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Nursing, Engineering may become part of distance learning courses

With the central government making changes to its distance education norms, technical courses like Engineering and Nursing are also likely to be available through distance mode. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently notified its new norms for distance education and institutes that have technical courses might be...
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Colleges need fresh nod for distance courses: UGC

New Delhi: University Grants Commission has directed all educational institutions offering distance learning courses will now need to seek fresh approval. The As per the directive, minimum standards of instructions have been laid down hence the institutes offering distance learning courses, need to take fresh approval under the newly...
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Educationist Manoj Soni takes over as UPSC member

Gujarat-based educationist Manoj Soni on Wednesday took charge as a member in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), that conducts recruitment exams to select country’s top bureaucrats. Soni, former Vice Chancellor of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, took the oath of office and secrecy as the UPSC member....
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Open, distance learning courses need fresh UGC approval

Higher educational institutions offering open and distance learning (ODL) courses with the approval of the University Grants Commission (UGC) will now have to apply afresh with it for grant of recognition. The higher education regulator has made it mandatory for all universities, notifying revised regulations for the institutions...
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Is online education right for you?

As a student at the University of Delaware, Harrison Young had a lot on his plate. With a double major in economics, in addition to energy and environmental policy, Young was balancing a rigorous academic schedule against a busy life on campus. To offset some of the pressure,...
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