NEW DELHI: India has taken a firm step towards building 20 world-class educational institutions, which will be termed Institutions of Eminence, with the human resource development ministry moving the proposal to the Union Cabinet for approval. Firmly bearing the stamp of the Prime Minister’s Office, this is a new framework to catapult Indian institutions to global recognition by freeing the best of them from the University Grants Commission’s restrictive regulatory regime and ushering in an unprecedented level of institutional autonomy. Here are some of the finer details
GUWAHATI: Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said major changes have been brought about to improve the school education system in the country.
Inaugurating the North-Eastern Region workshop on 'Innovations and Best Practises in School Education' organised by the HRD ministry here, he listed the changes as allowing detainment in the same class and reverting to examinations for assessing academic progress of students, besides updating NCERT textbooks.
NEW DELHI: Noting that India and China prospered on the back of reverse engineering and low wages, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday stressed on encouraging research in higher education in the country to ensure sustainable growth.
Delivering poet Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' memorial lecture here, he pitched for promoting research and innovation also to combat brain drain and insisted on improving quality of education from primary to higher education.
The BJP-led Central government has decided to set up a Central University which will cater to the needs of the disabled students across the country, said Union minister for human resource development Prakash Javadekar. The announcement came during Javadekar's convocation address at Shakuntala Mishra Rehabilitation University, Lucknow on Monday.
Javadekar said, the government is sensitive to needs of disabled and which is why our PM has coined the term 'divyang'. PM has asked all higher education institutions to ensure barrier-free movement for disabled students. "Ramps and lifts are must in all institutions," said Javadekar.
To remain a gateway to work, universities must change Tom P Abeles14 April 2017Issue No:455 Source :www.universityworldnews.com A tipping point is being reached in post-secondary education, particularly for traditional colleges and universities. This tipping point is taking place over an extended period of time and has been precipitated by the perceived need of gaining qualifications to gain employment, backed up by historic data of graduate earnings. The capacity to meet this expectation exists in developed countries, but is lacking in the developing world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
While universities were traditionally seen as a way to bring scholars together to focus on the life of the mind, since the mid-19th century, there has been an increased realisation that a greater emphasis on skills is needed to meet the rapid development of technology in all sectors.
World Health Day, celebrated on
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The theme of 2017 World Health
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Depression affects people of
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with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and
friends and the ability to earn a living. At worst, depression can lead to suicide,
now the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year old.
Yet, depression can be
prevented and treated. A better understanding of what depression is, and how it
can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the
condition, and lead to more people seeking help.
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).
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.
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.