Indian Higher Ed Commission Releases List of Fake Universities

Source: Times of India via Academica

The University Grants Commission (UGC), the regulatory body for higher education in India, has published a list of 21 “fake” universities operating in that country. Indian law prohibits any institution from describing itself as a “university” without obtaining the proper government permission. Eight of the 21 “universities” are in Uttar Pradesh, with a further six in Delhi. While the UGC’s decree prohibits these institutions from continuing to grant degrees, it is worth noting that many of the institutions on the new list were also on an earlier list.

BAE Systems to support education and healthcare programmes

Source: Business Standard – PwC EdLive

BAE Systems, the global defence, security, and aerospace systems firm, joined hands with Smile Foundation (an NGO) to support education and healthcare programmes in India.

The company is committed to support the educational mainstreaming of over 1,000 children aged between 6 to 16 years across seven rural and urban locations in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.

It will also help establish and operate a purpose-built mobile medical unit called ‘Smile on Wheels’ equipped with the latest equipment, trained personnel, and supplies to serve selected underserved population clusters of Bangalore.