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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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Body of Jamia student found with a gunshot wound in his car

NEW DELHI: The body of a 20-year old student from Jamia Millia Islamia, was found with a gunshot wound in his car parked inside a gated government colony in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar on Tuesday.

P.C. : HT

The family of the student, Rizwan Khan, said he was a national level hockey player.

While DCP (south) Romil Baaniya said prima facie it appeared to be a case of suicide, Khan’s family said they suspected foul play as the body was found in the same neighbourhood where his female friend, also a hockey player, lives.

No suicide note has been found in the car, police said. 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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DELHI: The government has decided to provide reservation for SC, ST and OBC candidates in faculty positions in BEd colleges, universities and teaching institutes across the country.

A notification in this regard has been issued by the National Council for Technical Education (NCTE), the apex regulator for pre-service and in-service teachers in the country, a copy of which is with HT. There are over 12,000 teacher training institutes in the country offering programmes including BEd and MEd. Continue reading

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Indian Govt's fresh regulations for distance learning courses

NEW DELHI :  Provision of filling an FIR against the management an institute for duping students, installing CCTVs at examination centres and roping in quality faculty are some of the highlights of the regulations for open and distance learning approved by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, sources said.

Under the new regulations, which will be notified soon, universities and institutes offering courses through open and distance learning(ODL) will have to seek fresh approval from the University Grants Commission(UGC) or else their degrees will be considered invalid. The regulations will cover the government as well as the private institutes.

“Degrees acquired through ODL from non-recognised institutes of higher learning will neither be recognised for the purpose of employment in government service nor for pursuing higher education,” said a senior official.

On an average, close to 40 lakh students get enrolled in such universities every year. Source said currently there were no clear guidelines for ODL courses.

“The UGC had been given the charge of open and distance learning from the distance education council. However there were no clear guidelines for ODL. One major issue was that while the courses were  being regulated, the universities were left out. Now the universities will also be regulated. The new regulations will also keep a check on dubious and bogus institutes,” said Ravindra Kumar, VC, IGNOU.

If the institutes fail to comply with the regulations, they can be penalised too.

“If despite penalties, the institutes are found flouting rules or cheating students, FIR may be lodged against the officials/management of the errant higher educational institutions,” reads the draft regulation.

The  new regulations are aimed at improving the quality of programmes offered through the distance mode.

Currently there are over 140 universities/ higher educational institutions which are given approval by the UGC under its distance education bureau to offer courses through the ODL.


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