Education Ministry in process of drafting bill for setting up Higher Education Commission: Dharmendra Pradhan

2021-07-26 16:19:44

The Ministry of Education is in the process of drafting a bill for the establishment of the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. The information was shared by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in the lower house.

“The Ministry of Education has announced the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on 29 July, 2020 after obtaining approval of Cabinet. The NEP envisions setting up of a Higher Education Commission of India as

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Universities should discuss socio-economic, political issues facing world: Vice president Venkaiah Naidu

2021-07-21 13:56:36

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday asked universities to become thought leaders in finding solutions to global challenges such as climate change, poverty and pollution. He also wanted the universities to discuss various socio-economic and political issues facing the world and come up with ideas that can be implemented by governments as per their requirements.

Virtually addressing the inaugural session of World Universities Summit, the vice president said universities should produce good academicians, economists and politicians

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Common test for undergrad admission in universities not to be implemented from 2021-22 session: UGC

2021-07-18 20:44:55

The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for undergraduate admission will not be implemented from the 2021-22 academic session in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the University Grants Commission (UGC) announced on Sunday. The Ministry of Education had earlier announced that the admission to the universities will be based on a common entrance test.

“In view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, admission process in central universities during academic session 2021-22 may continue as per past

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FPJ Explains: From dates of UG registration process to refund of fees in case of cancellation of admissions – Read new UGC guidelines here

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The admission and exams schedule in India is disturbed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. While classes shifted to online mode, exams were also conducted online.

Meanwhile, to make things clear on the upcoming academic session, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines on examinations and academic calendars in view of COVID-19 to all universities and colleges.

Read all the guidelines here

First-year admissions

The admission process has to be completed by September 30, according

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UGC asks universities to complete admissions to 1st-year courses by Sept 30, start session by Oct 1

2021-07-17 10:09:17

University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday directed colleges that the admissions to first-year courses for the session 2021-22 should be completed no later than September 30 and the academic session must commence on October 1, 2021.

UGC has issued guidelines on examinations and academic calendars in view of COVID-19 to all universities and colleges. Rajnish Jain, Secretary, UGC sent a letter to Vice-Chancellors of universities and principals of colleges and informed them about fresh guidelines on

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SC refuses to interfere with CBSE, CISCE assessment scheme for evaluating Class 12 students

2021-06-22 18:15:38

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the assessment scheme propounded by both CBSE and CISCE for evaluation of Class 12 students, whose board examinations have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top court rejected the objections raised by a parents’ body as well as students and said that it is not possible to have a second guess approach with regard to various aspects of the assessment scheme.

A special bench of Justices A

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