Cairn Oil and Gas hires 150 students from premier institutes

Cairn Oil and Gas hires 150 students from premier institutes

New Delhi: Cairn Oil and Gas, the petroleum arm of London-listed metals and mining major Vedanta announced it has recruited over 150 students from Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) through its campus hiring program. The campus recruitment of over 150 students is a significant jump as compared to average recruitment of 25 engineering and management graduates hired every year, the company said in a release issued today. The recruitment was done under the campus hiring programme of the company named Barrels of Learning Per Day (BOLD). According…

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Dera sentence: Punjab govt orders closure of educational institutes on Aug 28

Dera sentence: Punjab govt orders closure of educational institutes on Aug 28

As a precautionary measure, the Punjab Government has ordered closure of all educational institutions, including government and private schools and colleges besides technical institutions, in the 13 sensitive Malwa belt districts on August 28, when the sentence in the Ram Rahim rape case is slated to be announced.The decision was taken by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in view of the sensitivity of the matter and the heightened tension in the wake of the conviction of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief.Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the chief minister’s office…

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IIT coaching: While pressure mounts for students, institutes have the last laugh

IIT coaching: While pressure mounts for students, institutes have the last laugh

Viru Sahastrabudhhe, or Virus, the popular character from the movie 3 Idiots used the example of the cuckoo bird usurping the crow’s nest to explain how students would need to crush competition to go ahead in life. It holds true when you have merely 11,000 seats across the 22 IITs with 12 lakh applicants every year. ‘Compete or die’ is the mantra that is followed when it comes to competitive examinations like engineering or medical. More so in the case of engineering, because among the 22 odd Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the…

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Governor asks educational institutes to emphasis on skill development

Governor asks educational institutes to emphasis on skill development

Governor asks educational institutes to emphasis on skill development Nagaland Governor P B Acharya on Wednesday called upon educational institutions to emphasise on skill development education and not mere conventional academic education. Nagaland Governor P B Acharya on Wednesday called upon educational institutions to emphasise on skill development education and not mere conventional academic education. Academic knowledge is required but in the present competitive world skill development and education have to go side by side in order to build up proficiency among the younger generation, Acharya said while addressing the…

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NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

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 video recording of nine such institutes of the 73 it inspected and found several deficiencies in all of them. Not only this, during the inspection conducted by NCTE, the Quality Council of India (QCI), and the state government,…

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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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