IIMs Can Now Award Degrees Instead Of Diplomas: New Law

IIMs Can Now Award Degrees Instead Of Diplomas: New Law

IIMs Can Now Award Degrees Instead Of Diplomas: New Law NEW DELHI: The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country have got more autonomy in their functioning with restricted government’s role in their functioning and power to award degrees instead of diplomas to their graduates, according to a new law. President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017, yesterday, and it has now become a law. The new law which was passed in the Lok Sabha in July, 2017 and by Rajya…

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For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

The troubles buffeting the nation’s law schools may be on the verge of claiming their first victim. The federal Department of Education told students of the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina this week that federal student loans — the financial lifeblood for law schools — would not be available. The for-profit school is the first accredited law school to lose access to federal student loans. The Charlotte School said on Thursday that it still planned to open its doors on Monday for spring semester classes. The federal agency…

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Govt planning law making DEC independent statutory body

Govt planning law making DEC independent statutory body

To bring about an effective regulation in education offered through distance mode, government is planning a legislation making Distance Education Council (DEC) an independent statutory body. The move is in line with the recommendations of the Madhava Menon Committee which had envisaged a regulatory authority such as Distance Education Council of India through an act of Parliament. Referring to the committee report, officials said inadequacy and ambiguity in the legal framework and inability of DEC to discipline erring institutions are the main reasons for lack of regulation in the ODL…

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