University Grants Commission Current Affairs, GK & News

Gujarat to grant Centre of Excellence status 7 Universities

Gujarat government is all set to grant Centre of Excellence (CoE) status to seven private universities in state. Who gave the approval? In-principal approval was given by Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani, to make their mark globally. University Grants Commission (UGC) encourages higher education institutions to attain excellence in specific areas of academic as well as ..

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16th FICCI Higher Education Summit

The Union education minister, addressed the 16th FICCI Higher Education Summit on February 25, 2021. The summit is being organised in New Delhi from February 25, 2021 to February 27, 2021. While addressing the summit the minister said it will make India the knowledge capital of the world. Highlights The policy allows the students to ..

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November 11: National Education Day

Every year, India celebrates National Education Day on November 11. It is also called Rashtriya Shiksha Diwas. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He was the first Education Minister of India. Key Highlights In 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced November 11 as the National ..

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Bombay HC strikes down Clause in UGC Regulation

The Bombay High Court recently struck down a clause in UGC regulations that converted permanent posts to term posts. About the Case In 2016, the UGC had amended its regulations to fix the term of college principals at 5 years. It provided that the term is extendable by another 5 years if the incumbent successfully ..

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‘Higher Education Leadership Development Programme for Administrator’ launched

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank recently launched a programme called ‘Higher Education Leadership Development Programme for Administrator’. It is a joint initiative of University Grants Commission (UGC) and British Council under the support of UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI). The main objective of the programme is to ..

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