EDUCATIONAL NEWS(Archive)

PUBLISHED ON 19/05/2013

IGNOU Initiating Courses For Gujarat Sex Workers

The Indira Gandhi National Open University is initiating courses for sex workers in Gujarat that will help them take up jobs in future. The courses that are being run on experimental basis if successful will provide a way to these women to earn a livelihood and move out from the clutches of the sex trade.

Bar Lifted On NEET Result

Supreme Court has lifted its stay on the declaration of the NEET results. Medical Council of India has been given the permission to declare the result of the national eligibility cum entrance test conducted by them.

CBSE Will Give Out JEE (mains) Answer Sheets But Won't Re-evaluate Papers

After the CBSE has declared the JEE (Mains) result recently, many students claimed that they have received impossibly low marks. Following the complaints from the students the CBSE has said it will provide a copy of the answer key, answer sheet and calculation sheet to students. However, there will be no re-evaluation mechanism.

Delhi University Admission Process To Begin From June 5

Delhi University announced that the admission process for the new four year undergraduate courses for the academic year 2013-14 will begin from June 5 th 2013. First admission list by the colleges will be put up on June 27 th .

According to the schedule, the admission process will end on July 13 th 2013

PUBLISHED ON 12/05/2013

Delhi University Council Members Writes To UGC To Stop 4 Year Programme

An executive council member of Delhi University Abha Dev Habib has written to the UGC chairman Ved Prakash, urging UGC to intervene and stop the implementation of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme scheduled to be introduced from July 2013.

National Culinary Institute In ATirupati

The tourism ministry will set up a National Culinary Institute in Tirupati, with branches in different cities. While the university will be in Tirupati it will have centers across the country in cities such as Kolkata, Noida etc.

Engineering Aspirants Cannot Have Both IIT and NIT Cakes

IITs and NITs have jointly decided to forbid candidates from holding a seat in an IIT and NIT, simultaneously at the time of admission so that candidates with lower rank stand a better chance at securing seats in either of the two institutes.

PUBLISHED ON 5/05/2013

Economics Aspirants Will Have Fewer Options At SRCC (Delhi University)

Aspirants of economic (honours) at the SRCC can only opt for commerce in discipline2 as the college will no longer offer mathematics, political science or English under the new four year undergraduate programme degree.

Land Norms For Setting Up Medical Colleges To Be Relaxed

Medical Colleges will soon be allowed to come up in 16 acres, instead of the current land requirement of 20 acres.

Delhi University To Offer BTech Course

Delhi University colleges will now offer four year BTech from July in some specialized science courses which were till now offered as B Sc (honours).

MBA Admission Racket Busted

The Mumbai crime branch has claimed to have busted an MBA admission racket with the arrest of six persons, including two engineering graduates. The accused took Rs.15lakh from each of the aspirants and promised to get them a seat in Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies without appearing for the entrance test.

PUBLISHED ON 28/04/2013

AICTE Nod Not Needed For MBA And MCA Course

Supreme Court ruled that colleges offering MBA and MCA courses to students need not get the approval of the AICTE.

IIM Set For Its First Director From Overseas

Harvard Law School Professor Asish Nanda is set to take over as director of IIM Ahmedabad. This is the first time an academic from an overseas institute will head any of the 13 IIMs.

CBSE Starts Course In Theatre Studies

CBSE has decided to introduce a course in theatre studies for the new coming session. The course has been introduced as a pilot course on first come first serve basis in CBSE affiliated schools in class 11. It can be offered as an elective subject with any combination of three other electives and a language. It will have a 70 marks theory paper with 30 marks for case study based project and viva.

UGC To Start “e Patshala” For Postgraduate Studies

UGC has decided to develop and distribute e content for 77 subjects at postgraduate level throughout the country. The initiative has been named as ‘e -PG Patshala'.

The materials can be accessed free of charge and can be used by teachers in slum areas to supplement their teaching. The project has already been initiated in approximately 37 subjects, and will be started soon in the remaining subjects.

PUBLISHED ON 21/04/2013

AICTE Has Sent Notice To 101 Institutes Across The Country For Poor Standard

AICTE has sent notice to 101technical institutions that do not meet quality standards and other requirements. They have been asked to explain why they have not complied with the rules and regulations for setting up an institution

Salient features of Delhi University's 4 year programme

• Centralized registration.

• Online registration to continue

• Admission to be based on Discipline 1 (honours)

• All students to be enrolled in honours courses

• Students can make choice of courses not colleges

• All students will be eligible for all the colleges based on cutoffs

• Colleges to announce four cutoff lists

Admission begins at Jamia

The admission process at Jamia Millia Islamia for all its professional and non-professional courses has begun. The prospectus and application form are available on Jamia's website and also be available in the university on all working days from 9am to 5 pm.

Shillong Medical College To Be Functional From 2017

The State Health and Family welfare department is busy preparing the plans and estimate of the much awaited Shillong Medical College coming up in Shillong, Meghalaya. The State Government is targeting to make the hospital functional by May 2017.

Published on :14/04/2013

IIM Bangalore PG Course Fee Hike By 2L

IIM – B has officially confirmed the Rs.2 lac rupee hike in the fees for the 2013-15 batch of post graduate course. The fee is now Rs.17lac. The earlier figure was Rs.15lac.

Northeast Students Protest Against MIL To Include English Is Heard

Delhi University on Wednesday modified the clause of compulsory language and included English Proficiency test course for students who do not want to opt for MIL or Hindi language in their first year.

CBSE To Offer Legal Studies In Class 11 and 12

The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to introduce legal studies in classes 11 and 12 from the coming academic year, as a pilot project in 200 schools in India and abroad.

Profs don't create interest for learning – 88% IITians (Bombay)

According to 88% IIT (Bombay) students claim that they do not study as their professors do mot manage to generate interest in their courses.

Published on :08/04/2013

New Courses For Law Aspirants

Top law schools across the country now offer new branches of specialization. New branches are Nuclear Law, Media Law, Cyber Law, Environmental Law etc.

Business Professor Awarded 

New Delhi born Vijay Sethi, professor of information technology and operations management, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, has been recognized as the world's best business professor.

NEET-PG Results Delayed For 3 Months

Single entrance exam for PG course in medicine has turned out to be nightmare for students. About 90,000 students across India have been waiting since January 31 st for their result for postgraduate courses in medicine.

Section Of Students, Teachers Opposes Delhi University 4 Year Degree Course 

Arguments against change are –

•The 10+2+3 scheme is national policy of education.

•Requires parents to spend more for an extra year of study.

•A large university like Delhi University where lakhs of students study cannot be the seat of experiment every two years.

•University failed to address problems sparked by introduction of semester.

•Multiple exit point will result in dropouts.

•Proposal does not outline structure of postgraduate programmes.

•Over one-fourth of course content will be school level courses.

•No equal weightage to at least three disciplines.

•Main discipline allotted only 20 out of 42 credit courses resulting in dilution of honours course.

PTU Exam to continue as per schedule from April2

India's one of the biggest state government university, namely, Punjab Technical University is back on track after a brief jolt caused due to temporary suspension of examination by a delhi court recently. Acting on a complaint of one of the student who allegedly did not receive his previous semester results, the delhi court had suspended exams of PTU which was scheduled from 15March. After having studied all sides of the complaint over the past 10days, it became evident that due to the vested interests of few private parties, some students we influenced to lodge complaint against the university. Additional District Judge Shri Ajay Goel dismissed the petition on 25thMarch and ordered that the exams be allowed to continue as per existing schedule from 2 nd April. However, the papers that got missed in the period between 15March to 30March would be held after the end of the normal schedule of examinations. The University has been asked to fix fresh dates for the missed examination and announce the same through public notice. Examinations of all semesters would take place including those of 1 st semester students who enrolled before October 2012.

Of late various misleading reports kept coming to public domain about PTU and its activities. Noteworthy to mention here is that PTU is a state government university established under the state legislative act and has been operating at an All India level for several years now. Along with IGNOU, the PTU operates at an all-India level with lakhs of students enrolled through its various learning centres/colleges across the country. Being a government university with all necessary statutory approvals, PTUs courses are recognized nationally and internationally for both private and public jobs. The university has received e-India award for Best ICT Enabled University 2012. Needless to say, for all students aspiring for high quality and fully recognized diplomas and degree programs, PTU is perhaps the best choice in the Indian context.

Published on :24/03/2013

Delhi university admission is to be based on cut off percentage

The admission for the new four year undergraduate programme of Delhi University is expected to retain the existing system of cut off percentage.

The number of seats in each discipline might also increase.

Specialized course on Metro Technology by IIT Delhi

A specialized course will soon be offered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Metro technology. The course will impart technical education to engineers in all aspects of planning and construction of a metro rail network.

Students protest in front of UGC office

Some of the students who appeared for the NET which was held on June 2012 protested against the academic injustice as when they took NET on June 2012 there was a notification in the exam declaration form that said they will be eligible if their score in the three papers ranged from 40% to 50%. But on declaration of result criteria raised to 65% for general category.

Northeast students in Delhi University opposes the mandatory language course 

Delhi University students from northeastern states protested on Friday (22 nd March 2013) against the new format of the four year graduation, which makes it mandatory for students to choose among hindi and other modern languages in their first year.

The students feat that the university will not be able to provide teachers for all the languages.

Published on :18/03/2013

•  Delhi university admission process will start from April 1 st 2013

This year admission process at Delhi University for the session 2013-2014 will start from April 1which is five days earlier than last year.

•  Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2013

Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Cambridge begs the top three position in this year's Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking.

•  Students protest in front of UGC office

Some of the students who appeared for the NET which was held on June 2012 protested against the academic injustice as when they took NET on June 2012 there was a notification in the exam declaration form that said they will be eligible if their score in the three papers ranged from 40% to 50%. But on declaration of result criteria raised to 65% for general category.

•  JNU to offer MA in Philosophy from 2013-2014 session

JNU known for its humanistic study across the world has decided to launch a higher studies programme in philosophy for the first time.

Published on :10/03/2013

Online interaction between Universities and affiliated colleges

Now colleges and universities can communicate, interact, co-ordinate and attend meetings online. An internet based knowledge sharing platform will enable universities across the country to connect with their affiliated colleges.

UGC forms panel to review NET efficacy

The UGC has formed a committee to check whether the NET is an effective mechanism to select candidates who wants to become good teaching professionals.

Kalam to teach at IIM Shillong

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam is all set to teach at IIM shilling. He will be joining as a visiting faculty. He will be teaching “Societal transformation, bio-technology and its application.

Published on :05/03/2013

First Women's Government Medical College Inaugurated

On the occasion of International Women's Day Sonia Gandhi had inaugurated the first women's Government Medical College of independent India at Khanpur Kalan in Sonepat, Haryana.

 

Unrecognized Courses In Government Run Colleges in Maharashtra

Many government run colleges in Maharashtra run unrecognized courses in the medical stream. Several doctors has filed petition who were refused registration by the Maharashtra Medical Council, the reason being that the courses in which they received their doctorate is not recognized by Medical Council of India.

Some Facts About MBA Institutes

•180 B Schools shut down in2012 and 160 will do so in 2013

•Only 10% of MBAs get jobs s soon as they graduate. The figure was 54% in 2008.

•Campus recruitment fell by 40% from 2009 to 2012

•8-10% of B Schools are opening up non MBA courses

•Foreign institutes will team up with Indian B Schools over the next 3 years

IIT relax eligibility norms

The IITs have relaxed admission norms for students of those boards who hold separate tests at the end of Class11and Class12 and declare final results by combining both scores.

Published on :28/02/2013

Quality of India's Higher Education is worrisome – Jamai VC

Jamia Millia Islamic's Vice chancellor showed concern regarding quality of higher education in India .

XLRI sees 98% placement

XLRI Jamshedpur has successfully placed 98% of its students during a 4 day long final placement session with an excellent diversity in job profiles across different industry sector.

Student Exchange

Delhi University and the Sciences Po Paris have signed an agreement to open student exchange programme between the two universities. The partnership will involve a credit based system where students from both universities will visit the other for a semester. The credit earned by the students will be transferred to the home university.

CU new codes for Teachers

Calcutta University has drawn up a set of rules for the teachers –

•Teachers to attend college at least six days a week

•Teachers have to take class at least 5 hours every working day

•Teachers must do at least 10 hours of non-academic work a week

•  Colleges must remain open at least 180 days a year

CBSE Board Exam 2012

Over all 17.7 lakh students are going to take CBSE's Class 10 and Class 12 Board exams starting from March 1, 2013.