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Success stories of Indian firms to figure in new MBA syllabus

Students in MBA and postgraduate diploma courses will soon be taught the success stories of Indian companies such as Infosys, Tata group and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, according to a new model curriculum for management finalised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), senior officials familiar with the matter said.

The AICTE, India’s apex advisory body for technical education, had set up committees to revamp the curriculum in order to improve the quality of education in Continue reading

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AICTE curriculum says engineering students will study Vedas, Puranas, yoga

Along with the internet of things, big data and bullet trains, engineering students will now have to study the Vedas, Puranas and tark shastra (logic), according to the revamped curriculum released by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Wednesday.

They will also be expected to know something about the Constitution and environment sciences as part of mandatory courses whose scores will have no bearing on their final credits. The changes will kick in this academic year. “The syllabus has been Continue reading

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HRD asks CBI to probe how banned deemed universities were offering courses in distance mode

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe how four deemed universities were able to offer engineering courses in distance education mode and were awarded post facto approval by the University Grants Commission (UGC), sources said on Tuesday.

JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth and Advanced Studies in Education in Rajasthan, the Allahabad Agricultural Institute and Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu had been offering these courses without necessary approvals from the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Last month, the top court had suspended the degrees awarded by the four universities between 2001 and 2005 and cancelled the degrees awarded issued after 2005. Degree holders from the 2001-05 batches will have to take a test by the AICTE to prove their proficiency and retain their degrees. This test is likely to be conducted in May/June.

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AICTE issues new norms for technical institutions- Must Read

Failing to follow these norms will mean that colleges will have to pay a fine — the amount being twice the total fee collected per student.

Not only this, the AICTE can also suspend approval for NRI and supernumerary seats given to any institution for one academic year.

Also, according to the new rules, no institute will be able to name itself a way that the abbreviated form of the name matches the country’s premier institutes — IIM, IIT, IISc, NIT or government bodies such as AICTE, UGC, MHRD, GoI. Continue reading

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Now Yoga and Sports are mandatory to get a Engineering Degree.

NEWDELHI: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which governs more than 10,000 institutions having over 18 lakh students, has made yoga and sports mandatory for the Students of engineering colleges and technical institutes of the country. Now students will have to take part in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities in addition to their regular academics to be awarded a degree. Continue reading

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