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UGC declares 24 universities in country as ‘fake’; majority from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi: Here’s full list
Schools to reopen from October 15! Ministry of Education releases guidelines for reopening
Delhi Schools Reopening News: Schools in the national capital to remain closed till October 31
New Education Policy 2020 Highlights: Key takeaways of NEP to make India a ‘global knowledge superpower’
10 types of readers. Which one are you?
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Representational PhotoUGC declares 24 universities in country as ‘fake’; majority from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi: Here’s full list

Livemint.com
07 Oct 2020

  • UGC further clarifies that these fake universities are not empowered to confer any degree
  • It says that Section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of the word ‘University’ by any institution other than a university established and recognised by UGC
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MORE: See copy of UGC’s Public Notice. >>>

  UGC's Public Notice on 24 Fake Universities, Dated 07.10.2020 (1.3 MiB, 82 hits)

Salwan Public School Schools to reopen from October 15! Ministry of Education releases guidelines for reopening — check details

Financialexpress.com
Oct 05, 2020
As per the latest guidelines, the students may also opt for online classes rather than physically attend school.
Schools to reopen after COVID-19 lockdown! The Ministry of Education on Monday released guidelines for reopening of schools in a graded manner from October 15. Informing this, Union Cabinet Minister for Education Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted stating that states and Union Territories are to prepare their own Standard Operating Procedure for health, hygiene and safety and learning with physical/social distancing. Read more …

More: Ministry of Education (Reopening of Schools) >>>  SOP/Guidelines for Health and Safety protocols for Reopening of Schools and Learning with Physical/Social Distancing (As on Ministry of Education website-05.10.2020)

Delhi Schools Reopening News: Schools in the national capital to remain closed till October 31

Timesnownews.com
Oct 05, 2020
Delhi government has asked all the schools in the state to remain closed till October 31, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, the schools’ closure was extended by the state government till October 5, 2020, though the Centre had permitted calling students of classes 9 to 12 to schools on a voluntary basis from September 21. Read more …

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New Education Policy 2020 Highlights: Key takeaways of NEP to make India a ‘global knowledge superpower’

New Education Policy 2020 Highlights: The aim will be to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3% to 50% by 2035.
Hindustantimes.com
Jul 30, 2020
The New Education Policy (NEP) policy approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday is set to bring a slew of major changes including allowing top foreign universities to set up campuses to India, a greater proportion of students getting vocational education and a move towards institutes including IITs turning multi-disciplinary.
The policy aims at making “India a global knowledge superpower”. Read more …
More: See copy of Draft New Education Policy 2019 >>>

  Draft National Education Policy 2019 (Govt. of India) (As on Ministry of Education website-30.07.2020) (7.7 MiB, 48 hits)

Girl reading book-unsplash10 types of readers. Which one are you?

Times of India
Feb 28, 2020
01/11     10 types of readers. Which one are you?
All readers and bibliophiles have one thing in common– their love for books. But otherwise, every reader is different in his own way. While some like to read physical books, some others prefer reading books only written by their favourite authors, whereas there are some people who are committed to reading only books of a series. … …

 

 

DictionaryIs the print dictionary losing meaning?

Hindustan Times
DELHI, Feb 16, 2020
Vivek Mathur, a freelance copywriter, was quite dejected after deciding to ditch, after a decade, his print dictionary in favour of dictionary apps on his mobile phone. “Until six months ago, I always kept one in my bag, even though I was looking up words on my mobile phone. I think I was carrying a print dictionary more for sentimental reasons than anything else,” the 31-year-old says. “Print dictionaries have lost their meaning in this digital age.” … …

Govt can regulate appointment of teachers in aided minority institutions, not violation of Article 30: SC

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
January 07, 2020
NEW DELHI: In an important judgement which could have bearing on running of all government-aided minority educational institutions across the country, the Supreme Court on Monday held that such institutions cannot claim to have absolute right in deciding appointment of teachers and it can be regulated by a government to ensure excellence in imparting education. …

Self-help books that you would love to read & follow

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
December 27, 2019
Life is full of ups and downs. And whenever you are low, there are high chances that you need a book or guide you and help you in leading your life in a better manner. That is when, you need a good self-help book. …

Centre is working to scrap school examinations from 2021: MHRD

The HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has given its approval to work on the evaluation module, and the ministry will soon communicate the boards to work on the ‘5+3+3+4’ structure, as informed by an HRD official.
Indianexpress.com
Nov 24, 2019
As per recommendations of the draft National Education Policy (NEP) committee, the Human Resource Development (MHRD) ministry has decided to modernise the evaluation process by doing away with school examinations from 2021. The new evaluation module will stress on class-based assessments and follow the ‘5-3-3-4’ structure, stated an HRD official. …

How a mill turns thousands of women workers into graduates

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 31, 2019
CHENNAI: Fifty-eight full-time teachers on the rolls of a textile mill is unheard of. KPR Mills, one of the country’s  largest apparel manufacturing firms, is using these teachers to educate its employees, many of them now graduates and post-graduates. …

NTA to conduct common entrance test for 15 central universities

Timesnewnews.com
Oct 17, 2019
NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct a common admission test for 15 of the central universities  of the country from the 2020-21 academic session. These will include universities of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Jammu, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka among others. The human resource development ministry is likely to give a nod to the proposal on Thursday. NTA is in talks with other central universities as well to join the common test.  …

AICTE directs engineering colleges to allow student entrepreneurs with short attendance to sit for exams

Hindustantimes.com
Oct 08, 2019
The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has directed engineering colleges and technical institutions to allow student entrepreneurs to sit for examination even if their attendance is short. The colleges have also been asked to explore provisions of on-campus accommodation to student entrepreneurs and permitting semester break for working on their startups. …

UGC seeks reports of action taken in caste discrimination cases

Indiatoday.in
June 28, 2019
Against the backdrop of the Payal Tadvi suicide case, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all higher education institutions to send a report, within a month, on the action taken in instances of caste-based discrimination faced by the students on their campuses.
In a notice sent to the Vice Chancellors of the universities, the UGC has also asked them to set up a committee to look into the discrimination complaints received from SC/ST/OBC students, teachers or non-teaching staff. …

No Homework for Students of Classes 1 and 2, Orders Education Department

News18.com
November 26, 2018
New Delhi: The Department of School Education and Literacy under the HRD ministry has issued a circular instructing all states and Union Territories to frame guidelines for teaching and regulating the weight of school bags in accordance with the Government of India instructions.
Schools are expected to make sure that students are “not asked to bring additional books — extra materials and weight of the school bag should not exceed the following limit,” said the circular. …

SC Imposes Cost of Rs 2 Crore on Medical College for Deception

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08/Aug/2018
The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed an exemplary cost of Rs 2 crore on a medical college, while dismissing a writ petition filed by it, taking note of the fraud and deception played by it during inspection by projecting healthy persons as patients. …

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UGC suspends engineering degrees for these colleges, check what you need to do next to reinstate your degree

Timesnewnews.com
Nov 26, 2017
New Delhi: Taking action on the Supreme Court’s verdict on banning technical education degrees, the University Grants Commission, UGC yesterday issued a formal notification suspending the engineering degrees of 4 engineering colleges. All the degrees issued by JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), Rajasthan, Allahabad Agricultural Institute (AAI) and Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu now stand suspended. Here is what students need to do in order to gain the validity of their degrees. …

EducationPrincipal, director of Delhi school jailed for two months for not allowing child in classroom

During her cross examination in the court, the girl had said that she was told by her class teacher that the director and principal had given instructions to not allow her to sit in the classroom.

Hindustantimes.com
July 26, 2017
In an unprecedented verdict, a Delhi court on Wednesday awarded a two-month jail term to a school principal and its director for causing mental trauma to a 7-year-old girl by not allowing her to enter the classroom.
Kavita Chandra was the then director and Romi Chawla was the then principal of Dwarka-based OPG World School, where the incident took place on April 24, 2012. Both have been directed to pay a compensation of R 2.5 lakh each to the girl. … Continue reading.

NEET Exam 2017: 4 Kerala teachers suspended after student was asked to remove innerwear

Indiatoday.in
May 09, 2017
Four teachers who asked a girl to remove her innerwear have been suspended by the school authorities.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 exam on May 7. A total of 11,38,890 candidates appeared for the exam in 10 languages at 1,921 centres in 103 cities. …

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UPSC cannot reject candidates for trivial slips, rules SC

Deccanherald.com 
NEW DELHI: Feb 19, 2017 
The Supreme Court has said the Union Public Service Commission cannot reject a candidate for misspelling or entering a wrong date of birth on the job application. 
A bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U U Lalit dismissed a special leave petition filed by the UPSC against a Delhi High Court judgement, directing the country’s highest recruitment body to clear the selection of Ajay Kumar Mishra to the National Defence Academy. …

 

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University copying books for teaching is not copyright violation: Delhi HC

Thehindu.com 
Sep 17, 2016 
Delhi University photocopy shop allowed to resume business as court dismisses suits initiated by three international publishing giants. 
The Delhi High Court on Friday held that the photocopying of course packs prepared by Delhi University comprising portions from books published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis did not amount to infringement of copyright. …

UGC approves new guidelines for Deemed universities

Indiatoday.intoday.in   
June 16, 2016 
New Delhi, Jun 16 (PTI) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved new regulations for Deemed Universities as per which there will be no bar on the number of off-campus centres such institutions may set up, though quality has to be assured. …

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Coaching centres must go from residential areas: SC   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com   
Mar 9, 2016 
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said coaching centres in residential areas were a nuisance to women and the elderly and must shift out to commercial premises or institutional areas. …

Study material for higher education will be soon available free on app.
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Study material for higher education will be soon available free on app, Smriti Irani says  

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 11, 2016
LUCKNOW: Union HRD minister Smriti Irani announced on Sunday that higher education course material will soon be made available free to students through mobile app and other sources….

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The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani releasing a brochure of UGC Scheme at the ‘State Education Ministers Conference’, in New Delhi on January 06, 2015.
The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri Upendra Kushwaha, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Prof. (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria and other dignitaries are also seen. (Image Courtesy: pib website)

UGC releases list of fake universities

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul 1, 2015
COIMBATORE; The University Grants Commission, the apex body for higher education, on Wednesday published a list of fake universities in the country for the benefit of students. …

Beware! That online degree may not be valid in India   Hindustantimes.com
Apr 01, 20145
Ever been tempted to take up an online degree course offered by a university in India? Those who have been taken in by advertisements of such courses in newspapers should be careful because education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) does not recognise any course offered solely through the online mode.…

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