INSTITUTES TO OBSERVE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ON JUNE 5

INSTITUTES TO OBSERVE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ON JUNE 5

Following on the instruction of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun and ICFRE are observing the World Environment Day 2017 at national level. It is being celebrated as an annual event on every June 5 since 1973 to make people aware about the environmental issues and negative changes in environment due to human activities and encourage them to be proactive in environmental protection, to make their surroundings safe and clean. World Environment Day was first established to be celebrated by the United Nations General…

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Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

  PTU had opened the institutes in 2012-13. (HT File Photo) Diluting the previous Akali government’s initiative to promote technical education in remote areas by opening Punjab Institutes of Technology (PITs), IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) on Wednesday decided to close four of the nine institutes due to “non-viability”. As per the notification issued by the PTU registrar, admissions to four PITs — at Amritsar, Khunnimajra in SAS Nagar and two at Dinanagar — have been discontinued with for the 2017-2018 session. Meanwhile, admissions are being carried out at the…

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Whether or not we create Institutes of Technology is not the …

Whether or not we create Institutes of Technology is not the …

Labour manifesto pledge: Abandon plans for new technical colleges and use funding for more teachers Sue Pember argues AGAINST The Conservative and Labour manifestos both advocate investing more in the future of young people and both embrace the concept of lifelong learning, which is to be applauded. However, the way they suggest this can be achieved is different and one of the main variations is around Institutes of Technology. Conservatives would make them degree level institutes and Labour would not create them at all but invest in more teachers instead….

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Two CIPET institutes, plastic engineering will be opened in Haryana soon

Two CIPET institutes, plastic engineering will be opened in Haryana soon

Given the scarcity of plastic engineers in the country, two central institute of plastic engineering and technology centers will be opened in Haryana soon. For this, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has prepared the draft. According to information received from the Ministry, there is a shortage of about 10 lakh plastic engineers and technicians in the country. Even before the Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister has said that according to a survey, there are about 10 lakh plastic engineers and technicians in the country, whereas less than two lakh…

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Foreign scientists to work in Indian institutes

Foreign scientists to work in Indian institutes

The Centre is all set to launch a first-of-its-kind program next month wherein foreign and NRI scientists can work in the country’s scientific institutions for a period of one to three months. The program titled ‘Visiting Advanced Joint Research’ (VAJRA) is aimed at encouraging top scientists to work in India and guide doctorate and post-doctorate students. The aim of the program is to expose the students to global research culture. The scientists selected under this program will be a cut above the rest in their respective fields. The faculty will…

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NRI, foreign scientists to work in Indian institutes: Government

NRI, foreign scientists to work in Indian institutes: Government

PTI | Updated: May 24, 2017, 05.26 AM IST VAJRA is aimed at encouraging top scientists to work in India and guide doctorate and post-doctorate students…. Read More NEW DELHI: The Centre is all set to launch a first-of-its-kind programme next month wherein foreign and NRI scientists can work in the country’s scientific institutions for a period of one to three months. The programme titled ‘Visiting Advanced Joint Research’ (VAJRA) is aimed at encouraging top scientists to work in India and guide doctorate and post-doctorate students. “The aim of the…

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Prime Minister’s Office wants more institutes to bid for ‘world class’ tag

Prime Minister’s Office wants more institutes to bid for ‘world class’ tag

New Delhi: Under pressure from the prime minister’s office, the human resource development ministry has expedited the plan to create world class universities and further relaxed the rules to encourage more private and public institutions bid for the tag. Months after it floated draft rules, the ministry has now changed several of them, according to two government officials who spoke on condition of anonymity and documents seen by Mint. First, institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will have the liberty to apply for the “world class” tag…

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Sindh’s educational institutes: Summer break from 1st of Ramazan

Sindh’s educational institutes: Summer break from 1st of Ramazan

KARACHI: All public and private educational institutes in Sindh will now be closed for the summer holidays from the first day of Ramazan. A notification issued by the Sindh government stated that all public and private educational institutes across the province will be observing their summer vacations from the 1st of Ramazan, said to begin at the end of this month, till July 31. Educational institutes will thus reopen on August 1. The reasons given for the change in the dates of the summer break are the high temperatures prevalent…

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This startup has helped over 35 educational institutes collect fees digitally

This startup has helped over 35 educational institutes collect fees digitally

  From left: Mayur Jain, Manisha Thakur and Viral Dedhia.   Even though demonetisation required most businesses to go cold turkey on cash, eventually, enterprises agreed that various avenues in their operations had the scope for becoming seamless and transparent through digitisation. And for the aspiring aggregator camp in the startup crowd, this posed myriad opportunities. One such group of individuals, who had been engaging with educational institutions through their existing projects, saw that this industry was one of the most traditional, and by extension, slowest on the uptake of…

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Sindh Govt announces holiday for educational institutes

Sindh Govt announces holiday for educational institutes

KARACHI: All public and private educational institutions in Sindh will remain close on Friday (tomorrow) on account of Shab-e-Baraat, Samaa reported. According to a notification issued by provincial education department, all educational institutions across Sindh will remain closed on 12th May 2017 on account of Shab-e-Barat. Meanwhile, Chairman of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has announced that the Intermediate Examinations will be held as per scheduled. [“Source-samaa”]

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