THE World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities In Asia’s Top 200, But Lose Rank

THE World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities In Asia’s Top 200, But Lose Rank

THE Rankings: More Indian Universities In Top 200 Asian Universities NEW DELHI:  TIMES Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking has released the rankings for educational institutes in Asia and only two Indian institutes have made their way to the top 50 Asian institutes. The two institutes that have made their way to the top 50 are Indian Institute of Science at 29th place and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay at 44th rank. Other institutes which have made their way to the top 100 are Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Institute…

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Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Nearly a month after teachers of the Sinhgad Institutes called off their “non co-operation” strike to protest the non-payment of salaries, the protest reared its head again. “The management of Sinhgad Institutes, which had promised to clear salary dues of over a year towards teachers, failed to meet their promise of payment by January 24,” a group of striking teachers said on Monday. They have refused to resume lectures “until full payment is received”. Meanwhile, the management has called off its popular festival — Sinhgad Karandak — an annual affair…

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Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms

Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms

Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms NEW DELHI:  The Directorate General of Training has de-affiliated 385 industrial training institutes (ITIs) during the last five years (2013-17) owing to their non-compliance with norms, Parliament was informed today. The Directorate General of Training is an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. “These ITIs were found non-conforming to the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) norms and accordingly, processed for de-affiliation as per the prevailing de-affiliation procedure,” Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde said…

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UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23

UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23

UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23 NEW DELHI:  The online application process for UPSEE 2018 is expected to begin on January 23, 2018. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, Uttar Pradesh conducts Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) for admission to B.Tech. and other professional bachelor degree programs offered by institutes in the state. The exam will be conducted on April 29 for B.Tech. and other professional degrees and on May 5 and 6, 2018 for post-graduate degrees. Earlier the exams had been scheduled for April…

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Now, private institutes can issue degree in employable skills

Now, private institutes can issue degree in employable skills

The Maharashtra government has decided to allow private institutes to issue degree instead of certificates in employable skills. Till now, thousands of vocational training providers (VTP) have been offering certificates under various programmes initiated by the skill development department. Now, applications will also be invited to convert certificate courses into degree affiliated to various institutes of the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Senior officials said they hope the number of private partners willing to impart training to the youth will reach 9,000 once they are allowed to…

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Bill introduced to recognise teacher-training institutes

Bill introduced to recognise teacher-training institutes

In a major relief to students enrolled in the various courses in government-owned universities, which were not recognised by The National Council for Teacher Education Act, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has introduced a Bill to give one-time relief measure of granting retrospective recognition to them. As per Section 14 of the NCTE Act, every institution which offers teacher education course needs to obtain recognition from the regional committee. Also, every institute which starts any new course or training in teacher education needs to take permission from the regional…

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UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

Institutions like Jamia Hamdard, Symbiosis International University and others that are under the deemed-to-be-universities category will not be able to use the word ‘university’ in their names. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked 123 deemed-to-be-universities to drop the word from their names in a letter dated November 10. The letter cites a Supreme Court order of November 3, 2017 and says that the use of word ‘university’ by such institutes is in violation of Section 23 of the UGC Act. The court has asked such to stop using the…

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CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATED IN SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES

CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATED IN SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES

The birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru was celebrated as Children’s day in the schools and educational institutes of the state on Tuesday. Education Minister Arvind Pandey celebrated the day by spending considerable time with the primary and upper primary students of the Government School in Rajiv Nagar in Dehradun. The minister offered floral tribute to Pandit Nehru. The students later showed their skills in a cultural programme. Addressing students, Pandey said that one should never forget his/ her past after completing studies and  everyone…

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The lurking Hydes of research institutes

The lurking Hydes of research institutes

There are cases where scientific institutes are reluctant to let go of its illustrious “Jekyll-and-Hyde” faculty member even if he has been found guilty in sexual harassment case. Recently, an online petition was initiated by Susnata Karmakar, a PhD Student at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, regarding a sexual harassment case in the institute. The petition demands action against an adviser to a PhD candidate for making sexual advances on the student. The incident happened on September 4 and a complaint was made ten days…

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IIM Calcutta records 100% summer placement

IIM Calcutta records 100% summer placement

Niti Aayog also visited IIM Calcutta and made five prestigious offers. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint Kolkata: IIM Calcutta has completed the summer placement process for the 2017-2019 batch and has achieved 100% placement within a span of over two days. A total number of 180 firms across diverse sectors had come to IIM Calcutta for the summer placements, a press release said. Niti Aayog also visited the campus and made five prestigious offers, it said. IIM Calcutta, the first triple crowned management school of the country, retained its crown as five private…

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