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  • Postponed cow test leaves more questions than answers Feb 23, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    Postponed cow test leaves more questions than answers

    A nationwide cow examination pushed by the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) through the University Grants Commission (UGC) has attracted a firestorm of criticism. The RSS was against the exam.

  • UGC declares 24 universities as 'fake'; Uttar Pradesh tops the list followed by Delhi Oct 07, 2020 06:47 PM IST

    UGC declares 24 universities as 'fake'; Uttar Pradesh tops the list followed by Delhi

    Eight of these fake universities from Uttar Pradesh while Delhi has seven. Odisha and West Bengal has two such universities each. Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry and Maharashtra have one university each.

  • UGC final year exams: Students ‘feel cheated’ by decision to hold tests amidst COVID-19 Aug 28, 2020 07:31 PM IST

    UGC final year exams: Students ‘feel cheated’ by decision to hold tests amidst COVID-19

    Since India has the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world, making final-year examinations mandatory is grossly inappropriate, say students.

  • SC verdict on UGC guidelines: Read full text of Supreme Court order Aug 28, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    SC verdict on UGC guidelines: Read full text of Supreme Court order

    It said that while states cannot promote students without conducting exams, they can individually approach the UGC to postpone the dates beyond the September 30 deadline.

  • UGC final year exam: Students, it is too early to rejoice; here’s why Aug 28, 2020 02:32 PM IST

    UGC final year exam: Students, it is too early to rejoice; here’s why

    If you think state governments can get UGC final year exams postponed, this may not be entirely true. The final power rests with UGC.

  • Supreme Court upholds UGC decision on final year exams: Key takeaways from the verdict Aug 28, 2020 11:17 AM IST

    Supreme Court upholds UGC decision on final year exams: Key takeaways from the verdict

    While students cannot be promoted without holding examinations, the Supreme Court said that states can fix a new deadline in consultation with the University Grants Commission (UGC) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • UGC final year exam: SC says students cannot be promoted without exams, but September 30 deadline not mandatory Aug 28, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    UGC final year exam: SC says students cannot be promoted without exams, but September 30 deadline not mandatory

    The apex court said that UGC guidelines cannot be quashed. But states and union territories who cannot conduct these exams by September 30 can approach UGC for a deadline extension.

  • UGC final year exam decision: SC to pronounce judgement today Aug 27, 2020 07:44 PM IST

    UGC final year exam decision: SC to pronounce judgement today

    Supreme Court will give the UGC final year exam decision at 10.30 am today after assessing if it is imperative to conduct exams, or students could be assessed based on scores of past semesters

  • UGC final exams case in SC: Apex court likely to announce decision today - here's all you need to know Aug 26, 2020 09:19 AM IST

    UGC final exams case in SC: Apex court likely to announce decision today - here's all you need to know

    Here is all you need to know about the case hearing so far:

  • UGC Guidelines for final year exams: SC decision likely on August 26; check all that has happened so far Aug 24, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    UGC Guidelines for final year exams: SC decision likely on August 26; check all that has happened so far

    UGC Guidelines: SC is likely to give its verdict on UGC final year exams 2020 on August 26. This is after students sought cancellation of the exam. The SC had earlier dismissed pleas for postponement of JEE Main 2020, NEET 2020 and MHT CET 2020 exams

  • UGC final exam hearing highlights: SC reserves order, counsels get three days to make submissions Aug 18, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    UGC final exam hearing highlights: SC reserves order, counsels get three days to make submissions

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for UGC said while the universities can ask for an extension of the September 30 deadline to conduct exams, but don't have the right to confer degrees without conducting examinations.

  • Decision to conduct final year exams to protect students' future: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank Aug 17, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Decision to conduct final year exams to protect students' future: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank

    On July 6, the UGC issued exam-related guidelines asking universities to complete the final year, final semester examination by September end in offline, online or blended mode.

  • UGC final-year exam: Next hearing in Supreme Court on August 14 Aug 10, 2020 11:46 AM IST

    UGC final-year exam: Next hearing in Supreme Court on August 14

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for UGC said that students must continue to prepare for exams. He added that law states that students cannot get their degrees without exams being conducted.

  • HRD Ministry to meet state education secretaries, address UGC rules violation: Report Jul 13, 2020 11:44 AM IST

    HRD Ministry to meet state education secretaries, address UGC rules violation: Report

    The meeting follows the announcement of cancellation of final year exams at colleges and universities by some states (in the light of covid disruptions), which goes against University Grants Commission rules

  • Degree without exam: Bombay HC says UGC be made party to PIL Jul 07, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    Degree without exam: Bombay HC says UGC be made party to PIL

    Owing to coronavirus and lockdown, the government canceled final year examinations and decided to issue degrees on the basis of students' performance in earlier semesters.

  • UGC guidelines for final year examination 2020 expected on July 1 @ugc.ac.in Jul 01, 2020 05:04 PM IST

    UGC guidelines for final year examination 2020 expected on July 1 @ugc.ac.in

    UGC new guidelines for examination 2020 are expected to be released on official website ugc.ac.in

  • Explained: Maharashtra cancelling higher education exams could face a legal hurdle, spell trouble for students Jun 29, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Explained: Maharashtra cancelling higher education exams could face a legal hurdle, spell trouble for students

    Unless the Centre brings out uniform guidelines to cancel final year exams and issue degrees, uncertainty continues for students in Maharashtra.

  • UGC committee recommends starting academic year from August 1 Apr 28, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    UGC committee recommends starting academic year from August 1

    On April 6, it had constituted a committee to make recommendations regarding the examination and academic calendar.

  • Policy | Kerala’s model worth emulating to curb exploitation on campuses Jan 10, 2020 04:29 PM IST

    Policy | Kerala’s model worth emulating to curb exploitation on campuses

    The scrapping of internal assessment will not ensure complete elimination of discrimination and sexual harassment on the campuses, but it will surely address a major part of the vulnerability of girls and members of depressed classes to those with an evil mind.

  • Policy | Why India's higher education sector fails to deliver Dec 10, 2019 10:23 AM IST

    Policy | Why India's higher education sector fails to deliver

    The problem is in how we have modelled our higher education system.

  • AICTE-UGC merger: New body likely to look into higher education standards Sep 04, 2019 05:20 PM IST

    AICTE-UGC merger: New body likely to look into higher education standards

    Once UGC and AICTE are merged, new bodies called the Higher Education Grants Council (HEGC) and Professional Standard Setting Bodies (PSSBs) will be set up.

  • UGC plans to stop cyber bullying in Indian schools and colleges Aug 29, 2019 09:24 AM IST

    UGC plans to stop cyber bullying in Indian schools and colleges

    A government official said on condition of anonymity that the panel will prepare draft amendments to existing anti-ragging regulations to add ways to curb bullying and also prepare an action plan to implement them.

  • UGC may allow pursuing multiple degrees simultaneously, sets panel to revisit the idea Jul 21, 2019 02:18 PM IST

    UGC may allow pursuing multiple degrees simultaneously, sets panel to revisit the idea

    The UGC has set up a panel headed by its Vice Chairman Bhushan Patwardhan to examine the issue of pursuing two degree programmes simultaneously from the same university or different universities either through distance mode, online mode or part time mode.

  • No anti-national activities on campus: Yogi Adityanath-led UP govt to private varsities Jun 19, 2019 07:53 PM IST

    No anti-national activities on campus: Yogi Adityanath-led UP govt to private varsities

    The ordinance also lays a provision mandating varsities to abide by the academic calendar established by various controlling bodies.

  • Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education? Jun 10, 2019 10:01 AM IST

    Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

    The collapse of higher education is clear, but this is not accepted by academicians or its leadership. Somehow academic leadership ignores this reality that most graduate and post-graduate courses are outdated.

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