Jun 30, 2016    0

Kannur University has initiated steps to enforce compliance of research scholars with the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) directive to check plagiarism in dissertations.

The KU Syndicate has decided to implement the UGC’s guidelines for ensuring the originality of the research theses being submitted by research scholars, though practical features of the anti-...
Jun 30, 2016    0

The Kerala government has sought an explanation from the MG University on why they failed to take corrective steps despite knowing in 2014 that its five-year integrated LLB (hons) course with BA in criminology is not recognised by Bar Council of India (BCI) nor approved by University Grants Commission (UGC).

"MG University has failed to address the issue in the last two years and we have sought an explanation," said law minister AK Balan.
MG University in 2011-12 started the double degree programme....
Jun 30, 2016    0

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman directed officials concerned to expedite the process of declaring the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) as deemed university.

The ministry has recommended to the MHRD last month granting deemed university status to FDDI whose students are demanding that they be given degrees instead of diplomas.
In a review meeting on the...
Jun 28, 2016    0

Prof Yogesh Singh Director of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University.

Prof Singh was holding the post as additional charge following the office falling vacant in September 2015.
His predecessor Pradeep Kumar, had resigned from the post, in August 2015, four years...
Jun 28, 2016    0

The Gujarat University has decided to introduce online admissions for MPhil and PHD courses as there have been allegations of ineligible people getting entry.

As per GU officials the online admission process was introduced for the first time in the wake of allegations that many students who were given admissions had not been eligible.
Students will be...
Jun 28, 2016    0

The process for appointment of successor of Prof Deepak Kumar Behera Vice Chancellor (VC) of Berhampur University (BU) has been set in motion as his three-year tenure will end on July 31.

The advertisement in this regard has already been issued with the order of the Governor-cum-Chancellor of universities S C Jamir.
Applications have already been invited for the post. The last date...
Jun 27, 2016    0

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari called for regulating private investment in higher education in India.

Ansari speaking at the launch of the book “The Education President,” said that one of the features of the expansion of higher education sector in India since independence, that has not received much...
Jun 27, 2016    0

Two leading academics from Vadodara including professor H C Dholakia, former member of Law Commission of India and former dean of MSU's Faculty of Law and professor K C Mehta, former pro vice-chancellor and former dean of MSU's Faculty of Commerce were recently invited by the chairman of the committee that Gujarat government had constituted to draft the bill to discuss the amendments which are required to be made in the bill.

"The committee took a very positive view of our suggestions and made it clear that the government was quite open to consider such changes as may be necessary to promote higher education in the state...
Jun 27, 2016    0

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a new scheme, Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana in a bid to ensure that meritorious students do not stop enrolling for higher education due to lack of funds.

Under the provisions of the scheme, the state government would provide education loan at only 1 per cent interest per annum to students undergoing higher education, including management, law,...
Jun 27, 2016    0

Assam has become the first state to make higher education for poor students free.

As per the Assam government, education won't be an issue anymore for students belonging to families with income less than Rs 1 lakh per annum, according to the Assam government.
Himanta Biswa, the...