New distance learning rules: Universities need fresh approvals from UGC for programmes

Universities offering programmes through distance mode will now be regulated under the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017, notified by the commission on Friday. The commission, through the regulations, has laid down the minimum standards of…
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CBSE schools in state ignoring Punjabi: SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Kirpal Singh Badungar on Sunday alleged that most schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the state are ignoring Punjabi language. “In these (CBSE-affiliated) schools, Punjabi language is given unfair…
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CBSE may do away with moderation policy in Class 12: ‘Board exams should reflect true marks of students’

Inflated marks appear set to go from this academic year with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) preparing to remove a clause in its marking system, or moderation policy, which spikes its Class 12 results. The CBSE examination committee…
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