May 06, 2016    0

The executive council (EC) of the Visvesvaraya Technical University (VTU) has unanimously appointed V Sridhar, principal, PES College of Engineering, Mandya as the university's in-charge Vice Chancellor.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting convened by Governor Vajubhai Vala, who is the chancellor of the university.
The meeting had only the appointment on its agenda. This is the first time...
May 06, 2016    0

Some of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are engaged with engineering colleges in their region, working with them for their curriculum, course contents, etc.

The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question said that IITs also engage in development of faculty through Faculty Development...
May 06, 2016    0

India and Japan have immense potential to further strengthen their collaboration in Science & Technology. There are several joint projects which are already in progress and more are in the planning process.

The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan held a meeting with the Japanese Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT) Hirodie...
May 06, 2016    0

The Supreme Court of India has ruled out separate entrance tests this year by private medical colleges for admission to MBBS/BDS courses; however it has agreed to consider states' plea against implementation of NEET this year on the ground that students were caught unprepared.

On April 28, the apex court made National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) the sole criteria for getting admission to government and private medical colleges and said the May 1 AIPMT would be...
May 06, 2016    0

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to the University of Delhi Vice Chancellor Prof Yogesh Tyagi, urging him to make public Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BA degree.

"It's being said that he (Modi) has not got any degree from the DU. According to sources, the DU has no record of his admission form, mark sheet, or any other information regarding him," Kejriwal has...
May 06, 2016    0

The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) has expressed concern over "sorry state of affairs" in higher education in Bihar.


The Commission has said that the state cannot play with the future of students and should devise a mechanism for recruitment of suitable college teachers as soon as possible.
The commission was...
May 06, 2016    0

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given its approval to the Central University of Karnataka (CUK), Kadaganchi to start both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in education from this academic year.

CUK vice chancellor H M Maheshwaraiah has said that the UGC had also given its sanction for recruiting teachers for all the 26 vacant posts and non-teaching staff for nine posts. The Bachelor of...
May 06, 2016    0

The Panjab University (PU) is expecting an amount of Rs 100 crore this year after receiving Rs 26 crore as funds from the University Grants Commission (UGC) on March 31 to fulfil the budgetary requirements.

The PU registrar met the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and UGC officials and submitted the requirements, which would enable the varsity to disburse the salaries of staff,...
May 05, 2016    0

The Delhi University sought suggestions from all departments regarding the proposed changes in the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), is likely to go ahead with the previous technique of grading.

Reportedly, the varsity has received suggestions from the teachers to change the basic formula of the system, which is unlikely to be changed. Most of the suggestions were related to the change in...
May 05, 2016    0

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce (SCAC) has been conferred the status of 'Colleges with Potential for Excellence' (CPE) by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Under the scheme colleges can apply for the CPE status and avail a grant upto Rs.1crore for achieving excellence in the academic sector.
The CPE is a coveted status conferred by the UGC and...