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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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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