IIM students are donating back to the institutes after graduating. Here’s how

IIM students are donating back to the institutes after graduating. Here’s how

Globally Wharton, Yale and Harvard are the best known institutes whose students believe in giving back pickups once they are established in their life. And the trend seems to be catching up well with Indian business schools as well. This month, IIM-Ahmedabad has raised Rs 7.5 crore from its alumni Vishwavir Ahuja, managing director of RBL Bank, and Aprameya R and Raghunandan G, cofounders of TaxiForSure, to support infrastructure funding, according to an ET news report. “Alumni response has been overwhelming,” Ajit K Motwani, head of the development office at IIM-A told ET. What helped was…

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Now Ministry of HRD to rank institutes based on ‘cleanliness’!

Now Ministry of HRD to rank institutes based on ‘cleanliness’!

In a recent notification, the Ministry of HRD (Human Resource Development) has decided to give ‘Swacchata Ranking’ to higher education institutes. Based on the overall cleanliness of a higher education institute, the rankings will be made. Ministry of HRD has mentioned that the interested colleges/institutes/universities can apply online through the AISHE (All India Survey on Higher Education) website from July 20. The last date to apply for the ranking is July 31. However, on calling AISHE, they informed PaGaLGuY that they have no information on how the ranking will work….

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20 world class research institutes to come up in India

20 world class research institutes to come up in India

“The government has decided to establish 20 world class institutions across the country to encourage the young talent and promote innovation in science and technology,”  said HRD Minister Prakash Jadadekar . 20 world class research institutes to come up in India In order to promote research and innovation in India, the BJP-led government has recently decided to set up 20 world class institutes in India. This announcement was made Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar at recent event held at Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Here’s what Prakash Jadadekar…

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NCTE to start ranking teachers training institutes, focus on improving quality

NCTE to start ranking teachers training institutes, focus on improving quality

The National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), the apex regulator of teachers education in India, will start ranking Teachers Training Institutes and put out top 100 institutes list by January next year, reports Livemint. The regulator has prepared a blueprint to improve the quality and education of teachers. It may also bar 3,000 institutes from accepting fresh students in the next academic year. NCTE Chairman A Santhosh Mathew told Livemint that they have given approval for 18,000-19,000 courses in about 15,000 colleges, of which 3,000-4,000 colleges are yet to submit the…

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Students as customers in management institutes

Students as customers in management institutes

NATION Economy & Nation Students as customers in management institutes Chandraprabha Venkatagiri 21 June 2017 0 A director of a well-known management institution in Mumbai was a man who believed in discipline. Nothing wrong with that. However, he treated the faculty members in such a condescending manner that attrition became severe in a couple of years. One of my students who returned to India after completing his doctorate from Cornell and had joined this institute, recalled with horror – “This man was over 60 and had a strong hold with the…

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Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes

Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes

The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster. The report, titled “Foot off the gas: Increased reliance on natural gas in the power sector risks an emissions lock-in”, by the Climate Action Tracker said “increased reliance on natural gas risks an emissions lock-in”. It says continued investments in the natural gas sector create the risk of breaching the Paris Agreement’s long-term…

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Education institutes must implement anti-ragging committee: Andhra Pradesh DGP

Education institutes must implement anti-ragging committee: Andhra Pradesh DGP

VIJAYAWADA: With many new educational institutes emerging across the state, Director General of Police Nanduri Sambasiva Rao on Friday urged them all to take measures and eradicate ragging in the state. “I have made an official request through the principal secretary of higher education to ensure that anti-ragging committee and anti-ragging squad be established across all higher educational institutes as mandated by law,” the DGP said during a press conference in the city. Making it clear that police aren’t the only main stakeholders in cracking down ragging cases, he said…

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Coaching institutes in Chandigarh fight over JEE Advanced-2017 topper Sarvesh Mehtani

Coaching institutes in Chandigarh fight over JEE Advanced-2017 topper Sarvesh Mehtani

district court has issued notice to city-based Sri Chaitanya Educational Institute for allegedly taking claim for the success of students, including JEE Advanced-2017 topper Sarvesh Mehtani, enrolled with its competitor Petitioner Lakshya Institute has also accused Sri Chaitanya institute of using its trademark. The court had sought the coaching institute’s reply by June 16. “Sarvesh has been studying in Lakshya for the past four years,” said Amandeep, centre manager of its local branch. “After the JEE exam, four of our teachers had joined Chaitanya. On this pretext, it is taking…

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Nepotism in institutes affecting education quality: Parrikar

Nepotism in institutes affecting education quality: Parrikar

Panaji, Jun 15 (PTI) Expressing concern over fall in quality of education, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today blamed nepotism prevalent in institutions for it. He said many colleges hire their family members or acquaintance as teachers, which hampers the quality. “If you see the educational institutes in Goa, there is a tradition to employ a person from our own family as a teacher. The result is , the quality of education is impacted,” Parrikar said at an event organised by state-run Economic Development Corporation here. He shared one of…

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Institutes return to ‘quiet’ College Street

Institutes return to ‘quiet’ College Street

College Street is now a no-rally, no-honk zone KOLKATA: A week after processions and protests were prohibited in and around College Square, educational institutions in the vicinity reopened after summer vacation to an unfamiliar scene: no blaring loudspeaker, no traffic-choking rallies and no intimidating cops waving aggressively to stay out of the processions’ routes. “It’s a huge relief,” said a professor at Presidency University, pleasantly surprised that peace had replaced the perpetual commotion on College Street. “It was becoming impossible to travel to the university and teach amid the din….

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