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Student bodies to send petition to president over UGC’s blended mode of education – Times of India
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Student bodies to send petition to president over UGC’s blended mode of education – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Various student bodies have expressed their opposition to the University Grants Commission's (UGC) blended mode of education through an online petition, which will be submitted to President Ram Nath Kovind. The All India Forum to Save Public Education, an umbrella organisation comprising student representatives from various outfits like Students' Federation of India, Chhatra RJD and JNUSU, has started this petition. By 11.45 pm on Saturday, the petition had gained 1,204 signatures. The petition said the UGC's blended mode of education would "widen the existing structural differences, reduce the objective of educational institutions to profit-making, and implement a bureaucratic surveillance network that would help the government curb opposing voices in higher educational in...
JUTA and ABUTA against the blended learning method by UGC
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JUTA and ABUTA against the blended learning method by UGC

The two-teacher associations of Jadavpur University- JUTA and ABUTA, have told the UGC that while the application of digital tools to make the teaching-learning process more innovative and inclusive is the need of the hour, but for this, the necessary physical infrastructure must be developed by the government. The Jadavpur University Teachers Association (JUTA) said in its response to the UGC Concept Note about the Blended Learning method that the majority of students do not have the required high-speed internet connectivity with a standard digital device which is essential to get round-the-clock access to learning resources. As JUTA states, the geographical location of 60 per cent of all colleges and 40 per cent of all universities in India is in rural areas where network...
Kerala may introduce NCC as elective course – Times of India
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Kerala may introduce NCC as elective course – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The new Pinarayi Vijayan government that assumed office on May 20 has already made its intentions clear regarding the higher education sector in the state. Higher education in one of the most literate state is all set to undergo a large-scale revamp. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultWhat has brought cheer to the cadets and officials of the National Cadet Corps is that in all likelihood NCC will soon be integrated into the higher education curriculum. The Directorate General of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), New Delhi, and the University Grants Commission (UGC) has written a letter to vice-chancellors of all universities on April 15, for the introduction of NCC as a General Elective Credit Course (GECC). As and when implement...
Punjabi University gives special reappear chance to former students to clear examinations by paying upto Rs 50000 – Times of India
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Punjabi University gives special reappear chance to former students to clear examinations by paying upto Rs 50000 – Times of India

PATIALA: The Punjabi University Patiala has announced an opportunity for its alumni to get a special chance to reappear for the examinations they had failed to clear in a time-bound manner in the past due to some reasons. However, the candidates will have to clear the exam/s on the current syllabus. The financially crunched Punjabi University had decided to give this special reappear chance to its former students who can reappear for a semester or part of their course or class that did not comprise any practical exams. To avail of this special chance, the candidate will have to pay Rs 50,000 along with the examination and admission fees. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultSimilarly, those students who failed to pass their exams earlier during reapp...
IMTS Institute is offering free career counselling of UGC approved universities – Times of India
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IMTS Institute is offering free career counselling of UGC approved universities – Times of India

NEW DELHI: IMTS Institute provides free career counseling for a wide range of courses approved by UGC and other authorities to its students in management, Technical, Traditional, Computers, Research, Diploma, and certification courses. IMTS Institute is one of the leading Institutes in India and has achieved memorable milestone of 25000 admissions. Students have given very good reviews about the Institute and most of their students are working in Top companies in India and abroad such as Google, Accenture, Facebook, TCS, HCL, Hero Honda, Maruti and many more MNC companies. IMTS Institute Delivers the Best Career Guidance for students and working professionals: Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result Institute mission is to educate students in their res...
Blended learning: UGC panel suggests up to 40% teaching via online mode | India News – Times of India
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Blended learning: UGC panel suggests up to 40% teaching via online mode | India News – Times of India

Representative imageNEW DELHI: Learning in higher educational institutions is set for a paradigm shift if they implement the University Grants Commission’s proposal on blended learning which proposes up to 40% of teaching in any course through the online mode. UGC’s draft on ‘Blended Mode of Teaching and Learning’, which has been put in public domain for suggestions from various stakeholders till June 6, envisages a scenario where students can pick teachers and timings; frame their own courses; design degrees; and study through any mode with learning and examinations literally on demand. The concept note has been prepared in accordance with the new National Education Policy 2020 (NEP-2020) which gives acceptability to many modes of learning, including face-to-face, online learning and d...
UGC panel prepares draft guidelines for ‘blended teaching’ in universities, colleges – Times of India
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UGC panel prepares draft guidelines for ‘blended teaching’ in universities, colleges – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Higher Education Institutions may soon be allowed to teach up to 40 per cent of any course through online mode with an expert committee set up by the University Grants Commission (UGC) drafting a concept note on "blended mode of teaching and learning" in varsities and colleges. The UGC has sought suggestions and feedback from various stakeholders on the draft concept note by June 6. "The UGC had decided that HEIs should be allowed to teach up to 40 per cent of each course through online mode and the remaining 60 per cent of the concerned courses can be taught in offline mode. Exams for teaching under both modes can be conducted online," UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result According to the draft, "the adva...
3 years after online course scrap, NUJS launches new ones; students cry foul – Times of India
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3 years after online course scrap, NUJS launches new ones; students cry foul – Times of India

KOLKATA: Around 3,500 students who had enrolled for 50-plus online courses at National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) that were scrapped by the institute in 2017 when it claimed it did not have the UGC's mandate to conduct such courses have cried foul over the institute's recent announcement that it is starting new online courses. A section of students had moved the Calcutta High Court and another section the Delhi High Court over the courses being arbitrarily abandoned by NUJS. Some students have completed the courses but have not got certificates. Others who have been able to attend only a part of the course before they were scrapped want to complete the course. Another group wants the course fees to be refunded. Vivek Narayan Sharma, an advocate on record at the Supreme Co...
UGC Releases Clarification On Incorrect News Regarding Examination Guidelines – Check Details
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UGC Releases Clarification On Incorrect News Regarding Examination Guidelines – Check Details

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday released a clarification regarding the incorrect news published on UGC examination guidelines. A notice regarding this has been uploaded on the official website of the commission at ugc.nic.in. Also Read: UGC Chairman Writes To VC Of Universities, Urges To Stand United In Fight Against COVID-19According to the notice, some print and digital news media had published incorrect news regarding the UGC examination guidelines. In the clarification, the commission states that the notice issued on May 6, 2021, urges higher educational institutes to not hold offline examinations in May 2021 in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country.Also Read: UP TET 2021 Notification Postponed Amidst Covid-19 Pandemi...
UGC issues clarification against fake news on examination guidelines 
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UGC issues clarification against fake news on examination guidelines 

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday called out fake news doing rounds on various platforms regarding examination guidelines. “In view of the news circulating in print and digital media, it is clarified that UGC has not yet issued any guidelines on examination recently and the news is incorrect,” read the official announcement. The commission released an official notice regarding the clarification. Read | UGC asks higher education institutes to create COVID task force and helplines “It has come to the commission’s notice that incorrect news regarding UGC guidelines on examination has been published in some print and digital media. UGC had issued guidelines on examination and academic calendar from time to time during last year. Further, UGC notification issued ...
KPSC Asst. Engineer recruitment 2021: Apply online for 83 vacancies – Times of India
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KPSC Asst. Engineer recruitment 2021: Apply online for 83 vacancies – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kerala State Pollution Control Board has invited online applications only through One Time Registration from qualified candidates for appointment as Assistant Engineer. The selected candidates will be appointed for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of three years provided that the list will not continue to be in force if a new ranked list is published after the minimum period of one year. KPCB AE Recruitment 2021: Important DatesCongratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultS. No. Event Date 1 Online application registration date May 7, 2021 2 Last date to apply online June 2, 2021 KPCB AE Recruitment 2021: QualificationsB.Tech. Civil/Chemical/Environmental Engineering or equivalent from a UGC recognized University.Note: A Post Gradu...
FTII students want suspension of online classes for 2020 batch – Times of India
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FTII students want suspension of online classes for 2020 batch – Times of India

PUNE: The students' association of Pune-based FTII has sought immediate suspension of online classes for the 2020 batch students, saying that it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to attend classes due to the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis. The FTII Students Association (FSA) has also sought a meeting with the institute's chairman Shekhar Kapur to express their concerns. The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) administration, however, said that online classes are going on only for one batch, and many students are attending the classes and demanded that they should continue. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result It also made it clear that online classes will continue to be held for the duration they are planned. In a rel...
UGC directs universities and colleges to put off all offline exams scheduled for May – Times of India
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UGC directs universities and colleges to put off all offline exams scheduled for May – Times of India

NEW DELHI: University Grants Commission on Monday requested higher education institutions to put off all offline examinations during May 2021 to avoid physical gathering at the campuses and also to provide much-needed relief to the students, faculty, and staff who are presently occupied in fighting COVID- 19 in one way or another. "Keeping in view the current scenario of COVID-19, it is requested that Higher Education Institutions may keep the offline examinations in abeyance during May 2021 to avoid physical gathering at the campuses and also to provide much-needed relief to the students, faculty, and staff who are presently occupied in fighting COVID- 19 in one way or other," UGC said in a letter sent to vice-chancellors of all the universities and principals of all the colleges. U...
NCC to be elective subject in Haryana colleges – Times of India
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NCC to be elective subject in Haryana colleges – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) would now be considered as a General Elective Credit Course (GECC) in the graduation courses being run in the educational institutes or colleges of Haryana. A decision has been taken in this regard in response to the proposal mooted by the Directorate General National Cadet Corps, New Delhi. NCC Syllabus for 'B' and 'C' cert is designed as per choice based credit system of National Education Policy 2020 which grants 24 credit points covering six semesters out of which a student can accrue four credit points covering first two semesters and ten credits in the third and fourth semesters and similarly 10 credits in the fifth and sixth semesters. The move is in consonance with the National Education Policy 2020 where students can select their cho...
Intake capacity to be at par with UGC norms: AICTE ODL guidelines 2021
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Intake capacity to be at par with UGC norms: AICTE ODL guidelines 2021

The All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE) recently released amended guidelines for open and distance learning (ODL) programmes to be offered during the academic session 2021-22. Earlier, the AICTE provided approval of intake in ODL courses for a maximum of three times of the sanctioned intake of specific programme in conventional/regular mode. But, the number of learners who can enroll in an online course will be at par with the UGC’s open and distance learning mode and online learning mode guidelines. Read | Jamia Hamdard begins admission process for ODL programmes “The approved intake for ODL/ online programmes/ courses shall be as per the UGC (open and distance learning mode and online learning mode) regulations dated 4th September 2020 and as amended from ti...
Noted physicist Arvind appointed VC of Punjabi University – Times of India
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Noted physicist Arvind appointed VC of Punjabi University – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Noted physicist and Dean, Research and Development of Indian Institute of Science and Research (IISER), Mohali, Arvind, was on Tuesday appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, for a term of three years. The post of Vice Chancellor was vacant for six months after B.S. Ghuman resigned. Subsequently, the state government had appointed senior bureaucrat Ravneet Kaur as officiating Vice Chancellor. Arvind is a well-known theoretical quantum physicist with a keen interest in science education, science communication and developing science pedagogy in Punjabi. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result According to a spokesperson for the Chief Minister's office, 64 applications were received for the post out of which 10 were fo...
UGC NET 2021 postponed due to surge in COVID-19 cases
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UGC NET 2021 postponed due to surge in COVID-19 cases

In view of the sudden surge in Covid 19-cases across the country, NTA has announced to postpone UGC NET 2021, until further notice. The examination was scheduled from May 2 to 17 in several centres across the country. The UGC NET admit card was issued on April 14 and is available at the official website i.e. ugcnet.nta.nic.in. The revised dates will be announced at least 15 days before the exams. 📢AnnouncementKeeping in mind the safety & well-being of candidates and exam functionaries during #covid19outbreak, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the UGC-NET Dec 2020 cycle (May 2021) exams.#Unite2FightCorona pic.twitter.com/5dLB9uWgkO — Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 20, 2021 Earlier, NTA has also postponed JEE Mains April session 2021 and NEET PG 2021...
Madras HC says Tamil Nadu govt order cancelling arrear exams not acceptable – Times of India
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Madras HC says Tamil Nadu govt order cancelling arrear exams not acceptable – Times of India

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Wednesday took objection to a Tamil Nadu government order (GO) of August 2020 cancelling arrear exams of college students in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and held the GO was not acceptable to it. The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, which made the observation while passing further interim orders on the PILs from advocate Ramkumar Adityan and former Anna University VC E Balagurusamy, directed the state government and the UGC to arrive at a solution that can be taken by way of an examination or some other method. "The State and the UGC should put their heads together to suggest any ameliorate measures that may be taken by way of an exam or some other method." "There is no doubt that lakhs of students,...
CA, CS, ICWA exams will be equivalent to PG degree: UGC – Times of India
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CA, CS, ICWA exams will be equivalent to PG degree: UGC – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has resolved that the Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS), or Cost and Works Accountant (ICWA) exams will be treated equivalent to a postgraduate degree. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Monday informed that the UGC has resolved that CA Qualification will be treated equivalent to PG Degree. Candidates who qualify the CA, CS, ICWA exams will now be equivalent to PG holders. “The University Grants Commission has resolved that CA Qualification will be treated equivalent to PG Degree based on requests submitted from ICAI. This will not only help CA’s for pursuing higher studies but will also facilitate the mobility of Indian CAs globally.” tweeted ICAI on Monday. The University Grants Commission @ugc_...
Kurukshetra University to offer four online degrees – Times of India
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Kurukshetra University to offer four online degrees – Times of India

KURUKSHETRA: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted permission to Kurukshetra University (KU) to start four full-fledged online courses from the session of 2021-2022. These courses are Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Arts (Mass Communication) and Master of Commerce. A letter in this regard has been received from UGC, told a KU official. “It is a major decision which will enhance access to higher education and will help in increasing gross enrolment ratio (GER) of students in higher education snstitutions”, said Prof Som Nath Sachdeva, KU vice-chancellor. KU has given online education to its 13,000 on–campus students during the Covid-19 pandemic and it has been a great success. “We will use the best technology and the latest pedagogy to start these courses...