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With the view to boost higher education in India, University Grants Commission (UGC) came in to existence in the early years of Indian Independence in 1948 and has already celebrated its long years of journey in education. UGC was set up to meet the growing demand and appeal for higher education in the country with providing all sorts of modern amenities with the ambition to keep the standard of Indian education with the International. With the sincere efforts of the commission, many Indian apex academic institutes offer excellent education in the specific fields of knowledge that shows the growing trend of Indian education and academics in the world. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been injected with two chief responsibilities: maintaining the standards of education and coordinating the education system with its subsidiaries and to fund them to carry out proper education facilitating research in every field of knowledge. The major aims and objectives include- Promoting higher education and coordinating university education. Forming rules and regulations for the universities and other higher educational institutes to follow. Acting as the chief advocate of higher education UGC is to be liable for all round development and growth of university education in the country. Funding and financing the institutes to carry out the works. Monitoring proper education and investigating the institutes and make sure that all the institutes provide regular and quality education to all Assessing the standard of educations and examining the teaching learning process in the institutes and rank them in accordance with their academic performance as well as finance them accordingly. Besides, UGC arranges state, national and international level seminars and workshops on various study related and major topics to enhance the inquisitive power of the students and teachers. Various schemes like award of financial assistance to the teachers having excellence in educational and teaching achievement is given by UGC, funds to colleges for their all round growth in education, various internship and teaching programs are arranged by it to increase the knowledge of the teachers thus effecting quality education. A special provision is given to research and research-oriented activities in the higher education level taken by UGC to boom the curiosity of the learners regarding knowledge. NET, JRF, SRF and many fellowship programmes are conducted by the UGC. This central agency is a statutory autonomous body of the government of India controlled as well as funded by the direct authority of the ministry of Human Resource Development. The organization is comprised of Chairperson, the secretaries and the members. All fields of higher education are controlled and supervised by UGC including arts, humanities, and literature, vocational and technical as well as science subjects. Some of the branches of UGC in order to conduct various fields of education are AICTE, Distance education council (DEC), BCI, ICAR, NCTE, RCI, MCI, INC, DCI, CCIM, CCH etc. Headquartered in the national capital of Delhi UGC has regional branches in many parts of India to carry out its works and proceeding smoothly and effectively. Thus the responsibility of conducting major research projects and determining the fate of higher education in the second populous country in the world lies upon the shoulder of University Grants Commission.

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May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

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May 3, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Washington, May 3(IANS) Maximum running speed practically determines mammalian eye size other than body size, says a new study.

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May 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

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May 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

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May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

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May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

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May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that imparts colour to carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens, could be hazardous for health, says a study.

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May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

London, May 3 (ANI): Former girlfriends of President Barack Obama have opened up for the first time of his "sexual warmth" and disclosed the contents of love letters that he sent to them during his 20s, in a new biography.

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May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

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May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

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Washington, May 2 (ANI): A scientist at Michigan Technological University has developed a simple, cheap way to make water safe to drink, even if it's muddy.

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Sibal expresses concern over discrimination of northeastern students

May 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

New Delhi, May 2(ANI): Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal has expressed concern over recent incidents of alleged discrimination of students from the northeast.

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May 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM

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Prince Andrew to visit destitute home in Kolkata

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Prince Andrew, son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is Thursday scheduled to visit a home for rescued, trafficked and orphaned girls and children of AIDS victims in Madhyamgram near here.

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May 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

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May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) There has been a whopping eight-fold increase in the number of applicants for the prestigious Staff Selection Commission examinations, from one million to nearly nine million in the past four years, a top official said here Tuesday.

UGC clears Assam's Sankardeva study centre

May 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has cleared the establishment of the Srimanta Sankardeva Chair in Assam's Tezpur University to familiarize students with the values of secularism and non-violence expounded by the saint-scholar, it was announced here Tuesday.

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May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

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Sri Lanka slams listing on UK human rights report

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Colombo, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday slammed a British human rights report which listed the island among countries of concern over human rights issues.

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May 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) When it comes to kindness or helping a stranger, atheists and agnostics fare much better than their highly religious counterparts.

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May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

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May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

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India designs its own 'seductive' image as global power

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): India's image has transformed drastically in the last decade from an aid recipient nation to a global power, experts say.

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May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

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New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Telecom Commission Monday sought more information and clarifications from the telecom regulator on its recommendations on 2G auction, including spectrum pricing, which have invited strong objections from the industry and independent analysts alike.

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April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

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April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

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April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

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April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

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April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

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April 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

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April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said here Monday.

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April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Patients can now instantly download their medical scans and images from an internet-based "cloud" system and distribute these to their physicians for diagnosis wherever they might be located.

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April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China's petrochemical industry expanded at much slower pace in the first quarter amid the economic slowdown, according to data released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Monday.

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April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

London, Apr 30 (ANI): Our galaxy may be teeming with billions of habitable planets, which could have huge consequences on the search for extra-terrestrial life, according to a recent survey.

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April 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Washington, April 30(ANI): Breast-fed babies have healthier guts than their formula-fed counterparts, according to a new study.

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April 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a number of previously unknown networks in the brain, which go a long way towards explaining why some teenagers are more vulnerable to start trying out drugs and alcohol -while others don't.

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April 30, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Veracruz (Mexico), April 30 (IANS/EFE) The body of Regina Martinez, the Proceso magazine correspondent in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, was found in her house. She had been strangled to death, officials said.

Staying active key to youthful brain: Study

April 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Stockholm, April 29 (IANS) Aging may be inevitable, but staying physically and mentally active is the key to maintaining a youthful brain, says a new study.

Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US

April 28, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Washington, April 28 (IANS) India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it is retrogressive and hinders economic growth and development in the age of globalisation.

New graphene-based material shows promise to 'revolutionize electronics industry'

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers have come up with the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity.

Russian court declines considering election suit

April 28, 2012 at 4:18 AM

Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Supreme Court has turned down a lawsuit against the presidential elections' outcome that saw Prime Minister Vladimir Putin win by a landslide March 4, the court's website said.

'NACO merger with NRHM not insensitive'

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The convergence of India's AIDS control mission with the government's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is not going to be insensitive for the communities and the vulnerable sections involved, Planning Commission member Syeda Hameed said here Friday.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting rights violations in India.

SAARC poll bodies' meet in Delhi from April 30

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will host the third Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC Countries from April 30 to May 2 here.

Justice Balakrishnan urges media to highlight rights violations

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan on Friday urged media to highlight issues of human right violations in the country.

Migrants introduced farming in Europe 5,000 years ago: Study

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) Migrants from the Mediterranean region brought agriculture to northern Europe some 5,000 years ago when its original inhabitants were nomadic hunter-gatherers living off plants and animals, says a new research.

Cause of age-related macular degeneration revealed

April 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian origin scientist has made a major breakthrough in the "dry" form of age-related macular degeneration known as geographic atrophy (GA).

Oz researcher calls to end stigma associated with 'safe' cousin marriages

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Canberra, April 27 (ANI): A research has called for ending the stigma associated with marriage between cousins, after discovering that health risks have been greatly exaggerated in such match-ups.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

April 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting the issue of human rights violation in the country.

People with 'balanced time perspective' feel more satisfied with their lives

April 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): You are likely to be a happy person, if you have a balanced time perspective, says a new study.

Gilani's conviction: Pakistani dailies see more turmoil ahead

April 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) More political turmoil lies ahead, Pakistani dailies said Friday as they debated "the gaping chasm between the weight of public expectation and the letter of the law" over Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's conviction for contempt of court.

13 candidates qualify for Egyptian presidential election

April 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Cairo, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI) -- The Egyptian Higher Presidential Election Commission on Thursday announced the final list of 13 candidates contesting the presidential election set on May 23, including former Arab League Chief Amr Moussa and ex-Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq,

Creative thinkers 'likelier to cheat'

April 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Probability of cheating is more in creative people than in the non-creative lot, a new study has suggested.

Ex-Pak envoy Haqqani receiving threats, requests SC for video testimony

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Islamabad, Apr 26 (ANI): Former Ambassador to the U.S., Hussain Haqqani told the Supreme Court (SC) that he was under threats from different quarters and requested the Commission to record his testimony through video conference from Washington.

Health ministry faces flak for low allocation, spending

April 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Even as the government is planning to increase health allocation in the 12th five-year plan, a report by a parliamentary committee Wednesday questioned the health ministry over under-utilisation of funds and low allocation in the current fiscal.

North Korea marks army's 80th founding anniversary

April 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Pyongyang, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a national meeting on Wednesday to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

Childhood abuse may cause suicidal thoughts in adulthood

April 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Children who suffer physical abuse are likely to harbour suidical thoughts as adults, a new study from the University of Toronto has said.

Dark chocolate may reduce cardio risks, study shows

April 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) Dark chocolate, rich in flavanols, may reduce the risk against cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood pressure, blood flow and improving blood lipid levels, says a new study.

Beautiful friends make you more popular on Facebook

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

New York, April 25(ANI): Having attractive friends will guarantee you popularity on Facebook, especially if you are a woman, a new study has revealed.

Anti-depressants 'may do more harm than good'

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Benefits of most commonly prescribed anti-depressants, even taken at their best, compare poorly to the risks, which include premature death in elderly patients, a new study has revealed.

Anti-depressants doing more harm than good: Study

April 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Common anti-depressants seem to be doing patients more harm than good, says a new study.

Does membership of elite group shore up performance?

April 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) Does being labelled as a member of an elite group shore up your performance on tasks related to your area of expertise?

Childcare needs of urban poor ignored: Experts

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Childcare needs of the urban poor continue to remain ignored despite social schemes, experts said Tuesday at the release of a micro study conducted in 28 unauthorised colonies in the national capital.

Neyattinkara to go to polls June 2

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced June 2 as the date for the by-election to Kerala's Neyattinkara assembly constituency.

Soon, 'intelligent' tyre that adapts itself to weather

April 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Sydney, April 24 (ANI): German researchers are developing the world's first-ever "intelligent" tyre which automatically adapts itself to the prevailing weather conditions even while you are driving.

Breast cancer survivors who set new goals are healthier

April 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Toronto, April 24 (IANS) Most people go through life setting goals for themselves. But what happens when a sudden hardship or illness throws their life into disarray?

N.Y. woman fired after donating kidney to help her boss

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A New York Long Island woman claims that she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.

Potential link between drinking alcohol and breast cancer identified

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Researchers have identified a protein that may finally explain the association between alcohol consumption and breast cancer.

A woman emerges kingmaker in France

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Paris, April 24 (IANS) Marine Le Pen, who stood third in the first round of the presidential polls in France, is spoilt for choice as she gets to decide who will live in the Palais de l'elysee, the French president's official residence.

Smoking and not nicotine 'cuts rare tumour risk'

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Researchers have confirmed a link between smoking and a reduced risk for a rare benign tumour near the brain, but the addition of smokeless tobacco to the analysis indicates that nicotine is not the protective substance.

Facebook reveals firm's revenues rose, but profits fell in first quarter of 2012

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Social networking giant Facebook has revealed in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the firm's revenues rose in the first quarter of this year, but its profits had fallen.

Facebook expecting more 'Yahoo-like' patent infringement lawsuits

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Social networking giant Facebook has revealed in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the firm is expecting more patent lawsuits.

Rooney's father cleared of betting scam allegations

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

London, Apr 24(ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's father has been cleared of allegations that he was involved in a betting scam.

Exercise cuts dementia risk in seniors

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

London, Apr 24 (ANI): Exercising twice a week help stave off progression to dementia in older people already showing signs of cognitive decline, scientists say.

Rooney's father cleared of betting scam allegations

April 24, 2012 at 1:09 PM

London, Apr 24(ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's father has been cleared of allegations that he was involved in a betting scam.

Exercise cuts dementia risk in seniors

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

London, Apr 24 (ANI): Exercising twice a week help stave off progression to dementia in older people already showing signs of cognitive decline, scientists say.

India accounts for 47 percent of global measles deaths

April 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM

A recent study made by WHO along with researchers from Penn State University in the United States and from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that the death rates from measles has fell to 74% globally from 2000 to 2010 in comparison to the set target of 90% reduction in the death rates.

TV personality slain in Honduras

April 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Tegucigalpa, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Television personality Noel Valladares and his two companions were gunned down Monday in Tegucigalpa, Honduran police said.

Punjab government takes on Thapar University

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought a complete report on the status of the private Thapar University following the controversy over abolition of Punjab quota seats in engineering and technical courses there, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Monday.

Dino-bird was prone to osteoarthritis

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

London, April 23 (ANI): Dinosaurs might be the oldest victims of osteoarthritis, say researchers.

Soy protein may help ease symptoms of fatty liver disease

April 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): A diet containing soy protein may significantly reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in the livers of obese persons, say researchers.

Egypt sets rules for presidential election propaganda

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Cairo, Apr 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The Egyptian Higher Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) on Saturday set rules for the presidential election propaganda, which will kick off on April 30, state media reported.

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