Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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Patna varsity distance education courses stand derecognised

Patna varsity distance education courses stand derecognised

PATNA: Patna University (PU)’s directorate of distance education (DDE), one of the oldest centres of distance learning in the country, is facing rough weather these days. All the courses being run by it stands derecognized by the Distance Education Bureau(DEB) of the UGC for the last one year. PU vice-chancellor Ras Bihari Singh, who has earlier served as the VC of Nalanda Open University and gained considerable experience of distance education, has asked the DDE authorities not to admit fresh students in any course for the next batch until the…

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Politics heat up over varsity recruitment case

Politics heat up over varsity recruitment case

Politics has heated up once again in Rajasthan over a case being pursued by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) regarding the alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers in the Jai Narayan Vyas University in Jodhpur, after the Supreme Court released the university’s former Vice-Chancellor B.S. Rajpurohit on bail on Monday. The ACB had last week arrested six persons, including former Congress MLA Jugal Kabra who was earlier a Syndicate member in JNV University, in connection with the case involving appointment of teachers during the previous Congress regime in 2012 allegedly in…

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Indore: City boys bag record scholarships from Drexel varsity

Indore: City boys bag record scholarships from Drexel varsity

Indore: Breaking the highest scholarship record of Madhya Pradesh, three students Palash Pandey of Vidya Sagar School, Shivesh Jadon of Delhi Public School, Indore and Hemant Maheshwari of Chameli Devi Public School have collectively won scholarship of more than Rs 3.5 crore from Drexel University, USA. Individually, Palash has won the highest scholarship of Rs 1.2 crore, Hemant won Rs 98 lakh scholarship and Shivesh won Rs 88 lakh. They have received acceptance letters from various other universities, but Drexel University has offered them highest scholarships. Talking about success of…

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Distance education goes digital in SVUDeck: Varsity launches ICT-based learning, MOOCs and M-Learning initiatives

Distance education goes digital in SVUDeck: Varsity launches ICT-based learning, MOOCs and M-Learning initiatives

The Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) has launched Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based learning for its distance education programmes, along side commencing its ‘Massive Open and Online Courses (MOOCs)’ and ‘Mobile Learning’ initiatives. The university, in partnership with an academic support services organisation — Schoolguru Eduserve Private Limited-Mumbai — on Wednesday unveiled 15 distance education courses offered via ICT-based learning, under the first phase of the programme, and four MOOCs. “This has emerged from our idea to build a foundation for digital education at the university. Andhra Pradesh, under the leadership…

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Teacher recruitment scam: Main accused held, Panjab varsity employees’ role under scanner

Teacher recruitment scam: Main accused held, Panjab varsity employees’ role under scanner

The role of some employees of Panjab University (PU) is under scanner in Junior Basic Training (JBT) and Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) exams recruitment scam. The exams were conducted in 2015 by the UT administration. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of UT police may soon question some of the employees. Out of the total 22 people who got the leaked question papers, 17 have joined the investigation, while three are absconding, said police officials.The revelations were made by the main accused of the scam Bijender Nain, a resident of Sonipat…

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