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.
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...
May 27, 2016    0

The Committee for the evolution of a National Education Policy has submitted the report containing its recommendations to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

The Government of India had constituted a Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy, which comprised T.S.R. Subramanian, former Cabinet Secretary as the Chairman and Shailaja Chandra,...
May 27, 2016    0

The CBI has registered a case against former Vice Chancellor Viswa Bharati University Sushanta Kumar Dattagupta and four others for allegedly flouting UGC rules in the appointment of a deputy registrar and carried out searches at nine locations.

Reportedly, besides Dattagupta, former registrar of the university D Gunasekaran (now Registrar IIT Bhubaneswar), Finance Officer A P Trivedi, and Deputy Registrar Shyamala Ray Nair have also been...
May 27, 2016    0

NITI Aayog has invited applications from eligible schools/ organisations and individuals to apply for the three major schemes under Atal Innovation Mission: (a) establishing tinkering laboratories in schools (b) establishing new incubation centres and (c) scaling-up established incubation centres.

To foster creativity and scientific temper in students, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) will establish 500 Atal Tinkering Laboratories in schools. It will provide one time establishment grant-in-aid of...