Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicAICTE

Topic: AICTE

NEET registrations on the rise, experts say Covid a factor but more seats the bigger reason

The National Testing Agency, which conducts NEET-UG, says 16.14 lakh students have registered for the exam this year — highest in the last five years.

Record 480 female students from J&K, 504 from NE get technical education scholarship in ‘20-21

Awardees from J&K and Northeast were much higher in 2020-21 compared to 2019-18 after AICTE decided to give scholarship to all poor female students from these regions irrespective of merit.

Govt working on management & non-tech courses in regional languages, AICTE chief says

In interview to ThePrint, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe says though engineering courses will begin in 5 regional languages from 2021-22 session in 13 colleges, scientific words won't be translated.

Studying engineering without physics and maths is like a building without foundation

AICTE making maths, physics optional for engineering sounds ‘flexible’ only on paper. Its bridge courses won’t fix the problem.

How colleges will offer engineering in languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati from 2021

To begin with, AICTE allows 5 engineering disciplines such as mechanical, civil, electrical to be taught in regional languages. Study material for these disciplines being translated.

‘Becoming flexible like the West’: Colleges, institutes happy as AICTE makes PCM optional

AICTE has given list of 14 subjects, apart from Physics, Chemistry & Maths, which students can opt for. These include computer science, electronics, IT, biology, entrepreneurship.

Physics, Chemistry and Maths continue to be important subjects for engineering, says AICTE

The clarification followed news reports about Physics and Mathematics no longer being compulsory for engineering as per the approval handbook for 2021-22 issued by the AICTE.

Technical colleges will now need AICTE approval to begin online, distance learning courses

AICTE says an institution that has NAAC score of 3.26 or has featured in top 100 of NIRF ranking at least twice in 3 preceding cycles will be allowed to start open or ODL courses.

Use books by Indian authors to promote PM’s Atmanirbhar Bharat mission — AICTE to colleges

In a letter to technical institutes, the AICTE says such high-quality and cost-effective books will aid students and simultaneously fulfill the PM’s vision of self-reliant India.

Modi govt’s HEC can’t just be UGC with new label. Engineering still needs its own regulator

The Modi govt plans to merge higher education regulators into one body called Higher Education Commission, but medicine and law institutes have been left out.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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