University Grants Commission (UGC)

P for Private, P for PhD

The UGC's decision to allow private universities to offer PhD programmes is a timely move.

Private universities to be allowed to offer PhD

Following much debate and discussion, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is planning to allow private universities to introduce PhD programmes.

Dhaka University’s research predicament

Lack of understanding of how to nurture research in our universities is not only disquieting, it portends serious difficulties for the growth of our higher education system.

Of rankings and Bangladeshi universities

Ranking universities by comprehensive and internationally accepted organisations serve the purpose of academic improvement, institutional accountability, and students’ enhanced experiences.

Ragging is nothing but abuse

UGC must hurry up with an anti-ragging policy

Graduate unemployment: Who's to blame?

The populist remedies for youth and educated unemployment will not work without a coherent and coordinated plan from the government.

Address sexual abuse at educational institutions

Education authorities must abide by HC verdict on sexual harassment cells without any delay

Is ‘vice’ in VC the new normal?

UGC report on the VC of Islamic Arabic University shows how public universities are being undone by irregularities

‘Higher education is slave-generating’

It is time to hold the education industry accountable.

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.

February 15, 2020
February 15, 2020

Pros and cons of ‘central admission test’: 3 academicians weigh in

At a time when debates and discussions are rife over the “Central Admission Test”, a system that the University Grants Commission (UGC) is set to introduce for admission to public universities across the country, The Daily Star has taken views of Prof Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury, UGC Chairman Kazi Shahidullah and Prof Tanzimuddin Khan of the Department of International Relations, Dhaka University on the matter.

February 4, 2020
February 4, 2020

PhD dissertation: HC wants to know if universities follow UGC rules

The High Court has wanted to know whether the public and private universities are conferring PhD and equivalent degrees to the students following rules and regulations of the University Grants Commission.

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