UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

The UGC decision allowing higher education institutes to offer online courses could have many pros and cons. Check out the most common questions about the decision. The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a circular on January 4 inviting online applications from all from all eligible Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) to grant courses/programmes in online mode from 2019-20 academic session. This move takes forward the decision taken last year to open up HEIs to online courses to enhance access to higher education in India. But when even regular education mode with classroom teaching is…

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‘Black money rampant in edu institutes, real estate’

‘Black money rampant in edu institutes, real estate’

Tax department has unearthed Rs 32,000 crore through searches in last three fiscals and found that use of black money is rampant in sectors like real estate and educational institutions, government said on Friday. “The data indicates that the main sectors in which black money is rampant include real estate, finance, trading, manufacturing, educational institutes and services,” Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. During 2015-16, the I-T Department conducted 445 searches which discovered undisclosed income of Rs 11,066 crore….

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HRD Ministry for cashless transaction in Edu institutes

HRD Ministry for cashless transaction in Edu institutes

The HRD ministry is planning to encourage cashless transactions in higher educational institutions. Sources said that there is a thinking in the ministry that bodies like IITs and Central varsities should go cashless in their transactions. Earlier, in a bid to provide relief to people, ministry has advised educational institutions associated with it to not insist on draft and pay orders for payments but accept electronic transactions like RTGS, NEFT or cheques. According to sources, the ministry has also said that all educational institutions should prepare a roadmap for transition…

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Maha Govt seeks consultation on edu institutes run by IRF

Maha Govt seeks consultation on edu institutes run by IRF

Maharashtra Government will be consulting its law and judiciary department on the future of educational institutions run by the outlawed Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. IRF Educational Trust of Naik runs the Islamic International School (IIS) at Mazgaon in Mumbai, which also has a branch in Chennai. State Education Minister Vinod Tawde had earlier said that the ban on IRF would not affect the students in the institutions and necessary measures for their rehabilitation would be taken. Sources in the state education department said…

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UGC, CBSE asks edu institutes to observe National Education Day

UGC, CBSE asks edu institutes to observe National Education Day

DEHRADUN: The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all the affiliated institutes to observe the 128th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as the National Education Day on November 11. A freedom fighter and an eminent educationist, Azad was the first Union minister of education of independent India.The UGC through a letter posted on its website has stated that the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) wishes that all the universities should be involved in observing the day by organizing…

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