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IIM Amritsar: Nagarajan Ramamoorthy assume charge as the first full time director

Professor Ramamoorthy has taught at University of Maryland, Marymount University, and the University of Houston-Victoria, according to a release shared by the institute.

AICTE not to allow low employment potential disciplines from
2020-21

In a bid to bridge the gap between industry requirements and courses imparted at engineering institutes, the AICTE has initiated several steps, including compulsory internship for students.

Skill development ministry's flagship scheme to focus on new age skills

The government plans to put in place structures and incentives that would enable skilling in new age technologies across sectors under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

India's higher education student-teacher ratio lower than Brazil, China

Among the eight countries compared, India's student-ratio has turned out to be the lowest - against Sweden's 12:1, Britain's 16:1, Russia's 10:1 and Canada's 9:1.

4,800 MBBS seats reserved for economically weaker students

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said new medical colleges are being established in under-served districts

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CollegeDekho.com acquires overseas admission consulting firm SFS Scholarship Facilitation Services

The companies didn’t disclose the financial terms. It is estimated that CollegeDekho has paid around $1 million (Rs 6.84 crore) for SFS.

The class of 2021: Gender diversity gets a big boost at IIMs

India's top B-schools enrolled highest number of female students for flagship course; overall percentage of women rose to 33.5% this year.

TCS iON partners with AICTE to build students' soft skills

According to research by the company there is a gap in students' competencies when it comes to career skills.

India’s advanced analytics pool to triple by 2020: Bain & Company

Globally, the advanced analytics talent pool is expected to reach 1 million during that period, double that of 2018 levels, according to a Bain & Company report.

Government brings e-revolution to campuses, to connect with students across India

A senior MHRD official said: "Through this mammoth social media networking, the Ministry expects to establish a much better and positive understanding between the students and the government."

National foundation to help boost research focus at IITs

National foundation to help boost research focus at IITs

Direct involvement of ministries through the foundation will make research more relevant and directed towards applications, said directors and deans of leading IITs.

View: Govt's plans for transforming school and higher education need more clarity

View: Govt's plans for transforming school and higher education need more clarity

The draft policy admits many problems, suggests solutions, but is remarkably sanguine about implementation.

No proposal to establish affordable training centres for IIT aspirants from poor families: HRD Ministry

No proposal to establish affordable training centres for IIT aspirants from poor families: HRD Ministry

At present, there is no proposal to establish affordable training centres for IIT aspirants belonging to the poor families and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the society.

Govt proposes new fund-sharing pattern for scholarship scheme for SC students

Govt proposes new fund-sharing pattern for scholarship scheme for SC students

The Centre will bear 60 per cent and states 40 per cent of the financial burden of the Post-Matric Scholarship scheme for Scheduled Caste students, as per the proposal.

QS Rankings: HRD Ministry reviewing reasons behind prestigious varsities losing out on top spots

QS Rankings: HRD Ministry reviewing reasons behind prestigious varsities losing out on top spots

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings is one of the most coveted global ranking for educational institutions.

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Budget 2019: Single regulator for higher education soon

Budget 2019: Single regulator for higher education soon

Attempts to get in a legislation for the same during the last stint of the government had failed owing to lack of political consensus.

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