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Govt keeping tab on private universities via portal: Smriti Irani

Mar 14, 2016

Govt keeping tab on private universities via portal: Smriti Irani

In an attempt to monitor the standards followed by private universities, a portal has been introduced by the government where details of academic staff and other facilities are available and people can move the regulator if they find any anomaly in what is being offered. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Smriti Irani #Question hour #UGC #HRD minister Smriti Irani #Know Your College portal
After 47 years of stellar work, JNU is now anti-national? For the love of our country, stop!

Feb 17, 2016

After 47 years of stellar work, JNU is now anti-national? For the love of our country, stop!

We don’t know how we – professors and students at JNU who are involved in the most nationalistic of all causes, imparting and taking in knowledge – have suddenly become anti-nationals #Salman Khan #JNU #Nirmala Sitharaman #Dalits #Jawaharlal Nehru University #Muslims #christians #tribals #TADA #UGC #JNU students #.NET #10 years after tsunami #Kanhaiya Kumar #marginalised #JRF #Sunjay Dutt
Retired Supreme Court, high court judges among 16 aspirants for post of Lokpal's chairman

Jan 14, 2016

Retired Supreme Court, high court judges among 16 aspirants for post of Lokpal's chairman

Three ex-Supreme Court judges, a former high court chief justice, one UGC member and an information commissioner are among 16 persons who have applied for the chairmanship of proposed anti-corruption body Lokpal. #Lokpal #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #DoPT #High Court #UGC #judges #Sudhir Bhargava
PhD students applying for peon jobs in UP: The real problem is with the Indian education system

Sep 19, 2015

PhD students applying for peon jobs in UP: The real problem is with the Indian education system

The collective mourning by the Indian media for the sorry plight of some 250 PhD scholars who are among the 23 lac applicants for 368 vacancies for the peon job in the Uttar Pradesh government misses the woods for trees. #Uttar Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #UGC #Indian education system #PhD Students in India #Peon jobs
St Stephen's molestation row: Thampu's lawyer denies victim's allegations and demands

Aug 03, 2015

St Stephen's molestation row: Thampu's lawyer denies victim's allegations and demands

St Stephen's Principal Valson Thampu's lawyer on Monday denied "in their entirety" the allegations levelled and demands raised by the victim. #India #NewsTracker #Sexual harassment #Valson Thampu #St Stephen's College #molestation #UGC
UGC asks universities to avoid content promoting terrorism

Jul 17, 2015

UGC asks universities to avoid content promoting terrorism

The UGC's recommendation is in line with the Administrative Reforms Commission's 8th report on combating terrorism. #Terrorism #Education #PolicyWatch #UGC #Mass communication and journalism
Xavier's, Fergusson among 19 colleges to get

Jul 06, 2015

Xavier's, Fergusson among 19 colleges to get "heritage" status

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted "heritage" status to 19 institutions across the country and has approved financial assistance for their improvement and upgradation. #NewsTracker #St. Xavier's College #UGC #Fergusson College #Khalsa College
Insider job? Vinod Tawde's fake degree row could be due to his rising political clout

Jun 24, 2015

Insider job? Vinod Tawde's fake degree row could be due to his rising political clout

Despite the controversy over his fake degree row, the Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde’s ministerial flight is not likely to crash immediately but it will face the rough weather for next couple of months. #Politics #Congress #BJP #Bombay High Court #Sanjay Nirupam #AICTE #UGC #Vinod Tawde #Jitendra Singh Tomar #Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth
HRD ministry cautions UGC chief Prakash for speaking against govt scheme

Jun 05, 2015

HRD ministry cautions UGC chief Prakash for speaking against govt scheme

The HRD Ministry has pulled up UGC chairman Ved Prakash for speaking against a higher education scheme before a Parliamentary panel recently and asked him to take prior permission to express views that are contrary to the government's policies. #India #NewsTracker #IIT #Smriti Irani #HRD Ministry #UGC #Ved Prakash #Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
Day after the launch of IIPM 2.0, UGC registers FIR against founder Arindam Chaudhuri

May 12, 2015

Day after the launch of IIPM 2.0, UGC registers FIR against founder Arindam Chaudhuri

In its complaint the UGC has said the IIPM was "misleading", "cheating" and "fooling" its students as it was not recognised by any regulatory body, police said. #NewsTracker #Arindam Chaudhuri #IIPM #UGC #Degree