University Grants Commission

No faculty appointment in Cuttack's Ravenshaw University for five years

At present, the university is running with only five professors against the approved strength of 29 with 26 of them being associate professors against the approved strength of 71.

published on : 16th December 2019

UGC directs universities to comply with govt policy on jammers at exam centres

The Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) and the Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), both government enterprises, have been authorised for supply of low-powered jammers.

published on : 4th November 2019

Research scholars upset at UGC's quarterly updation of approved journals list

Publication of research articles in these approved journals alone would be considered for awarding of PhD degree, as per UGC rules.

published on : 1st November 2019

UGC tells Telangana universities to conduct recruitment or face action

It may be mentioned here that the State government had earlier sanctioned the recruitment of 1,061 faculty posts in 11 State universities, which included 415 posts in Osmania University.

published on : 24th October 2019

UGC to do away with ‘compulsory publication' for PhD students

The committee found that barring a few exceptions, the overall quality of university and college-level research in India is far from satisfactory.

published on : 24th October 2019

Tie-ups with Chinese universities under MHA scanner

After  Pakistan, China has become the only other country to face academic sanctions of sorts in India.

published on : 4th October 2019

UGC announces new life skills programme 

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday announced launch of a “life skills” (Jeevan Kaushal) programme in the curriculum for under-graduate courses across the country.

published on : 12th September 2019

HRD Ministry’s move to scrap UGC evokes mixed response

Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Madras, says, “Like in many foreign countries, the Centre should have a single regulatory body replacing various regulatory bodies like UGC"

published on : 28th June 2018

Centre to scrap UGC, bring in Higher Education Commission of India

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said a draft act is in accordance with the commitment of the government to reform the regulatory mechanism to provide "more autonomy" to higher education institutes.

published on : 27th June 2018

UGC grants full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutes; JNU, BHU, AMU in the list

Prakash Javadekar hailed as "historic" the UGC move which will enable the selected institutes to decide their admission procedure, fee structure and curriculum.

published on : 21st March 2018