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MHRD launches National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

MHRD has launched National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), would enable parents, students, teachers, educational institutions and other stakeholders to rank institutions on the basis of a set of objective parameters and a transparent process. 286 more words


Online examination at IGNOU soon; talks on with HRD, UGC

The Times of India | PTI | Sep 27, 2015 |

NEW DELHI: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), one of the largest distance learning universities in India with over 28 lakh students, is considering giving them the option of taking examinations online.  402 more words


Distance Education Certifications now valid for Government Employment

In a big departure from its earlier stand, the Centre has notified in July 25 Notification that degrees, diplomas and certificates granted by universities through open and distance-learning mode of education for programmes including technical education would now be considered valid for Government Employment. 473 more words


AICTE Fee Regulatory Panel Awaits Government Nod

The New Indian Express |Ram M Sundaram |12th September 2015 |

CHENNAI: The Union Government could soon set up a national fee regulatory authority to determine the fees to be collected by engineering colleges in the country based on the recommendations of a report submitted by a committee of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). 340 more words


Supreme Court (SC) asks NAAC to grade the 41 deemed universities

The Asian Age | September  09, 2015 РJ. Venkatesan | New Delhi |

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to assess and grade the 41 deemed universities, which were sought to be de-recognised (on the basis of the Tandon Committee report), based on the 2012 Regulations of NAAC and without considering the 2010 UGC Regulations. 319 more words


National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog tasked to devise rules for foreign universities

Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi |  September 07, 2015 |

Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale could set up campuses in India soon with the government asking its policy think tank, Niti Aayog, to prepare a framework for opening doors to foreign universities. 637 more words


Fake Universities in India: Threat to quality

Deccan Herald | M Rajivlochan Aug 30, 2015 |

The fake university syndrome highlights the problems with higher education in the country: absence of accountability, lack of quality control and a considerable failure to live up to the expectations. 956 more words