University Grants Commission

  • DU Academic Council passes resolution to scrap 4-year course 'without debate, discussion' June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Academic Council on Saturday ratified the rollback of its Four-year Undergraduate Programme, going back to the three-year course. The council, in a meeting held a short while ago, passed the resolution with no discussion or debate. Pro-FYUP professors and members of the Academic Council, who attended...
  • DU admissions likely to begin next week, pro-FYUP students protest June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Admissions in Delhi University are likely to begin from next week, now that the week long deadlock between the university and the University Grants Commission has finally come to an end. This came after DU agreed to revert to the three-year undergraduate system, rolling back the Four-year Undergraduate...
  • DU 'ready to begin admissions in the spirit of UGC order', confusion prevails June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Delhi University on Friday wrote a letter to the University Grants Commission stating that "the University is in the process of drafting a response in accordance with the spirit of your directives to ensure that the admission process starts soon", there is still no clarity...
  • Delhi University sends a 3-year honours proposal to UGC, awaits reply June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University on Thursday said that it was considering the proposal of implementing the three-year course in a way that an honours degree will be given as part of this course. In this course, an honours will be given in three years and the last year is...
  • Delhi University admissions remain stalled, AISA protesters detained over four-year course row June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The stand-off between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University continues over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme with no admissions for a third day on Thursday. More than 20 members of the All India Students Association have been detained and brought to the police station after they protested against...
  • UGC trying to create fear: Former DU Teachers Association chief June 26, 2014

    Former Delhi University Teachers Association President Aditya Narayan Mishra has been critical of the University Grants Commission since it gave its directive to the university to scrap the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme. "They are only trying to create a fear psychosis. They are doing it deliberately to attack the university's autonomy,...
  • No admissions in Delhi University yet despite UGC directive June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end yet to the stand-off between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme. As a result of this, there are no admissions for a third day on Thursday, much to the frustration of students. The University Grants Commission had issued a...
  • DU teachers in favour of the 4-year course go on a hunger strike June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University teachers who are in favour of the Four-year Undergraduate Programme will hold a hunger strike on Tuesday. They allege political interference in the issue and say that the Human Resource Development Ministry and the University Grants Commission are responsible for the mess. "It is all a...
  • Students caught in DU-UGC crossfire over 4-year course, admissions delayed June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission and Delhi University are in an open war over the Four-year undergraduate programme. Caught in the crossfire are students with 36 colleges deciding at the last minute not to issue their first cut-off lists till the crisis is resolved. On the eve of the first...
  • UGC sanctions Rs 185 lakh to Aligarh Muslim University for vocational training course June 23, 2014

    The UGC has sanctioned Rs 185 lakh to the Aligarh Muslim University to start a bachelor's degree course in vocational training, officials said on Monday. The University Grants Commission also sanctioned Rs.81 lakh for an advanced diploma in computerised shoe designing. The first "Shoe Fashion Studio" in northern India was established at...
  • Section of teachers backs 4-year course, says UGC can only advise Delhi University, not dictate June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The confusion over Delhi University's Four-Year Undergraduate Programme is growing every passing minute. A section of teachers of the university have now backed Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh and have come out in favour of the FYUP. Former Delhi University Teachers' Association president Aditya Narayan Mishra said that the autonomy...
  • Politics takes over DU's four-year course, students remain clueless June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the confusion over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme of the Delhi University, the Congress has questioned the University Grants Commission for telling DU to scrap it. Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned the UGC asking where it was when the university had implemented the FYUP. "Where was the UGC then...
  • UGC is supreme, DU must follow its orders, say HRD Ministry sources June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The uncertainty at Delhi University over admissions into the undergraduate programme continues. A flurry of meetings to sort the matter out have taken place and have been scheduled for Monday. Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani held a meeting with the University Grants Commission Chairman on Monday. The UGC...
  • Smriti Irani calls meet with UGC to discuss DU's 4-year graduation course June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the Delhi University-University Grants Commission face-off over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani has called a meeting with UGC officials on Monday. This even as most principals of colleges say a concrete decision is expected within the next couple of hours. DU sources say...
  • St Stephen's, other DU colleges defer admissions after FYUP confusion June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The face-off between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission over the 4-year Undergraduate Programme continues. The deadline for DU to submit its compliance report ends on Monday. This after the UGC ordered all Delhi University colleges to conduct admissions under the three year undergraduate course, and not...
  • UGC asks DU to scrap 4-year UG course, VC digs his heels in June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Stepping up pressure, the University Grants Commission on Saturday asked the Delhi University (DU) to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) even as the DU Vice Chancellor is understood to have cautioned against taking any step "in a hurry". According to officials in the university, Vice Chancellor Dinesh...
  • List of 21 fake universities released by UGC May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The University Grant Commission (UGC) has released a list of 21 fake universities. It has posted the list on the UGC website. According to experts, there are hundreds of fake universities and colleges across India. Following is the list released by the UGC: Bihar 1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar. Delhi 2....
  • Supreme Court upholds UGC's eligibility criteria for NET September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday upheld the University Grant Commission's policy for fixing eligibility criteria for candidates to qualify the National Eligibility Test (NET), saying it is not "arbitrary and illegal". A bench, headed by Justice K S Radhakrishnan, said courts shall not interfere in matters of education unless there...
  • AAP leader Yogendra Yadav hints at politics behind the UGC axe September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Psephologist and senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party Yogendra Yadav has expressed surprise at being ousted from the University Grants Commission and being served with a showcause notice by the HRD ministry. "I am surprised that it took them 10 months to discover I was in politics...
  • AAP's Yogendra Yadav faces the axe from UGC over political affiliation September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Psephologist and senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party Yogendra Yadav has landed in trouble for his political affiliation. The HRD Ministry is all set to remove him from the University Grants Commission. On Wednesday, the HRD ministry sent a showcause notice asking him to explain within a...
  • Student union elections to resume in Bengal soon, says Bratya Basu August 26, 2013

    The elections to the student unions of colleges and universities in West Bengal, which were suspended following the murder of a policeman during filing of nomination papers outside a city college, would resume by October, state s Higher Education Minister Bratya Basu told the state Assembly on Monday. Replying to a...
  • SC quashes appointments of VCs in Bihar varsities August 19, 2013

    The Supreme Court, on Monday, quashed the appointments of nine Vice-Chancellors and two pro-Vice Chancellors made early this year by former Governor Devanand Konwar in various universities of Bihar. A Bench comprising justices G S Singhvi and V Gopala Gowda said the appointments made by the Governor were illegal as the...
  • Watch: Aggressive Arindam Chaudhuri defends blocking of anti-IIPM URLs February 19, 2013

    The Department of Telecom, under a court order, recently ordered blocking of 78 URLs, 73 of which contained content apparently critical of the controversial IIPM. ...
  • Blocking URLs in today's context is a toothless tiger: Pavan Duggal on the IIPM controversy February 18, 2013

    The Department of Telecom, under a court order, recently ordered blocking of 78 URLs, 73 of which contained content apparently critical of the controversial Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) and its head Arindam Chaudhuri, including a University Grants Commission notice on the unrecognised status of IIPM. The URLs...
  • IIPM hits out at UGC, experts say blocking websites won't help February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Planning and Management is embroiled in yet another controversy as the government has directed Internet Service Providers to block over 73 URLs carrying defamatory articles about the private business school and its chairman Arindam Chaudhuri. These URLs include a University Grants Commission (UGC) notice...
  • UGC NET results: rules altered, candidates disaffected September 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has published the National Eligibility Test (NET) results on September 18. After publication of the results, UGC allegedly altered the qualification norms by stating that candidates belonging to the general category needed to score an aggregate of 65 per cent for all three...
  • UGC NET results declared: check here September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared results for the National Eligibility Test (NET) for selection of college and university lecturers. About 5,71,627 candidates sat for the test on June 24, 2012. Candidates can log on to http://ugcnetonline.in/Result_june2012.pdf and tally their roll numbers against those declared selected. 43,957 candidates...
  • UGC to allow only top 500 foreign univs in India June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Foreign universities entering into agreement with their Indian counterparts for offering twinning programmes will have to be among the global top 500. The Indian varsities on the other hand, should have received the highest accreditation grade, according to the new set of guidelines approved by University Grants Commission...
  • UGC NET website working but slow May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The site for online registration for the University Grants Commission’s (UGC's) National Eligibility Test (NET) aspirants at www.ugcnetonline.in is up and running as IBNLive checked out on the morning of May 3. This is the first time that UGC has started accepting applications online. Candidates attempting to enroll themselves...
  • Transferred IAS officer accuses UGC of corruption April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Recently asked to step down from the post of University Grants Commission (UGC) Secretary, IAS officer Raju Sharma is going out but not without starting a fire. Sharma alleges that this step was taken because he was against certain projects like the e-governance project, which has been given...