Distance education courses of Mumbai University and 34 others ‘derecognised’

Mumbai University. MUMBAI: With the University Grants Commission (UGC) cancelling the recognition of distance education coursesoffered by 35 state and central universities, the future of lakhs of higher education aspirants across the country now seems to be have plunged into uncertainty. The institutes have been given a month to submit their explanation to seek reversal of the UGC’s decision. On Friday, the UGC’s distance education bureau notified that universities not running the same/similar course in regular mode for the past five years would also not receive recognition. In case of professional courses such as…

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Students awarded for achievements, helping others in scholarship haul

LEWISTON — More than $69,000 in local scholarship money was awarded to Johannesburg Lewiston High School students this year at the school’s senior awards ceremony May 31, at Congregational United Church in Lewiston. Danica Nowak, Johannesburg-Lewiston High School counselor who helps students connect with awards and scholarships, said this year she has noticed an increase in community-based scholarships. “It’s nice to see that the scholarship money is increasing because of course tuition rates are also going up,” Nowak said. “I really think that we have a generous community, and I…

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