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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Institutes are moving beyond the campus, enabling tangible change

Education is stepping out of the classroom in interesting ways, as students and faculty collaborate with local communities on projects and research initiatives. A system to harness solar power, created by students and faculty of IIT-Madras, is lighting up homes in villages in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Manipur; a project of the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is helping pig and silk farmers in two districts of Assam to take their products directly to markets, thereby increasing their profit margins; students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)…

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GEORGIA CHARTER SCHOOL RE-INSTITUTES PADDLING WITH PARENTAL CONSENT…THOUGHTS?

When I was a child in school, we all knew to behave or it was off to the principal’s office to get “licks.” I was never quite sure why THAT word was the substitute for getting paddled, but I digress. While I’d like to brag about being the perfect child in elementary and middle school, I cannot. My first grade teacher, Mrs. Martin, overheard me ask another student if I could borrow a red crayon, and, well, that was all it took. When Mrs. Martin said “no talking,” she emphatically…

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50% engineering seats across country go vacant, AICTE plans to merge institutes

With nearly 50% of seats in engineering colleges across the country remaining vacant, the technical education department is planning to merge institutes with high vacancies. Officials of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) who are aware of the developments said that institutes with over 50% vacancy, and good teaching and infrastructure facilities could be merged to avoid being shut down. With applications for engineering courses lower than the number of seats, vacancies in institutes across the country have been increasing. In the last five years, vacancies at engineering…

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An IIT Kharagpur delegation to visit US for career in best institutes in India

As part of the international outreach programme, an IIT Kharagpur delegation is visiting the US to meet researchers looking for a career in the best higher education and R&D institutions in India. “We are keen to engage with bright and promising doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in the US and discuss academic career options at the Institute,” Director P P Chakrabarti, head of the delegation, said in a statement Saturday. He said the institute was striving to enhance its human resource in teaching, learning, and research “by providing a fulfilling research and academic ambiance…

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Madras HC relief for educational institutes in non-plan area

Chennai: Madras high court has stayed the operation of a government order dated June 14 last of the housing and urban development department directing that all buildings of the educational institutions constructed prior to January 1, 2011, in a non-plan area must apply for concurrence to the town and country planning (DTCP)  department. While passing an interim order on a writ petition from All India Private Educational Institutions Association, by its state general secretary K Palaniyappan of Saligramam, Justice S. S. Sundar has granted the injunction on Friday. According to petitioner,…

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NIH taps Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., to lead the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., has selected Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., as director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). A pioneering leader in the field of biophotonics, Dr. Tromberg is currently a professor at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), with dual appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery. He is also director of UCI’s Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, an interdisciplinary research, teaching and clinical center for optics and photonics in biology and medicine. He is…

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Stellar Biotechnologies to Supply KLH to National Institutes of Health

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq : SBOT ), a leading manufacturer of a key protein utilized in multiple immunotherapy development pipelines targeting Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disease and cancers, among other diseases, announced today that it has been contracted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to supply the company’s Stellar KLH protein for government-sponsored clinical studies. The company reported that it has initiated product manufacturing for the NIH’s National Cancer Institute, which plans to use a vialed formulation of Stellar KLH in dendritic cell-based cancer therapies. These experimental…

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THE PROBLEM WITH PROBLEMATIZING CONFUCIUS INSTITUTES

On the heels of recent resumption of vehemently negative press surrounding Confucius Institutes (CIs), non-profit educational programs affiliated with the People’s Republic of China, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act earlier this month, which includes a provision that bars US institutions from receiving Pentagon funding if they host a CI. For universities that want to maintain their CI, new regulations will require a more transparent accounting of funding sources and usage, undoubtedly complicating the relationship between Hanban and American host universities. This conversation came to a head after…

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Ola announces launch of Ola Mobility Institute

Ola, a ride-hailing platform, has announced the launch of Ola Mobility Institute. The institute will focus on leveraging the ‘disruptive’ potential of mobility as a growth and innovation for India’s economy. “Mobility touches everyone, everyday, everywhere in the world. The ongoing revolution in this sector promises to improve the lives of citizens, create significant employment and livelihood opportunities, and dramatically reduce congestion and pollution in cities. Every kilometre driven in a shared vehicle contributes to this, and the Ola Mobility Institute will work to ensure innovations continue to have a…

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