FDDI to soon get deemed university status

Create: 06/30/2016 - 00:49

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 issue, Sitharaman "directed the concerned officials to expedite declaring FDDI as 'Deemed to be University'," the commerce ministry said in a tweet.

It said that the revised regulations of UGC, which are expected soon, will expedite process of conferring the status to the institute.

MHRD seeks Visitors Inquiry against Jamia VC

Create: 06/24/2016 - 18:18

The MHRD has sought the President’s approval to launch a “Visitorial Inquiry” into the matter, as well as other allegations of administrative and financial irregularities against Talat Ahmad.

Reportedly, the government has recommended that the University Grants Commission (UGC) conduct a probe into at least five charges, including wasteful expenditure on the NAAC visit, arbitrary introduction of a supernumerary quota in admissions for wards of university staff and misuse of government accommodation.

MHRD announces new UGC foreign academic collaboration regulations

Create: 06/23/2016 - 17:20

The degree will be awarded by the Indian Educational Institutions (IEIs) alone; joint degrees are not permitted. However, the name of the collaborating FEI can be indicated on the degree, the logo and primacy being of the Indian institution. Credits from collaborating FEI when jointly signed by the IEI shall form part of the transcript. FEI may also sign the transcript/credit issued by the IEI.

No provision under Hyderabad University Act to transfer VC: MHRD

Create: 06/23/2016 - 17:14

Reportedly, the MHRD has claimed there was "no provision" for the VC's transfer to another university under the UoH rules.

"The MHRD (ministry of human resources development) is the nodal ministry of all the central universities, including UoH, but has no role to play in day-to-day affairs of these central universities,'' the ministry said in an affidavit filed before the Hyderabad high court.

No retrenchment on account of API & workload: MHRD

Create: 06/22/2016 - 19:05

Direct teaching workload restored to 16/14/14 hours per week for Assistant Professors/ Associate Professors/ Professors, direct teaching hours to include Tutorials/ Practicals / Field Work also apart from Lectures/Project Supervision.

Mentoring by Professors and teachers to be also recognized while calculating direct teaching score and achieving of minimum scoring in direct teaching dimension of API possible with these changes.

Regarding research dimension of API cap on API, brought in by the 2nd amendment, removed.

MHRD panel recommends creation of National Higher Education Fellowship Fund to give 10 lakh fellowships

Create: 06/21/2016 - 19:14

As per the report, “A National Higher Education Fellowship Fund may be created, which will offer 10 lakh new fellowships annually for qualified students belonging to economically weaker sections to pursue higher study.”

The Committee is satisfied that this step will improve equity and accessibility in the higher education sector, it added.

Presently, the UGC currently distributes about Rs 1050 crore annually as higher education tuition or fellowship to about 82,000 beneficiaries covering 35,000 fellowships each year.

Central University of Rajasthan faculties write to MHRD, President against administration

Create: 06/21/2016 - 19:13

The faculties have now sought the intervention of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, who is the Visitor of central universities, in the matter.

The Central University of Rajasthan Teacher’s Association has also sent out a dossier containing evidence of the alleged corruption to the Prime Minister’s Office, the CBI, the Central Vigilance Commission, the UGC and the Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Six Central Universities to have Yoga departments

Create: 06/20/2016 - 17:06

These six universities are Hemwati Nandan Bahugana Garhwal University, Uttrakhand (North), Viswa Bharti, West Bengal (East), Central University of Rajasthan (West), Central University of Kerala (South), Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madya Pradesh, (Central) and Manipur University (North East).

New Deemed University Regulations to offer greater autonomy, reduce bureaucratic control

Create: 06/18/2016 - 12:56

Owing to certain stringent and regressive clauses, the 2010 regulation has been contentious (mostly within private Deemed universities) since its inception.

President FICCI, Harshavardhan Neotia while endorsing the above move by the Ministry emphasized that this announcement clearly indicates the current government’s intent to liberalise higher education in the country.  This move is in line with FICCI’s vision for higher education and will be a game changer with a positive impact on the availability of highly skilled workforce in the country.

PU yet to receive 100 Crore grant from MHRD

Create: 06/16/2016 - 17:24

Reportedly, the university is likely to receive a portion of the sought after grant this month. The file for sanction of the grant is currently pending with the joint secretary of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

For the academic session of 2016-17, the MHRD had sanctioned a grant of Rs 176 crore for the varsity in March.


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