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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 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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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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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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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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IIT plans to de-stress its students

NEW DELHI : Every now and then, one of India’s most prestigious engineering colleges cuts off power to its hostels for an hour in the evening.

The practice, at IIT Kharagpur, is not to save electricity or cut costs. It is instead part of efforts to get students to mingle — contact that officials hope will help cut stress after three of its students killed themselves between January and April 2017.

IIT Kharagpur is part of the country’s marquee Indian Institutes of Technology colleges that lakhs vie for each year. Only a few thousands make it, entering a college of intense competition with some of the best minds to grab top jobs at the end of the course.

“Students are meeting increasingly less. This naturally creates a lot of problems as they end up being alone. This step will help them connect when they take a ten minutes coffee or tea break,” said Manish Bhattacharya, dean of students affairs of IIT Kharagpur, while explaining another effort to draw students out by installing vending machines for free tea and coffee. The machines, for which a Japanese company has been roped in, will be in place from the academic year beginning this summer.

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Rs. 75,000 monthly scholarship for IIT students proposed

Mumbai: The Government will raise Rs. 20000 crore for the higher education financing agency announced in the previous budget in three years through debt instruments, human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar said after an IIT councel meeting at the Indian institute of Technology Bombay on Friday.

The Council proposed a monthly rs. 75000 Prime Minister Scholarship scheme for select students who are good at research and innovation. The proposal will have to be cleared by the Union cabinet before it can come into effect.

Concerned about suicides at the IITs, the council said it would create wellness centres to help student cope with exam related stress.”These centres will focus on holistic well being of students, taking care of their physical and mental health. The student will be encouraged to seek help from counsellors,” a source in IIT- Bombay said.

Javadekar said the government would allocate rs. 2000 crore for the higher education financing agency in two years while the rest would be raised from the market.

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