National importance status will bring IIITs at the levels of IITs, NITs

National importance status will bring IIITs at the levels of IITs, NITs

The institutes can now frame their own syllabi and recruit faculty.(iSTOCK) For IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology) an upgrade is on the cards. They will soon be given the tag of Institute of National Importance. This puts them in the league of elite entities like the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and NITs (National Institute of Technology). It also means more funds for research from government organisations and PSUs, a more updated syllabus and an autonomous board that will have more freedom to appoint teachers. The change will come…

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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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National Institutes of Health Honors Research Leaders from University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University with Prestigious Outstanding Investigator Awards

National Institutes of Health Honors Research Leaders from University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University with Prestigious Outstanding Investigator Awards

CLEVELAND, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two internationally recognized medical research leaders from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received Outstanding Investigator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The 7-year, $6.7 million dollar awards, which are the highest honor and largest individual support grants conferred by the NIH, will advance promising molecular studies of colon cancer and age-related cardiovascular risks, respectively. The honored physicians are: Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, head of the GI Cancer Genetics Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer…

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Rowan College at Burlington County student wins National Distance Learning Week Scholarship

Rowan College at Burlington County student wins National Distance Learning Week Scholarship

George N. Togba Jr., 28, of Burlington City, sees Rowan College at Burlington County’s online classes as an essential part of his success. He is the winner of RCBC’s Distance Learning scholarship, which the college and the RCBC Foundation, awarded in recognition of National Distance Learning Week in November. “Online classes offer the flexibility that many of our students need, because they are working, have families, or other commitments that may make it difficult to attend class in-person. We were proud to present this scholarship to support a student’s success…

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Researchers from national institutes publish in predatory journals

Researchers from national institutes publish in predatory journals

India not only publishes the most number of predatory journals in the world but researchers based in India are one of the biggest contributors to such bogus journals; an earlier study found that researchers in India accounted for 35 per cent of publication in bogus journals. Predatory journals very often trick authors into submitting papers, rarely peer-review manuscripts thus allowing sub-standard papers and even those that contain plagiarised content and falsified and fabricated data to be published, rarely index papers with standard indexing bodies and are more focussed on the…

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Researchers from national institutes publish in predatory journals

Researchers from national institutes publish in predatory journals

Study analyses 3,300 papers that recently appeared in bogus publications India not only publishes the most number of predatory journals in the world but researchers based in India are one of the biggest contributors to such bogus journals; an earlier study found that researchers in India accounted for 35 per cent of publication in bogus journals. Predatory journals very often trick authors into submitting papers, rarely peer-review manuscripts thus allowing sub-standard papers and even those that contain plagiarised content and falsified and fabricated data to be published, rarely index papers…

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Center for Distance Education celebrates National Distance Learning Week

Center for Distance Education celebrates National Distance Learning Week

Mississippi State University’s Center for Distance Education is celebrating National Distance Learning Week, hosted by the United States Distance Learning Association during the week of Nov. 7-11. National Distance Learning Week is designed to highlight the growth of distance education and its accomplishments. MSU offers four bachelor degree programs, 23 master degree programs, seven doctoral degree programs, and four certificate programs through distance education. The unofficial enrollment numbers for students enrolled exclusively in online classes for Fall 2016 are 782 undergraduate students and 961 graduate students. Currently, U.S. News and…

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Pearson Celebrates National Distance Learning Week With Webinar Series

Pearson Celebrates National Distance Learning Week With Webinar Series

Today Pearson announced a series of webinars that it is hosting in celebration of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), November 7-11, 2016. The webinars will explore a variety of distance learning topics including emerging distance learning trends, strategies and best practices to engage online students, and new tools designed to enhance the online teaching and learning experience. NDLW is hosted by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) each year to showcase the growth of distance learning and celebrate the accomplishments achieved by K-12, higher education, and corporate online learning…

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UGC, CBSE asks edu institutes to observe National Education Day

UGC, CBSE asks edu institutes to observe National Education Day

DEHRADUN: The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all the affiliated institutes to observe the 128th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as the National Education Day on November 11. A freedom fighter and an eminent educationist, Azad was the first Union minister of education of independent India.The UGC through a letter posted on its website has stated that the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) wishes that all the universities should be involved in observing the day by organizing…

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National Cancer Institute Says Researchers Didn’t Quickly Tell FDA After Two Deaths in a Lymphoma Study

National Cancer Institute Says Researchers Didn’t Quickly Tell FDA After Two Deaths in a Lymphoma Study

BETHESDA, Md.—The National Cancer Institute has concluded that some of its lymphoma researchers failed to notify the Food and Drug Administration in a timely fashion about fungal infections that resulted in two deaths of patients in one of its research studies. The lab in question has been studying the effects of a cocktail of drugs on an often-fatal and very rare lymphoma of the central nervous system. When two patients died from an infection of a commonly occurring fungus called aspergillus in 2015, the lab and the NCI were supposed…

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