AICTE Plans Tech-Tonic Shift; To Set Up Four Teacher Training Institutes To Upgrade Candidates’ Skills

All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) will be setting up four teacher training institutes to help candidates keep up with the latest developments in technical education, Financial Express has reported. Chairman of AICTE, Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, told the media about the plan on the sidelines of The National Conference on Indian Higher Education: Quality Assurance, Accreditation & Ranking. He added that motivated teachers, who will be conversant with fast-changing technology in the technical education sector, will be produced by the institutes. The academies will come up in Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur, Guwahati and Baroda.…

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Institutes to face action for not returning fees if one withdraws admission

In a stern message to Higher Education Institutes, Minister of State for HRD Ministry Dr. Satyapal Singh on Wednesday said that institutions would face action for failing to return the fees in case a student withdraws his/her admission. “Any institution not returning fees in case of withdrawal of admission will have to face action,” Singh tweeted. The Minister said that institutions will no longer be allowed to exploit students. The move is being seen as a great relief to many students who are often at a disadvantage if they choose…

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Times World University Ranking 2019: Indian Institutes In The List

The Times World University Ranking 2019 list is out. On a positive note, 7 more Indian Universities have made it to the list in comparison to last year and new institutes have outranked the older ones, this year. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has made it to the 251-300 rank band and is the highest ranked Indian University in the list. The list comprises of more than 1250 Universities from 86 countries worldwide. While the Universities ranked in the global top 10 have retained their position, Yale University is the only…

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Call to bridle fake naturopathy institutes

Association says unqualified people taking patients for a ride Go on a fast for two weeks at a stretch and get ‘qualified’ to be a naturopathy practitioner. Claims such as these are among those put out by scores of institutions offering naturopathy treatment that have sprung up in Kerala as there is no regulation to control them. The Indian Naturopathy and Yoga Graduates Medical Association has urged the State government to step in to check the activities of such institutes, especially in the wake of the arrest of self-styled naturopath…

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IISc Bengaluru tops India in global list of best institutes

No Indian institution figures in the top 250 of the Times Higher Education’s (THE) world university rankings 2019, though the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has retained its position as the highest-ranked centre in the country, while the Indian Institute of Technology-Indore has risen to the highest position behind it. The rankings, released on Wednesday, show Oxford continues to hold the first place, Cambridge second, and Stanford third. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology rose one place to number four. There was some good news for India: number of Indian institutions…

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German institutes to cut 2018 growth forecast to 1.7 percent: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s economic institutes will lower their 2018 growth forecast for Europe’s largest economy to 1.7 percent from their spring prediction of 2.2 percent, two government sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The sources, who are familiar with a report containing updated forecasts due to be presented on Thursday, said the institutes would also cut their 2019 growth forecast to 1.9 percent from the 2.0 percent they had previously predicted. The sources also said the institutes would predict 2020 growth of 1.8 pct. The forecasts could in theory still change slightly before…

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Bengal educational institutes to participate in Centre’s celebrations of Gandhi Jayanti

Schools, colleges and universities in West Bengal will participate in the Centre’s year-long celebration on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Earlier, the education department had planned on celebrating the occasion in its own way. But back then, the government refused to co-operate with the Centre. It was reluctant to be part and parcel of any programme, project or new schemes that the Centre had offered for West Bengal’s participation. Though Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting on May 2 with other chief…

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CVM faculty member elected to National Institutes of Health Council of Councils

Susan Sanchez, professor of infectious diseases, assistant director of the UGA Biomedical Health Science Institute and chair of One Health, was recently appointed to the National Institute of Health’s Council of Council. She will serve a five-year term, beginning October 1, 2018, with her first meeting in January. “Susan will be a great addition to this prestigious group,” said Lisa K. Nolan, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “She sees the big picture in a way that not everyone does, is an excellent strategist and can come up with…

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Landmark Year For Xavier’s Institutes: Year-long festivities to continue till December 2019

FOR THE three Xavier’s institutes sharing the Fort campus in south Mumbai, the current and upcoming academic years assume special importance and will be marked by year-long festivities. While the St Xavier’s College and the St Xavier’s High School are in the 150th year of their existence, the Xavier Institute of Communications is marking its 50th anniversary. Celebrations that began in June this year will continue till December 2019 to mark the milestones achieved by the three institutes. “We have staggered the celebrations and planned the events in a way…

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Ask Alumni For Help, Instead Of Coming To Government ‘With A Bowl Seeking Help’: HRD Minister

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar asked educational institutes to utilise their alumni associations for betterment instead of coming to the government “with a bowl seeking help”. The Union Human Resource Development minister was speaking on Friday at a function organised here by the Jnana Prabhodini School. “Worldwide, who run educational institutes? It is the former students. Who run universities worldwide? It is the alumni who have excelled in their respective fields,”he told the gathering. “Such students give back to their educational institutes. This same attitude has been cultivated by Jnana…

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