UGC notifies regulations for foreign higher education institutions in India

New Delhi: In a significant development, the University Grants Commission (UGC), exercising its powers under the UGC Act, 1956 (as amended), has notified two key regulations for foreign higher education institutions in India. The first — ‘University Grants Commission (Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Education Institutions — will offer Twinning Programme, Joint Degree, and Dual Degree Programmes) Regulations, 2022’ while the second is titled ‘University Grants Commission (Setting

SC deprecates practice of contractual teaching staff in educational institutions

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said that it is unacceptable and undesirable for an educational institution to operate only with contractual teaching staff. A bench comprising Justices S.K. Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia, said that such is a “matter of great concern” as excellence in institutions cannot be expected when there is constant inflow and outflow of teaching staff because they are hired on contract basis. It expressed surprise after finding

Amid rainfall in Telangana, govt declares 2-day holidays for educational institutions

Hyderabad: Telangana government on Thursday declared two-day holidays for all educational institutions due to heavy rainfall in the State. The decision was taken after Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Hyderabad issued an orange alert for the state. Announcing the decision on Twitter, Telangana minister for education Sabitha Indra Reddy wrote, ‘Keeping in view of the heavy rainfall in the state and under the instructions of the Honourable CM, KCR garu, the

The Central Bank opened 90 “field institutions” near the front line to finance the war

When the war broke out in Ukraine, the leaders of the Bank of Russia set their subordinates the task of “making sure that people lose as little as possible.” The Central Bank managed to significantly mitigate the panic of the first days and the blow from the sanctions, and stabilize the financial situation. But the war continued, and the Bank of Russia did not remain aloof from it: it participates

Food poisoning rampant among students in Telangana govt institutions in 2022

Hyderabad: More than 1549 students have suffered food poisoning across the state of Telangana over the past year. Nirmal district of Telangana recorded the highest number with 200 cases while Hanamkonda recorded the lowest with 8 cases, according to a study by the Hakku initiative. The increasing number of incidents involving the issue of substandard quality of food are not just limited to government institutions but also private institutions and

Government asks financial institutions to support financing

Towards the end of the year and the end of the fiscal year, on November 28, the government requested relevant institutions such as financial institutions to carefully respond to the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises suffering from the corona crisis and high prices. In particular, regarding the accommodation and restaurant businesses in the tourism sector, “in light of the fact that we are facing the start of principal repayments