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  • 13-Mar-2019
  • Delhi Government Sets-Up High-level Committee To Reform Higher Education

    The Delhi government’s Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), a think-tank that advises the government on key issues, has set up a 17-member high-level committeeto “reform higher education” in the capital. 
    The committee will be chaired by DDC vice-chairperson Jasmine Shah. Nalanda 2.0, a non-profit policy think tank is collaborating with the DDC as the knowledge partner in the initiative.
  • 30-Jan-2019
  • ICAR Launches National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)

    Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has launched the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) to attract talent and strengthen higher agricultural education in the country.
    It is inaugurated at the fourth Convention of 2-day “Agrivision-2019” organized byVidyarthi Kalyan Nyas in Pusa, New Delhi.
  • 21-Jan-2019
  • IIT-H Launches Full-Fledged B.Tech In Artificial Intelligence 

    Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) has announced the launch of a full-fledged bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology from the new academic session, a first for the country and only the third globally.
    Besides IIT, Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), both of which are in the US, offer full-fledged B.Tech programmes in AI. The new course will have 20 seats and the eligibility is clearing the JEE-Advanced test.
  • 08-Jan-2019
  • HRD Ministry Introduced a 70-Point Grading Index To Assess The Quality Of School Education

    The HRD ministry has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states. A state performance grading will be done wherein the states will be marked out of 1,000 scores on 70 parameters.
    HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar stated that it will give the correct picture of where every state stands. There will be a fair competition to improve each other's performances.
  • 29-Jul-2018
  • CCEA Approves Continuation Of Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme For Education Loans

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved continuation of the Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Education Loans and continuation and modification of the Central Sector Interest Subsidy (CSIS) Scheme with a financial outlay of Rs 6,600 crore for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20, an official release said. 

    This will provide education loans to 10 lakh students during this period, it added.

     
  • 24-Jul-2018
  • Lok Sabha Passes NCTE Amendment Bill, More Education Programmes To Get Recognision

    The lower house of the Parliament today passed a bill to amend the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Act seeking to provide post-facto approval to those approved institutions which are funded by the Centre or states, but do not have recognition under the 1993 law. Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar said the legislation has been brought for the benefit of the students who have appeared for B.Ed, M.Ed and various other exams, but their institutes are not recognised.

  • Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0... 

    The HRD ministry Thursday launched the second edition of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan under which students from 750 higher educational institutions from across the country will adopt villages and visit them to get acquainted with lifestyle of people there and the problems faced by them. The minister advised the students to involve local village people at every stage of problem identification and solving issues relating to health, cleanliness, waste management, plantation, financial inclusion, women and child development.

  • 23-Jul-2018
  • Rajnath Singh launches 'Student Police Cadet'

    In order to make school students much more responsible citizens, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has recently launched the Student Police Cadet (SPC) programme.

    The SPC programme aims to build a bridge between the police and school students by inculcating values and ethics in them through classes.

  • 10-Jul-2018
  • HRD Ministry grants Institution of eminence status to IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore

    Human Resource Development Ministry granted Institution of eminence status to IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore. 

    Tweeting about the decision, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that this is a landmark decision which grants a full autonomy to the institutes. 

    He also tweeted that the status will facilitate the institutions to grow more rapidly with more skills and quality improvement so that they become world class Institutes.

    Manipal Academy of Higher Education, BITS Pillani and Jio Institute have been granted institution of eminence tag in the private sector.

    The aim of the Institutions of Eminence scheme is to bring selected higher educational institutions in top 500 of world ranking in the next 10 years and in top 100 eventually overtime. 

    The scheme has been launched with an objective to provide world class teaching and research facilities to Indian students within the country and enhance general level of education of the country. 

    Institutions are selected as Institutions of Eminence by the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC), constituted for this purpose

  • 09-Jul-2018
  • Govt panel drafting New Education Policy gets third extension, to submit report by Aug 31

    The K Kasturirangan Committee tasked with drafting a new education policy has got third extension from the HRD Ministry to give final shape to the draft.

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