Open, distance learning courses need fresh UGC approval

Open, distance learning courses need fresh UGC approval

Higher educational institutions offering open and distance learning (ODL) courses with the approval of the University Grants Commission (UGC) will now have to apply afresh with it for grant of recognition. The higher education regulator has made it mandatory for all universities, notifying revised regulations for the institutions offering undergraduate and post-graduate level ODL programmes in various disciplines. The UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 came into immediate effect from June 23, with the commission notifying it in an official gazette. Higher Educational Institutions in India do not have…

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UGC notifies open, distance learning rules for universities

UGC notifies open, distance learning rules for universities

Universities offering programmes through distance mode will now be regulated under the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017, notified by the commission on Friday. The commission, through the regulations, has laid down the minimum standards of instruction for the grant of degree at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels through open and distance learning mode. According to officials, under the new regulations, students will also be allowed to take up to 20% of the total courses being offered in a particular programme in a semester through the…

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Panjab University MBA Executive entrance test 2017: Applications open, exam on July 16

Panjab University MBA Executive entrance test 2017: Applications open, exam on July 16

Panjab University MBA Executive entrance test 2017: The MBA (Executive) entrance test will be conducted in Chandigarh and Ludhiana on Sunday, July 16 from 10 am to 12 pm. Candidates should bring their admit card and one photo ID proof to the exam hall on the day when the test is conducted. 1 SHARES Facebook Twitter Google Plus By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2017 4:25 pm Panjab University MBA Executive entrance test 2017: There are a total of 501 seats available for the course…

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Find your next job at Rick Stein’s career open morning in Cornwall

Find your next job at Rick Stein’s career open morning in Cornwall

From waiting and bar work to pathways leading to a career as a chef, discover the wide range of jobs on offer across the county’s Rick Stein outlets at Padstow’s open morning. The Rick Stein Group will be holding a careers open morning on Monday, June 19, to showcase its summer job opportunities across Cornwall. Between 9am and 12pm members of the Rick Stein team will be on hand at Rick Stein’s Cookery School in Padstow to provide information on a number of restaurant and kitchen job opportunities available throughout…

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Open Thread Wednesday: Online Class and Virtual Attendance Challenges

Open Thread Wednesday: Online Class and Virtual Attendance Challenges

  Like many of you, I’m in a moment of rapid transition, with spring semester grades barely posted and summer classes already underway. For students who are motivated by their graduation pace, funding, or other needs, summer classes are a great way to move forward: when I was an undergraduate I regularly embraced the format. As a faculty member I have more mixed feelings, particularly with the rising popularity of online summer classes. This summer I’m revisiting a difficult format that I’ve only taught once before: the online-only, six-week accelerated…

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Rudy: Centre to open driving training institute, IISC, MSTC in Jharkhand

Rudy: Centre to open driving training institute, IISC, MSTC in Jharkhand

A driving training institute, a unit of India International Skill Centre (IISC) and multi-skill training centre (MSTC) will be opened in Jharkhand to create an army of skilled manpower, said union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on the second day of Global Investors’ Meet (GIS) in Ranchi. Rudy said Jharkhand received an investment proposal of over Rs 3 lakh crore from 209 domestic and foreign companies during the GIS, which will generate five lakh direct and indirect jobs in days to come. Jharkhand will require huge skilled manpower to meet the…

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Betsy DeVos signals she may be open to changes to loan forgiveness program for public servants

Betsy DeVos signals she may be open to changes to loan forgiveness program for public servants

The future of an already-embattled loan forgiveness program geared toward public servants could be in jeopardy under President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. DeVos didn’t commit to defending the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) in written answers to questions asked by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), published this week. When asked by Murray whether she would protect the program to ensure “thousands of students enrolled in the program can obtain the debt relief they were promised” and “actively oppose any efforts to undermine” the program, DeVos responded…

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Existing norms to open new institutes in Himachal may be relaxed: CM

Existing norms to open new institutes in Himachal may be relaxed: CM

Existing norms to open new institutes in Himachal may be relaxed: CM A tribal hostel will be set up in Nurpur area and the Himachal government is contemplating over proposals to open institutes and granting various facilities relaxing the existing norms. A drive will be launched to uproot lantana and other harmful shrubs in the areas habitated by the ST community. The state government is committed for equal and balanced upliftment, progress and prosperity of ST community and tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. The chief minister Virbhadra Singh said this…

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Australian Open: Denis Istomin Celebrates Biggest Day Of His Modest Career

Australian Open: Denis Istomin Celebrates Biggest Day Of His Modest Career

Denis Istomin, who shocked world No. 2 and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne has been on the fringes of men’s professional tennis for a long time now, without actually being in the limelight. Born in Orenburg, Russia, the Uzbek turned professional in 2008. Till now, he has made three finals on the ATP circuit, winning one. He also has three doubles crowns with three different partners and has finished runner-up on two occasions. Istomin beat Djokovic 6-7(8), 7-5, 6-2, 6-7(5), 4-6…

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