Ragging is nothing but abuse

UGC must hurry up with an anti-ragging policy

What threats does ChatGPT pose to academia?

In the Global Knowledge Index 2021, Bangladesh ranked 120th out of 154 countries. Bangladesh ranks 102nd among the 132 economies featured in the Global Innovation Index 2022. In the age of open source AI like ChatGPT, the research and innovation qualities of Bangladeshi students and researchers may get worse, so proper steps and actions must be taken now.

Proposed two-semester system in private universities plunge students into uncertainty

Unofficial announcements from private universities have suddenly wreaked havoc by stating that the new system will be in motion from January 2023.

Rag day celebrations at universities: UGC puts restrictions

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has put some restrictions on celebrations of rag day which is held on the last day of classes amid different programmes and fanfare.

VCs, UGC members on luxury trip at a time for austerity

Today, the vice-chancellors and registrars of all 50 public universities will be taken to Cox’s Bazar by the University Grants Commission, an exercise that is expected to cost at least Tk 15 lakh.

Public university teachers need permission to work with other institutions: UGC

The University Grants Commission asked authorities of public universities to ensure that all teachers abide by service rule and take permission before working with other educational institutions and running own businesses.

Conduct academic activities online during closure: UGC to universities

The University Grants Commission has urged all universities to continue their academic activities online during closure of higher educational institutions due to the coronavirus outbreak.

UGC chairman receives death threat

The chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh receives a death threat.

UGC Recommendation on Public University Admission / Written test along with MCQ

The University Grants Commission has proposed introducing written examinations along with the existing multiple choice question in the admission tests for public universities.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

‘Bribe taking’: 2 UGC officials sent to forced leave

The University Grants Commission (UGC) sends two of its officials on forced leave after a written complaint from Khulna University (KU) vice-chancellor stating that they demanded a bribe of Tk 10 lakh from him, says a press release.

October 4, 2015
October 4, 2015

UGC official’s death: Legal notice for judicial inquiry

A Supreme Court lawyer sends legal notice to the government seeking judicial inquiry into the custodial death of a UGC official by 24 hours.

September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015

Question leak: UGC official among 3 remanded

A Dhaka court places University Grants Commission (UGC) Assistant Director Omar Siraj and two others on two-day remand each on charge of question-paper leakage for admission test of medical colleges.

September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015

UGC to probe allegations of MBBS admission question leak

UGC forms probe body to look into alleged involvement of UGC Assistant Director Omar Siraj in question paper leakage of this year’s medical and dental college admission tests.

September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015

UGC official among 3 held for question leak

Members of Rapid Action Battalion detain three people including an official of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in connection with question leak in Dhaka.