Friday, April 12, 2024

Topic: UGC

After public outcry over UGC draft guidelines, Union govt clarifies no reserved post will be de-reserved

The Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission (UGC) clarified on Sunday that centrally funded universities will not de-reserve any reserved faculty positions. This clarification comes in response to the controversy surrounding UGC's draft guidelines, which hinted at the possibility of opening unfilled vacancies for SC, ST, OBC candidates to general candidates in "rare and exceptional cases."

Is UGC’s facade a jagged one?

The University Grants Commission (UGC) once again came under scrutiny for urging universities to establish selfie points featuring the image of Prime Minister Narendra...

In Maharashtra, UGC asks universities to celebrate ABVP leader’s birth centenary

The University Grants Commission has asked universities and colleges in Maharashtra to encourage students to participate in programmes to celebrate the birth centenary of Dattaji Didolkar, the late founder member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, student wing of Hindutva militant group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Union to appoint heads of five private deemed-to-be-varsities including TISS, students allege “Modi govt’s political move”

By giving power to itself, the Union government can now appoint higher officials and functionaries in the five deemed universities of India that were earlier being managed privately, claiming that these ‘institutions have been receiving a good amount of funds from the government but failed to respond to the queries raised by the Centre’.

Union stops Maulana Azad scholarship for research scholars from minority communities

The Union government has decided to discontinue the Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF), a scholarship for students from minority communities from this academic year.

Ineligible for job, higher education; Indian students enrolled in Pakistan upset by UGC notice

Malik Nisar and Mir Aiyaz It is 11 am in the morning and Sajad, instead of attending conferences, is busy fencing the apple garden on...