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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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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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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Inflated claims paid to 414 pvt institutes for study tours: Audit

Inflated claims paid to 414 pvt institutes for study tours: Audit

Unaided colleges yet to be paid Rs 1,600 crore for scholarships Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 20 The Department of Technical Education reimbursed inflated claims made by 414 private educational institutions as study tour expenses under the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, an audit has revealed.Covering 40,206 students, the institutions managed to get an excess reimbursement of Rs 23.17 crore, which is not admissible under the study rule charges. The maximum annual admissible rate for a student is Rs 1,600 but the claim made was much more. While seeking…

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Publishers, Coaching Institutes To Pay ‘Royalty Charges’ To Balbharati

Publishers, Coaching Institutes To Pay ‘Royalty Charges’ To Balbharati

Representational Image Private publishers as well as coaching institutes will now have to pay royalty charges to Balbharati – the state textbook bureau – for reproducing its content in resource materials or supplementary notes. These charges will range from Rs 35,000 to Rs 63,000 per year per book, depending on format of reproduction – print or digital. As per the new policy by the state government’s education department, it won’t be easy for private publishers to reproduce Balbharati’s content without obtaining the required licence. Balbharati has formulated a non-exclusive, revocable,…

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Mumbai: State colleges, institutes strive to improve ranking and grades to win Rs 271 cr funding

Mumbai: State colleges, institutes strive to improve ranking and grades to win Rs 271 cr funding

Mumbai: Students of colleges and various institutes may benefit as the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikshan Abhiyan (RUSA) has supported the ‘Maharashtra Mission 500’ project of the state to improvise 500 colleges, institutes and universities. A budget of Rs 271 crore has been agreed upon by RUSA for developing and improving quality of higher education of the state. The state plans to seek advice from experts to help colleges and universities in securing better ranks and grades to gain this fund. The state has outlined its on-ground goals under RUSA 2.0 which include…

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Conflicts break out as institutes take over coastal lands

Conflicts break out as institutes take over coastal lands

The social and economic problems related to acquisition of private property have gained much media attention in recent years. The debates have shown that government decisions over property are not the last word. However, what has been far less stated is how the government deals with lands that are not under individual ownership. Coastal common lands A big part of India’s development story unfolds in what is called common lands, popularly known as the ‘commons’. They come in myriad forms such as forests, grasslands, riverbeds or wetlands and have been…

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