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Bengal Guv anguished over pvt varsities' chancellors, VCs skipping meeting at Raj Bhavan

Dec 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The governor had earlier invited them to a meeting on December 20 and later rescheduled it on Thursday after officials of the private universities had expressed their inability to attend it, citing the COVID situation.

122 Students Of IITs, IIMs, Central Institutes Committed Suicide During 2014-21: Govt

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

According to data shared by the minister, 121 incidents of suicides by the students of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), central universities and other higher educational institutions were reported during the period.

Kerala Govt Does Not Wish To Take Over Guv's Position As Chancellor Of Varsities: CM

The CM, while speaking at a press conference held at Kannur, said he was clarifying the government position in view of the things said by the Governor in public.

UGC-NET Exams To Take Place Between November 20 And December 5: National Testing Agency

Nov 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

This year the candidates appearing for the examination will be given an option to download the admit cards from UGC's official website. The NTA has also issued helpline number 011-40759000 to facilitate the aspirants.

UGC Directs Academic Institutions To Begin New Session From October 1

UGC is hopeful about declaration of all boards results of class 12 exams by July 31. 'If there is any delay in declaration of the result of qualifying exams, the new academic session may begin by October 18', the UGC said in the new guidelines.

20 April, 2021

UGC-NET Postponed For Safety Of Students: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Outlook Web Bureau

The National Testing Agency said the revised dates of the exams will be announced 15 days prior to the exam.

20 February, 2021

UGC Paves Way For Tie-Ups Between Indian And Foreign Higher Education Institutions

Prakash Kumar

Indian higher education institutions will be able to collaborate with foreign ones and offer joint degree and dual degree programmes.

31 January, 2021

Delhi University To Reopen For Final Year Students From February 1

Outlook Web Bureau

The university said the section in-charge or unit head may plan the timings of the staff in a staggered manner to avoid crowding at entry and exit gates.

22 November, 2020

LSR Suicide Case: DU Colleges Amp Up Efforts To Help Students With Fee Suuport, Laptops


Lady Sri Ram administration announces a reduction in fee for a few courses and laptops.

18 November, 2020

'Non-compliance Happening Every Time': Delhi HC Directs DU To Give Details Of OBE Results


HC moved over undeclared and erroneous results of open-book exams conducted in August

05 October, 2020

HC Asks MHA To Decide On Allowing College Students To Stay In Hostels During Exams


The petition, filed through advocates Sravan Kumar & R Balaji, said that due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, government and private hostels were closed, resulting in immense difficulty for final year students of various universities to find accommodation.


22 September, 2020

Universities, Colleges To Start Classes For First Year Students From Nov 1

Prakash Kumar

'The teaching process can be in offline/online/blended mode', UGC order said.

14 September, 2020

UGC-NET Exam To Be Conducted On September 24 Onwards Amid Date Clash With ICAR Exams

Outlook Web Bureau

The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the revised examination schedule for UGC-NET amid the Covid and date clash with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) exam.

28 August, 2020

Cannot Promote Students Without Holding Final Year Exams By Sept 30: SC To States, Universities


The Supreme Court said if any state feels they can't conduct exams by that date, they must approach the UGC for new dates to hold the exam.

10 August, 2020

In SC, UGC Questions Decisions By Delhi, Maharashtra To Cancel Exams Amid Covid Pandemic


Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued that not conducting exams will not be in the interest of students and degrees may not be recognised if the states would act unilaterally.

07 August, 2020

HC Upholds DU's Decision To Conduct Online OBE For Final Year Courses


Justice Prathiba M Singh said the questions papers will be sent to the students’ email ID and be uploaded on the varsity’s portal and they will be given an extra hour to upload the answer sheets.

24 July, 2020

India To Increase Top Universities' Intake For Students Dropping Plans To Go Abroad

Prakash Kumar

The HRD Ministry set up a committee under University Grants Commission chairman to prepare guidelines and measures to ensure that 'more and more' Indian students 'stay in India and study in India'.


17 July, 2020

Amid Protests, 182 Universities Conduct Exams, 274 More To Hold By September

Prakash Kumar

The University Grants Commission recently issued a directive to all universities, making it mandatory for them to conduct final year exams by the end of September.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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