Higher education: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

24 Universities declared fake by UGC

Published: October 8, 2020

On October 7, 2020, the University Grants Commission announced a list of 24 unrecognised universities. These Universities have been termed as fake. This has been done by UGC to maintain the standards of higher education in the country. Highlights The maximum number of these universities are operating from the states of Uttar Pradesh followed by ..

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NTA extended date for exam applications’ submission

Published: April 1, 2020

The National Testing Agency has extended the date of submission of online application forms of various exams. The announcement comes in light of the COVID-19 situation. NTA The National Testing Agency is a government agency established in 2017. It is an autonomous organisation concerned with the conduction of examinations for admission into higher educational institutions ..

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Cabinet approves to give status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs

Published: February 6, 2020

On February 5, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to confer the status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Tecnology). All the 5 IIITs are to operate in PPP mode. Highlights The Cabinet approved the Information Technology Laws (Amendment) bill, 2020. According to the bill, five IIITs along with 15 ..

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Budget 2020: 99,300 crores and 3,000 crores allocated for Education and Skill Development

Published: February 1, 2020

The Budget 2020 was presented at the Parliament under three themes. One of the themes is Aspirational India. The Education and Skills is a Sub theme of Aspirational India. The other two sub themes of Aspirational India are Agriculture, Rural Development and Irrigation Health, Water and Sanitation The GoI believes that there is a need ..

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Assam Government launches ‘Abhinandan Scheme’

Published: December 27, 2019

For deserving students in the state, the Assam government has launched a scheme named- Abhinandan that will facilitate them in higher education. The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal handed over the sanction letters to the students in a program organized at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalashetra, located in the capital city of Assam, Guwahati on ..

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