Women leaders are still missing at top institutes

Women leaders are still missing at top institutes

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) got their third woman director this year but the country’s broader higher education space is overwhelmingly male when it comes to top jobs. Only 63 out of a total of 1,008 institutes including central, state, private, deemed universities and institutes of national importance have women at the helm, according to the Gender Diversity and Female Leadership in Indian Higher Education report by higher education-focused management consulting firm EduShine Advisors. The percentage of women academic leadershas dropped to 6.25% from 6.67% (54 women out of 810…

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Good news! Delhi govt to come up with 4 more Maulana Azad Dental Institutes and 100 dental clinics

Good news! Delhi govt to come up with 4 more Maulana Azad Dental Institutes and 100 dental clinics

Good news! Delhi govt to come up with 4 more Maulana Azad Dental Institutes and 100 dental clinics In order to provide better dental care facilities, the Health Minister Satyendar Jain has announced to set up four more Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) and 100 new dental clinics in Delhi. “Our priority is to upgrade and extend better health services to the citizens in the capital by requesting the government to allocate and avail major share of the budget to health,” said Satyendar Jain. The announcement was made…

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Well on track to meet BS-VI emission norms for M&HCV range: Ashok Leyland

Well on track to meet BS-VI emission norms for M&HCV range: Ashok Leyland

Hinduja group’s flagship firm Ashok Leyland on Monday said it is well on track to meet the upcoming BS-VI emission norms across its medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCV) range. The Chennai-based company said it has achieved internal milestone regarding the development of BS-VI emission technology across its M&HCV range. “We have now achieved our internal milestone on emission capability for our entire range of M&HCV vehicles,” Ashok Leyland Senior VP Product Development N Saravanan said in a regulatory filing. The company’s new technology continues to build upon the successfully…

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Centre shut over 500 child care institutes after Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal came to light

Centre shut over 500 child care institutes after Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal came to light

A total of 539 child care institutes (CCIs) have been shut down so far as part of a crackdown launched by the women and child development ministry after a sex scandal surfaced at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur earlier this year. In August, union minister of women and child development Maneka Gandhi had directed all states to conduct inspections at all CCIs following the scandal, which involved the alleged sexual abuse of 34 minor girls. “Maharastra leads with the maximum number of the CCIs shut down at 377, followed…

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Valeo partners top Indian institutes to tap innovation, make students industry-ready

Valeo partners top Indian institutes to tap innovation, make students industry-ready

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier, has launched an Industry-Academia Connect program in India. The company aims to attract the best talent from local engineering institutes. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with premier educational institutes like Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering & Technology (LICET) and Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) – IIT Bombay. Valeo’s new initiative looks to tap into engineering minds for innovative ideas that would help address emerging mobility needs. Also, through experiential learning opportunities and mentoring, the French supplier will also…

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#MeToo: Innocent till proven guilty, say Mumbai institutes

#MeToo: Innocent till proven guilty, say Mumbai institutes

MeToo has rocked the Carnatic music industry with the Madras Music Academy dropping seven Carnatic musicians over sexual harassment allegations against them. However, institutions in Mumbai have declared that until they are proven guilty, they would be allowed to perform in the city. The seven are N Ravikiran, O S Thyagarajan, Mannargudi A Easwaran, Srimushnam V Raja Rao, Nagai Sriram, R Ramesh and Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan. The Madras Music Academy In a bid to distance itself from the tainted artistes, Madras Music Academy doesn’t want the seven among its list of…

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Institutes offering education to NRI students now eligible for export incentives under SEIS

Institutes offering education to NRI students now eligible for export incentives under SEIS

Institutions that provide education to non-resident Indians (NRIs) can now avail services export incentives under Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) by the commerce ministry. Eligible institutions will be entitled to duty credit scrips on net foreign exchange earned under this scheme, the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT), under the commerce ministry, said in a circular on Monday. “It is clarified that for the purpose of a claim of SEIS benefits…the educational services rendered by Indian institutes to NRIs (who constitute foreign consumers) are eligible for SEIS benefits under…

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Delhi University admissions expose sorry state of ancient Indian languages

Delhi University admissions expose sorry state of ancient Indian languages

Five years and two degrees later, Pooja is unsure of what value her higher education in Sanskrit will hold in the future. How many times will she have to appear for the National Eligibility Test before qualifying as a lecturer? Will she ever get a job? Or will her efforts be rendered futile and she will have to sit at home? These are some of the many concerns worrying 23-year-old Pooja, who initially wanted to pursue a course in History, but took up Sanskrit after failing to make the cut…

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DU law entrance test result 2018 withdrawn within an hour of publishing

DU law entrance test result 2018 withdrawn within an hour of publishing

Flooded with complaints of irregularities, Delhi University’s Law Faculty on Wednesday withdrew results for its undergraduate entrance test within an hour of publishing it on its website. The results for the entrance test — conducted online on June 18 — was published at 11 am on Wednesday and was taken down an hour later when many students alleged receiving less than expected marks and many others were unable to find their names in the list. “The results were announced at 11 am but many students found that they had scored…

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FIVE STATE INSTITUTES TO GET RS 10 CR TO PUSH INNOVATION

FIVE STATE INSTITUTES TO GET RS 10 CR TO PUSH INNOVATION

Five institutions from Gujarat, including the Gujarat University (GU) and Gujarat Technological University (GTU) will get grants to establish Atal Incubation Centres under the aegis of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) set up by the Niti Aayog. As many as 34 incubators in the country have been approved by AIM. GTU, Surat Smart City Development Limited from Surat- a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the implementation of the Smart City projects in the city, GU, Gujarat Law Society(GLS) and Indrashil Institute of Science & Technology, Mehsana, have been given approval for…

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