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VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Consortium for academic research and ethics, Academia, Research papers, UGC

Why UGC needs to take strict action against pay-and-publish journals

UGC's move to curb dubious publications was much needed to stop the menace of the prolific volume of research articles published in predatory journals.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Covid-19, Examinations, UGC, Lockdown

How UGC's adamance on college exams shows govt's disconnect with the youth

When the government had announced the lockdown, students left their books, belongings and almost everything while leaving for their homes hoping that the situation will get better soon.

POLITICS

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Teachers' Day, Higher education commission of india, UGC, Education

Education is a great equaliser, but is Higher Education Commission of India up to the task?

On studying its clauses closely, facets of license raj are brought back to memory.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Education, HRD Ministry, Narendra Modi, Heci

Why the government needs to tread carefully on UGC reforms

The proposed HECI certainly appears as a more imaginative and effective alternative to the UGC.

POLITICS

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BJP, Education, Narendra Modi, Hec

India's higher education is in safe hands now, but more needs to be done

The ministry of human resource development has come up with a draft bill to relaunch the University Grant Commission (UGC).

VARIETY

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Academic institutions, Higher education commission, BJP, UGC

Scrapping of UGC is nothing but increasing govt interference to ruin education sector

This is just another chapter in dismantling of democratic institutions.

VOICES

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UGC, Delhi University, Autonomy, St stephen’s

Ex principal of St Stephen's asks whether college will be damned by autonomy?

Examinations and evaluations conducted by external agencies — our ludicrously glorified education boards — are a slur on education.

VARIETY

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Literacy rate, School education, UGC, Higher Education

How government fails to understand higher education

What the authorities are trying to do is focus only on increasing enrolment in universities and colleges to make their political report cards look better.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Higher Education, UGC, IIT Delhi, Foreign faculty

Why hiring and retaining foreign faculty is the biggest hurdle ahead of Institutions of Eminence

The deeply-entrenched culture of obstructionism directed at research-oriented faculty may prove difficult to deal with.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Higher Education, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, UGC

Why UGC fails to address problems that ail AMU, BHU

Higher education in India faces bigger challenges such as poor quality of infrastructure and low rate of enrolment.