UGC issues norms for ethics in higher education

News:Recently,Union Minister of Human Resource Development(MHRD) has adopted the Quality Improvement Programme Mandate developed by UGC to improve the quality in higher educational institutions Facts: About the Quality Improvement Programme Mandate: The quality mandate aims at evolving higher education system to equip the country’s next generation with vital skills, knowledge and ethics for leading a… Continue reading UGC issues norms for ethics in higher education

Higher Education Commission of India bill

News:Government is likely to introduce the Higher Education Commission of India(HECI) Bill in the winter session of Parliament. Facts: Key features of the bill: The bill aims to create a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) replacing the University Grants Commission(UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE). The bill proposes to bring almost… Continue reading Higher Education Commission of India bill

Shodh Shuddhi

News:Union Minister for Human resource development(HRD) has launched the Plagiarism Detention Software (PDS) “Shodh Shuddhi”. Facts: About Shodh Shuddhi: Shod Shuddhi will significantly help to improve the quality of research outcomes by ensuring the originality of ideas and publication of the research scholars. This service is being implemented by INFLIBNET, an Inter University Centre (IUC)… Continue reading Shodh Shuddhi

UGC bans distance learning degree programmes in agriculture

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.The decision was taken by the UGC on the ground that a degree programme in agriculture is technical in nature as it requires practicals or laboratory courses. As per UGC Open and Distance Learning Regulations,2017 professional programmes such as medicine,engineering,architecture,nursing,dental, pharmacy and physiotherapy… Continue reading UGC bans distance learning degree programmes in agriculture

SC dismisses Centre, UGC review pleas against department-wise quota for faculties

The apex court has rejected the Centre’s plea seeking review of its earlier verdict by which it had declined to interfere with a decision of the Allahabad High Court on the crucial quota issue. The Allahabad High Court had ruled that the reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Castes… Continue reading SC dismisses Centre, UGC review pleas against department-wise quota for faculties