Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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UGC asks 12 standalone institutes to turn varsities

UGC asks 12 standalone institutes to turn varsities

Twelve standalone institutions imparting education in the open and distance learning mode will either have to become universities by 2018 or be disallowed from offering these diplomas and certificate courses. In a letter, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed these institutes that it has amended the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017. “Certificates or diplomas or postgraduate diplomas awarded by the standalone institutions… shall remain valid… till the academic year 2017-18, and thereafter they shall be free to get their status converted to university or deemed-to-be…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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HundrEd 2017 Summit in Helsinki: 6 Indian institutes recognised

HundrEd 2017 Summit in Helsinki: 6 Indian institutes recognised

Six projects and educational organisations from India have been recognised by HundrED — a global education non-profit based in Finland — to bring to fore 100 of the most inspiring innovations in education. Vega School, Project DEFY, Design for Change, Self Organised Learning Environments, The Museum School and THINK Global School were recognised at the annual HundrEd 2017 Innovation Summit event held here, for their efforts in path-breaking ideas to bring about a revolution in the education space. Vega School, which was announced as one of the 100 unique innovations in K-12 education space across the world, was chosen because of its thoughtfully designed “Project-Based Learning” that is based on…

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After 800 college closures, AICTE hints at mergers to save dying institutes

After 800 college closures, AICTE hints at mergers to save dying institutes

After its decision to shut down around 800 colleges over lower admission and poor quality, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) have now decided for merger of colleges and even accepting buyout proposals, according to a media report. The council is on the verge of merging two colleges in the close vicinity and even seeking legal implications of the mergers and buyouts, according to a TOI report. “On receiving news of the closure, the colleges have put forth two suggestions. One is to consider the enrolment data for…

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Centre issues rules for 20 ‘World Class Institutes’

Centre issues rules for 20 ‘World Class Institutes’

The Centre has notified regulations and guidelines for the establishment of 10 Institutes of Eminence in the public sector and another 10 in the private sector. These higher educational institutions are to be set up as a distinct category of the deemed universities and would be given greater academic, administrative and financial autonomy to enable them to earn the ‘world-class’ status in quality and standards. “There is a felt need to create a distinct category of deemed-to-be universities called Institutions of Eminence Deemed-to-be Universities, which shall be regulated differently from…

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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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