Bengal varsities mull halting exchange program with institutes in coronavirus-hit countries

KOLKATA: Several state-run universities in West Bengal are mulling to halt exchange of guest lecturers and researchers with institutes in novel coronavirus-affected countries while others are urging foreign students from such nations to wear masks as a preventive measure. Authorities of major universities in the state said they are implementing the set of guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry and are holding deliberations to take other preventive measures besides asking students to frequently wash their hands. “We are alive to the situation, have passed on the Health Ministry guidelines…

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Coronavirus scare: Education institutes nudge students to go for tests

At a South India-based engineering college chain, the final placements are on in full swing. However, a more pressing issue at hand for the  management is to ensure all students are screened for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Students with symptoms of fever, cold/cough and sudden respiratory problems have been told to contact government hospitals for tests. This step was taken after an Italian exchange student returned home after complaining of an illness. “We have postponed the placement process because getting students screened is an urgent need,” the deputy director of the educational body…

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Vice-President Naidu exhorts institutes to churn out ‘smart manufacturing’ professionals for MSMEs

The gradual increase in adoption of technology among MSMEs also opens a great market opportunity for technology providers. (Reuters) Technology for MSMEs: Stressing on the significance of small businesses in India in the context of India’s potential to benefit from technology adoption and digitisation, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said MSMEs are facing bigger challenges as compared to large businesses. “It would be pertinent to note that SMEs are facing a bigger challenge than the organized large-scale manufacturing in the adoption of these technologies,” Naidu said at an event on Saturday.…

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Educational institutes in 5 Kerala districts to remain closed as heavy rains predicted

Parts of Kerala have been experiencing heavy rainfall since Sunday due to a low-pressure area formed over East Central Arabian Sea, which has been predicted to be turned into a depression. The Indian Meteorological Department has announced orange colour code warning, asking authorities to be prepared, for six Kerala districts – Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall measuring up to 204 millimetres can be experienced in the regions on Monday. Educational institutions in various districts in the state will remain closed on Monday…

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Registration for IITs, other engineering institutes likely from June 16

The registration for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) is expected to start on June 16, as the JEE Advanced results were announced on Friday. A total of 100 institutes, including 23 IITs, 23 IIITs, 31 NITs and 23 GFTIs , will go for admissions through Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)/Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB). The admission to IITs will be on the basis of JEE Advanced while the admission at IIITs,…

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UGC asks institutes to fill teaching vacancies, puts a cap of 6 months on hiring process

UGC asks colleges to fill vacant teaching posts at the earliest. (Representational image) To address the “shortage of quality teaching faculty in the higher education institutes” (HEI) in India, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has written a letter to vice-chancellors of all the universities asking them to fill the vacant teaching posts “at the earliest”. The UGC has shared guidelines to hire ‘quality’ teachers with the VCs. As per the guidelines shared by the UGC, all the higher education institutes (HEI) need to complete the selection process within six months’…

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LS polls: Seven educational institutes to remain closed from April 5 to 12 in Sopore

The district administration Baramulla on Thursday said that seven educational institutes will remain closed in Sopore sub-division from April 5 to 12 in view of Lok Sabha polls. In an order, the additional district magistrate Sopore said the schools have been identified as accommodation for forces personnel during upcoming LS polls. The institutions which will remain closed include SKUAST Wadoora, Degree college Sopore, Hr Secondary school Hadipora, Govt, Hr secondary school Edipora, Govt, Boys HR Sec School Sopora, Govt, Girls Hr Sec school Dangiwacha, Govt, Degree College Sopore and Govt,…

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Incubation centres must for technical institutes: AICTE

The government has made it mandatory for all technical institutes to set up incubation centres to promote start-ups and entrepreneurship. In a revised set of regulations notified recently, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has also made it mandatory for the institutes to arrange “frequent interactions” of the students and faculty members with the entrepreneurs, industrialists and alumni to motivate them for undertaking innovative start-up projects. “Presently, the institutions are ranked based on academic performance and placement of the students. In future, it may also be based on…

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#CareerBytes: 5 top institutes for UPSC IAS coaching in Lucknow

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the toughest examinations. However, with the right preparation and hard work, one can crack the exam. Many aspirants prefer joining UPSC IAS coaching institutes to prepare for the exam and Lucknow has a number of institutes for UPSC coaching. Here are 5 best IAS coaching centers in Lucknow. #1 Plutus IAS Academy is one of the best in Lucknow Plutus IAS Academy is a leading institute for UPSC IAS coaching in the country. In Lucknow…

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Various educational institutes celebrate Science day

  PUNE: Various educational institutes and research centres in the city celebrated National Science Day, on Thursday. National Centre for Cell Science’s open day was enjoyed by visitors from various age groups and backgrounds who visited the laboratories and displays at NCCS. Nitin Karmalkar, vice chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University, inaugurated the National Science Day at NCCS and also released ‘Cellular Insights’, a documentary made to commemorate 30 successful years of NCCS. ‘Nandan Kudhyadi, the award-winning film maker who directed ‘Cellular Insights’, spoke about his experiences with making this…

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