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HRD ministry asks colleges to provide free campus WiFi

Colleges and technical institutes across the country may soon offer free Wi-Fi to students and staff.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has written to vice-chancellors and heads of all higher educational institutions asking them to contact telecom service providers who are willing to provide internet services for free.

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According to the letter, each user would have a quota of data they can use for free after which, they will have to pay the telecom service provider. Ministry officials said they plan on targeting 50,000 campuses in the 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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