Higher education in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Panel to Strengthen Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions

The Central Government has established a high-level panel to strengthen the assessment and accreditation of higher educational institutions. Who are the members of the panel? The committee will be chaired by K Radhakrishnan, chairperson, Board of Governors, IIT Kanpur. He is also chairing the IIT Council Standing Committee. Other members of the committee are: Mridul ..

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UGC Guidelines on Professors of Practice

The UGC has cleared the post of “professors of practice” in colleges and universities. Key facts Any expert having 15 years or more experience in a particular field is eligible to become the professor of practice. These experts need not have formal academic qualification to become professors of practice. However, they must have been an ..

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Amit Khare appointed as Secretary of Department of School Education and Literacy

I&B Secretary Amit Khare,  an IAS officer of 1985 batch from Jharkhand cadre, has been given the additional charge of Secretary of Department of School Education and Literacy in Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD). The Department of Higher Education is in charge of secondary and post-secondary education. It is empowered to grant deemed university ..

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What are the Institutes of Eminence?

To promote higher education and research & development in the country, the Indian Government has decided to accord the status of Institutes of Eminence to several public and private universities in the country.  Hence, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified two separate set of guidelines for the private universities i.e. the ‘UGC (Institutions of ..

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A new Government body for Higher Education Standards in India

The Indian government is currently exploring the merger of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) into a new body to look after the standards of higher education institutions (HEIs) in India. What is happening? As per a media report, the Indian Government is currently investigating the possibility of ..

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UGC recommendes 20 institutions for Institutes of Eminence (IoE)

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended the grant of the Institute of Eminence (IoE) status to 20 institutions such as IITs Madras and Kharagpur, Delhi University, University of Hyderabad, Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham and VIT. The recommendations are based on the reports of the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) under the chairmanship of N Gopalaswami. The ..

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