UGC Asks Higher Education Institutes To Make Accreditation Status Public

UGC Asks Higher Education Institutes To Make Accreditation Status Public

UGC Asks Higher Education Institutes To Make Accreditation Status Public NEW DELHI:  Going a step ahead to reform higher education in the country, University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked Universities and affiliated bodies to make their accreditation status online. Irrespective of whether they have an accreditation grade or not, the Commission has asked the educational bodies to make it public on their websites and ‘in every material pertaining to the concerned institution for public information.’ This also includes those institutes who are eligible but have not applied for the accreditation. ‘One…

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MSDE Introduces New Affiliation Norms For ITIs

MSDE Introduces New Affiliation Norms For ITIs

MSDE Introduces New Affiliation Norms For ITIs NEW DELHI:  Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has introduced new affiliation norms for ITIs to enhance the overall quality of these institutes and to check on the mushrooming of unauthorized institutes. ‘These norms will be applicable for new proposals from academic session 2018-19 and accordingly, arrangement is being made to invite new proposals for ITIs on a IT based platform, which would be soon notified.’ Similar infrastructure for a total of 13192 ITIs in the country fulfilling the vocational needs across various…

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Government Institutes Among 800 Sent Notice For Closure By AICTE

Government Institutes Among 800 Sent Notice For Closure By AICTE

AICTE had earlier said that institutes with less than 30 % seats filled will be closed down. NEW DELHI:  As many as 800 technical institutes, including around 80 run by the government, may face closure if they do not find enough students to fill their seats as they have been served notice for poor performance, technical education regulator AICTE said on Monday. Faced with a large number of institutes which are not able to fill their seats, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) served notices to 800 technical institutions…

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IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta Improve Global Ranking; IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Slip

IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta Improve Global Ranking; IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Slip

IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta have improved their global rankings this year NEW DELHI:  Indian institutes of management Bangalore and Calcutta have improved their global rankings this year, but, other premier management institutes like IIM-Ahmadabad and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad have slipped, according to a the Financial Times London’s Global MBA Ranking 2018. The ISB, which was ranked 27th in 2017 slipped one notch to 28 in the current year Financial Times rankings while IIM Ahmedabad, which was at 29th position last year, is at 31, the Financial Times…

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THE World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities In Asia’s Top 200, But Lose Rank

THE World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities In Asia’s Top 200, But Lose Rank

THE Rankings: More Indian Universities In Top 200 Asian Universities NEW DELHI:  TIMES Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking has released the rankings for educational institutes in Asia and only two Indian institutes have made their way to the top 50 Asian institutes. The two institutes that have made their way to the top 50 are Indian Institute of Science at 29th place and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay at 44th rank. Other institutes which have made their way to the top 100 are Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Institute…

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Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Nearly a month after teachers of the Sinhgad Institutes called off their “non co-operation” strike to protest the non-payment of salaries, the protest reared its head again. “The management of Sinhgad Institutes, which had promised to clear salary dues of over a year towards teachers, failed to meet their promise of payment by January 24,” a group of striking teachers said on Monday. They have refused to resume lectures “until full payment is received”. Meanwhile, the management has called off its popular festival — Sinhgad Karandak — an annual affair…

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Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms

Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms

Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms NEW DELHI:  The Directorate General of Training has de-affiliated 385 industrial training institutes (ITIs) during the last five years (2013-17) owing to their non-compliance with norms, Parliament was informed today. The Directorate General of Training is an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. “These ITIs were found non-conforming to the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) norms and accordingly, processed for de-affiliation as per the prevailing de-affiliation procedure,” Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde said…

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UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23

UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23

UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23 NEW DELHI:  The online application process for UPSEE 2018 is expected to begin on January 23, 2018. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, Uttar Pradesh conducts Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) for admission to B.Tech. and other professional bachelor degree programs offered by institutes in the state. The exam will be conducted on April 29 for B.Tech. and other professional degrees and on May 5 and 6, 2018 for post-graduate degrees. Earlier the exams had been scheduled for April…

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Now, private institutes can issue degree in employable skills

Now, private institutes can issue degree in employable skills

The Maharashtra government has decided to allow private institutes to issue degree instead of certificates in employable skills. Till now, thousands of vocational training providers (VTP) have been offering certificates under various programmes initiated by the skill development department. Now, applications will also be invited to convert certificate courses into degree affiliated to various institutes of the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Senior officials said they hope the number of private partners willing to impart training to the youth will reach 9,000 once they are allowed to…

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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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