Odd-semester for academic year 2020-21 likely from November 18: UGC – Times of India

MANGALURU: Odd semester for the academic year 2020-21 for under-graduate and post-graduate students is expected to commence from November 18, if all goes well. This is as per a plan that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has drawn at its emergent meeting held on September 21. Accordingly, institutions have been permitted to complete the admission … Read more

UGC declares 24 universities as fake; maximum from UP followed by Delhi – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday announced a list of 24 “self-styled, unrecognised institutions” in the country, terming them as “fake” with the maximum of them operating from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi. “Students and public are informed that currently 24 self-styled, unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, … Read more

Schools closed in Sri Lanka until further notice – Times of India

COLOMBO: Schools across Sri Lanka will remain closed from Monday until further notice amid a sudden spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the island-nation, according to the Education Ministry. In a statement issued on Sunday, the closure applied to all the Catholic, private and international schools as well as pre-schools and ‘pirivena’ centres … Read more

First-year classes for session 2020-21 to begin from Nov 1: UGC – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The academic session 2020-21 for the first-year students will commence from November 1, as per the latest guidelines by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which has directed the educational institutions to complete merit/entrance-based admission process by October 2020. However, in case of delay in the declaration of results of the qualifying examinations, the … Read more

SFI demands more time, free internet for CU students writing UG final semester exams – Times of India

KOLKATA: The SFI, the students’ wing of the CPI(M), has demanded additional time and free internet facility for all the Calcutta University students who will write their undergraduate final semester examinations from home. The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has threatened to hit the streets if their demands are not met. The students’ body, in … Read more

Can’t hamper academic year of 2L students: SC asks CBSE-UGC to coordinate – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the CBSE to declare results of compartment exams of around 2 lakh students as soon as possible, so that they could apply in colleges by the cut-off date. A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna urged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the … Read more

CBSE conducts compartment exam for class 10, 12 at over 1,200 centres – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The compartment examination for class 10 and 12 began on Tuesday at 1,268 centres across the country amid strict precautions in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The board has also given a chance to class 12 students to appear for the exam if they … Read more

Universities and colleges academic session for 2020-21 to commence on November 1 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The classes for the first batch of students for the 2020-21 academic session for universities and colleges will commence November 1. The new admissions are to be completed by October 31, 2020. Issuing the guidelines on academic calendar for the first year of undergraduate and postgraduate students of the universities, the University Grants … Read more

Session for freshers from Nov 1; winter, summer breaks, other vacations to be curtailed: UGC – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The delayed academic session for freshers in universities and colleges will begin from November 1, and the winter break this year, the summer vacation in 2021 and other holidays would be curtailed to compensate for the time lost, according to the University Grants Commission. The guidelines by an expect committee, set up for … Read more

UoH students protest demanding postponement of entrance test – Times of India

HYDERABAD: University of Hyderabad students held a protest within the campus on Monday seeking postponement of the entrance examination that is scheduled on September 24. Those desirous to seek admission in UoH have a tough choice to make as the University Grants Commission’s national eligibility test (UGC-NET) is also scheduled on the same day. Students … Read more