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

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

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

#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

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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UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

The UGC decision allowing higher education institutes to offer online courses could have many pros and cons. Check out the most common questions about the decision. The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a circular on January 4 inviting online applications from all from all eligible Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) to grant courses/programmes in online mode from 2019-20 academic session. This move takes forward the decision taken last year to open up HEIs to online courses to enhance access to higher education in India. But when even regular education mode with classroom teaching is…

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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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