IGNOU to offer three distance courses on solar applications

In collaboration with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will offer three Open Distance Learning (ODL) courses on solar applications from the coming session. The courses will target international students. ISA is an international alliance of 120 ‘sunshine countries’ (abundant in sunlight) with a focus on solar power utilisation. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015, at the CoP21 climate conference in Paris, and has its headquarters in Gurgaon. “All of the courses will be available on the international platform. They’ll be translated into…

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DU admissions: 15,000 seats on offer in fourth cutoff list, check details here

Delhi University will start the admission process for the remaining 15,000 seats under the fourth cutoff list from Thursday with admission to honours courses such as Economics, English and BCom being closed at many popular colleges. The cutoff has dropped by up to 5% points in popular courses and some colleges have reopened admissions in courses such as History, Economics, English and Political Science. Commerce and Economics Economics was closed for admission at 14 colleges, including Kirori Mal College (KMC), Kamla Nehru College (KNC), Lady Shri Ram (LSR), Miranda House,…

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If IIMs cannot offer online course, something is really wrong with Indian education system

Just when it appeared the government was readying to reduce its chokehold on education by giving both colleges and universities more freedom in setting academic and other standards as long as they met certain quality standards, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come out with new regulations that suggest it is in no mood to let go. The UGC’s new rules on distance education, for instance, stipulate that only recognised universities or deemed-to-be-universities would be allowed to offer such courses. So, an ISB or an IIM, for instance, will not…

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