HRD ministry to scrap UGC, replace it with new Higher Education Commission to improve academic standards

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has prepared a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission with a new regulator for higher education in the country in an effort to improve academic standards and crack down on bogus institutions, as per the draft released by the ministry on Wednesday. The new Higher Education Commission of India will focus solely on academic matters. Monetary grants would be the purview of the ministry, according to the draft of the law that has been seen by Hindustan Times. The Act will be…

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JAC Jharkhand 12th arts result 2018 announced, 72.62% pass

The intermediate or Class 12 board arts examination results were declared by the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) at a press conference in Ranchi on Wednesday. The pass percentage this year is 72.62% Of the 1,81,999 students who took the examination, 1,32,179 cleared it. The pass percentage for boys was 70.57%, while 74.12% girls passed. A total of 12,430 students secured first division, while 88,805 got second and 30,943 the third division. Among districts, Khunti topped with a pass percentage of 92.51%, followed by Lohardaga 90.60% and Ranchi 86.66%. Students who…

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School students to get awareness on gender-based violence

School students will now be taught about gender-based discrimination and the various forms of gender-based violence including marital rape, domestic violence, child marriage among others, according to an official manual. The national council of educational research and training (NCERT) released the manual, a copy of which is with HT, earlier this month for school management committees (SMC) that are formed under the Right to Education (RTE) Act to educate students on a number of issues related to inclusion, equity and gender. The manual said SMCs “together may plan activities for…

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