Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

On Friday, the higher education funding and regulating agency, the University Grants Commission, notified new rules for open and distance learning programmes in India. These courses that deliver printed, recorded or online learning material to students so that they can study on their own time and at home have proliferated since the Dr BR Ambedkar Open University, in Telangana, and the Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi were founded in the 1980s. They hold classes periodically and do not require students to attend classes regularly in an institution. The…

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Education institutes must implement anti-ragging committee: Andhra Pradesh DGP

Education institutes must implement anti-ragging committee: Andhra Pradesh DGP

VIJAYAWADA: With many new educational institutes emerging across the state, Director General of Police Nanduri Sambasiva Rao on Friday urged them all to take measures and eradicate ragging in the state. “I have made an official request through the principal secretary of higher education to ensure that anti-ragging committee and anti-ragging squad be established across all higher educational institutes as mandated by law,” the DGP said during a press conference in the city. Making it clear that police aren’t the only main stakeholders in cracking down ragging cases, he said…

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