers

The minister said that for the first time a provision had been made for promotion in colleges up to the professor level.

14 Jun 2018 1:53 AM


UGC directs varsities to ban plastic cups, bottles

The commission has also asked varsities to conduct networking activities on mass awareness on disposal of plastic and cleanliness drives.

20 May 2018 5:12 AM

UGC releases a list of 24 fake varsities in India

“These universities have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees,” it added.

25 Apr 2018 6:14 AM

UGC asked to declare results of optmetry

Acording to rules of the state government, the process laid down by the Maharashtra Medical Sciences Authority governs all medical courses.

31 Mar 2018 2:20 AM

UGC grants full autonomy to 62 universities, colleges; JNU, BHU in list

The UGC move will enable the selected institutes to decide their admission procedure, fee structure and curriculum, among others.

21 Mar 2018 8:37 AM

Delhi HC to hear JNU’s contempt plea against students

The varsity had said that JNU staff and Students Union leaders be asked not to protest within 200 metres of the administrative block.

16 Feb 2018 1:22 PM