The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked the universities to upload the best practices used amid the COVID-19 epidemic in the management of teaching-learning methods and conduct of exams.
The UGC requests the universities to upload them on the ‘University Activity Monitoring Portal (UAMP)’ of UGC. The Commission will share them with other universities to encourage and motivate them for accomplishing new and high standards of research and education.
UGC said in an official statement that India has approximately 1000 universities. Each one is different in terms of its core area of specialization, objectives, governance, administrative efficiency, and academic innovations.
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They further added that the nature and scope of the best practices differ from university to university depending upon several factors. This way, there are specific best practices accepted by universities that enable improve efficiency and boost the overall quality of the services provided by them.
UGC has authorized full-fledged online degree programs last week, in 38 universities across India. These higher educational institutions are allowed to start full-fledged online programs without the primary approval of the UGC.
Central universities like Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will provide Master Of Arts (Public Administration) and Master Of Arts (Education) in online mode. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will provide a Master Of Arts in Sanskrit. Mizoram University will offer 4 online degree programs. The University Of Jammu will provide Master Of Commerce and Master Of Arts (English) in completely online mode.