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All IITs told to give plans for combating Covid-19 in two days

Some of the IITs have already proposed short-term and medium-term ideas to the ministry. These will be taken up with the health ministry and the expert Covid-19 Response Task Force chaired by the principal scientific advisor to the government to enable a quick scale-up.

IIM Shillong finishes final placements for the batch of 2018-20

With an exceptional 73% increase on Highest CTC, IIM Shillong placements witnessed an average CTC increase of 11.7% from previous year. The top 20% and top 50% of the batch secured an average CTC of 29.17 LPA and 23.38 LPA respectively, while the median CTC is 17 LPA.

WUD shifts to online learning to combat COVID-19 disruption

WUD is using technology enabled AI, Supervision Technologies and Video Conference and other tools to enable virtual learning.

NSM-TAC approves installation of supercomputing facility at IIT-Guwahati

The installation of this supercomputing system at IIT Guwahati has been initiated under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The Department of Science and Technology (DST) along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) are coordinating the mission and the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, are the implementing agencies of the mission.

Covid-19 impact: Ed-tech companies reap dividend as schools, universities go online

Online users who have enrolled with Simplilearn for courses on cyber security, Cloud, DevOps, AI and data sciences have jumped 15% in March.

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IIIT (Amendment) Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 bill was introduced by Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. The Five IIITs which are proposed to be given the status of institute of national importance are located in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur.

UGC tells universities to postpone exams, suspend evaluation work due to COVID-19

"All universities and affiliated colleges should postpone exams till March 31 and suspend evaluation work. Further schedule should be decided following a review of the situation," the commission said in an order.

COVID-19 outbreak: ICSE, ISC board exams postponed till March 31

The ICSE board on Thursday postponed class 10 and 12 examinations due to the novel coronavirus threat, officials said. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Chief Executive Gerry Arathoon said the exams have been postponed till March 31.

ICSE board class 10,12 exams postponed till March 31

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Chief Executive Gerry Arathoon said the exams have been postponed till March 31.

ISB suspends classes, tells students to vacate campus by tomorrow

“ISB is fully geared up to address and combat the pandemic COVID- 19 across its Hyderabad and Mohali campuses. ISB is taking full cognizance of the need and importance of incorporating various preventive and precautionary measures to bring down the spread of the virus and has adopted a multi-pronged approach across its campuses,” a release said.

Covid impact: Skill training centres told to remain shut

Covid impact: Skill training centres told to remain shut

The skill development and entrepreneurship ministry has issued an advisory to its affiliated institutes to remain closed as per state governments’ directives amid the Covid-19 outbreak, potentially slowing down the pace of skills training in the country.

Future tense for Indian students as US campuses shut down amid coronavirus fears

Future tense for Indian students as US campuses shut down amid coronavirus fears

MIT and 150 other universities have moved classes online. Several have asked students to vacate campuses.

Coronavirus: Lean period at engineering colleges & business schools a big help

Coronavirus: Lean period at engineering colleges & business schools a big help

Leading institutions such as IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Kozhikode, IIM-Indore, IIM-Trichy, Bhavan’s SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), IIT-Bombay, IIT-Kanpur are introducing measures including postponing of events and large gatherings, imposing travel restrictions and holding extensive awareness generation sessions on campus about the outbreak.

DU students to study online, internal assessments put on hold due to coronavirus

DU students to study online, internal assessments put on hold due to coronavirus

DU in a release also said that teachers will be available online as per the class schedule. The internal assessments as well as 'house examinations' for post-graduate and undergraduate courses also stand postponed until March 31.

Coronavirus: IIM-Indore postpones convocation

Coronavirus: IIM-Indore postpones convocation

Representatives of the institute say a new date for the convocation will be decided depending on how the situation unfolds.

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HRD ministry plans one higher education regulator with three divisions

HRD ministry plans one higher education regulator with three divisions

Under the new setup, the bodies will, however, work as per the recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee, senior officials in the know of the plan, told ET.

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