Indian Gvt. to Launch 13 New Central Universities

Indian Gvt. to Launch 13 New Central Universities

With more and more people taking up higher education the need of establishing new colleges and universities has become essential, especially in the semi-urban towns and rural areas. Keeping this in mind, the cabinet has given nod to establish 13 new central universities all over India. What is it? Cabinet approved an expenditure of Rs 3,639.32 crore to set up 13 new Central Universities, each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa,…

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India Government Promoting Research & Retaining Researchers

India Government Promoting Research & Retaining Researchers

The Indian Government will be focusing on researchers as they are planning to promote research. The Union HRD Minister announced this initiative at the Indian Science Congress. What is it? Union HRD minister Parkash Javedkar has said that NDA government is focusing a lot of research and retaining researchers in the country while also working to bring academia, researchers and industry on one platform so that target of brain gain for the country can be…

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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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Gvt. Turning to Private Sector to Boost Higher Education

Gvt. Turning to Private Sector to Boost Higher Education

The higher education system in India is lagging behind for quite some time now. In order to rekindle it and bring it to the level of its peers in other countries, the govt. is looking towards the private sector. What’s in store? Higher education in India might receive a significant monetary boost as the government is planning to rope in private companies and high-net individuals (HNIs) to finance and promote higher education across the country. The ministry of…

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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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UGC Act Set To Be Replaced

UGC Act Set To Be Replaced

In a bid to change the education system and enhance the standard of education in the country, the government is all set to replace the UGC Act of 1956. What is the need for this change? With a new law in place, the Prime Minister’s vision to create 20 institutions of eminence and the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s reforms push will gain momentum. The new act should respond to the current needs of higher…

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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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Open School Students Eligible to Apply for NEET 2018

Open School Students Eligible to Apply for NEET 2018

Thanks to a new directive from the Health Ministry, several open school students across the country can sit for the upcoming NEET examination.  The Ministry is all set to issue a notice which will make the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and other open school students eligible for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – 2018 say reports. The decision of overturning Medical Council of India’s (MCI’s) order came after the HRD Ministry’s…

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New Computer Labs for JEE Advanced Candidates, 19000 schools are on the fray

New Computer Labs for JEE Advanced Candidates, 19000 schools are on the fray

The Government has directed 19,500 schools to open computer labs to help those candidates who are appearing for JEE Advanced. These new labs will help them to prepare the examination by providing them the opportunity of taking mock tests, ahead of the online-based exam on May 20. The mock tests will be held from May 1 to May 15. This is done in order to equip the rural students for the online format of the…

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‘Ideas Welcome’: New Minister Javadekar Promises Education Roadmap

‘Ideas Welcome’: New Minister Javadekar Promises Education Roadmap

New Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has promised a roadmap for education after “getting a brief” from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The process, he said, would involve consultations with “everybody.”  That includes his high-profile predecessor Smriti Irani, who was moved out of the key ministry on Monday as part of a mega Cabinet reshuffle by PM Modi. Mr Javadekar invited ideas and suggestions, saying he would “consult everybody, my doors are open to all,”…

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