UGC Rallies for marksheets with security features
The University Grants Commission has asked universities across the country to consider adopting security features in marksheets issued to students, to ensure uniformity and transparency. In a letter to Vice-Chancellors of more than 680 universities under the UGC’s ambit, secretary Jaspal Sandhu appreciated the initiative taken by University of Mumbai to print photographs of students on rainbow-coloured marksheets. The University of Mumbai took the initiative after it found 627 candidates had produced bogus certificates from 2006 to 2009. In 2010, it filed FIRs against BCom, BA, BE, BSc and MMS students.
students assaulted in drunken brawl
The Kothanur area police in Bangalore arrested three people who allegedly targeted and assaulted three college students from Manipur who were studying in the city. The incident took place on October 14 night when Michael Lamjathang Haokip (26), Ngamkholen Haokip (28) and Rocky Kipgen (25) were eating at a roadside eatery in Kothanur. They had requested, the accused Arun Kumar (26), James (24) and Karunakar (25), who were allegedly drunk, to keep their voices down. A combination of miscommunication and the inebriated state of the accused led to a drunken brawl, say the cops.
more private varsities to come up in ap
Andhra Pradesh Government is all set to clear the decks for establishment of number of private universities across the reorganised State. Proving this, in order to bring out AP Private Universities (Establishment and Regulation) Act-2014, the State Government on October 18 set up a high-power committee under the chairmanship of former IAS officer Asutosh Mishra. The Committee will have to look into the draft AP Private Universities (Establishment and Regulation) Bill-2014 and come up with suitable suggestions within a month.
bhubaneswar to get nation-first digi-varsity
The Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, on October 16, launched the country’s first digital university, the Xavier Digital University. Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Resources Minister Pradeep Maharathy, and Law and Panchayati Raj Minister Arun Sahu graced the inaugural function.