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July 21, 2022

Chandigarh University enters the Top-30 League among all Universities in NIRF India.

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Photos: Star cast of the film ‘Shamshera’ performed at Chandigarh University on July 20, 2022.

CHANDIGARH, India, July 21, 2022 — “Adding another jewel to its star-studded crown, Chandigarh University has secured 29th spot among all the public and private universities of the country in the NIRF Rankings 2022. Thus, it has become the youngest University to enter the top-30 league of Indian Universities,” said S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University.

“CU is not only the youngest but also the only University in the country to give consistently great performances in National and International rankings. These include QS World, QS Asia, NIRF, and NAAC. Moreover, it is improving its position yearly,” said Sandhu.

“Our institution has bagged the second position among all universities and first among private universities in Punjab and Tricity in the NIRF rankings,” Mr. Sandhu stated.

“This stellar performance of Chandigarh University in the NIRF rankings is a reflection of the Varsity’s academic excellence and industry-training prowess from all stakeholders including industry, government, and most importantly the students,” he added.

Presenting an analysis of the NIRF rankings, Sandhu informed that Chandigarh University had secured an overall 3rd position among all engineering institutions and 2nd position among all private engineering institutions in Punjab and Tricity, and the first spot amongst all private engineering institutions in Punjab. In addition, it has bagged the 45th spot among all engineering universities and colleges in the country.

“Even in Management, we have secured the 40th position among the country’s institutions while securing the second spot among all public and private institutions in Punjab and Tricity. In Architecture, we have bagged 19th position among all institutions of the country while securing the second spot among all public and private institutions in Punjab and Tricity,” he explained.

“We have filed 1816 patents so far and are the leading stand-alone institution to file the highest number of patents in the last three years, and we have academic tie-ups with 450 international universities in more than 80 countries,” Mr. Sandhu stated.

“With our excellent performance in many spheres, we have become the youngest University to debut into QS World University Rankings-2023 and have secured a place among the top 800 institutions worldwide. Among all Indian Universities, Chandigarh University has grabbed an incredible overall 21st position, an impressive third position among Private Universities, and the first spot in the Punjab-Chandigarh region,” the CU Chancellor elaborated

“We are also the youngest University in the country to get NAAC A+ grade, ranking amongst the Top 5% of the Higher Education Institutions of India. And we are the only private University in the country to have NAAC A+ and NBA accreditation for all its engineering and MBA programs,” Mr. Sandu remarked.

Source: Chandigarh University

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July 7, 2022

MG Motor India forges a partnership with Chandigarh University to strengthen Skill Development.

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MOHALI, India, July 7, 2022 — MG Motor India presented Hector to Chandigarh University to foster skill development and bridge the gap between academia and industry. The initiative aligns with the MG Nurture program and MG’s goal of CASE mobility. It will foster student skill development and prepare them for better employment opportunities.

Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Education Minister, Punjab, was the chief guest at the ceremony. He, along with Yeshwinder Patial, Head, Human Resources, MG Motor India, handed over the keys of MG Hector to S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University. Pooja Syal Grewal, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development), Mohali, Rajesh Mehrotra, Head- Aftersales, MGI, and Reema Sharma, Senior HR Business Partner, Corporate Office MGI were among those who graced the occasion.

Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Punjab Education Minister, said that the need of the hour was to add skill development to the conventional education system. Practical knowledge and hands-on training were a must, along with books.

“India is the youngest nation across the globe, and none can stop its rise to the top of the world, provided we channel the energy of the youth in the right direction. Corporates and Industry leaders like MG Motor India and top educational institutions like Chandigarh University have to unite to steer India’s charge to the top,” said the Minister.

Hayer asked the students in the audience to make the most of their time at the University and build a better future.

“This is your time to learn, to move forward, and build a brighter future for yourself. This time will not come again. It would be best if you decided what to do with your time. While fun is important, it must not come at the cost of learning,” Mr. Hayer said.

“It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that Chandigarh University has forged a partnership with MG Motor India under our flagship Industry-Academia Interface program. The program develops Industry-oriented skills amongst our students and prepares industry-ready professionals. This partnership adds to our ever-strong portfolio of more than 30 tie-ups with industry leaders such as Microsoft, Google, Virtusa, Hyundai, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Tech Mahindra, Bosch, Honda, IBM, and Videocon. These and many others have established their research centers and laboratories on the campus,” said S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University.

“The addition of MG Hector Car into the existing equipment, technology, and infrastructure of the University will provide our students, especially from Mechanical Engineering and its allied branches such as Automobile Engineering, an opportunity to upskill their knowledge with advanced vehicle technology in detail. Along with the demonstration and understating of the technology that runs a modern car, it will help in practical knowledge of automobile engineering courses offered in the curriculum and consequently will make the students job-ready and prepare them for better industry prospects,” he added.

Yeshwinder Patial, Director, HR, MG Motor India, said, “We are delighted with this partnership with the Chandigarh University. It will ensure the current generation’s skill development in the mobility segment. We feel this initiative will add value to help children become technologically savvy for the auto-tech industry and prepare them for future job opportunities. The initiative is aligned with the MG’s Nurture program.”

“The partnership will introduce students to vehicular systems and help them understand how to perform primary inspection procedures on cars. In addition, it will empower students with hands-on research on various electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems of technologically advanced vehicles. Students will study multiple parts, technology, and techniques, including engine parts, fuel systems, drive trains, ignition systems, vehicle chassis, HVAC systems, and more. Students of Chandigarh University will also get an opportunity to learn about a car’s aesthetic and interior design aspects,” he added.

Source: Chandigarh University

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July 6, 2022

Four Indian students win 100% scholarships to study at Deakin University, Australia.

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Photo: Four Indian students win 100% scholarships to study at Deakin University, Australia.

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NEW DELHI, July 6, 2022 — Anvisha Chopra, Arnab Bordoloi, Aryan Vadera, and Shruti Arora are the winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarship 2022.

Ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world (QS Ranking), Deakin University has a proud history of engagement with India and was the first international university to set up an office in India in 1994. Over the past 28 years, Deakin University’s office in New Delhi has served as the hub of its regional operations.

Deakin has been partnering with India through various initiatives, such as the Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarships, launched in 2014. These prestigious scholarships are part of Deakin University’s industry ‘Changing Lives,’ which aims to support students who are achieving high academic standards and can contribute to other areas across the university. The overall aim of the scholarship is to give back to India the skills and experience they gain at Deakin University in Australia.

Nine finalists were selected from over eight hundred students who applied for the scholarship across India. These finalists then went through a rigorous selection procedure which included a group discussion on the importance of critical technologies in education and the future of work. After the group discussion, six candidates were selected for the personal interview round. Finally, a panel of judges chose the scholarship winners. The judges included Ravneet Pawha, Vice President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University; Mathew Johnston, Minister-Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian High Commission and Abhilash Mishra, CEO, NSE Academy Limited.

Professor Iain Martin, President and Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, said, “At Deakin, we are proud of our diverse student cohort - at any given time, we have students from more than 130 countries studying on our campuses.”

“Indian students have been a central part of our unique university community, contributing new perspectives and ideas, helping us build our vibrant and inclusive culture, and bringing high academic standards. I congratulate the winners of Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarships 2022, and I look forward to seeing them enjoying their time with us in Australia and realizing their full potential.”

Ravneet Pawha, Vice President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University, said, “From TEDx speaker to UNICEF young warrior, the finalists were a truly exceptional group, and it was a difficult task for the judges to pick the winners.”

“The Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarship recipients this year are passionate about making the world a better place; their vision is what sets them apart,” she explained.

The scholarship winners will commence their studies onshore at Deakin University, Australia. In addition, they will have the opportunity to be a part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program, which is a development program that will help them explore their aspirations and career opportunities through workshops, development meetings, and academic mentorship.

Shruti Arora, one of this year’s scholarship recipients, said, “This scholarship is an opportunity for me to reach my potential and give back to society by working for a cause I strongly believe in. Furthermore, with this scholarship, I will be able to gain a diversity of experience by studying a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at Deakin.”

Source: Deakin University

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July 5, 2022

The Government of India sets an ambitious target of 5 Lakh International Students by 2024

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Photo: Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Education inaugurating Chandigarh University’s International Faculty Development Programme 2022 at Varsity’s Gharuan campus, along with Mr. Dharam Pal (IAS), Advisor to the Chandigarh Administrator, and S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University.

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Photo: Some of the participants at Chandigarh University’s International Faculty Development Programme (IFDP) 2022.

CHANDIGARH, India, July 5, 2022 — India aims to increase the number of international students studying in its Universities from 50,000 to 5 lakh by 2024, said Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Education. Dr. Singh was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Chandigarh University’s International Faculty Development Programme (IFDP) 2022 at Varsity’s Gharuan campus.

Organized as part of the Government of India’s initiative for the internationalization of Indian higher education following the New Education Policy (NEP), the IFD program of Chandigarh University is one of Asia’s most significant international Faculty Development programs. More than 123 professors with expertise in 27 fields such as Engineering, Management, Liberal Arts, Medical Sciences, Media Studies, and Applied Sciences will attend the program. They come from 75 international universities in 32 countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, South Africa, Ireland, UAE, Poland, Denmark, Iran, Oman, Philippines, Malaysia, Kenya, Bangladesh, and Nepal. They will participate in this 6-day program which will culminate on July 9.

Dr. Banwarilal Natiya, Chairperson, NRC, NCTE Delhi, Prof Rajeev Ahuja, Director IIT Ropar, Mr. Dharam Pal (IAS), Advisor to the Chandigarh Administrator, Mr. Freddy Svane, Danish Ambassador to India, and S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University were prominent among those present on occasion.

Speaking on occasion, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh said that the International Faculty Development Programme organized by Chandigarh University was indeed implementing the Internationalisation of Higher Education.

“With more than 100 Professors from 75 Universities of over 30 countries in attendance, I feel this Programme is a great opportunity for faculty. It will lead to their sensitization about new concepts in teaching, enhance their skills and update them on the latest developments in their field and research methodologies,” Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh added.

“The vision of the Honourable Prime Minister has already started showing great results as India has increased its share of international students from 2.3% to 6% in the Global Student Mobility Market. More than 50,000 students from 164 countries are currently studying in Indian Universities in various programs, and we aim to make that rise to 5 lakh by the year 2024,” he stated.

Singh called for empowering the faculty to conduct innovative teaching, research, and service as they have the autonomy to innovate on curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment within a broad framework of higher education qualifications while ensuring consistency across institutions, programs, and modes in the NEP-2020.

Mr. Dharam Pal (IAS), Advisor to the Chandigarh UT Administrator, called for collaborations among the best institutions in the Tricity, saying that it would bring the best for all and can help achieve Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam in an absolute sense.

Asserting that very few countries in the world have the capability, skills, and opportunities like India, Mr. Freddy Svane, Danish Ambassador to India, said that what India has achieved in 75 years of its independence is genuinely outstanding.

On the first day, the experts discussed the Ideal model of teacher education in Indian conditions, CO2 fixation, Pandemics, Business Resilience, Sustainability, Joint research Proposals with International Organisations, Project Proposal writing, Theatre and Drama, Business Research & Decision Making Leadership in the Global Context, Influencing the Changing Workplace, and many other topics.

Source: Chandigarh University

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July 2, 2022

UNESCO calls for "Global Mobilization" of Education



Photo: Paris, France. June 29, 2022. Some 2,000 participants from around the world gathered at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from June 28 to June 30 to prepare for the Education Transformation Summit. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is mobilizing the world’s education communities and governments for the Summit, which the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has convened. The Summit will be attended by the Heads of State and will take place in New York in September 2022. Image provided by & copyright © UNESCO/Lily CHAVANCE.

JUNE 30, PARIS - Education ministers and vice-ministers of 154 countries and nearly 2000 participants came together at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris to discuss transforming education, inspired by the rallying call from young people.

The Pre-Summit, a precursor to the Transforming Education Head of State-level Summit, convened by the UN Secretary-General in New York this September, comes after more than two years of the most massive disruption in learning in recorded history, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The UNESCO meeting supports a global breakthrough to more sustainable, peaceful futures, as called for in the report on ‘Our Common Agenda.’

It sets out to tackle the education loss and the profound structural flaws of education systems worldwide. Halfway to the deadline to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal on Education, participants were adamant the world must not only get back on track but transform education from the ground up.

Sources: UNESCO, Paris. United Nations, New York.


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June 29, 2022

QS reveals the World's Best Cities for Students.

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QS Best Student Cities

LONDON, June 29, 2022 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, published today the 10th edition of the QS Best Student Cities rankings, which enable students to compare 140 premier educational destinations, including 30 new entries.

London retains its status as the world’s best student city for the fourth consecutive edition. Munich (2nd =) shares its silver medal with Seoul (2nd =). Zurich (4th) and Melbourne (5th) break into the top 5, while Edinburgh (10th) joins the top 10.

London’s leadership is supported by:



QS ranks cities with a population of at least 250,000 and at least two universities in the QS World University Rankings. The ranking offers a powerful lens into the sentiments of both prospective and former students, with over 98,000 survey responses contributing to the Desirability (prospective students) and Student View (former students) indexes.



  1. London, United Kingdom
  2. Munich, Germany
  3. Seoul, South Korea
  4. Zurich, Switzerland
  5. Melbourne, Australia
  6. Berlin, Germany
  7. Tokyo, Japan
  8. Paris, France
  9. Sydney, Australia
  10. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  11. Boston, United States
  12. Hong Kong, SAR Hong Kong
  13. Singapore, Singapore
  14. Montreal, Canada
  15. Toronto, Canada
  16. Vienna, Austria
  17. Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe, Japan
  18. New York, United States
  19. Lausanne, Switzerland
  20. Vancouver, Canada
  21. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  22. Stockholm, Sweden
  23. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  24. Brisbane, Australia
  25. Glasgow, United Kingdom
  26. Manchester, United Kingdom
  27. San Francisco, United States
  28. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  29. Beijing, China (Mainland)
  30. Los Angeles, United States
  31. Adelaide, Australia
  32. Barcelona, Spain
  33. Taipei, Taiwan
  34. Perth, Australia
  35. Canberra, Australia
  36. Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  37. Auckland, New Zealand
  38. Dublin, Ireland
  39. Prague, Czech Republic
  40. Chicago, United States
  41. Coventry, United Kingdom
  42. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  43. Leuven, Belgium
  44. Madrid, Spain
  45. Birmingham, United Kingdom
  46. Lyon, France
  47. Copenhagen, Denmark
  48. Milan, Italy
  49. Bristol, United Kingdom
  50. Nottingham, United Kingdom
  51. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  52. Istanbul, Turkey
  53. Brussels, Belgium
  54. Gothenburg, Sweden
  55. Ottawa, Canada
  56. Leeds, United Kingdom
  57. Bangkok, Thailand
  58. Warsaw, Poland
  59. Liverpool, United Kingdom
  60. Santiago, Chile
  61. Sheffield, United Kingdom
  62. Brno, Czech Republic
  63. Atlanta, United States
  64. Philadelphia, United States
  65. Washington DC, United States
  66. Budapest, Hungary
  67. Helsinki, Finland
  68. Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  69. Mexico City, Mexico
  70. Lisbon, Portugal
  71. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  72. Daejeon, South Korea
  73. Pittsburgh, United States
  74. Rome, Italy
  75. Almaty, Kazakhstan
  76. Durham, United States
  77. Ankara, Turkey
  78. Cape Town, South Africa
  79. Toulouse, France
  80. San Diego, United States
  81. Brighton, United Kingdom
  82. Seattle, United States
  83. Graz, Austria
  84. Nanjing, China (Mainland)
  85. Christchurch, New Zealand
  86. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  87. Valencia, Spain
  88. Stuttgart, Germany
  89. Hsinchu, Taiwan
  90. Baltimore, United States
  91. Krakow, Poland
  92. Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  93. Gold Coast, Australia
  94. Cairo, Egypt
  95. Leicester, United Kingdom
  96. Monterrey, Mexico
  97. Johannesburg, South Africa
  98. Wuhan, China (Mainland)
  99. Bogota, Colombia
  100. Miami, United States
  101. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  102. Houston, United States
  103. Mumbai, India
  104. Athens, Greece
  105. Beirut, Lebanon
  106. Quebec, Canada
  107. Nagoya, Japan
  108. Riga, Latvia
  109. Vilnius, Lithuania
  110. Guangzhou, China (Mainland)
  111. Manila, Philippines
  112. Lima, Peru
  113. Amman, Jordan
  114. Bangalore, India
  115. Tainan, Taiwan
  116. Dallas, United States
  117. Wroclaw, Poland
  118. Busan, South Korea
  119. Montpellier, France
  120. Bandung, Indonesia
  121. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  122. Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  123. Gwangju, South Korea
  124. Jakarta, Indonesia
  125. Chennai, India
  126. Baku, Azerbaijan
  127. Surabaya, Indonesia
  128. Kaunas, Lithuania
  129. Delhi, India
  130. Quito, Ecuador
  131. Timisoara, Romania
  132. Bucharest, Romania
  133. Taichung, Taiwan
  134. Albany, United States
  135. Montevideo, Uruguay
  136. Denver, United States
  137. Iasi, Romania
  138. Xi’an, China (Mainland)
  139. Irbid, Jordan
  140. Łódź, Poland

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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June 9, 2022

QS announces World University Rankings 2023

• The world’s best universities revealed.

QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings

LONDON, June 9, 2022 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released the nineteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings, featuring 1418 institutions across 100 locations. The results account for 16.4 million academic papers and 117.8 million citations received by those papers. The rankings also reflect the expert opinions of 151,000 academic faculty and 99,000 employers. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) celebrates eleven years as the world’s best University. The University of Oxford (4th) drops two places while the University of Cambridge (2nd) gains one place.

• Highlights

• QS World University Rankings 2023

• Top 200

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, United States
  2. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  3. Stanford University, Stanford, United States
  4. The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  5. Harvard University, Cambridge, United States
  6. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, United States
  7. Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  8. UCL, London, United Kingdom
  9. ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
  10. University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
  11. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore
  12. Peking University, Beijing, China (Mainland)
  13. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
  14. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (Mainland
  15. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  16. EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  17. Princeton University, Princeton, United States
  18. Yale University, New Haven, United States
  19. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), Singapore, Singapore
  20. Cornell University, Ithaca, United States
  21. The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR
  22. Columbia University, New York City, United States
  23. The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  24. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States
  25. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, United States
  26. Université PSL, Paris, France
  27. The University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, United States
  28. The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  29. Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  30. The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  31. McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  32. Northwestern University, Evanston, United States
  33. The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
  34. Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  35. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  36. Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  37. King’s College London, London, United Kingdom
  38. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  39. New York University (NYU), New York City, United States
  40. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  41. The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  42. KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Daejeon, South Korea
  43. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (Mainland)
  44. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, United States
  45. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Sydney, Australia
  46. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  47. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  48. Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Palaiseau Cedex, France
  49. The Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
  50. Duke University, Durham, United States
  51. The University of Queensland, Brisbane City, Australia
  52. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States
  53. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, United States
  54. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR5
  55. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Tokyo, Japan
  56. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, United Kingdom
  57. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  58. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  59. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
  60. Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  61. Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  62. University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  63. Brown University, Providence, United States
  64. The University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  65. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  66. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  67. Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  68. Osaka University, Osaka City, Japan
  69. Universit Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette,, France
  70. Universiti Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5QS Stars
  71. Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, South Korea
  72. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States
  73. Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
  74. Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
  75. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  76. KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  77. National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei City, Taiwan
  78. University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
  79. Tohoku University, Sendai City, Japan
  80. University of Washington, Seattle, United States
  81. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  82. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  83. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, United States
  84. University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
  85. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, United States
  86. University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  87. The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  88. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States
  89. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  90. The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  91. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  92. Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
  93. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  94. University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China (Mainland)
  95. Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  96. The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  97. University of St Andrews, St. Andrews, United Kingdom
  98. Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  99. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, South Korea
  100. Rice University, Houston, United States
  101. University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  102. University of California, Davis, Davis, United States
  103. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, United States
  104. Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  105. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  106. King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  107. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  108. Boston University, Boston, United States
  109. The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  110. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  111. École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France
  112. Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  113. Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  114. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  115. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  116. Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
  117. Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  118. Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  119. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, United States
  120. University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  121. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), Santiago, Chile
  122. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  123. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Seri Kembangan, Malaysia
  124. Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
  125. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  126. Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
  127. University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  128. Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  129. Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States
  130. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia
  131. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  132. Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
  133. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (Mainland)
  134. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
  135. Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Japan
  136. University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  137. University of Technology, Sydney Haymarket, Australia
  138. Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  139. Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
  140. The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States
  141. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  142. KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
  143. Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  144. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Gelugor, Malaysia
  145. University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  146. Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  147. RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  148. University of Rochester, Rochester, United States
  149. University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, United States
  150. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  151. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  152. McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  153. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  154. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  155. Emory University, Atlanta, United States
  156. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  157. Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
  158. Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Berlin, Germany
  159. Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
  160. King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  161. Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  162. University of York, York, United Kingdom
  163. University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom5QS Stars
  164. Texas A&M University, College Station, United States
  165. University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States
  166. Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  167. Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  168. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  169. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
  170. Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
  171. Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  172. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India
  173. Western University, London, Canada
  174. Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Paris, France
  175. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi, India
  176. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, United States
  177. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
  178. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  179. Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
  180. University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
  181. Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  182. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  183. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States
  184. Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  185. University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  186. University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, United States
  187. University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
  188. University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  189. Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  190. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  191. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  192. The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON), Callaghan, Australia
  193. Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  194. Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (Mainland)
  195. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  196. Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  197. Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  198. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea
  199. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, United States
  200. Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

• QS World University Rankings 2023: INDIA


  1. =155 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  2. =172 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India
  3. =174 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi, India
  4. 250 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, India
  5. =264 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Kanpur, India
  6. =270 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), Kharagpur, India
  7. =369 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Roorkee, India
  8. =384 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Guwahati, India
  9. =396 Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore, India
  10. 521-530 University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  11. 541-550 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India
  12. 541-550 University of Madras, Chennai, India
  13. 551-560 Anna University, Chennai, India
  14. 581-590 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Sangareddy, India
  15. 601-650 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  16. 651-700 IIT BHU Varanasi, Varanasi, India
  17. 651-700 O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, India
  18. 701-750 Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  19. 751-800 Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India Manipal, India
  20. 751-800 University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
  21. 801-1000 Chandigarh University, Mohali, India
  22. 801-1000 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, India
  23. 801-1000 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
  24. 801-1000 National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, India
  25. 801-1000 Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
  26. 801-1000 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan, India
  27. 801-1000 University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  28. 1001-1200 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
  29. 1001-1200 Amity University, Noida, India
  30. 1001-1200 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, India
  31. 1001-1200 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  32. 1001-1200 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Pilani, India
  33. 1001-1200 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University), Chennai, India
  34. 1001-1200 Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, India
  35. 1001-1200 Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India
  36. 1001-1200 University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  37. 1001-1200 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, India
  38. 1201-1400 Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  39. 1201-1400 OSMANIA UNIVERSITY, Hyderabad, India
  41. 1201-1400 Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

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Photo: India QSWUR 2023 Chandigarh Region Graphic by Hindustan Times. Illustration Credit: Hindustan Times/Chandigarh University.

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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June 7, 2022


Rastrapati Bhavan

Photo: Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, New Delhi. Image credit: Rob Towell.

New Delhi, June 05, 2022 — The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, will host the Visitor’s Conference 2022 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 7 and 8, 2022.

On June 7, 2022, the President will present the Visitor’s Awards in the Research and Technological Development categories in the presence of Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, and other dignitaries.

After the Visitor’s Awards conferment, the Conference will witness the presentation on ‘Role and responsibilities of Higher Education Institutions in Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ by Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar, Chairman UGC.

On June 8, 2022, the Conference will witness presentations and deliberations on various topics such as international rankings of Higher Education Institutions, the collaboration between Academia-Industry and policy-makers, integration of school, higher, and vocational education, and research in emerging and disruptive technologies.

The President is the Visitor of 161 Central Institutes of Higher Education (CIHE). 53 CIHE will physically witness the Conference, while other institutes will connect virtually. Apart from the heads of 161 institutions of higher education, the Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan; Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhas Sarkar; Secretary (Higher Education), Ministry of Education; Chairman of University Grants Commission; Chairperson of National Council for Vocational Education and Training; and Chairman AICTE will also attend the Conference.

Source: President’s Secretariat



President of India Inaugurates Visitor’s Conference 2022



New Delhi, June 07, 2022 — The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the two-day Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities and Directors of Institutions of National Importance at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. The President is the Visitor of 161 Central Institutes of Higher Education. Out of 161 institutes, 53 are physically attending the Conference, while others are connected virtually.

Source: President’s Secretariat

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June 2, 2022

THE Asia Awards: Shoolini ranked 2nd in Asia for Student Support

Shoolini University

SOLAN, India, June 2, 2022 — Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia has highly commended and awarded the second prize for ‘outstanding support for students’ to Himachal Pradesh-based Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences.

Dubbed the ‘Oscars of Higher Education,’ THE Awards offer an important international platform to recognize and applaud outstanding leadership and institutional performance. THE Asia Awards celebrate the achievements of the continent’s higher education.

Shoolini University, a pioneering University located in the foothills of the Himalayas, has taken the novel step of bringing the Coaching facility to its students through a partnership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Under the program, over 600 students have transformed their lives through coaching by 100 International ICF Credentialed Coaches. In addition, it has helped students develop the art of questioning.

Hailing the award, Chancellor Prof. PK Khosla said he was elated to hear the news. “The university has been taking proactive steps to support the students in all possible ways. For example, our ‘VEmpower Coaching Program’ is unique as it involves over 100 certified coaches worldwide to provide guidance and coaching to Shoolini students,” Prof. Khosla remarked.

Source: Shoolini University

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Times Higher Education announces Asia University Rankings 2022

Times Higher Education

Nagoya, Japan, June 01, 2022 — Times Higher Education has published its Asia University Rankings 2022, revealing the top institutions across the diverse and dynamic continent.

There are now six Saudi Arabian universities in the top 100, up from four last year, and four in the top 50, double the number in 2021.

The best-performing institution in Saudi Arabia is King Abdulaziz University, which ranks 28. The public university in Jeddah was established in 1967 by business people before being converted to a public institution seven years later. It scores especially highly for international collaboration (93.6 out of 100) and citations (92.4).

King Abdulaziz University ranks joint 190th in THE’s World University Rankings 2022; the results, published last year, marked the first time a university from Saudi Arabia got included in the top 200.

Overall, there are 15 Saudi universities in the Asia rankings, up from 10 in 2021 and seven in 2020.

Following King Abdulaziz is Alfaisal University in 34th position. The private, not-for-profit institution is in Riyadh.

King Saud University, a public institution in Riyadh, ranks joint 44th, up from 53rd last year. King Saud was the first Saudi university established in 1957 and was initially named Riyadh University.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals also ranks among the top 50, at 48th position, up from joint 84th last year.

Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s national strategy introduced by Mohammed bin Salman in 2016, includes a target of at least five Saudi universities ranking among the top 200 in international rankings. The plan aims to move the Saudi economy from an over-reliance on oil revenues to a more balanced financial model in which higher education is integral.

China still leads the Asia rankings, with Tsinghua and Peking universities taking the top two spots for the third consecutive year. The country has secured its dominance in the region, being home to nearly a third of institutions (30) in the top 100.

In contrast, Japan has six fewer universities in the top 100 than in 2020, with just eight, down from 14. However, it is still the most-represented nation overall, with 118 institutions.

The Asia University Rankings use the same 13 performance indicators as the World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia’s institutions.

• THE Asia University Rankings 2022 — TOP 100

  1. Tsinghua University, China
  2. Peking University, China
  3. National University of Singapore, Singapore
  4. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  5. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  6. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  7. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  8. Seoul National University, South Korea
  9. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  10. Fudan University, China
  11. Zhejiang University, China
  12. Kyoto University, Japan
  13. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  14. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
  15. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  16. University of Science and Technology of China, China
  17. Nanjing University, China
  18. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
  19. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China
  20. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea
  21. National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
  22. Yonsei University (Seoul campus), South Korea
  23. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
  24. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  25. Wuhan University, China
  26. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  27. Korea University, South Korea
  28. King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  29. Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
  30. Tel Aviv University, Israel
  31. Kyung Hee University, South Korea
  32. Tohoku University, Japan
  33. University of Macau, Macao
  34. Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
  35. China Medical University, Taiwan, Taiwan
  36. Macau University of Science and Technology, Macao
  37. Khalifa University United Arab, Emirates
  38. Sun Yat-sen University, China
  39. Central South University, China
  40. Beijing Normal University, China
  41. Sejong University South, Korea
  42. Indian Institute of Science, India
  43. Tongji University, China
  44. King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  45. National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  46. Qatar University, Qatar
  47. Hanyang University, South Korea
  48. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  49. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  50. Nagoya University, Japan
  51. American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  52. East China Normal University, China
  53. Osaka University, Japan
  54. Shenzhen University, China
  55. University of Malaya, Malaysia
  56. Nankai University, China
  57. Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
  58. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  59. National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  60. United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
  61. South China University of Technology, China
  62. Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  63. Tianjin University, China
  64. Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  65. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, India
  66. Sichuan University, China
  67. University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
  68. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India
  69. Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  70. Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  71. Southern Medical University, China
  72. University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  73. Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
  74. Hunan University, China
  75. Cankaya University, Turkey
  76. Koç University, Turkey
  77. Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  78. Asia University, Taiwan, Taiwan
  79. Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  80. Sabancı University, Turkey
  81. Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  82. Beihang University, China
  83. University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, Japan
  84. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  85. Xiamen University, China
  86. Southeast University, China
  87. Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
  88. Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  89. An-Najah National University, Palestine
  90. Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
  91. Duy Tan University, Vietnam
  92. Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  93. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  94. Yokohama City University, Japan
  95. Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
  96. Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  97. University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
  98. Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  99. Capital Medical University, China
  100. Zhejiang Normal University, China

Source: Times Higher Education

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June 1, 2022

Times Higher Education (THE) announces THE Awards Asia 2022 Shortlist & Winners.

Universities, Asia, Times Higher Education

Nagoya, Japan, June 01, 2022 — The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) team has taken the top accolade amid stiff competition for Times Higher Education’s awards for Asian institutions.

NTU took the prize for Leadership and Management Team of the Year at 2022’s THE Awards Asia.

Judges said that NTU had “achieved an outstanding rate and quality of development in recent years and has become one of the sector’s global leaders.”

In its fourth year, the event builds on the success of THE’s long-running UK-focused awards, known as the “Oscars of higher education.” This year as in 2021, the Asia awards received nearly 500 entries with submissions from 22 countries or territories, whittled down to 80 finalists.

The 2022 awards saw India punch above its weight, the only country with two winners.

India also boasted the most significant number of shortlisted submissions from any country, with 11 institutions in the running. Other top-performing countries include Malaysia, with ten institutions, and China, with eight.

THE’s chief knowledge officer, Phil Baty, congratulated all the 2022 winners for their success in a year that has seen universities continue to grapple with the fallout of the pandemic even as they adapt to other rapidly unfolding events.

“There is no shortage of challenges, and geopolitical uncertainties threaten more upheaval, but the evidence…attests that Asia’s universities are equipped with the vision, resources, and will to rise to any task,” he said.

Institutions Shortlisted and Winners

• Leadership and Management Team of the Year

• Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

• International Strategy of the Year

• Outstanding Support for Students

• Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year

• Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year

• Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year

• Workplace of the Year

• THE DataPoints Research Improvement Award

• THE DataPoints Impact Award

Source: THE Awards Asia 2022

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May 31, 2022

UGC declares Periyar University's Online Distance Education Programmes Invalid.

New Delhi, May 31, 2022 — UGC (University Grants Commission) India has issued a Public Notice concerning violations by Periyar University, Tamil Nadu, in running distance education programs per UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020.

Consequently, UGC has declared Periyar University’s online distance education programs invalid and warned students not to get admitted to these programs.

Incidentally, Periyar University is a NAAC ‘A++’ Grade State University.


Source: UGC

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May 26, 2022

University Grants Commission (UGC) India invites Applications for QUAD Fellowships.

Quad Fellowship

QUAD Fellowships, India, USA, Japan, Australia

QUAD Fellowships, India, USA, Japan, Australia

Photo: Prime Minister Modi interacting with the Indian community in Tokyo, Japan, on May 23, 2022. Mr. Modi was in Tokyo to attend the QUAD summit.

New Delhi, May 25, 2022, — University Grants Commission (UGC) India has invited Applications for QUAD Fellowships.

“Applications are invited for the Quad fellowship - a first-of-its-kind scholarship program that brings together up to 25 engineers, mathematicians, scientists, and technologists from each of the four Quad countries (Australia, India, Japan, and the United States) to advance innovation and research by pursuing their graduate degrees in the United States,” the UGC notice said.

“The Quad Fellowship, a new graduate-level fellowship designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists, is recruiting its first cohort this year,” the announcement stated. The UGC notice further explained that this program would sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States.

UGC also clarified that “there will be no financial liability on the part of UGC for this fellowship program.”

Earlier, Schmidt Futures had announced from New York that applications are open for the Quad Fellowship — a first-of-its-kind scholarship supporting master’s and doctoral students in STEM. The program would spur scientific and technological innovation while building global ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists.

The Quad Fellowship is a joint initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. It is the flagship educational exchange program of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. Operated and administered by Schmidt Futures, the Fellowship will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States beginning in August 2023.

“We will see more technological change in the next ten years than in the last fifty,” said U.S. President Joe Biden. “We want the next generation of scientists and technologists who will build the future to come from our Quad countries. So together, we’re launching the new scholarship program to support STEM students in each of our countries and strengthen the collaboration among our people. It’s called the Quad Fellowship.”

The Fellowship will develop a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation and collaboration in their nations’ private, public, and academic sectors and Quad countries. Over 18 months of programming, Quad Fellows will receive academic support and have the opportunity to learn from leading scientists, technologists, politicians, and more from the Quad nations. Just as crucial, the program will build a foundational understanding among Quad Fellows of one another’s societies and cultures through robust community programming and cultural immersion experiences.

“We were honored to accept the invitation to lead and administer the Quad Fellowship,” said Eric Braverman, CEO of Schmidt Futures. “It is a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt that bets early on exceptional people making the world better. We believe that identifying and connecting talent through interdisciplinary STEM programs like this one is crucial to advancing world-changing innovation and solving our greatest challenges.”

“At the heart of the future, we see science and technology, engineering and math, because they have always been at the forefront of advancing progress and answering a human need,” said Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison. “It’s a fellowship that will create new connections and helps identify solutions to some of the most pressing challenges we face across our region and the world.”

“The most important driving force in the world will be the technology for the service and the use of humanity,” said India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. “Our Quad will play the role of a force for global good, and our cooperation under Quad will ensure prosperity and peace in the Indo-Pacific and the world.”

“I have great expectations that participants will become a “bridge” connecting the four countries and will be the driving force for growth, helping to resolve issues arising in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world,” said Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

All Quad Fellows will receive access to the following benefits and participate in the following programs upon selection:

An International Advisory Board composed of leaders from academia, government, business, and civil society will guide Quad Fellowship selection, programming, and immersion experiences. Members include

Quad Fellowships would announce additional members of the International Advisory Board later.

Many leading corporate sponsors support the Quad Fellowship. Founding sponsors include Accenture, Blackstone, Boeing, Google, Mastercard, and Western Digital.

For Details on the Quad Fellowship, Visit: Quad Fellowship Website

Source: UGC, QUAD, Schmidt Futures

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May 24, 2022

India's Minister of State for Science & Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh, addresses the 50th Convocation of D.A.V. College, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

DAV College Hoshiarpur

Photo: The Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh at the 50th Convocation of D.A.V. College Hoshiarpur, in Punjab on May 24, 2022.

Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India, May 24, 2022 — India’s Minister of State for Science & Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh, said that the new National Education Policy supplements the Start-Up ecosystem with the promise to open new career and entrepreneurship opportunities for students and youth in India.

Dr. Singh was addressing the 50th Convocation of D.A.V. College, Hoshiarpur. He said Punjab must reclaim its past glory as a premier education hub of India. He recalled that even in pre-Independence India, Government College Lahore and Punjab University Lahore were among the leading educational institutions in the entire subcontinent.

Dr. Jitendra Singh reminded the academia and students of the historical context and said that until independence in 1947, Punjab University Lahore (now in Pakistan) fulfilled the educational needs of a vast subcontinent region. After Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta, the British Government established Punjab University Lahore in 1882. Dr. Singh added that the British Government similarly established the Lahore College for Women as a residential college in May 1922.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said the contribution of D.A.V. institutions in spreading the light of education has indeed been invaluable, and one must be proud to receive a graduation or post-graduation degree from one of the premier institutions of North India. He said it’s also heartening to note that D.A.V. has routinely been ranked among the top institutions of India and congratulated all for this achievement.

Dr. Jitendra Singh emphasized that Convocation day or Graduation ceremony does not mean the end of your learning. But it is a continuous process as new opportunities emerge every day. Referring to Skill India Mission, he urged the students to imbibe multiple skills to be successful in life as there is an ample number of examples to show that those equipped with the latest skills are doing wonders in the world today.

In conclusion, the Minister said that Convocation day is one of the most critical days in a student’s life. It is not just an acknowledgment of your hard work but a token of your responsibility towards society. He said, you are fortunate to have studied in an institution like D.A.V. College, and on this solemn day, you must not fail to acknowledge your parents and teachers who have guided you.

Source: Ministry of Science & Technology, India

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May 22, 2022

India's National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the Postgraduate Entrance Test for 42 Central and participating Universities for the Academic Session 2022-2023.



Source: National Testing Agency (NTA)

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May 19, 2022

UNESCO World Conference in Barcelona to shape the future of Higher Education

- The third UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education is taking place from May 18 to May 20, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain, to chart a renewed vision for higher education in the next decade.

UNESCO Higher Education

Barcelona, Spain, May 18, 2022 — There are 235 million students enrolled in higher education worldwide. This number has more than doubled in the last 20 years and will likely double again over the coming decade.

Faced with such growing demand, how can we ensure quality higher education adapted to contemporary challenges such as sustainable development? How can international academic mobility be supported? What lessons can we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? These questions will be at the heart of the World Conference.

More than 1,500 participants are attending the event coming from universities, governments, multilateral agencies, the private sector, and civil society to share their experiences and ideas to draw a joint global roadmap for the coming decade.

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, the Spanish Minister of Universities, Joan Subirats, the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, and the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, opened the Conference.

• Democratizing access

Disparities persist despite a remarkable 200% increase in enrolment in 20 years in sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and South and South-East Asia. As a result, between 40% and 50% of an age group are enrolled in higher education in East and South-East Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In Central and South Asia, however, only 25% are registered. And the figure drops to 9% for sub-Saharan Africa.

Expanding access to education is necessary, but it has significant logistical and budgetary implications for governments, particularly developing countries. There has been a trend toward increasing tuition fees and other indirect costs in many places, burdening the finances of students and their families.

• Increasing student mobility

Six million of the global student population are studying abroad, and this number will rise to 8 million by 2025. But international frameworks are needed to support mobility, an academic asset for students and a boost to knowledge sharing and mutual understanding.

At the Barcelona Conference, UNESCO will call on its Member States to pursue ratification of the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education, the first UN treaty to strengthen inter-university cooperation and cross-border academic research. Fourteen states have already ratified the text, and only seven more signatures are needed to enter it into force.

• Learning from the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged higher education systems resulting in learning losses and increased inequalities. However, it has also shown that higher education systems with significant public funding are more resilient in the face of a global crisis and better able to ensure continuity of provision and inclusion of the most important number of students. The Conference will draw lessons from the past two years to design more robust and resilient systems.

To develop the roadmap for higher education to 2030, the Conference will focus on the following themes: (1) Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education; (2) Higher Education and the Sustainable Development Goals; (3) Inclusion; (4) Quality and Relevance of Programmes; (5) Academic Mobility; (6) Governance; (7) Financing; (8) Data and Knowledge Production; (9) International Cooperation and (10) The Futures of Higher Education.

The International Council for Science (ICS) and the International Association of Universities (IAU) are among the conference partners, as well as the Global Universities Network for Innovation (GUNI/ACUP) and the Catalan Association of Public Universities.

Source: UNESCO


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Global Survey Comparing University Mindsets and Student Expectations Identifies Critical Shifts in the Learner Experience

Global Anthology research study reveals accessibility barriers and technology needs in higher education.

Global university survey

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 17, 2022 — Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, today announced the results of its 2022 global research study: Comparing Global University Mindsets and Student Expectations. The study surveyed more than 5,000 higher education leaders and current students from countries worldwide, including the United States, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Japan, Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Findings revealed that student expectations following the pandemic do not fully align with what university leaders envision for the future, indicating an opportunity for higher education institutions to adjust to the learner experience to support better outcomes.

“As universities continue to drive digital transformation, they face new hurdles around everything from course delivery and support services to accessibility and how they equip their students and staff with technology,” said Jim Milton, Chairman and CEO at Anthology. “We believe that technology plays a vital role in shaping the future of higher education across the globe, and results from this study validate that viewpoint as leaders consider the impact of technology and data on the overall student experience.”

• Financial Barriers and Lack of Technology Access

Outside the pandemic, the economy continues to have the most significant impact on learners across all regions (73 percent), followed by a lack of access to technology (35 percent). Lack of technology access was significantly higher in the Middle East and Africa, where 54 percent of students indicated this was a challenge. University leaders in most regions are mainly in sync with these challenges. Still, only 30 percent of higher education leaders in the Middle East and Africa felt that technology access was a concern for their students, indicating a discrepancy between their perception and the student experience.

• Hybrid Instruction for the Foreseeable Future

More than 80 percent of students globally now prefer that at least some of their courses or instructional meetings take place online. As a result, leaders are moving their universities in the right direction, with more than a third (38 percent) indicating that a mix of online and in-person course delivery would be the model at their institution by 2025, increasing from 16 percent currently.

Nearly a quarter of North American leaders (24 percent) stated that courses would still be offered in an entirely in-person format by 2025 - a significantly higher percentage than any other region. The highest percentage of students interested in fully asynchronous courses were from North America, representing the most significant gap compared to student preferences for how classes are offered.

• Investing in Holistic Technology

Learners globally want - and expect - technology to be more prevalent in their higher education experience. University leaders agree, with 60 percent stating that their university currently lacks the appropriate digital learning tools to help students succeed. While only 26 percent of university leaders have significantly increased the number of digital learning tools utilized over the past two years, more than half are considering additional technology investments.

The majority (94 percent) of university leaders agree that a holistic view of learner data pulled across multiple systems would benefit their team and help more students achieve their goals. The same percentage indicates that their university is actively looking for new opportunities to aggregate and analyze data to drive more insights, ultimately seeking to use data to help improve outcomes for student populations through personalization.

Anthology partnered with Thrive Analytics to execute its 2022 survey, Comparing Global University Mindsets and Student Expectations. The survey targeted student respondents currently enrolled at a higher education institution pursuing a degree or diploma. University leader respondents are senior leaders (Dean, Provost, Rector, etc.) at a higher education institution. In total, 2,572 current university leaders and 2,725 students completed the survey.

“Anthology” offers the largest EdTech ecosystem globally for education, recently combining with Blackboard to support more than 150 million users in 80 countries.

Source: Anthology

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May 15, 2022

University Grants Commission (UGC) India tells Higher Education Institutions to award Degrees within the Prescribed Timeline or face Punitive Action. (Updated)


UGC, India, Universities

New Delhi, April 08, 2022 — University Grants Commission (UGC) has addressed a communication to the Vice-Chancellors of all Universities and Principals of all Colleges concerning “Compliance of UGC (Grant of Degrees and other Awards by Universities) Regulations 2008”.

UGC has stated that delay in the issue of degrees, mark sheets, and other certificates causes problems for students seeking employment or further higher education. After completing a program successfully, getting a degree in time is an “inviolable privilege of a student.” Therefore, Stipulation 4-4 of the UGC (Grant of Degrees and other Awards by Universities) Regulations 2008 mandates that:

“The Degree award date/s shall be within 180 days of the date/s by which the students are expected to qualify and become eligible for them.”

Consequently, UGC has asked all HEIs to comply with the UGC regulations and award the degrees to successful candidates within the prescribed timeline. Otherwise, it will be constrained to take punitive actions per Regulation 9 of the UGC (Grievance Redressal) Regulation 2012 against the universities failing to follow the UGC rules on the award of degrees, the Commission has warned.

Source: UGC


UGC, India, Universities


New Delhi, April 22, 2022.

— UGC has, for the year 2022-23, allotted distinct Programs to its “Human Resource Development Centres” (HRDCs) located at the following universities: —



























Source: UGC



April 22, 2022

• UGC (University Grants Commission) and AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) have jointly issued the following Public Notice:


• The following notification, however, ridicules the above UGC AICTE Public Notice.

• According to it, Graduates of the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, are eligible to enroll and vote in the Panjab University Chandigarh, India, Senate Elections !!!


UGC, India, Universities


May 5, 2022

• UGC notifies Regulations for Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Educational Institutions for offering Twinning, Joint Degree, and Dual Degree Programs.

New Delhi, May 5, 2022 — University Grants Commission has notified the University Grants Commission (Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Educational Institutions to offer Twinning, Joint Degree and Dual Degree Programmes) Regulations, 2022 in the Official Gazette.

“These Regulations shall promote enhanced academic collaboration with foreign higher educational institutions leading towards academic and research excellence in the Indian higher educational institutions,” UGC communicated to the Vice-Chancellors of all universities. “It is expected that academic and research collaboration and mobility of students and faculty through joint degree and dual degree programs will be highly beneficial for the Indian higher educational institutions to achieve higher global rankings,” UGC said.

All the eligible Indian Universities may now engage in academic collaboration with foreign higher educational institutions as per the provisions of the Regulations, 2022, the communication stated.

However, the Indian and Foreign Higher Educational Institutions shall be eligible to offer Twinning, Joint Degree, and Dual Degree programs under these regulations, provided they fulfill the specific eligibility criteria.

For example, to be eligible, the Indian Higher Educational Institution should be accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a minimum score of 3.01 on a 4-point scale.

Or, it should figure in the top 1000 of Times Higher Education or QS World University ranking at the time of application.

Or, it should figure in the top 100 in the university category of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) at the time of application.

A Foreign Higher Educational Institution would be eligible to collaborate if it figures in the top 1000 in Times Higher Education or QS World University ranking.

Source: UGC



May 14, 2022

— UGC Invitation for Applications from ELIGIBLE Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) for Recognition to offer programs under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) from 2022-23. —

UGC,ODL Notice

Source: UGC

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May 9, 2022

India Ministry of Education takes steps toward the formulation of the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI)

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Photo: Dharmendra Pradhan chairs a meeting on the formulation of HECI in New Delhi.

New Delhi, May 09, 2022 — Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today had an extensive consultation on taking further steps to formulate the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI).

Mr. Pradhan said that HECI should ensure employability, job creation, and a global outlook during the meeting. He added that it should ensure international academic standards and provide more academic autonomy to higher education institutions.

He further said that this critical recommendation of NEP-2020 will be one of the many steps in the direction of decolonization of the education system of the country.

The Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) would be an overarching umbrella for the guidance of all the higher education institutions in the country.

Source: Ministry of Education

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May 7, 2022

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, inaugurates International Conference on Environmental Diversity and Environmental Jurisprudence at Chandigarh University.

Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University

Photo: The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, released the Annual Report of Chandigarh University in Mohali on May 7, 2022.

Chandigarh University

Photo: The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, at the inauguration of the International Conference on Environmental Diversity and Environmental Jurisprudence at Chandigarh University in Mohali on May 7, 2022.

Chandigarh, May 07, 2022 — Today, the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, called for ‘collective action’ from people and enabling policies to limit the impact of climate change. “To be able to achieve the 1.5°C global warming limit, we must aim at both macro-level systemic changes as well as micro-level lifestyle choices. Therefore, we need a people’s movement for environmental protection”, he said.

Mr. Naidu called for weighty introspection and bold actions to mitigate the reality of increasing extreme events and diminishing biodiversity. But, he said, “it is not only the duty of the government to deliberate, but it is also the duty of every citizen and human being on earth to save this planet.”

The vice president inaugurated the International Conference on Environmental Diversity and Environmental Jurisprudence at Chandigarh University, Mohali. Addressing the gathering, Mr. Naidu stressed that India has always led the world in climate action. He reiterated India’s commitment to fulfilling the ambitious national targets set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the recent COP26 Summit in Glasgow.

Mr. Naidu recalled that people in villages came together to protect the adjacent forests and repair ponds and canals in earlier times. “What we need today is a change in people’s mindset. Unless environmental protection becomes a people’s movement, our future is bleak.”

Stressing the need to reverse the dangerous trend of exploiting nature, Mr. Naidu appealed to lawmakers to take cognizance of the situation and make legislations that maintain a delicate balance between ecology and economy.

Emphasizing the importance of such international conferences, Mr. Naidu said that “we have to learn from each other globally and adopt best practices worldwide.” He appreciated Chandigarh University for its initiative and hoped the conference would open a new chapter in environmental protection in the country.

Source: Vice President’s Secretariat

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