UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

Institutions like Jamia Hamdard, Symbiosis International University and others that are under the deemed-to-be-universities category will not be able to use the word ‘university’ in their names. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked 123 deemed-to-be-universities to drop the word from their names in a letter dated November 10. The letter cites a Supreme Court order of November 3, 2017 and says that the use of word ‘university’ by such institutes is in violation of Section 23 of the UGC Act. The court has asked such to stop using the…

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SC suspends engineering degrees secured via correspondence since 2001, orders CBI probe

SC suspends engineering degrees secured via correspondence since 2001, orders CBI probe

he Supreme Court directs the University Grants Commission (UGC) to restrain deemed universities from using the word ‘University’ within one month from Friday. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday restrained all deemed universities across the country from continuing any distance learning courses from the 2018-19 without prior approval of the regulatory authorities and ordered a CBI probe into granting of retrospective approvals to four of them. The top court also directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to restrain such institutions from using the word ‘University’ within one month…

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Dera sentence: Punjab govt orders closure of educational institutes on Aug 28

Dera sentence: Punjab govt orders closure of educational institutes on Aug 28

As a precautionary measure, the Punjab Government has ordered closure of all educational institutions, including government and private schools and colleges besides technical institutions, in the 13 sensitive Malwa belt districts on August 28, when the sentence in the Ram Rahim rape case is slated to be announced.The decision was taken by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in view of the sensitivity of the matter and the heightened tension in the wake of the conviction of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief.Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the chief minister’s office…

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Obama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hacking

Obama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hacking

The Obama administration announced sanctions Thursday against Russia’s intelligence services, while ejecting dozens of intelligence operatives from the U.S., as part of a response to what it says are efforts by Moscow to influence the 2016 election. Using an executive order, Obama sanctioned the GRU and the FSB — two of Russia’s intelligence services as well as other entities and individuals associated with the GRU. The cybersecurity firm hired by the Democratic National Committee to investigate the hack of its emails earlier this year the hacking came from the Fancy Bear…

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