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IITM's Green Skill Development Program trains its second batch

"First batch of Emission inventory and Pollution monitoring courses has been completed successfully in 2018 and empowered 24 participants. The course result was 100% which not only reflect the quality of the participants but also their interest towards the training," said IITM. This year courses have been inaugurated on 15th Oct 2019.

Over 2 lakh suggestions on NEP being examined: HRD Minister

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said more than two lakh suggestions received on the proposed New Education Policy (NEP) are being extensively examined.

IIM Indore mulls training programme for politicos, bureaucrats & bizmen

The motive behind the training programme is to bring together representatives from these three fields, help them understand one another's problems and find solutions. The programme aims at bringing together people from three different fields under one roof and promoting dialogue among them.

Why NEET fails to ensure merit-based admissions

Not only in general category but in every category, students with abysmal ranks have got admission clearly usurping seats which in a system based on merit within each category ought to have gone to those with much higher scores.

IIMs, IITs told to comply with quota rule for faculty hiring

While central universities mostly implement the faculty quota — 15% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5%for Scheduled Tribes, 27% for Other Backward Classes and 10% for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) — IITs and IIMs largely do not do so. Both IITs and IIMs have a very poor representation of reserved category persons in faculty, as per government data.

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Jio Institute brings in power-packed advisory panel

The Mukesh Ambani group is said to have informed the Empowered Expert Committee of all selected Institutes of Eminence during a review on November 16 that the design for its 40,000 square foot building campus complex in Navi Mumbai is in place. Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani and daughter Isha Ambani Piramal are in the council.

IDP launches digital campus in Chennai

IDP looks at connecting students with the right course at the right institution in the right country. IDP Education's CEO, Andrew Barkla said that the company is focused on creating a platform that is a 'connected community' where students, counsellors and parents can interact. Eventually, he said the company would be keen to add employers to this community as well.

Ramdev's Bharitya Shiksha Board brings in RSS's Atul Kothari as special invitee

Atul Kothari of the RSS affiliated body and the Nyas he represents as its National Secretary- recently objected to ‘sex education’ being advocated in the new National education policy.

NEET mum on subject marks but low scorers still getting into MBBS

Data accessed by TOI shows that there are hundreds, if not thousands, with single digit percentile scores in physics and chemistry who have got admission into MBBS.

India has 15697 ITIs, Uttar Pradesh has the most: Govt

Besides, government has envisaged setting up of Indian Institute of Skills with unique features that would make them different from the existing setup of ITIs, Polytechnics, and Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs). The union cabinet has approved the proposal of setting up of IISs at three locations in the country.

Int’l schools double, India at second spot

Int’l schools double, India at second spot

Next To China, India moves up two ranks from 2012 in the number of international schools it hosts. The middle-class in India is largely opting for imported curricula for reasons ranging from giving their children a shot at the Ivies and Oxbridge to social prestige. This has led to raising the count of international schools in the country.

Robin Hood Army enters Harvard classroom

Robin Hood Army enters Harvard classroom

Founded in Delhi in 2014, the Robin Hood Army operates in 158 cities in nine countries and serves an average of 200,000 people a week — without accepting any money for their services. It has served more than 26 million meals so far. When restaurants tell them they have surplus food, volunteers — who number more than 40,000 — use their own vehicles to pick and distribute the food.

You must have the chance to study science in your own language: Principal Scientific Adviser K VijayRaghavan

You must have the chance to study science in your own language: Principal Scientific Adviser K VijayRaghavan

Principal Scientific Adviser K VijayRaghavan has been a vocal champion of studying science and communicating it in regional languages. Your own language roots you to your society and environment and allows you to use your imagination in a manner that a second language does not, he said.

How a number of initiatives are breaking the language barrier in teaching science

How a number of initiatives are breaking the language barrier in teaching science

These initiatives include Bigyan, an online platform with articles by scientists in Bengali; The Jigyasa Project, a series of talks on science in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi, organised by the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster in association with Mandram and Sea of Science, a podcast series with episodes in six languages.

5 Indian students qualify for Oxford Big Read Asia contest

5 Indian students qualify for Oxford Big Read Asia contest

The winners from India are B R Nimeesha (from Madurai), Ananya Sheorey, Saara Sen, Neha Chhajed and Sama S Jahagirdar (all from Nagpur), a statement from Oxford University Press said. Among the other winners are two students from China and one each from Pakistan and Malaysia.

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HRD minister launches draft 'Industry Guidelines on Digital Learning'

HRD minister launches draft 'Industry Guidelines on Digital Learning'

The 2018 event was an international conference organised by the UNESCO, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and the Andhra govt. On the occasion of the 40th UNESCO general conference in Paris, the roundtable was jointly organised by the governments of Finland and India, in partnership with UNESCO and MGIEP.

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