IIT ISM students to shun ‘colonial’ gowns for ‘Indian attire’ at convocation, option of Sanskrit pledge too

Students of the IIT Indian School of Mines (ISM) in Dhanbad would wear Indian attire and not the traditional gown that they had been wearing for 92 years, during its convocation on Monday. They would also have the choice of taking the convocation pledge in Sanskrit at the first convocation after the ISM attained IIT status in 2016. “The institution has set a new dress code for students for the convocation. Boys would wear pale white or pale cream kurta pyjama. Girls will wear off-white sari with matching clothes or…

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Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College to begin Geography(H) this year

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College (SPMC) for Women is admitting students to a Geography (Honours) programme beginning this academic year. While the SPMC had received permission from the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2015, it had been unable to introduce the degree until now due to logistical constraints. The college is offering 46 seats for the programme, complying with the DU reservation guidelines. Students can apply through the DU’s centralised application procedure. As of now, there is one permanent and two ad hoc faculty to teach the course. The department will be…

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DU first cut-off list to be out soon: Here are the documents to carry for admission

The first cut-off list for admission to Delhi University’s merit-based undergraduate programmes is expected on Tuesday. If they clear the cutoff, the applicant should first log on the online admission portal and select the college and programme they want, and then take a printout of the registration form. The applicant should then proceed to the college, with all the documents required, and get them verified. The applicants will be required to carry the following set of original documents and self-attested photocopies of the documents. * Class X Board Examination Certificate * Class X mark…

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7 CRUCIAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS

The world is changing, and education must change with it. Many schools are aware of this fact and are trying to rebuild their activities in accordance with the opportunities offered by new technologies. Some universities borrow ideas from the business world, referring to the experience of successful start-ups in order to launch some new processes for themselves. Gradually, a paper routine leaves the schools, giving way to electronic means of working with data. School as a Service School as a service begins with the commitment of the state to each…

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Finding the Best Talent to Work for Local Organizations

Organizations that specialize in non-profit operations often need focused and dedicated people working for them.  These executives need to have a desire to do good for the community rather than make money for themselves.  They must be fully committed to the mission of the organization that hires them.   Finding the right kind of talent in the local pool can be a challenge, however.  Some people are not aware of these job openings.  Others may not think they are qualified to take the positions.  By putting your application and resume…

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Making It Easier for Organizations to Get Funding

Finding adequate funding can be a challenge for New York institutions. There are opportunities that are available and access to funding that is available, but bureaucracy minimizes the efficiency of the funding request process. With this in mind, the state of New York as well as other states have taken steps to change the way that state resources are allocated. The goal is to make the allocation process more efficient in order to fulfill economic development needs.   Consolidated funding application requests are allowing entities that need funding to use…

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From quality to delivery of question papers, CBSE suggests measures to improve exam system

The panel formed after the leak of CBSE Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers has made a number of recommendations to make the current system better. The panel, headed by VS Oberoi, a former secretary of the Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) and comprising seven others, was tasked by the HRD ministry to review all security-related aspects in the examination system in order to ensure question papers reach the examinees without being tampered. The panel was also asked to assess potential points of weakness in the present…

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Students of DU vocational courses can opt out after completing first, second year with degrees

Colleges under Delhi University are offering six skill-based undergraduate courses, which give students the flexibility to opt out after completing the first or the second year with diploma and advance diploma degrees respectively. Students will also be allowed to rejoin the courses and complete their degree. The Bachelor of Vocational Degree (B Voc) programme is currently being offered at three DU colleges. These courses have been developed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as per the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) formulated by the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship,…

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Ministry panel plans encryption, QR codes on CBSE question papers to prevent leaks

An expert panel set up by the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry has recommended shortening and bifurcating the CBSE board exam season, encrypting and using centre-specific quick response (QR) codes on question papers in a bid to prevent a repeat of this year’s leak of the Class 12 economics and Class 10 mathematics papers. The panel’s report, which HT has seen, also sought to do away with variations in marking schemes and moderation practices followed by different boards. HT had first reported on the recommendations of the panel on June 4.…

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From this academic session, school textbooks to turn smarter with QR codes

Starting this academic session, teachers and students in a number of states will be using “energised textbooks” that will provide them with more information and contextualised content in the form of video films and audios accessible through quick response (QR) codes, in addition to traditional textbooks. A QR code is a type of two-dimensional barcode used for providing easy access to information through a smartphone. A senior human resource development ministry official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that more than 20 millions ‘energised’ textbooks will be published this…

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