Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship as state fails to pay

Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship as state fails to pay

Unaided private colleges in Punjab have decided not to enrol Scheduled Caste (SC) students under the centrally-sponsored post-matric scholarship scheme from the coming session. Reason: The state government has failed to release its share of Rs 1,250 crore for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic sessions. The decision will affect over three lakh SC students admitted to around 1,000 private colleges across the state. Under the scheme, which was launched in 2007, SC students studying in post-matric classes are awarded scholarship ranging from Rs 230 to Rs 1,200 per month. The…

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KSOU fails to get UGC recognition yet again

KSOU fails to get UGC recognition yet again

For the second year in a row, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has not recognised courses run by the Karnataka State Open University, one of the largest distance learning institutions in the State. The UGC de-recognised courses run by the KSOU in June 2015 saying the varsity had violated the commission’s territorial jurisdiction. It had also signed memorandums of understanding with institutions outside Karnataka. Bharath Lal Meena, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education, told The Hindu that he would meet UGC officials next week to request them to recognise courses as…

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