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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Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

After the Supreme Court recently cancelled all the technical education degrees obtained through distance learning between 2001 and 2005, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has barred as many as 123 deemed education institutes from using the ‘university’ tag in their name. In a directive, UGC said, “The institutions are hereby directed to restrain from using the word ‘university’ with its name, failing which necessary action would be initiated in accordance with the UGC (institutions deemed-to-be-universities) Regulations, 2016. Instead, the Institution may mention the word ‘Deemed to be University’ within parenthesis.”…

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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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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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UGC asks 12 standalone institutes to turn varsities

UGC asks 12 standalone institutes to turn varsities

Twelve standalone institutions imparting education in the open and distance learning mode will either have to become universities by 2018 or be disallowed from offering these diplomas and certificate courses. In a letter, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed these institutes that it has amended the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017. “Certificates or diplomas or postgraduate diplomas awarded by the standalone institutions… shall remain valid… till the academic year 2017-18, and thereafter they shall be free to get their status converted to university or deemed-to-be…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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HundrEd 2017 Summit in Helsinki: 6 Indian institutes recognised

HundrEd 2017 Summit in Helsinki: 6 Indian institutes recognised

Six projects and educational organisations from India have been recognised by HundrED — a global education non-profit based in Finland — to bring to fore 100 of the most inspiring innovations in education. Vega School, Project DEFY, Design for Change, Self Organised Learning Environments, The Museum School and THINK Global School were recognised at the annual HundrEd 2017 Innovation Summit event held here, for their efforts in path-breaking ideas to bring about a revolution in the education space. Vega School, which was announced as one of the 100 unique innovations in K-12 education space across the world, was chosen because of its thoughtfully designed “Project-Based Learning” that is based on…

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