Saturday, March 25, 2017

60% of engineering graduates unemployed

More than 60% of the eight lakh engineers graduating from technical institutions across the country every year remain unemployed, according to the All India Council for Technical Education.

This is a potential loss of 20 lakh man days annually. That's not all. Less than 1% of engineering students participate in summer internships and just 15% of engineering programmes offered by over 3,200 institutions are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).


Don't mislead people on accreditation status, NAAC warns institutions

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has warned institutions against providing misleading or false information to the public and students about their accreditation status.

The council has issued cautionary notice and also displayed the warning on its website stating that the defaulter institutions would face action.

The NAAC is an accreditation agency to assess and accredit institutions of higher education including universities and deemed-to-be-universities in the country in form of grades. Accreditation has been made mandatory in 2015 by the University Grants Commission and linked it to the funding for the government run institutions.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Examination Form - Link for Online Submission June 2017

Dear students,

Please use the following link to fill the examination form.

http://exam.ignou.ac.in/

If you face any difficulty in filling the form, Please visit study centre on Saturday / Sunday for assistance.

Best Regards

Naveen Raj Bhatia

IGNOU SC-0742 (D)


Indian student population increasing every year: Canadian Consul General

MANGALURU: As many as 50,000 students from India study in various universities in Canada and the number is increasing every year, said Jennifer DaubenyConsul General for South India, Consulate General of Canada.

Jennifer, who was in the city on Wednesday to participate in an interactive meeting organised by Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), mentioned that from this year onwards, the number of students going to Canada for studies is expected to increase significantly. "Most of the young graduates land in Canada for PG and certificate courses. They prefer educational institutions across country. It is because the education there (Canada) is affordable and of high quality," Jennifer told TOI.


Monday, March 6, 2017

We want to promote innovation: Javadekar


The Central Government is carrying out reforms in higher education sector with main focus on strengthening the base for promoting innovation, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar said at an ASSOCHAM event in New Delhi.

"Innovation is the real sustainable way for prosperity to grow, it adds value to products and services, and generates wealth, therefore we must innovate," said Javadekar while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM Higher Education Summit.

"Innovation needs to be promoted right from childhood. Inquisitiveness and curiosity must be promoted at the school level and that is what we are planning now to revamp the whole teacher education," said Javadekar adding that challenging the status quo is key to innovation.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Schedule of Certificate Course in Arabic Language (CAL)

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Special Study Centre–0742 D


Al-Ameen Education and Welfare Trust, Nizamuddin, New Delhi.
Schedule of theory classes for CAL Programme (Jan. to June 2017)

Course Code: BAL-001 (Theory)                                                           Batch: T1 
S.N.
Day & Date
Time
Unit to be covered
1.
Sunday 5.3.2017
10.00-12.00 PM
Block I (Unit 1 to 6) 
2.
Sunday 5.3.2017
12.00-2.00 PM 
Block I (Unit 7 to 12)
3.
Sunday 12.3.2017
10.00-12.00 PM
Block I (Unit 13 to 16)
4.
Sunday 12.3.2017
12.00-2.00 PM
Block I (Unit 17 to 18)

Course Code: BAL-002 (Theory)                                                           Batch: T1 
S.N.
Day & Date
Time
Unit to be covered
1.
Sunday 19.3.2017
10.00-12.00 PM
Block I (Unit 1 to 6) 
2.
Sunday 19.3.2017
12.00-2.00 PM 
Block I (Unit 7 to 12)
3.
Sunday 26.3.2017
10.00-12.00 PM
Block I (Unit 13 to 16)
4.
Sunday 26.3.2017
12.00-2.00 PM
Block I (Unit 17 to 18)












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Induction Meeting on 26 Feb 2017

Date – January 29, 2017


Dear Student,

We welcome you to the BDP/BA Programme of IGNOU. The classes for BDP/BA Programme begin from 11th February 2017. The detailed schedule of classes is attached with this letter. Please visit study centre blog http://ignou-0742.blogspot.com for more details.

We assure you that we will provide you the best support in terms of counseling and practical session and other university related services. We will be available for your help on telephone number 9891910281 and 9811239735.

Wishing you a successful career ahead.


(Naveen Bhatia)
Centre In-charge


Monday, January 30, 2017

Want stress-free exams? Download PM Narendra Modi's e-book

NEW DELHI: Students looking for some light reading this exam season can now peruse an e-book of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Sunday 'Mann ki Baat' during which he offered insights on how to be stress free before tests.

The PM said on Twitter that the e-book also comes with "personalised exam greetings."


On Sunday, in his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' address to the nation, Modi said students and their families should look at exam season like it's "a festival"+ and not as a source of stress.

"My view is that examination is a celebration. Take it as if it is a festival. And when there is a festival or celebration, then the best comes out of us. We feel the society's strength during celebrations. Whatever is the best comes out," he said.

"Smile more to score more" and don't take it as "test of life", the PM said.


Horticulture Cell (HC) - IGNOU


Horticulture Cell designs and maintains the greenery in the sprawling campus of the University, spread over 120 acres. The cell also generates sufficient plants for sale. It develops parks at different locations, and maintains them.
Bio-pesticide is prepared at the nursery and is also being utilised for protecting the plants. The cell also grows vegetables without using pesticide. Mushroom (oyster) is also produced and sold in the cell. The cell grows annual flowering plants for beautification at various locations in the University campus, including the residential complex.
The cell has its own nursery on an area of about one acre where all kinds of plant propagation activities are undertaken. Every year, the cell develops around 20,000 ornamental potted plants which are put to decorate different sites, offices and residences of the officials.   

Sunday, January 29, 2017

University Grant Commission moves to block use of predatory publishers

Source

In order to improve the quality of published research and to crack down on so-called ‘predatory’ academic publishers – who charge fees to authors but fail to provide adequate quality control, or make misleading claims about their quality – India’s University Grants Commission, or UGC, has this month published lists of approved journals for publishing research papers. 

The UGC, a statutory body that oversees university education in India, has now linked academic promotions and recruitment to its Academic Performance Indicators or API system, which will only recognise papers published in journals that are on the approved lists issued on 10 January.

Previously universities decided independently which journals would count towards promotions.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Educational Development of North East Region Unit (EDNERU) -IGNOU

The Educational Development of North East Region Unit (EDNERU) , erstwhile North East Project (NEP), initially sanctioned in 2000 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development out of the Prime Minister’s non-lapsable funds, is established with the objective to create educational access and to equalize the opportunities of education and vocational training to the hitherto ‘unreached’ in the North East Region cutting across physical and geographical barriers.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Student Service Centre (SSC) -IGNOU

Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system is said to be more learner-centric than the conventional system. In other words, the system is oriented towards the need of the learners.
Thus, the learners should be our main focus. Moreover, the phenomenal growth of IGNOU, both horizontal and vertical, has brought in its trail some issues, problems and causes of concern for the learners.
While every Regional Centre and Study Centre, within their constraints, is capable of providing support to the learners, it was felt that a Centre should be created at IGNOU Headquarters dedicated solely for the purpose of providing learner support in the form of attending to their queries, grievances and if necessary helping them out with suitable guidance and counselling.
It was also felt that there should be some exclusive space at our headquarters where the learners would get an opportunity to meet their peers. In view of above, the Student Service Centre was built in 1999 and was dedicated to the memory of IGNOU's Founder Vice-Chancellor, Late Prof G Ram Reddy.

Entrance Test for Management Programme of IGNOU on 5th February, 2017

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is conducting Entrance Tests on Sunday the 5th February, 2017 for Management Programmes (Openmat-XLI) for July, 2017session. The Test is being conducted at 60 Examination Centres spread all over the country accommodating 2912 candidates.
The Hall-Tickets have already been uploaded on the University website.  The candidates have been informed through SMS to download the hall ticket for appearing in 5th February, 2017 entrance test.  The Hall Tickets can be downloaded by the candidates after entering their name. 
In case, the candidates are unable to download the Hall-Ticket, they can contact the Regional Centre and obtain the information of Examination Centre allocated to them.  The candidates after getting the information may report to the exam centre with recent passport size photograph.  In such case they have to submit an undertaking at the Examination Centre stating that in the event of information furnished by them is found to be incorrect, their candidature will be cancelled.  Candidates must report at the Examination Centre 45 minutes before commencement of the Entrance Test.

Poster Competition for IGNOU learners on National Science Day-2017






School of Sciences is going to celebrate "National Science Day" on 28th February 2017 in collaboration with National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS). On this occasion a poster competition is being organised for IGNOU learners.