NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

During an inspection conducted by NCTE, the Quality Council of India (QCI), and the state government, it was found that an institute operating as a B.Ed college had male urinals in common room facilities meant for girl students.(Shutterstock) Sample this: Students of teacher training institutes in Bihar were handed a piece of paper with the names of faculty and teachers and were asked to memorise them in case they were quizzed during an inspection carried out by a team of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The team conducted…

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Autonomy on way for select educational institutes

Autonomy on way for select educational institutes

The Union government on Friday said it was setting up an empowered committee to select 10 public and 10 private educational institutes, for upgrade to the status of Institutions of Eminence by March next year.   This comes in the wake of the Lok Sabha passing the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, granting wider autonomy to all 20 IIMs in the country.   A senior government official said these Institutions of Eminence would be made free from most guidelines and regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which govern public…

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Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Even as medical and dental aspirants in Maharashtra are claiming the seats allotted to them, some colleges are worried as not enough students are taking admission. Many deemed (autonomous) institutes are not happy with the response they have received in the first round of seat allotment done by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) as they’ve not been able to fill many seats. “Till 2015, we conducted admissions on the institute level and never had enough seats left for a third round. This year the response for the first…

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Qlik Academic Program to encompass 50 education institutes across 25 Indian cities

Qlik Academic Program to encompass 50 education institutes across 25 Indian cities

Data analytics deployer Qlik on Thursday announced the expansion of the Qlik Academic Program, which will now cover 50 education institutions across 25 cities in India. The initiative will enable more universities to improve the value of their offerings by teaching marketable data skills, and also help students advance their analytical and data literacy skills within every academic discipline.   Offering free, full-year subscriptions to Qlik software, the Qlik Academic Program is open to any accredited university-level institution worldwide, for-profit and non-profit colleges alike. The program provides access to the Qlik…

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After ‘Brainstorming Workshop’, Top 50 Institutes Propose IIT Delhi To Research On Cow Products

After ‘Brainstorming Workshop’, Top 50 Institutes Propose IIT Delhi To Research On Cow Products

The cow is flavour of the season and it remains in headlines for one reason or the other. And now even places like IITs too are engulfed the in the cow saga as IIT Delhi has received 50 proposals from top research institutions to explore the benefits of Panchagavya – a mixture of cow products such as urine, ghee, curd, dung and milk. AFP The research proposals follow a brainstorming workshop held at IIT Delhi on the subject, the ministry of science and technology informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday….

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J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said.  Clashes broke out in many parts of the Valley following killing of two LeT militants, including Dujana, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning. (Photo: Habib Naqash/DC) Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday suspended class work in all educational institutions across Kashmir in the wake of protests after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana in an encounter with security forces. All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer…

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Bill Declaring 15 IIITs as Institutes of National Importance Passed

Bill Declaring 15 IIITs as Institutes of National Importance Passed

  The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to declare 15 IIITs set up through public-private partnership mode as “institutions of national importance” as well as to set up such institutes through collaboration. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017, provides for the establishment of these institutes through the partnership among the Centre, the state governments concerned and industry partners, which could be individuals, trusts, companies, or societies. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in April. In order to establish such an institute, the…

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Drugs case: focus turns to IT companies, education institutes

Drugs case: focus turns to IT companies, education institutes

Notice served on 13 firms, 50 schools and colleges: Excise Minister After the film industry, the Telangana excise department has turned its attention to IT companies and private education institutions, the names of employees and students of which figured in the drugs case. The department has served notice on 13 IT companies and 25 schools and an equal number of colleges which figured in the list. “We will call them for questioning once the officials gather sufficient proof,” Excise Minister T. Padma Rao Goud said. ‘Tollywood not targeted’ He refuted…

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20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

New Delhi Human resource development minister Prakash Javdaekar on Monday told Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and would soon get the go-ahead. “The guidelines are ready. The proposal is in final shape and I am very hopeful and very sure that this proposal will get the final nod in this (monsoon session),” Javadekar said in Lok Sabha in response to a question during Question Hour. The question came from Trinamool Congress leader Sugata Bose who wanted details of the government’s…

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Displaying Army tank will highlight association with defence institutes-JNU VC

Displaying Army tank will highlight association with defence institutes-JNU VC

Citing the example of the National Defence Academy (NDA) where cadets from Army, Navy and Air Force are allotted degrees by the Jawahar Lal Nehru University only, Vice Chancellor (VC) Jagdish Kumar on Monday asserted that displaying an Army tank in the campus will only show their closer association with the defence institutes in this country. Speaking to ANI here, Kumar said, “The National Defence Academy where cadets from Army, Navy and Air Force are trained and their degrees are given by us. So, every candidate who passes out of…

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