National Credit Framework (NCrF)

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Issues Relating to the Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources   Source: TW   Context: The University Grants Commission (UGC) released the NCrF, which will allow students to earn educational credits at all levels, irrespective of the mode of learning i.e. homeschooling, offline, online, or blended. …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 09 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

New UGC Norms: Foreign universities can set up a campus

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the key provisions, significance and concerns with respect to the draft regulations of the UGC for setting up and operating campuses of Foreign Higher Educational Institutions in India. …

Governor’s powers to appoint VCs of state universities:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers.   Context: Tamil Nadu has passed two Bills proposing to take away the Governor’s powers to appoint VCs of state universities.   Highlights of the Bill: The Bills stress that “every appointment of the Vice-Chancellor shall be made by the Government from out of a panel of …

UGC’s Common Entrance Test for Undergrad Admissions:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Education.   Context: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced that admission into undergraduate courses in all centrally-funded universities will henceforth be solely on the basis of a Common University Entrance Test (CUET).   What does this mean for the students and the universities? All 45 central …

What is accreditation, and how does it help an educational institution?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Education.   Context: The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has relaxed the eligibility criteria for accreditation of higher educational institutions.   Need for: The purpose of the change, according to the guidelines, is to “widen the horizon of accreditation”.   What are the current rules for …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 25, 2014

ARCHIVES January 25, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES SC’s direction to UGC on faulted deemed university The Supreme Court has directed the University Grants Commission to consider afresh the status of 44 deemed universities which were sought to be de-recognised on the basis of the Tandon Committee report. Passing the order on Tuesday on a …