Here’s the very short list of colleges offering tuition discounts for distance learning this fall

Nearly all college students think distance learning should cost less. Very few schools agree. After most colleges and universities moved online in the spring, three-quarters of all college students were unhappy with the quality of the education they received. Now, roughly 93% of undergraduates said tuition should be lowered if classes continue remotely in the fall, according to a recent survey of more than 13,000 students by online note-sharing platform OneClass et only a small handful of schools are planning to charge less next semester. While a number of colleges and universities have offered a…

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UGC allows universities and colleges to offer online degree courses

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved the UGC (Online Courses) regulations for degrees in non-technical disciplines. (Representative image) In a landmark reform, universities and higher educational institutions from this academic session will be able to offer graduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes online in non-technical disciplines. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved the UGC (Online Courses) regulations for such degrees. “The regulations will be made applicable from the academic session 2018-19,” the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The higher education institutions, which have been…

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Mumbai: State colleges, institutes strive to improve ranking and grades to win Rs 271 cr funding

Mumbai: Students of colleges and various institutes may benefit as the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikshan Abhiyan (RUSA) has supported the ‘Maharashtra Mission 500’ project of the state to improvise 500 colleges, institutes and universities. A budget of Rs 271 crore has been agreed upon by RUSA for developing and improving quality of higher education of the state. The state plans to seek advice from experts to help colleges and universities in securing better ranks and grades to gain this fund. The state has outlined its on-ground goals under RUSA 2.0 which include…

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Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

Commission (UGC) has asked all the institutions offering distance learning courses to seek fresh approval. The UGC (open and distancelearning) regulations, 2017, need to be complied in order to run the distance programs. According to UGC, minimum standards of instructions have been laid down in the 2017 regulations and hence the institutes offering distance learning courses, need to take fresh approval from it. Higher educational institutions (HEIs) approved for 2017-18 have been permitted to offer approved open and distance learning programs for the academic year 2017-18. Such HEIs will be required to apply afresh in…

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Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

KOLHAPUR: University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all the institutions offering distance learning courses to seek fresh approval. The UGC (open and distancelearning) regulations, 2017, need to be complied in order to run the distance programs. According to UGC, minimum standards of instructions have been laid down in the 2017 regulations and hence the institutes offering distance learning courses, need to take fresh approval from it. Higher educational institutions (HEIs) approved for 2017-18 have been permitted to offer approved open and distance learning programs for the academic year 2017-18. Such HEIs will be required to apply afresh in…

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Colleges need fresh nod for distance courses: UGC

New Delhi: University Grants Commission has directed all educational institutions offering distance learning courses will now need to seek fresh approval. The As per the directive, minimum standards of instructions have been laid down hence the institutes offering distance learning courses, need to take fresh approval under the newly notified norms. UGC (open and distance learning) regulations, 2017, needs to be complied in order to run the distance programmes which have been notified recently. Higher educational institutions approved for 2017-18 have been permitted to offer approved open and distance learning programs…

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Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board: Lecturer Recruitment In Polytechnic Colleges

NEW DELHI: Teachers Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu has released job notification for recruitment to the post of Lecturers (Engineering/ Non-Engineering) in government polytechnic colleges under Tamil Nadu Educational Service. Interested candidates shall have to submit their application through online mode only. The recruitment process will be held against a total of 1058 vacancies. The last date for submission of application is 7 July 2017. Candidates will be selected on the basis of written examination which is scheduled to be held on 13 August 2017. ‘30% Women reservation will be provided…

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Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship as state fails to pay

Unaided private colleges in Punjab have decided not to enrol Scheduled Caste (SC) students under the centrally-sponsored post-matric scholarship scheme from the coming session. Reason: The state government has failed to release its share of Rs 1,250 crore for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic sessions. The decision will affect over three lakh SC students admitted to around 1,000 private colleges across the state. Under the scheme, which was launched in 2007, SC students studying in post-matric classes are awarded scholarship ranging from Rs 230 to Rs 1,200 per month. The…

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For-profit colleges under scrutiny as students default on loans

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently rolled back several Obama-era initiatives that would increase protections for student loan borrowers and curtail loan servicer misconduct. The initiatives were the result of three memos issued by the Obama administration to reform debt repayment. They involved creating a single platform system for loan repayment and banning collection fees for defaulted borrowers. DeVos rescinded the memos on April 11, explaining that the reform process “has been subjected to a myriad of moving deadlines, changing requirements and a lack of consistent objectives.” In response, 22…

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Now, admissions for class 12 in Maharashtra colleges to go online

From the coming academic year, 2017-18, Class 12 admissions to state-run junior colleges will be conducted online; much like first-year junior college (FYJC) online process, said the state’s education department. The move is aimed at making Class 12 admissions transparent and curbing malpractices such as donations and non-merit-based admissions. This means students aspiring to switch colleges in Class 12 will need to fill out an application form that will soon become available on the portal mumbai.11thadmission.net. But colleges are waiting for the official circular before following this process. Many students…

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