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Star Wars, Sanskrit, and Saffronization

It wasn’t very long ago that Narendra Modi stood in New York’s Central Park, a grinning Wolverine beside him, and loudly exclaimed ‘May the force be with you!’ unto a fawning crowd. 1,359 more words

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UGC's new credit transfer system may face stumbling blocks in Mumbai: experts

Hindustan Times | Nisha Shroff & Anubhuti Matta|  November 19, 2014 |

Prardhana Chillarige,  21, a mass media graduate, 21, pursued her undergraduate degree at UPG College, Vile Parle, but a separate two-year course in photography at another institute, since the university rules did not allow her to take courses outside of the syllabus. 839 more words

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New UGC credit transfer system to help students become employable: experts

Hindustan Times |   November 19, 2014 | Nisha Shroff & Anubhuti Matta |

If the UGC’s credit transfer system is implemented in an organised, phased manner, experts and students are convinced of its benefits, especially for students switching cities and for those who have inter-disciplinary interests. 281 more words

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UGC urges universities to fill up vacancies

Times of India | Piyush Bhusari,TNN | Nov 15, 2014 |

KOLHAPUR: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked vice-chancellors across the country to fill up vacant faculty positions before the next academic year commences in June 2015. 578 more words

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The lost university; Jawaharlal Nehru ; higher education

The Indian Express | Pratap Bhanu Mehta | November 15, 2014 | opinion |editorials

One legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru that has been systematically dismantled over the years: his instinctive understanding of higher education.The financial outlays to higher education have increased. 1,067 more words

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Union HRD minister Smriti Irani plans to ‘reform’ UGC, AICTE & NCTE

Deccan Chronicle | DC CORRESPONDENT | November 14, 2014 |

New Delhi: Putting in motion an initiative to overhaul the education sector, the NDA government is planning to reform regulatory bodies like the University Grants Commission, AICTE and NCTE that govern higher education.“I am happy to share with you, be it UGC, AICTE or the National Council for Teachers Education that India needs to redefine its destiny, by redefining how we manage education,”  HRD minister Smriti Irani said here on Thursday.“We have undertaken review of most of our regulatory bodies, We can design a path forward which takes cognisance of the needs of the future,” she said at a Higher Education Summit. 113 more words

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NAAC Accreditation: institutions must take lead

The Hindu | CHENNAI, November 12, 2014 | Zubeda Hamid |

 NAAC director A.N. Rai addresses a conference on Tuesday — Photo: K. Pichumani

 A year-and-a half into his tenure as director of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), A.N. 336 more words

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