Higher Education Institutions Should Introduce CBCS

Higher Education Institutions Should Introduce CBCS

Institutions of higher learning should invest thought and resources into introducing Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) effectively as it had several advantages in strengthening the learners’ ability, K. Baskar, Vice-Chancellor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, has said. Addressing the university’s 44th Standing Committee on Academic Affairs meeting on Monday, he said that the UGC and the NAAC were strongly in favour of developing CBCS in tune with the global trends and adoption of a proper grading system…

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Bharathidasan University: Admission for Distance Education

Bharathidasan University: Admission for Distance Education

The Centre for Distance Education (CDE), Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi, has begun admissions for the academic year 2016-17. Candidates can avail spot admission facility at the office of CDE and at all the PCP centres during all working days, including Saturdays and Sundays. List of PCP centres and Study Centres are given in the University website www.bdu.ac.in/cde Beginning this academic year, students will have the option of choosing their study material either in the form of…

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Education can End Gender Inequality

Education can End Gender Inequality

Speakers at a two-day conference on `Women in higher education: perspectives and challenges in digital era’ opined that girl child education can end gender discrimination in the country. Indian Space Research Organisation’s Advanced Data Processing Research Institute Director Geetha Vardan opined that many girl children were not able to enter the classroom due to various societal norms. The conference was organized by National Institute of Technology (NIT) English Department on the campus on Monday as…

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VIT Inks Pact with Top European Varsities

VIT Inks Pact with Top European Varsities

VIT University, Vellore has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with five top European Institutions in Germany, Sweden and Ireland for academic and research co-operations. According to a press release, the institutions include: Technical University (TU) Dresden Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH) University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Darmstadt Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm Dublin City University (DCU) Dublin, Ireland There will be an exchange of faculty and students, joint seminars, workshops, training programmes and…

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Expert Panel Submits Report on New Education Policy

Expert Panel Submits Report on New Education Policy

A government appointed committee headed by former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian has submitted its report for the evolution of a New Education Policy, the HRD Ministry said on Friday. The HRD Ministry had undertaken a consultation process for framing a New Education Policy (NEP) and this process included online, grassroots and national level thematic deliberations on 33 themes. The Committee examined a large body of outcome documents, recommendations and suggestions received and also had several…

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Amend Rules Regarding Teachers’ Workload

Amend Rules Regarding Teachers’ Workload

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to amend its new regulation regarding the workload of teachers. Earlier, the UGC had issued a notification to increase teachers’ lecture-taking hours from 16 to 24 per week. However, this will now not come into effect as a consequence of the direction from the MHRD. Source: Inshorts

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India Ranked 24th in QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings

India Ranked 24th in QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings

In the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings (HESSR) 2016, India has been ranked 24th, as India scored a 60.9/100. With a score of 98.5 out of 100, US has made it to the top, while UK and Germany have bagged position 2 and 3, respectively. Top few colleges in India and their areas of expertise: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for medical courses, MBBS Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras for B.Tech,…

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Teachers Being Reduced to Bonded Labourers

Teachers Being Reduced to Bonded Labourers

SA Jafri, the President of AAP’s teachers’ wing, on Wednesday said that a new notification issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) will reduce teachers to “bonded labourers”. The notification increases teachers’ lecture-taking hours from 16 to 24 per week. AAP’s Delhi unit Convener Dilip Pandey said that the new rule is likely to affect 3,500 ad hoc DU teachers. Source: Inshorts

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UGC Amends Norms to give more say to Deemed University

UGC Amends Norms to give more say to Deemed University

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made major amendments in the regulations for deemed universities, taking away the element of subjectivity and adding new features that will reduce government interference. Most of the deemed universities (88 of 123) are privately managed while only 35 are government controlled. To set up deemed university under de novo (new areas of learning), promoters will have to give a Letter of Intent. Be it private or government, a deemed…

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Doctors with Foreign Degrees Flunk Test in India

Doctors with Foreign Degrees Flunk Test in India

With the Supreme Court-mandated NEET to be in place next year, experts expect a larger number of students to choose colleges in countries like Russia, China and Ukraine, where admission is easier and courses cheaper. However, statistics show students with medical degrees from these countries are finding it increasingly difficult to pass the screening test that allows them to practice in India. The number of students taking the test has doubled but the pass percentage…

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