National importance status will bring IIITs at the levels of IITs, NITs

National importance status will bring IIITs at the levels of IITs, NITs

The institutes can now frame their own syllabi and recruit faculty.(iSTOCK) For IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology) an upgrade is on the cards. They will soon be given the tag of Institute of National Importance. This puts them in the league of elite entities like the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and NITs (National Institute of Technology). It also means more funds for research from government organisations and PSUs, a more updated syllabus and an autonomous board that will have more freedom to appoint teachers. The change will come…

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Teacher’s sabbatical could bring distance learning to Pioneer

Teacher’s sabbatical could bring distance learning to Pioneer

WARWICK — Despite budgetary concerns, the Pioneer Valley Regional School Committee granted Emily Beeman, head teacher in the world languages department at Pioneer, a sabbatical. Nine members voted to approve her request, which would be for one year. One member, Sharon Fontaine, was opposed, with Robin L’Etoile abstaining. Beeman intends to use the sabbatical to pursue her second master’s degree at Marlboro College. Many of the members were initially concerned about how Beeman’s sabbatical would affect the budget. Superintendent Ruth Miller estimated it would cost the district between $4,000 and…

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Cong to bring adjournment motion on ryots’ plight today

Cong to bring adjournment motion on ryots’ plight today

Former chief minister and Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Chavan said that Congress would bring adjournment motion in the state assembly on Monday to discuss farmers’ plight. He also revealed Congress’ plans to bring privilege motion against the BJP-Sena government in the state assembly during the ongoing budget session for not coming to rescue of farmers facing critical condition in the state. Chavan sought that chief minister Fadnavis meet PM Narendra Modi along with leaders of all parties from the state to seek loan waiver package for farmers. On…

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