Appointments & TransfersNews

S.O.1298(E)— In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (b) of Sub-Section (3) of Section 5 read with clause (c) of Sub-Section (1) of Section 6 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956 (3 of 1956), the Central Government hereby appoints Prof. (Dr.) Nagesh Thakur, Professor, Department of Physics, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla as a Member of the University Grants Commission with immediate effect, for a term of three years or till further orders, whichever is earlier.


Ministry of Human Resource and Development

Conference/Seminars/LecturesLaw School News

It gives us immense pleasure to invite you all on behalf of GNLU Competitive Exam Guidance Committee for the “Special Lecture Series Programme on UGC – NET and SET Examination”. This programme is scheduled to be held from 16th – 18th August, 2018.

Why this Program?

Accurate planning is necessary to achieve success in UGC-NET examination. There is a need of proper  guidance and strategy. It is also necessary to have a clear understanding of the syllabus, trends & patterns of questions. Depth study is required from an authentic book in both papers. It is advisable to prepare concise notes for the respective subjects and revise them again and again. This program is going to organize with the view to have a special lecture on a concern subjects. Lectures will be delivered by our highly qualified faculties of GNLU. Apart from this, there will be a discussion on a particular topic of concerned subject. This will help the aspirants to improve and increase their knowledge in a particular subject.

Course Coverage: This programme will focus on the subjects Constitution of India, Public International Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Contracts and Family Law (Paper II). Focus approach will be based on previous years question pattern, current cases/issues on topic concerned. The lecture will be delivered according to the new syllabus designed by UGC-NET of the subject concerned.

Programme Schedule:

Sr. No. Name of Resource Person  Subject  Date Time
1. Dr. Girish R Constitution of India 16/08/2018 5:30-7:30 pm
2. Dr. Ravindra Kumar Singh Law of Contracts 17/08/2018 5:30-7:30 pm
3. Mr. Sushil Goswami Family Law 18/08/2018 9:30-11:30 am
4. Dr. Deesha Khaire Jurisprudence 18/08/2018 11:35-1:35 pm
5. Dr. Udayakumara Ramakrishna B.N. Public International Law 18/08/2018 2:40-4.40 pm

Venue: GNLU Campus

Who can apply?

  • All LL.M qualified or pursuing LL.M students from any of the College or University in India wishing to appear for the UGC- NET or State Eligibility Test.
  • The aspirants who are preparing for civil services exam (who have opted law as their optional subject) and Judiciary exam aspirants are also welcome.

Please Note: Only 50 slots are up for grabs. 

Please register using the Google Doc form.

For any queries please feel free to email us or contact the undersigned. or contact Mr.  Dileep Kumar Singh at   +91-9450464192  or

Hot Off The PressNews

Pursuant to the order dated 26.04.2018 of Madras High Court in Writ Petitions Nos. 14232 and 17778 of 2017, University Grants Commission (UGC) has constituted a Committee consisting of Prof. R.C. Deka, Former Director, AIIMS, New Delhi (Chairman), Dr. O.P. Kalra, Vice-Chancellor Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak; Prof. (Ms.) Saroj Chooramani Gopal, Former VC, King George Medical University, Lucknow; Prof. Mahesh Verma Director, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi; Prof.  Dr. Ajay S. Chandanwale, Dean, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune; Shri S.K. Ray, Former Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, MHRD and nominee of each of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Dental Council of India, Medical Council of India and Ministry of Human Resource Development to regulate the fees chargeable by self-financed Deemed to be Universities in Medical and Dental Courses.

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Hot Off The PressNews

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has framed guidelines on Safety of Students on and off Campuses of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs). As per UGC guidelines, HEIs should mandatorily put in place a broad-based “Students Counseling System” for the effective management of problems and challenges faced by students. It is a unique, interactive and target-oriented system, involving students, teachers and parents, resolved to address common students concerns such as anxiety, stress, fear of change and failure to homesickness and a slew of academic worries. HEIs should also make self defense for women mandatory component of extra-curricular activities. Further, it is incumbent upon HEIs to institute a mechanism to address issues/concerns of all girls and women in HEIs.

All universities may make or amend their ordinances and other relevant statutory provisions accordingly to ensure that the directions contained in the guidelines are implemented in the best interests of students.

The aforesaid guidelines may be viewed here.

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Legislation UpdatesRules & Regulations

Higher Educational Institutions can now offer Certificate, Diploma and Degree Programmes in full-fledged online mode in line with their regular programs.
In a landmark reform in the field of Higher Education, University Grants Commission has approved UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018. Higher Educational Institutions can offer Certificate, Diploma and Degree Programmes in full-fledged online mode in only those disciplines in which it has already been offering the same or similar Programmes /Courses at graduation level in regular mode (of classroom teaching) or in Open and Distance Learning mode and from which at least one batch has been graduated and approved by the statutory councils, as applicable. Online Programmes requiring Practical/ Laboratory Courses as a curricular requirement shall not be permitted.  The Examinations shall be conducted in proctored mode and in conformity with any norms for such examinations stipulated by the commission. The online learning shall have minimum four quadrants: video lectures, e- content, self-assessment and discussion forum to clarify doubts.

The Higher Educational Institutions will be eligible to offer Online Programmes if they have been in existence for at least five years and are accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a valid minimum score of 3.26 on a 4-point scale; and should be in the top-100 in overall category in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for at least two years in the previous three years. However, NAAC and NIRF conditions shall not be applicable to existing government Open Universities till NAAC or similar accreditation system or NIRF are made available.

Aadhaar and Passport shall be used to authenticate the Indian and foreign students respectively for all online interactions including teaching-learning and examinations.

The learners’ engagement will be monitored via participation in asynchronous / synchronous discussions, assignment activity and Programme involvement. The analytics of Learning Management System shall be used for ensuring the learner’s participation at least for 2 hours every fortnight.

Overall Regulations provide enabling provisions for maintaining sanctity of admissions, teaching-learning, examination, authenticity of the learner and mandatory disclosure of Programme-wise information such as duration, start & end dates, fee, number of students, name of students with identifier, results, on HEI website/public domain.

These regulations will be made applicable from the academic session 2018-19. This initiative is a big step towards attaining the targeted GER of 30% by the year 2020.

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Hot Off The PressNews

The University Grants Commission (UGC) vide its letter dated 21-03-2017 has requested all the Universities to introduce identification mechanisms like photograph and Unique ID/Aadhaar number in students’ certificates. Such features are useful for the purposes of verification and curbing duplication. At the same time, they help in introducing uniformity and transparency within and across the system of higher education in the Country. UGC has also requested all the Universities to inscribe the name of institution in which a student is enrolled for a program of study as well as the mode of delivery (regular, part-time or distance).

[Press Release no. 1527337]

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Legislation UpdatesRules & Regulations

In a notification issued dated 29th June, 2016, the University Grants Commission in exercise of powers conferred under clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, makes the following Regulations namely “Curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions (third amendment), Regulations, 2016.” They shall come into force on the date of their publications in the Official Gazette.

In UGC Regulations on Curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 (herein-after referred to as the Principal regulations), in Para 3 the following shall be added after 3(i) under heading what constitutes Ragging.—

3(j). Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.

University Grants Commission