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.
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179 professional colleges shut down this year, highest in last 9 years, shows AICTE data
Besides the closure of 179 institutes, at least 134 institutes did not seek approval this year in view of large number of seats lying vacant over the last 5 years thus making it unviable for continuing the institution. Also, at least 44 institutes could not get approval or their approvals were withdrawn due to punitive action by the technical education regulator.
Prepare for final exams till court takes a decision: Centre tells varsity students
Some students have challenged the decision to continue with the examinations at the risk of further fanning the pandemic. They have instead sought to be promoted to the next academic year on the basis of their past performances or internal assessments. The top court refused to pass any interim directions.
India’s premier colleges give out space for quarantine facilities
District authorities like the district collector/magistrate have reached out to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Kharagpur, Roorkee, Ropar and National Institutes of Technology at Jaipur and Jalandhar for quarantine purposes. And all these institutes readily agreed is sharing space for hosting people for quarantining.
HRD seeks Rs 60,900 crore for giving laptops to college students
The plan for laptops comes at a time when the education system is faced with the challenge of running nearly an entire academic session in online mode due to Covid-19 and is grappling with the reality of a huge chunk of students being left out due to the lack of access to computers and internet.
Seven higher education institutions in India introduce AWS Educate cloud computing curricula in mainstream college education
Cloud computing is a top workforce skill sought by companies, as reported by a LinkedIn study conducted annually over the last five years. This new effort to integrate cloud computing curricula in mainstream college education will help address the growing requirement for cloud skills in India.
St Stephen's College admission process from July 7-18; interviews to be held online
Delhi University's St Stephen's College will commence its registration process on Tuesday and will conduct online interviews in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the college said on Sunday.
Medical Council of India’s decision on PoK colleges not to impact students
Many students from J&K, especially Kashmir, go to Pakistan every year to pursue medical, engineering, IT and other professional courses. As of now, more than 700 students from J&K are studying in different institutions across Pakistan, according to officials.
Can’t let learning losses accumulate, no language imposition: Vinay Sahasrabuddhe on NEP 2020
Hindi-related worries are totally unfounded. The Prime Minister himself, and many in the government, have made it clear that there is no intention of imposing any language on anyone. So far as mother tongue is concerned, what is wrong with that?
National Education Policy will ensure quality and affordable education: Prakash Javadekar
This is an education policy that will take India forward as it will provide accessibility, equity, quality, affordability and accountability, he said at the webinar organised by the Vidyapeeth Vikas Manch, National Yuva Cooperative Society and the Savitribai Phule, Pune University.
Final exams are a crucial step in students' academic careers: UGC tells Supreme Court
The UGC said the July 6 guidelines are based on the recommendations of experts and have been made after due deliberation and it is wrong to claim that it will not be possible to conduct the final examinations in terms of the guidelines.
Harvard Hyderabad and Oxford Kolkata? The future of US higher education could be in India
India could find itself in a situation much like that of the U.S. in 1900, when most American universities and scholars lagged behind those of Europe but were within decades of overtaking them. Competitive pressures would kick in, and the very top schools that initially were reluctant to enter India would find themselves drawn in.