University Grants Commission (UGC)

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

‘Higher education is slave-generating’

It is time to hold the education industry accountable.

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

UGC luxury trip defies PM’s call for austerity

Public authorities should lead by example, not dilute the message

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

UGC approves Tk 10,000 crore budget for public universities

University Grants Commission (UGC) today approved a budget of Tk 10,032 crore for 49 public universities of the country for 2021-22 fiscal year.

November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020

Robi to offer low-cost internet package for university teachers, students

The country's second-largest mobile operator Robi will offer a low-cost internet data package for university teachers and students to support online education.

April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020

Pvt universities urge UGC to postpone directives on admissions, grades

Private universities today requested University Grants Commission (UGC) to temporarily postpone its directives to stop assigning students' grades without holding semester finals, enrolling new students without admission tests, and holding tests online.

April 6, 2020
April 6, 2020

UGC asks private universities to stop admissions, grades without tests

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked private universities to stop assigning students’ grades without holding semester finals as well as enrolling new students without admission tests, due to the evolving coronavirus situation.

February 26, 2020
February 26, 2020

Not uniform but ‘cluster system’ for university admission tests: UGC

The University Grants Commission has decided to introduce a "cluster system" to enrol students to public universities after five leading universities opted out of the "centralised admission test" proposed by the commission last December.

February 23, 2020
February 23, 2020

Enrolling law students beyond limit: 2 private universities fined

The Supreme Court fines two private universities Tk 10 lakh each for enrolling more than 50 students to their law departments in a semester, violating University Grants Commission (UGC) rules.

February 19, 2020
February 19, 2020

Enrolling extra law students: SC fines City University Tk 10 lakh

The Supreme Court has fined City University Tk 10 lakh for enrolling more than 50 students to the law department each semester, in violation of the University Grants Commission’s decision.

February 16, 2020
February 16, 2020

Uniform admission test: academicians at odds

The UGC head believes that while issues might arise with the introduction of something new, such fears should not stop them from taking the initiative. On the other hand, the two distinguished educationists have strongly stated that a sensitive matter like admission in public universities must not go through a “trial and error” approach.