May 23, 2016    0

The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) has rejected the latest Amendments to UGC Regulations (2010), notified through the Gazette of India on 10 May 2016. According to DUTA IT spells disaster for the teaching-learning processes, and endanger the livelihood of a significant section of currently-employed teachers.

As per DUTA, “The most shocking feature of these amendments threatens immediate job cuts in thousands in every university across the country. If implemented, in DU alone, the jobs of 5000 existing...
May 23, 2016    0

Two professors of the Central University of Rajasthan have been arrested for expelling a Dalit scholar from the university on allegedly bogus charges of remaining absent for more than 15 days without information.

The victim, Umesh Kumar Jonwal, had registered an FIR through a court order in January. He had alleged that he was harassed by the Vice Chancellor and four professors because he is a Dalit and did...
May 23, 2016    0

In order to promote India-centric research in the area of empirical finance and corporate governance, the Finance Lab of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) has joined hands with the Stern Business School of New York University to hold the first-ever India-centric conference in the United States of America.

The primary objective of the event is to showcase and discuss research on Indian financial markets and corporate governance.
 This is also the first time any IIM is holding a research conference...
May 23, 2016    0

The colleges in Gujarat will not be able to avail the grant from the state government if they fail to get accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Reportedly, as many as 96 colleges in the state have failed to get accreditation from NAAC.
These colleges haven't received NAAC accreditation even once. A three-day meeting of the principals of...
May 20, 2016    0

The Delhi University varsity has clarified that it has not been influenced by "any political pressure" and asserted that it is acting in accordance with the law a day after Aam Aadmi Party accused Delhi University of "authenticating" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's degree due to pressure from the Centre.

"Few AAP leaders visited the university and met Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi over issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's degree. The VC told them that RTI cell of the university shall act in...
May 20, 2016    0

The Union Government has cleared the ordinance to postpone the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam by a year so that the students have enough time to prepare.

The decision comes after a meeting chaired between Union Health minister J.P. Nadda and other state health ministers over the matter.
The meeting was convened after several parliamentarians opposed...
May 20, 2016    0

Srikant Mohapatra has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Odisha State Open University, Sambalpur.

A notification in this regard was issued by the STATE Higher Education Department.
Last year, Mohapatra was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for the university.
“Our focus is on reaching...
May 19, 2016    0

Doon University Vice Chancellor V K Jain has said that the authorities were "open to reviewing and examining" the provisions in the prospectus which students find harsh.

However, the VC defended the new rules which bar students from holding protests or participating in hunger strikes, saying that other means, such as holding a dialogue, can be used to present views....
May 19, 2016    0

The draft of the New Education Policy (NEP) is likely to be submitted to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development by 20 May.

Reportedly, the draft policy will first be presented to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani for approval by Friday.

Irani, who has been overseeing the formulation of the new education policy for the past few months, informed during a All India Radio show on 17 May that the policy will be unveiled in 15-20 days....
May 19, 2016    0

The Pondicherry University Vice Chancellor Chandra Krishnamurthy has resigned from the post, a month after she sent a detailed rebuttal to the government rejecting all charges against her.

Reportedly, Krishnamurthy plagiarised most of one book mentioned in her CV, which also listed two other books that may have never been published at all.
She was served a show-cause notice by the...