UGC Current Affairs, GK & News

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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UGC ‘e-Samadhan’ portal

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently launched an online portal named ‘e-Samadhan’. Key Points Through this portal, students taking admission in any university or facing any kind of problem after admission will be able to find solutions to their problems. Students will now be able to directly report their problems to the UGC for ..

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UGC Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Higher Education

The University Grants Commission (UGC) released ‘Draft Guidelines for Transforming Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) into Multidisciplinary Institutions’ and invited public feedback. About the guidelines The guidelines aim at promoting higher education institutions to offer courses in diverse subjects raise and break the silos present in higher education. UGC formulated three approaches to transform HEIs into ..

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First Woman Vice Chancellor of JNU

Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit was recently appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She is the first woman VC of the university. She was appointed by the President of India. Her appointment was recommended by the prime minister and the education ministry. About Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit She is a political science professor. She ..

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M Jagadesh Kumar: New Chairman of UGC

The Ministry of Education recently appointed Mr M Jagadesh Kumar as the new chairman of UGC. Jagadesh was serving at the Jawaharlal Nehru University as Vice Chancellor. About the appointment The appointment has been made for a period of five years or till he attains the age of 65 whichever is earlier. Before Jagadesh, Professor ..

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Draft Framework for Higher Education qualification

The University Grants Commission, UGC recently released the draft Framework for Higher Education qualification. It is a part of the National Education Policy 2020. All the higher education institutes in the country are to be brought under this new framework. Why the new framework? To facilitate transparency To create an internationally comparable framework To address ..

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