UGC directs all varsities & higher education institutions to ban sale of junk food on their campuses

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities and higher education institutions to ban sale of junk food on their campuses.  In a communication to the universities, the UGC said banning junk food in colleges will set new standards for healthy food, making the students live better, learn better and reduce obesity levels.  The
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When it comes to improving learning outcomes in India, we have no timeto waste I’m not a big fan of Elvis Presley but a line from one of his songs has stuck in my mind — “A little less conversation, a little more action, please.” When it comes to improving learning outcomes in India, we
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The conduct of the board of ICICI Bankraises questions about corporate governance The board of ICICI Bank has finally acted on the allegations of misconduct against its CEO and managing director, Chanda Kochhar. It had earlier maintained that she was on annual personal leave; now, she will stay away from the office till the completion
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Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that he has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to hold the Central Teacher Eligibility Examination (CTET) in all 20 languages in which it is now being held. News reports had said the examination would henceforth be held only in English, Hindi
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The faulty 13-point roster can be easily corrected to ensure the constitutionally mandated quota The recent notification of the University Grants Commission (UGC), in response to an Allahabad High Court judgment of April 2017, directing all the universities and colleges to implement the reservation policy by treating the department or subject as a unit rather
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The HRD Minister on regulation of the education system, the updated NCERT textbooks, the CBSE leaks, and the draft education policy With the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre completing four years, Prakash Javadekar discusses the achievements of and issues facing the Ministry of Human Resource Development, including the two paper leaks of the
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May become the first petro product to come under GST The Goods and Services Tax Council is likely to take up the possible inclusion of natural gas in the indirect tax regime during its next meeting, according to a senior official in the Council. “Petroleum is a considerably larger source for revenues not only for
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The national medical entrance test is here to stay; States must prepare their students better There was no uncertainty over the medical admission process this year in Tamil Nadu. There were no attempts to get an exemption from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). And, willy-nilly, as many as 1.14 lakh aspirants took the examination that
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Does not include courses that need practical or lab work With the University Grants Commission approving the UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018, in its meeting on Thursday, higher educational institutions can now offer certificate, diploma and degree programmes in full-fledged online mode in line with their regular programmes. An official release said only those disciplines
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The autonomy of the teacher has been cramped, and it reflects in the state of higher education Some months ago, a global leader of the IT industry set sections of India’s corporate-sector elite aflutter with the comment that Indians are not creative. It is possible to disagree with the criterion Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of
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