UGC Extends CUET-UG Application Deadline to March 31st
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Professor M Jagadesh Kumar, the Chairman of UGC, stated that the extension was made in response to requests from candidates and various stakeholders. He urged students to stay updated by visiting exams.nta.ac.in/CUET-UG/ for the latest information.
UGC Withdraws 'De-reservation' Draft Guidelines from Website Amid Backlash
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UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar clarified that the guidelines were removed because the feedback submission period had ended, not as a response to the controversy. He emphasized that there has been no de-reservation of reserved category positions in Central Educational Institutions (CEI) in the past, and there are no plans for such actions in the future.
UGC Mandates Approval: No Foreign Institution Can Offer Degrees in India Without Commission's Authorization
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The UGC has enacted regulations governing academic collaborations between Indian and foreign HEIs, emphasizing that programs offered under franchise arrangements will not be recognized by the UGC.
The University Grants Commission releases draft for foreign educational institutions
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The UGC informed that many foreign universities have reached stages of setting up campuses in India’s GIFT city. On the other hand some Indian universities are collaborating with foreign universities to offer joint degrees.
UGC declares 20 universities, including 8 in Delhi, as fake, cautions students to verify institutes
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Last year, the UGC had declared 21 universities as fake. The UGC stated that these institutions are not authorised to grant any degrees to students and alerted the students as well against taking admission in these institutions. It strongly advised parents and students to cross-check the authenticity of universities before enrolling in any course.
UGC sends letter seeking appointment of teachers in state universities
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UGC chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar told IANS on Friday that a letter has been written to all Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Education Secretaries and Secretaries of the Governors in this regard.
Attacks on NCERT by academicians unwarranted: UGC Chief
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Taking a strong objection to the move, a total of 33 academicians from prestigious colleges across India, recently wrote a letter to NCERT Director D.P. Saklani seeking removal of their names from the textbooks as advisors. Meanwhile, as many as 107 professors, Vice Chancellors, Deans and teachers of different universities have come out in support of NCERT.
UGC asks universities to allow students to write exams in regional languages even if course is in English medium
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The letter states, "Once teaching, learning, and assessment are conducted in local languages, student engagement will eventually increase, leading to a higher success rate. This will significantly strengthen efforts to achieve the target of enhancing the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in higher education from 27% to 50% by the year 2035."
Even universities not registered with NTA can now access CUET scores
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Last year, CUET was conducted for the first time. A total of 14.9 lakh students had registered themselves for the exam, which took place in five weeks in 450 centres. This year, more than 15 lakh students are expected to appear in this examination, due to which the National Testing Agency (NTA), which will be conducting the exam, has doubled the centres as compared to last time to around 1,000.
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