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    HC upholds DU decision to conduct online OBE for final years courses

    The DU is scheduled to hold final year undergraduate online OBE from August 10-31 and the students who will be left out of online exams will be given an opportunity to appear in physical examinations, to be held sometime in September.

    Coronavirus: Seniors classes may resume from September 1, others to follow

    The decision is likely to be notified as part of the final unlock guidelines to be issued later this month which would guide the states on unlocking the remaining activities after August 31.

    New education policy to enable creative learning among students, boost job prospects: Ind-Ra

    India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) on Thursday said the new National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) will enable creative learning among students and boost their employment prospects.

    179 professional colleges seek closure, approval dropped for 44

    Pan-India, 72 undergraduate/postgraduate engineering colleges, 58 MBA schools, and 71 diploma-granting institutes and polytechnics are among those that will down shutters. This will result in the reduction of 34,553 seats for 2020-21.

    1.78 lakh smartphones to be given to class 12 students by November: Punjab Cabinet

    The phones will be equipped with various smart features such as touch screen, camera and pre-loaded government applications like 'e-Sewa App' with e-content related to class 11 and class 12, as approved by the department of school education.

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    Private schools can collect tuition fees, says Gujarat High Court

    The Gujarat High Court has quashed a government order which prohibited private schools from collecting tuition fees until they reopened, saying such a fiat will force smaller schools to shut down.

    Top IIMs see drop in percentage of women students joining this year

    IIM Kozhikode stands out among those who have scored better on diversity this year. It had achieved a high diversity ratio of 50% in 2013. But in years that followed the ratio dropped to around 30%. This year, it is back at over 53%.

    Edtech firms chalk out aggressive expansion plans amid revenue, signups boost

    Upgrad and Toppr are looking at doubling their headcount by the end of this fiscal year from 1,000 and 1,500 respectively. Simplilearn and Vedantu will together be adding more than 2,000 employees in the next eight months as per their current plans. These companies have seen their revenue and user base grow as much as 80% since the country went into a lockdown in late March.

    IIM Ahmedabad sees 21.79% women in Batch of 2020-22, down from 23.71% last year

    “We are conscious about the efficacy of increasing the percentage of women entering our class. The achievements are slow as the goal is to not give extra credits or specify a quota for gender or other diversity attributes in the admissions process,” Professor D’Souza, Director, IIMA told ET.

    25 million meritorious students from deprived sections to be tracked across India

    In a major welfare outreach, the ministry of social justice and empowerment is working on creating a central database of all meritorious students from deprived sections who are entitled to government benefits.

    NEP 2020 opens doors for foreign varsities; HECI bill to go for cabinet nod soon

    NEP 2020 opens doors for foreign varsities; HECI bill to go for cabinet nod soon

    The ministry of education is preparing to take to cabinet a Bill to set up the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI)- which will come with a clause to allow foreign varsities into India. The model of routing entry of foreign universities through the HECI Bill with a single clause instead of a separate legislation is hoped to find greater support in Parliament.

    View: Proper execution of NEP will enable us to reap the full benefits of demographic dividend

    View: Proper execution of NEP will enable us to reap the full benefits of demographic dividend

    Covid-19 time seems the worst moment ever to launch a sweeping programme to transform education for an under-25 population of 66 crore. Yet, that very figure explains why we can’t wait.

    Multi-disciplinary feature of new education policy to attract more foreign students: P K Mishra

    Multi-disciplinary feature of new education policy to attract more foreign students: P K Mishra

    Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister P K Mishra said that with the new education policy, there will be a lot of liberalised regime. The emphasis is on holistic and multidisciplinary education with flexibility and provisions for multiple entry and exit.

    National Education Policy 2020: Breakfast for school children besides mid-day meals

    National Education Policy 2020: Breakfast for school children besides mid-day meals

    "Children are unable to learn optimally when they are undernourished or unwell. Hence, the nutrition and health (including mental health) of children will be addressed, through healthy meals and the introduction of well-trained social workers, counsellors, and community involvement into the schooling system," the policy said.

    Aakash Educational Services bets big on digital edutech, remote learning demands

    Aakash Educational Services bets big on digital edutech, remote learning demands

    The new subsidiary will comprise Aakash Digital and Meritnation businesses. AEPL will provide an online platform for students to access live test preparation classes and live tuitions combined with self-study materials.

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    View: The NEP is an indicator of what India needs to do to improve education

    View: The NEP is an indicator of what India needs to do to improve education

    While funding remains ambiguous, the New Education Policy has got several priorities right, especially the emphasis on foundational skills

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