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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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Chhattisgarh to recruit 35000 transgenders in police force

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh police will hire transgender constables in the next couple of months as part of the recruitment policy and deploy them to combat Maoist extremists whenever required.

The state government has asked police to hire transgender people in accordance with a Supreme Court judgement.

“We are set to recruit them if they pass a mandatory written exam and physical test,” said Pawan Deo, the state’s additional director general of police (recruitment), on Thursday.

In 2014, the SC declared transgender people as “third gender” and ruled they have equal privilege over the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution. Continue reading

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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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Rajasthan HC restricts OBC quota bill’s implementation

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan high court on Thursday restricted the state government from implementing the OBC Reservation Bill 2017, which hikes the quota given to Other Backward Classes from 21% to Continue reading

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Expect more girls to get into top engineering colleges across the country

NEWDELHI: Expect more girls to get into top engineering colleges across the country from the next academic year on 2018-19.

After IITs, 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST) will allocate special supernumerary seats for female candidates. The move is likely to provide equitable access to girls in the top-ranked NITs. Continue reading

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Question paper of NEET exam should be common – SC

DELHI: The Supreme Court said on Thursday– There should be a common question paper for all aspirants giving NEET exam — a common window test for private and government medical colleges .

A bench headed by justice Dipak Misra asked CBSE to explain how it proposes to have identical questions as it pulled up the board for setting different papers for students taking NEET in regional languages. Continue reading

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9 high courts are against central judicial exam

NEWDELHI: Nine high courts have objected to a plan for a central exam for recruitment to lower judiciary, a proposal that has the backing of the Supreme Court.

The government has proposed an exam on the lines of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, better known as NEET, held for medical course to select judicial officers to address concerns over the quality of junior judges and lack of uniformity in recruitment. 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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22-28% Hike in college and university teachers salary

NEW DELHI: Teachers and staff working in colleges, universities and institutions run by the Centre and state governments are set to get a pay hike in the range of 22-28%.

The Cabinet is set to take up a UGC panel’s recommendation in this regard this month, sources said, adding that it is “most likely to sail through”.

A senior HRD ministry official said – “A decision on allowances will be taken up later”. Continue reading

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Seats in Delhi University (D.U) still available

NEW DELHI: Students who could not make the cut in Delhi University’s first cutoff list should not lose hope as admissions to popular honours courses such as economics, BCom, English, mathematics, physics, and BA programmes are still open in most colleges with a dip of 0.25-3 percentage points in the second list.

Admissions are open at 44 colleges for English (hons) and have been concluded at only two – Kirori Mal College and Mata Sundri College. The BA programme, which received the highest number of applications this year, is still available at 46 colleges.

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