Universities in India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

24 Universities declared fake by UGC

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 ..

Kapil Dev appointed as first chancellor of Rai Sports University in Sonepat

The Haryana Government has recently appointedcricket legend Kapil Dev as the first Chancellor of Rai Sports University in Sonepat district. TheUniversity will have powers to conduct academic and training programmes in physical education and sports sciences.  The Sports University of Haryana will be the third Sports University in the countryafter Swarnim Gujarat Sports University (Gandhinagar) ..

IGNOU launches an awareness programme on GST in collaboration with BSE

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched an awareness programme on Goods and Services Tax (GST) in collaboration with Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Institute Limited to help small scale businesses. The purpose of the GST programme is to impart basic knowledge and skills required to fulfil various requirements under the GST Act. It ..

Najma Akhtar appointed as first-ever woman Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI)

Professor Najma Akhtar has become the first-ever woman Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) for a period of five years or until she attains the age of 70 years, She is also the first lady vice chancellor of any central university in Delhi. Ms. Akhtar has four decades of academic scholarship in educational leadership. ..

Centre of Excellence for European Union Studies in India (CEEUSI) inaugurated in JNU

On March 8, the European Union and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) inaugurated the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Union Studies in India at the varsity. The Centre of Excellence for European Union Studies in India (CEEUSI) at JNU will provide greater visibility to EU studies in India and South Asia. After Manipal ..