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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1st Annual Online Refresher Course in Chemistry Begins in India

1st Annual Online Refresher Course in Chemistry Begins in India

Chemistry has always been an essential component of the Science curriculum. It’s extremely important that an online course of Chemistry happens to draw attention to the subject. This is exactly what happened a month ago – the first annual online refresher course in Chemistry. What is it? The first annual online refresher course in chemistry for all chemistry teachers of universities and colleges across India happened on November 1. This course was developed by the…

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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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Govt. Launches SWAYAM e-Learning Platform

Govt. Launches SWAYAM e-Learning Platform

Several students graduate every year without any employable skills. Several others don’t have the means to acquire a basic diploma for an employment opportunity of their choice. To eradicate this skill and education gap, the Indian govt. has come up with an e-learning platform, SWAYAM where teachers from different varsities are taking classes. What is it? An All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved e-learning platform started by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development…

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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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e-Learning across Indian Schools and Universities, a MHRD directive

e-Learning across Indian Schools and Universities, a MHRD directive

The Government is planning to take on the education deficit in the country by enabling e-learning facilities in schools and universities. Recently, the Government of India announced that the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched multiple schemes to promote e-learning amongst students in schools and universities. The progress of MHRD was shared by the Minister of State (HRD) Dr Satya Pal Singh in a written reply to a question from the Rajya Sabha or Council…

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RUSA, a Game-Changer for Higher Education

RUSA, a Game-Changer for Higher Education

RUSA, Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan was launched in 2013 to fund higher educations in state institutes. The scheme seeks to break the monotony of premier institutions and provides funding opportunities to state institutes. Currently, it has an allocation of 1300 crore. Within a few years of its onset, a dynamic change has been witnessed in higher education with better GER, teacher-student ratio and other indicators. RUSA has greatly benefitted by giving autonomy to colleges and…

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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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