UGC NET PAPER 1 June Shift (Pack of 3) - UGC NET PAPER 1 26th June 2019 Morning Shift

41. Which of the following statements represent the main functions of UGC?
(i) Recognition of institutions
(ii) Maintenance of quality and standards
(iii) Appointment of Vice Chancellor
(iv) Giving grants to institutions
(v) Making state governments responsible for educational development
Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

  • Option : C
  • Explanation : The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India is a statutory organisation set up by the Union government in 1956, charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education. It provides recognition to universities in India, and disburses funds to such recognized universities and colleges. Its other prime functions are serving as a vital link between - the Union and state governments and institutions of higher learning and advising the Central and State governments on the measures necessary for improvement of university education.
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42. In large parts of Eastern India, the ground water is contaminated by:

  • Option : A
  • Explanation : Ground water is an essential and vital component of our life support system. The ground water resources are being utilized for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element found in ground water. In India, seven states namely- West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh in the flood plain of the Ganga River;Assam and Manipur in the flood plain of the Brahmaputra and Imphal rivers and Rajnandgaon village in Chhattisgarh state have so far been reported affected by Arsenic contamination in groundwater above the permissible limit of 10 ug/L. People in these affected states have chronically been exposed to drinking Arsenic contaminated hand tube-wells water.
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43. The main aim of the faculty recharge scheme of UGC was to:

  • Option : A
  • Explanation : To redress the decline in research environment in Indian Universities and stagnation of faculty and infrastructure, the Government of India, through the University Grants a Commission, has decided to launch a new Programme called "UGC-Faculty Recharge Programme." The intent of the government is to ultimately induct up to 1000 faculty during the next five years with a yearly repeat cycle.
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44. Which of the following is an online store house of all academic awards like certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark sheets etc.?

  • Option : D
  • Explanation : ''National Academic Depository (NAD)" is a National System set-up by Ministry of Human Resources Development and University Grants Commission by appointing NSDL Database Management Limited (NDML). It is a 24x7 online store house of all academic awards viz. certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets etc. duly digitised and lodged by academic institutions/boards/eligibility assessment bodies. NAD not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.
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45. Name the scheme which facilitates academic and research collaboration between Indian Institution and the best institution in the world.

  • Option : C
  • Explanation : The Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) is a Ministry of Human Resource Development initiative. It aims at improving the research ecosystem of India's higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian institutions and the best institutions in the world from 28 selected nations to jointly solve problems of national and international relevance. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is the National Coordinating Institute to implement the SPARC programme.
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