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May 31, 2016    0

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a termination notice on its former member secretary Rajesh Anand for physical and mental abuse of his wife besides wrongfully running five educational institutes "wherein his mistress is the executive director".

Anand has served as member secretary as well as joint secretary at the apex higher education regulator.
Anand's "unlawful dealings with Manomaniam Sundaranar University (MSU), Thirunelveli, in...
May 31, 2016    0

Teachers, students and their families marched in thousands from Mandi House to Parliament Street against Government’s Gazette Notification which has been alleged as an insidious attempt to cut jobs and deny promotions.

However, the HRD Minister did not meet nor did she depute any official to meet the DUTA representatives or understand the teachers’ concerns.
May 31, 2016    0

Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that more than 1.04 Crore youth have been trained under the Skill India Mission in the year 2015-16 which is 36.8% higher than the previous year’s recorded data.

In the current arrangement, 60 percent of the trainings are directly under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship while 40 percent are across other Central Ministries.
May 30, 2016    0

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development is likely to rope in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to reform pedagogy and curriculum at National Institutes of Technology (NITs) across the country.

Reportedly, the MHRD has approved the matter and will soon ask MIT to depute a team of experts in engineering discipline to visit a few NITs including Srinagar, Jaipur, Agartala among others.
The...
May 30, 2016    0

India's medical schools have neglected research as a focal point of academics and they produce few publications, says a report by medical journal Lancet.

It further added that Indian medical colleges are churning out doctors but barely any researchers.
As per the report, over 332 of 579 (57%) medical colleges didn't publish a single research paper...
May 30, 2016    0

Prof. Imran Ali of Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has been admitted as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), U.K.

Prof. Imran Ali obtained his M.Sc. (1986) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT), Roorkee, Uttarakhand. His research areas are development of chiral and anticancer drugs.
May 30, 2016    0

Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Ram Shankar Katheria has said that "controversial subjects" will be removed from school textbooks in the states and only those which enhance the "pride of the nation" will be allowed to taught.

Katheria said, "Not all states have BJP government. But, wherever questions have been raised regarding school syllabus, we have got them inquired. Only subjects which are right and enhance the pride...
May 28, 2016    0

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has dismissed the proposal to appoint the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad’s (IIMA) next chairman from among the names suggested by the search committee.

A search panel headed by former IIMA chairman and CMD of L&T Limited Anil M Naik had forwarded names of three business tycoons — R Sheshasayee, Chairman, Infosys, Deepak Parekh, chairman, HDFC...
May 27, 2016    0

Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia has accused LG Najeeb Jung of delaying Delhi government's proposal to give priority to regularise the jobs of 17,000 guest teachers working in government schools.

Sisodia has alleged that the proposal is pending with the LG's office since January but he is yet to give his nod.
The proposal is part of the government's decision to make the jobs of all...
May 27, 2016    0

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has reviewed the recent amendment to the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education) Regulations, 2010.

The Ministry has issued a direction to the UGC, under Section 20(1) of the UGC Act, 1956, to undertake amendments in the Regulation.
The direct teaching-learning hours to be devoted by Assistant...

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