Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
Category: E-learning

IIM Calcutta introduces PG Certificate programme in General Management

The programme is aimed at developing competence in theoretical foundations of management. (In picture: IIM Calcutta) The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) has initiated the Post Graduate Certificate in General Management programme (PGCGM) to develop competence in theoretical foundations of management and simultaneously seeking to inculcate a broad-based understanding of how the theories of management […]

Cabinet clears higher education funding agency

The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the establishment of the Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) to finance infrastructural expansion of premiere institutions like IITs, IIMs and NITs. The agency will be set up with a capital of Rs 2,000 crore, of which half will be contributed by the government. The corpus will then be leveraged to […]

IIT Gandhinagar to host two-day technical summit in October

The theme of ‘Amalthea 2016’ will be ‘Technologizing Challenges’. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar, will be hosting the seventh edition of its technical summit, Amalthea 2016, from October 22. The theme of the two-day event will be ‘Technologizing Challenges’. Rajat Goel, core committee member of Amalthea 2016, said, “Amalthea has grown into one […]

Know how to send money to your ward studying abroad

The total amount of remittances in a financial year should not exceed $ 250,000 as far as education goes. (Thinkstock photo) Studying abroad is one of the most thrilling experiences of one’s life. Most Indian parents cherish the thought of sending their child to a top foreign university for which they spend a lot of time […]

Cabinet approves setting up of Higher Education Financing Agency

To give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved the establishment of a Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA). “The HEFA would be jointly promoted by the identified promoter and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) with an authorised capital of Rs 2,000 […]

Interpretation of verse in Hindi textbook ‘disturbs’ Muslim students

Kandolkar says his Muslim students have strongly objected to this interpretation. The letter was written last month. (File) A teacher has written to the Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB) and the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), pointing out “errors” in the Class IX Hindi textbook, including mistakes in a verse by […]

IITs to count PhD scholars as faculty to improve student-teacher ratio

Currently, there are 2,600 faculty positions lying vacant across all IITs. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will now count their doctoral students as part of their faculty in a bid to improve their student-teacher ratio. The decision was taken at the last meeting of the IIT Council held on August 23. Sources said that […]

Supreme Court orders status quo on medical counselling in Madhya Pradesh

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered status quo in admission to undergraduate medical courses in private medical institutes in Madhya Pradesh on a contempt plea by the state government. The Madhya Pradesh government had contended that private medical colleges were not admitting students on the basis of centralised counselling conducted by it. The constitution bench headed […]

Monkeys stealing food, clothes of IIT Bombay students

While the IIT Bombay’s campus is known for its lush greenery, unfortunately the prestigious institute is facing trouble due to the aggressive behaviour of monkeys. Located next to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, students are complaining of too much attacks by monkeys on the lookout for food. “Since after several students complained of the aggressive […]

CAG raps Punjab for lack of regulatory mechanism for pvt univs

The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that his government will support the toppers of Class 12 to help them prepare for competitive exams. “The government will extend support to the toppers of Class 12 to help them prepare for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination and also announced a scheme […]