Govt Makes Ph.D. Mandatory from 2021

Govt Makes Ph.D. Mandatory from 2021

The education sector is all set for a major change as the govt. makes Ph.D. mandatory for professors. It’s getting tough for teachers aspiring to be professors. What is it? The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry is doing away with the Academic Performance Index as a criterion for direct recruitment to Assistant Professors in Indian Universities. Similarly, promotion of teachers to Assistant Professors will no longer require publication of research in academic journal. In its…

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First Ever Sports University in India

First Ever Sports University in India

Despite a propensity towards sports, India lacks proper education and facilities for Sports. To remedy this a unique venture of an all-inclusive University specially crafted and curated for Sports is on the line. What is it? The first ever Sports University is coming up in Manipur. It will be a Central University specifically furthering the prospects of sports and sports-related studies. Who is it for? This proposed Sports University is for those enthusiastic about sports and wants to…

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“Study in India” Program For Foreign Students

“Study in India” Program For Foreign Students

In a bid to attract foreign students in Indian varsities, the government is launching a special program called “Study in India”. The Education Worldwide India Leaders Conclave and International Students Fair 2018, recently concluded with this focus. What was the need for this? As per the recent data, almost six lakh Indian students leave the country every year to study abroad, while only about 40,000 foreign students come to India to pursue higher education. Aiming to…

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Committee to Reduce the Fear of Maths Amongst Students, a HRD Ministry Initiative

Committee to Reduce the Fear of Maths Amongst Students, a HRD Ministry Initiative

The fear of maths is the foremost thing that bothers students and makes their life miserable. Now, the government has geared up to tackle this menace. In a recent development the Human Resource Development Ministry today constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Gujarat Education Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama to counter this problem. The primary aim of this committee is to suggest the ways to make the maths an easy subject. The HRD Minister Shri…

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HRD Minister Launches ‘Prashikshak’- A Teacher Education Portal

HRD Minister Launches ‘Prashikshak’- A Teacher Education Portal

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched “Prashikshak” teacher education portal with a vision to strengthen District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) and bring quality teachers into the school education system. Prashikshak is an IT initiative which will contain a comprehensive database of all DIETs in the country with all relevant performance indicators. It will help benchmark DIETs to enable aspiring teachers to make informed choices about their future. At the same time,…

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Government Plans to make 20 Public, Private Institutions Top Class

Government Plans to make 20 Public, Private Institutions Top Class

The government plans to set up a regulatory structure to make 10 public and 10 private educational institutions as world-class teaching and research institutions. HRD minister Smriti Irani said, “There is a proposal to establish a regulatory architecture to enable ten public and ten private institutions to emerge as world-class teaching and research institutions.” The minister said the government has not yet allocated any funds for the proposal but will provide adequate support to assist…

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Over 35% Central Varsity Teaching Posts Vacant

Over 35% Central Varsity Teaching Posts Vacant

The HRD Ministry on Monday said upto 5928 teaching positions in the various central universities are vacant. According to a written reply by HRD Minister Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha, there are 16,600 teaching positions in various central universities. As per the data provided by HRD Minister Smriti Irani, the number of existing posts as on January 1, 2016 is 10,672 while 5,928 posts are vacant. The onus of filling up the vacancies lies with…

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