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UGC directs Universities to issue degrees within 180 days

University Grants Commission (UGC) asks Universities to issue degrees within 180 days
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered all the Universities in India to issue degrees to students within 180 days

UGC to consider PhD research period equal to teaching experience

In a recent circular, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all the universities to start considering the PhD research period as equivalent to teaching experience. As per the circular, “the period of active service spent on pursuing Research Degree i.e. for acquiring PhD degree simultaneously, without taking any kind of leave, may be counted as teaching experience for the purpose of direct recruitment/ promotion to the post of Associate Professor and above.”

UGC plans to start BSc and MSc courses in yoga

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has planned to start BSc and MSc courses in yoga from the 2016-17 academic session in central universities. UGC also plans to induct yoga into the curriculum of public-funded universities, hoping to cash in on PM Narendra Modi’s push for the ancient discipline. The Yoga course will certainly help people towards growth, character building and healthy lifestyle.

UGC asks all Universities to ensure Online Admission System

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities to ensure that there is an “Online Admission System” in place from the next academic session. UGC chairman Ved Prakash has asked all universities to give “top priority” to put in place an “Online Admission System” for all programmes offered by them in the next academic session. Also, he has sought details of the progress made by them in this regard.

UGC directs Universities to recognize CBSE-Offered Computer Courses

University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked the universities to recognize the CBSE offered computer courses for the upcoming session. UGC has taken this step for the students who have studied Informatics practices in class 12th and are facing difficulties in getting admission to undergraduate courses.

HRD Panel suggests UGC to be scrapped

HRD ministry suggests UGC to be scrapped, says, that the regulator not only has “failed to fulfill its mandate”, but also has been ineffective while handling the emerging diverse complexities. Therefore, the panel recommended a new National Higher Education Authority that function through an act of Parliament.

UGC rolls out new website to receive Students Complaints

UGC launched a new website to receive Student’s Complaints with regard to reservation policy, faulty admission process, or discrimination on the basis of caste.

Stop offering Engineering courses through Distance Learning–UGC warns Universities

UGC warns Universities to Stop offering Engineering courses through Distance Learning mode. Only MBA and MCA can be provided through Distance learning no other professional courses in engineering and technology can be offered.

Do not appoint PhD holders without NET as teachers says NET rank holders

The State Higher Education Department had issued an order exempting researchers without proper coursework from NET qualification. This is a blatant violation of UGC regulations on teachers’ appointments

Application process starts for CSIR UGC NET June 2015 Exam

CSIR UGC NET June 2015 Exam application process starts. Joint CSIR-UGC Test 2015 will be conducted on June 21, 2015. Online application process starts from Feb 13 and will end on March 12.