University Grants Commission of India (UGC) Current Affairs, GK & News

UGC Four-Year Undergraduate Programmes

The “Curriculum and credit framework for four-year undergraduate programmes” was released recently by the University Grants Commission (UGC). This new framework is in line with the National Education Policy, 2020, which recommended four-year undergraduate degrees with multiple entry and exit options. What are the key features of the framework? Students will receive a UG degree ..

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UGC Pushes for University Textbooks in Indian Languages

The University Grants Commission (UGC) recently held a high-level meeting with international publishers to discuss the possibility of translating undergraduate textbooks written in English in India’s regional languages. About the high-level meeting The high-level meeting between the UGC and international book publishers focused on the ways to translate textbooks for undergraduate programmes in higher education ..

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India: Mother of Democracy

The book titled “India: Mother of Democracy” was released by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan recently. About the book The book “India: the mother of democracy” aims to showcase the democratic ethos of India since the ancient times. It was released by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR). This academic book has 30 articles ..

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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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NAAC Guidelines on Accreditation

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) recently relaxed the eligibility criteria for accreditation of higher educational institutions. Key Points University Grants Commission (UGC) is likely to address a webinar on new guidelines soon. These guidelines had been communicated to colleges on January 23, 2022 to receive feedback from stakeholders. Out of 280 affiliated colleges, more ..

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