New distance learning rules: Universities need fresh approvals from UGC for programmes

New distance learning rules: Universities need fresh approvals from UGC for programmes

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 postgraduate 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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Know about Universities in India and the different types

Know about Universities in India and the different types

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘University’ as a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done. Etymologically, ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which crudely means “community of teachers and scholars.” During medieval times, association of students and teachers with collective legal rights given by princes and statesmen or the towns in which such associations were located came to be known as university. India’s higher education system works at both private and public level universities. Public universities function under the directives issued by the Government of India and the state governments whereas private universities function under…

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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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Indian Institute of Science success shows India can create world-class universities

Indian Institute of Science success shows India can create world-class universities

       According to the latest THE ranking of world’s small universities, i.e, institutes with less than 5,000 students,            the famed Bengaluru institute figures in the top-10 (ranked 8th). (IE) Although India has not much to show in global university rankings—none of its varsities figure in top-200 and only five figure in top-500 in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of universities—the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has given the country some reason to rejoice. According to the latest THE ranking of world’s small…

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Argentinian scholarship scheme hosted by British universities

Argentinian scholarship scheme hosted by British universities

The UK has for the first time become a host nation for an Argentinian government scholarship scheme. The BEC.AR Argentine Presidential Fellowship in Science and Technology was set up in 2012. It now gives about 100-150 students a year the chance to pursue master’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. Funding covers tuition fees, travel expenses, maintenance, health insurance and visa costs. Host countries include Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, South Korea, Spain and the US. As a powerful indicator of the desire for better relations between the two nations…

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Top 5 Distance Education Universities in India

Top 5 Distance Education Universities in India

Distance education is a system wherein teachers and learners need not necessarily be present either at same place or same time. In the current scenario, the distance education has been one of the most popular and preferred choice among the students.Distance learning is flexible in regard to modalities and timing of teaching and learning.The distance education learning system aims at imparting education to students, who are able to pursue education on regular basis. Also Read:Top 5 UG Courses in Commerce Here is list of top 5 Distance Education universities in…

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