Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) HY2003 Interim Report

first_imgGolden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2003 interim results for the half year.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) 2003 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The FTSE 100 has tanked. I’d buy these 2 dividend shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA today

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Spending on non-essential items such as home improvement products could fall as the global economic growth rate comes under pressure. As such, it would be unsurprising for Kingfisher to experience challenging trading conditions.However, this outlook appears to have been priced into the company’s valuation. It trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 9. And its dividend yield stands at over 6%, covered twice by net profit.With a new CEO at the helm who is set to focus on improving the operational delivery of the business, the long-term prospects for Kingfisher could improve. For investors who can overcome potential challenges in the short run, the stock may deliver an impressive total return over the coming years.BTAnother FTSE 100 company that faces an uncertain near-term outlook is BT (LSE: BT.A). Its financial performance has disappointed over the past few years. And its latest quarterly results provided more evidence of this.For example, its financial performance in the third quarter of the year has been below its previous expectations. Its revenue declined by 2%, while pre-tax profit moved 5% lower.In the current financial year, its bottom line is forecast to decline by 12%. But investors, appear to have factored in its challenging financial outlook. BT’s shares currently trade on a P/E ratio of just 5.5. They also offer a dividend yield of 8.4%, which assumes that the company’s dividend payout is reduced by around a third in the next financial year.Clearly, there are better-performing companies available to buy in the FTSE 100 at the present time. But with such a low valuation and a high yield that is expected to be covered more than twice by net profit next year, BT could be a value and income investing opportunity.It may offer recovery potential over the coming years as it continues to invest in 5G and in improving customer service across its business. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephenscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 | More on: BT-A KGF Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The FTSE 100 has tanked. I’d buy these 2 dividend shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA todaylast_img read more

Topman t-shirts to raise funds for Everyman

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The eye-catching T-shirts and vests, with slogans such as ‘Guy’s you gotta check out your¦’ will go on sale in Topman stores nationwide from May 25th and will retail at £15. Topman will be donating £5 from the sale of each T-shirt to everyman. Celebrities who have offered their support in association with everyman include, Dermot O’Leary, Harvey (So Solid, T4), Neil Harris, David Ginola and Graham Norton. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Tradingcenter_img Topman t-shirts to raise funds for Everyman For the second year running retailer Topman will be selling T-shirts in June to raise funds for Everyman during male cancer awareness month.June 2003 marks the sixth annual everyman male cancer awareness month. This year’s T-shirts from Topman feature a tongue-in-cheek approach to this serious issue.David Shepherd, Topman Brand Director, said: “It is important for us to tackle the topics in quite a humorous way to make it more accessible to our customer and I think we have achieved that. We managed to double our donation last year from the previous year and raised £42,000.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 May 2003 | Newslast_img read more

Face to face attrition survey extended by one week

first_imgThe survey on behalf of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) to examine donor retention and attrition rates in street or door-to-door face-to-face donor recruitment campaigns is being extended by one week.Already over 25% of the PFRA’s members have completed the questionnaire but others have requested more time to do so.The survey looks at the nature, measurement, and management of attrition, with the aim of developing benchmarks for the sector.The new deadline for completing the survey is 30 May 2008. It is available in paper format as well as online:www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=vC949prQVrN7_2fMEXXkrbKA_3d_3d About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 39 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 May 2008 | News Face to face attrition survey extended by one week Tagged with: Individual giving PFRA Research / statisticslast_img read more

Fredericks Foundation launches £2m fund for entrepreneurial women

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Fredericks Foundation launches Women’s Loan Fund today, a £2 million fund available to disadvantaged women with a viable business plan who want to launch a new business or need support to develop an existing one.Fredericks Foundation provides microloans and ongoing business support to people who are seeking to start or grow their own business but cannot obtain mainstream finance. Through the Women’s Loan Fund, the charity will provide loans of up to £10,000 for start-ups and follow-on loans of up to £35,000 to cash-poor women entrepreneurs. As well as financial support, each entrepreneur will also benefit from specialist mentors who will guide and help borrowers to develop and grow their businesses.Duncan Parker, CEO at Fredericks Foundation said:“We have created this special fund for women entrepreneurs who can’t access mainstream financing because of the lack of available finance given to female entrepreneurs, and the social impact of lending to women is greater. Their families and communities have higher chances of becoming successful and thrive when women achieve a reliable income.“Fredericks Foundation aims to help an increasing number of families and communities to move away from a life of financial dependency on benefits and empower them to increase confidence in their future, self-esteem and new skills.” 133 total views, 3 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Funding women AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 134 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 27 September 2017 | News Fredericks Foundation launches £2m fund for entrepreneurial womenlast_img read more

First grants from National Lottery-funded Climate Action Fund announced

first_img Melanie May | 17 August 2020 | News The National Lottery Community Fund has announced more than £14 million in grants for communities across the UK to help tackle climate change.The grants are the first to be announced as part of the ten-year £100m National Lottery-funded Climate Action Fund.Fourteen grants have been announced, including almost £1.6m to Middlesbrough Environment City Trust, and £2.1m to the Women’s Environmental Network Trust and London Leap. They include both large-scale partnerships grants and development grants, which fund emergent ideas and projects that need more time to develop partnerships, engage widely or test approaches and learn from them.The National Lottery Community Fund will use learning from this first round of funding to help shape what happens next, and will test and learn throughout the programme.Middlesbrough Environment City Trust will use the money it has been awarded in its work across sustainable food, transport, domestic energy use, waste and natural environment, with the aim of raising greater awareness of sustainable living and help to reduce the town’s carbon footprint. The project will focus on empowering young people to address climate change, through educational workshops and individual climate action in their own communities.Mark Fishpool, Director of Middlesbrough Environment City, said:“This new grant from the Climate Action Fund is fantastic news. With the shared enthusiasm and commitment of partners including Middlesbrough Council and Thirteen Housing Group, this is our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage local communities and young people in taking action to address climate change and create a sustainable future for our town.”The Women’s Environmental Network Trust, in partnership with London Leap, will use its funding to run a range of community food projects to deliver a sustainable food system across Tower Hamlets in London. The programme will set up community hubs across the borough to encourage food growing, set up community gardens, hold food co-ops, and explore ways of reducing plastic waste.Another project, Duchy College, part of The Cornwall College Group, has been awarded almost £1.3 million to run The Farm Net Zero project, which aims to help the farming community move towards net-zero carbon emissions, while Wildlife Trusts of Wales (pictured) has been awarded almost £2.5m for its Climate Change Cymru project.John Rose, Director and environment lead at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: Advertisement “From 25 years of funding environmental projects across the UK, we know that local community action is at the heart of delivering solutions that not only minimise the impact on the environment, but also offer additional benefits that people and communities can reap. In the last few months we have been reminded that communities truly understand their places and spaces, and so often play a vital role in responding in a crisis, and we’re confident with people in the lead communities can tackle climate action and responding to the climate emergency.”The Climate Action Fund is part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s Environment Strategy. Since April 2013, the Fund has awarded more than £340 million to environmental projects, through just under 4,800 grants. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 505 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 First grants from National Lottery-funded Climate Action Fund announced 504 total views, 2 views today Tagged with: climate crisis Funding About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

NRC Pesticide Study Called “Meaninglessness”

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News NRC Pesticide Study Called “Meaninglessness” SHARE The National Research Council released its risk assessments reports on pesticides Wednesday, which raises concerns about the federal government’s methods to conduct scientific assessments of ecological risks from pesticides – as required by the Endangered Species Act. The House Ag Committee held a joint oversight hearing in May 2011 and urged the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to modify their request and ensure the NRC conducts a complete, comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of the Biological Opinions relating to pesticide use across the nation. In particular – the request was for the study to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of reasonable and prudent measures suggested by the NMFS – which would affect more than 112-million acres and rural economies in certain states if implemented.House Ag Chair Frank Lucas says while they appreciate the NRC’s hard work – the charge to the Council was so restrictive as to render their final report meaningless. Lucas says it is essential that federal agencies charged with administering the ESA be open to legitimate scientific scrutiny of their policies and practices if endangered species and their habitats are to be protected. With the recent federal court ruling that NOAA’s salmon BiOps for crop protection products are based on flawed science, outdated data and failed to consider economic impacts – Representative Doc Hastings says it is imperative the National Academy of Sciences comprehensively review the flaws and force NOAA to re-write these opinions quickly. Previous articleOil Ends Lower on Demand Worry and Ample SupplyNext articleMusical Chairs at USDA Gary Truitt NRC Pesticide Study Called “Meaninglessness”center_img By Gary Truitt – May 1, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARE Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

The Iraqi media three months after the war : a new but fragile freedom

first_img Receive email alerts July 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Iraqi media three months after the war : a new but fragile freedom December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News Organisation News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Reporters Without Borders called today for speedy action to replace restrictive media regulations imposed by the US and British forces occupying Iraq with clear and coherent laws.In a report on developments in the three months since the US-British takeover of the country, it welcomed the vigorous revival of the media after three decades of grim repression under President Saddam’s regime, but expressed fears the new freedoms could be eroded if resistance grew to the occupying forces.It also called for the ill-defined powers and structure of the Iraq Media Network (IMN), set up by the US as part of the post-war media, to be rapidly and clearly spelled out.The press freedom organisation noted that after an especially deadly war for journalists (10 killed, at least 10 wounded and journalists Fred Nérac and Hussein Osman still missing), working conditions in Iraq were still perilous and attacks on the media were continuing.These have included US troops ransacking the Baghdad offices of Al-Adala, organ of the country’s main Shiite political party, Iraqi police arresting a crew of the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera as they were filming an anti-US demonstration, the point-blank-range shooting death of a freelance British cameraman in central Baghdad and the killing of the Mosul bureau chief of a Kurdish TV station in an armed clash.It noted that the British army had only in the past two weeks begun searching for traces of Nérac and Osman, who worked for the British TV network ITN, near where they disappeared in southern Iraq on 22 March.The 3,800-word report, after a fact-finding mission earlier this month, describes the Iraqi media’s radical transformation since the US capture of Baghdad into a prolific written press in full flower, with at least 85 different newspapers and magazines. Dozens of once-banned cybercafés have opened too and shops selling satellite TV receiver dishes, also banned by Saddam Hussein, are doing a roaring trade all over the capital. There is less diversity in the broadcast media, but some new radio and TV stations have been set up, notably an AM and FM radio station, TV station and a daily paper, Al-Sabah, all of them funded and supervised by the US-controlled Iraqi Media Network, which has also taken over from the old information ministry and plans to build up a state media.Journalists told the Reporters Without Borders mission they were still censoring themselves, even though they openly criticise what many call “the occupation forces.” A decree dealing with “inimical media activity” issued in early June by the country’s US civilian administrator, Paul Bremer, bans incitement to violence against the US-British “Coalition” forces, as well as incitement to “ethnic and religious hatred” – vague terms whose interpretation by the US authorities could be used to crack down on the local media.The general lawlessness also threatens Iraq’s newly-free journalists. Although only the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdish Democratic Party have been allowed to keep their militias, journalists fear reprisals from supporters of other political parties used to settling disputes by violence. Some politicians routinely accuse journalists who criticise them of being saddamiye (wanting Saddam’s return) and the messages thought to be from Saddam broadcast recently by Arab satellite TV stations have revived fear of the dictator, who is still very present in people’s minds. See full report RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News Reporters Without Borders, which has just visited Baghdad, is issuing a report on the freedom of the Iraqi news media three months after the end of the war. Mushrooming print media, Internet and satellite dishes testify to real diversity of news and information but this new freedom is threatened by violent crime and restrictions imposed by the coalition forces. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”last_img read more

St. Mary’s getting new look

first_img Twitter Facebook Local NewsPeopleReligion St. Mary’s getting new look Renovations bringing new altar, pews, stained glass windows and other improvements St. Mary’s Catholic Church Renovations WhatsApp WhatsApp St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) By Bob Campbell – May 16, 2021 Home Local News St. Mary’s getting new look Reverend Bernard Getigan of St. Mary’s Catholic Church explains a portion of the renovations being worked on during a tour of the church’s main sanctuary Wednesday afternoon in Odessa. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) GOOD NEWS: Names in the News St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Facebook TAGSBernard GetiganCatholicGloria ApolinariorenovationsSt. Mary’s St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Pinterest 1 of 10 St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Twitter Creamy Fruit SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Previous articleHabitat for Humanity ReStore is in needNext articleMothers form support group after each of their sons were killed Bob Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 GOOD NEWS: Retirement St. Mary’s, Odessa’s oldest Catholic church, is progressing rapidly with extensive interior renovations, but it still needs half of the $610,000 that the work is costing.The Rev. Bernard Getigan, senior pastor, is working with a steering committee chaired by Gloria Apolinario to complete work on the altar, baptismal, pews, floors, ceilings, confessionals and chancery or administrative offices. This fall, the columbarium where funeral urns are stored will be renovated.Reverend Bernard Getigan of St. Mary’s Catholic Church explains a portion of the renovations being worked on during a tour of the church’s main sanctuary Wednesday afternoon in Odessa. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)“We’re putting cement on the floors and redoing the electric wiring,” said Father Getigan. “We will have new ceilings, new floors with light gray tiles all over the church, new stained glass windows, new pews and a new chancery by August or September. The idea began when a hail storm damaged the roof in 2017.”The history of the Catholic Church in Odessa dates to 1932, when the city’s five Catholic families traveled to Midland for Mass. The current St. Mary’s building was opened at 612 E. 18th St. in 1955.Getigan said the project’s final cost may increase because the materials keep getting more expensive, “but we are still confident that we can finish it.St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)“We are only working on the inside and the results look good,” he said, noting that half of the money has been raised from the parish and the rest borrowed from the Catholic Diocese of San Angelo. “We are the mother church of all the Catholic churches in Odessa.”Having started March 16, the general contractor is Miguel Garcia Jr.’s Quality Roofing Installation and the architect is Stefan Molina while Joseph Mansanales stands ready to install the tiles when the concrete work is finished.Getigan has a long familiarity with St. Mary’s, having served as its parochial vicar or chief assistant to Monsignor Francis X. Frey from 1998-2000 before returning as pastor in July 2017. “We have had no problems with getting materials so far,” he said.“The owners of the companies are also parishioners.”St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Apolinario, a Realtor and former regional director for Congressman Mike Conaway, who retired last year, said she realized the need one day when she looked at the dilapidated ceiling during Mass. “Father Bernardito said something had fallen from the ceiling and that showed how much work needed to be done,” Apolinario said.“We’re asking for donors for the different parts like the confessionals and the altar, which we need $50,000 for.”She heads a committee whose members are Amber Mendoza, Marissa Prieto, Joe Jacobo, Irma Castillo and Getigan.Bishop Michael Sis said St. Mary’s has a prominent place in the Diocese of San Angelo. “As the first Catholic parish in Odessa, St. Mary’s Church has deep historical significance for us,” the Most. Rev. Sis said.“For several years, I have heard the people of St. Mary’s say that they would like to renovate the interior of their church building. With careful planning and the consultation of expert architects under the leadership of their pastor, Father Getigan, they have prepared a great plan to beautify the church.“They are a vibrant community of faith with deep devotion to Jesus Christ and this renovation will greatly enhance their experience of worship.” St. Mary’s Catholic church, located at 612 East 18th Street, is undergoing renovations to its main sanctuary. The renovations, which began on March 16, 2021 and plan to be completed in September, will be adding a new altar, pews, ceiling and a new large stained glass window directly behind the tabernacle. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Pinterestlast_img read more

Law And Regulations On Issuance/Grant Of Degrees In India

first_imgKnow the LawLaw And Regulations On Issuance/Grant Of Degrees In India Ritu Rajkumari25 July 2020 1:19 AMShare This – xThe problem of timely issuance of degrees is a major cause of concern for various students across India. Many students are compelled to file cases against their own universities for timely issuance and grant of their own degrees. Many students have lost out on wonderful opportunities due to this non-issuance of degrees while applying abroad for further studies. It is noted that more…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe problem of timely issuance of degrees is a major cause of concern for various students across India. Many students are compelled to file cases against their own universities for timely issuance and grant of their own degrees. Many students have lost out on wonderful opportunities due to this non-issuance of degrees while applying abroad for further studies. It is noted that more often than not, time is of the essence in such cases. In order to reduce and solve these problems for students and universities alike, University Grant Commission drafted regulations in 2008 under the exercise of the power conferred by clause (f) and (g) of Sub-Section (1) of Section 26 of the UGC Act, 1956. The Regulations are titled “UGC Regulation, 2008 for Grant of degrees and other awards by Universities” These regulations govern the manner and issuance of degrees all across India. These extant regulations are applicable to every University established or incorporated under a Central Act, a Provincial Act, or a State/Union Territory Act. It is also applicable to all the institutions deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. Definitions The definition clause contains eight provisions from 2.1 to 2.8. The UGC Regulation, 2008 provides the definition of “Convocation” and “Graduation Ceremony” in Clause 2.5 and Clause 2.7 respectively. The Clause 2.5 states that “Convocation” means a ceremonial assembly of a University, normally held for conferring Degrees and other awards to its eligible students.The context of other awards has been referred to as “Academic Awards” that is certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets.Objectives of the Regulations The objective of this regulation is to streamline the manner in which degree shall be awarded to students. It also provides a time limit for universities in which a degree award to an eligible student shall be awarded. The Clause 3.1 makes it mandatory on each University to grant Degrees and other awards regularly every academic year. The Clause 3.2 stipulates timely holding of a convocation for conferring the Degrees to each eligible student. The onus of conferring timely degree awards to students is on the Universities. Procedure to be followed by the Universities The procedure of awarding of the degree is laid down in Clause 4 of the UGC Regulations, 2008. This clause has 12 sub clauses from 4.1 to 4.12 Clauses 4.1 and 4.2 provides for announcement of academic calendar providing the schedule of all activities including mandatory date/s for award of Degree. Clause 4.3 stipulates that the University may schedule “Degree awards” more than once a year. The context of “Degree awards” in this clause means convocation or graduation ceremony. (See Clause 2.5 and 2.7) Clause 4.4 provides that the Degree award date shall be within 180 days of the date/s by which the students are expected to qualify and become eligible for them.Clause 4.5 makes it mandatory on the university to notify a programme for Degree awards at least 30 days before the date/s so fixed, so that the candidates can apply for the same. Clauses 4.6 to 4.8 provide for the holding of convocation to confer degree, ceremonial aspects of it, provision incase the convocation is not held.Clause 4.9 and 4.10 provides the Universities the power to assign conduction of the graduation ceremony to selected colleges and such colleges are bound by directions of the University for conducting the ceremony. Clause 4.12 provides that an “annual return” shall be furnished by the University to the Commission on the observance of these Regulations in a prescribed proforma. Penalty for violation of these regulations These regulations also provide a penalty clause in case the University does not comply with any of the provisions of these Regulations. It provides that the Commission shall have the power to impose penalty on the University in the form of fine and take such other action as it may deem fit. Jurisdiction The Hon’ble Courts in National Capital Territory of Delhi shall alone have the jurisdiction to settle disputes arising out of the provisions of these Regulations. Although these regulations have existed since 2008, actual implementation of these regulation are still a dream in many institutions. The primary cause seems to be the lack of funds and unwillingness on part of the University Administrations to organize convocation or graduation ceremony for students. The plethora of cases that have been recently filed with regard to issuance of degrees is a testament of the fact that University seldom care about issuance of degree once the student graduates. It is also notable that in order to provide secure and digitally accessible format of academic awards, UGC has introduced the system and platform of “National Academic Depository” where a student can access his/her Academic Awards via the portal. Although it is revolutionary step in modernizing the issuance of degree and academic awards, implementation of this in many universities remains a distant reality.Views are personal only.(The Author, Ritu Rajkumari is a litigation attorney practicing in Delhi. She may be reached at [email protected])Reference1. 1 UGC Regulation, 2008 for Grant of degrees and other awards by Universities (https://www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/regulations/regulation_awarddegree.pdf)2. About National Academic Depository, (https://nad.gov.in/about.html)3. Ritu Rajkumari v. GGSIPU & Ors, W.P.(C) 6967/2019 dated 4th July 2019 Next Storylast_img read more