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NTA extended date for exam applications’ submission

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 ..

Assam Government launches ‘Abhinandan Scheme’

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

New Higher Education Institutes for open and distance learning recognized by UGC

The apex body of University regulation in India, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognized a total of 14 new Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) which will provide new courses for learning & development through the mode of distance education. While a total of 82 institutes had been recognized by the UGC earlier this year in ..

New Institutes of Eminence announced by the UGC

Given, India’s high demographic dividend and a shrinking global workforce, India has a high potential to be the global human resource capital of the world. However, modern technology requires extensive training and quality instruction and for this, the Indian Government has committed to improving the quality of education in India. What are the Institutions of ..

Higher Education in India : IIM Jammu

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development unveiled the logo and website of the newer Indian Institute of Management, Jammu. The establishment of IIM Jammu would help in the regional development of the Jammu region and the Minister has assured the director of all support for the overall development of the institute. The new logo ..