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5 Documents developed by UGC launched by Union HRD Minister

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has developed 5 documents that cover the 5 vertical mandate of Quality. The five documents for higher education institutions cover professional ethics & human values, evaluation reforms, academic research integrity among higher education institutions, faculty induction programs, sustainable and eco-friendly university campuses. The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh ..

Approval to New-Age Courses granted by UGC

The University Grants Commission has granted several approvals to new skill-based courses in 6 universities of the country. Why is this necessary? While traditional education has served the past generation well but the advent of technology has made the reskilling of the upcoming workforce necessary. While potential employees have claimed that there is a looming ..

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 ..

Institutions of Eminence

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 20 institutes, 10 public and 10 private which are recommended for Institutions of Eminence (IoE) status. Making India Global Leader in Education The Institute of Eminence scheme is aimed at developing 20 world-class institutions which would put India on the global education map. Those selected ..

Research & Development in India

The University Grants Commission has taken note of several past instances of Indians resorting to publishing their research work by unethical methods and has decided to take strong steps and impose stiff penalties to deter such activities. What has happened? Unfortunately, Indian authors are among those who have the most number of their papers retracted. ..

Fake Universities in India

The University Grants Commission has published a list of 23 fake institutes which functioning without the authorizations necessary to grant degrees. What the UGC has done? As per the UGC, these institutions are ” self-styled, unrecognized institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act . It has also warned the students to be not misled ..

New Scheme for Higher Education : Paramarsh

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a new scheme “Paramarsh” for improving the quality of higher education in India. What is Paramarsh? The Paramarsh is a university grants commission (UGC) scheme for mentoring the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) aspirant institutes to promote Quality Education in Higher Education scenario of India. ..

CARE to Improve Quality of Journals

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched the Consortium of Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) to identify, continuously monitor and maintain quality journals across disciplines. CARE has prepared a CARE Reference List of Quality Journals which is available at the website. Why the initiative was launched? An investigation paper led by Professor Bhushan Patwardhan had ..