Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: AICTE

Govt looks to increase college seats to help students who had to give up study abroad plan

Govt has set up a committee called ‘Stay in India and Study in India’ and tasked it with working out modalities of the proposal in consultation with colleges and universities.

AICTE more than doubles scholarships for women in engineering courses from this year

AICTE had been offering 4,000 scholarships in technical education for women students from poor families, but has decided to increase that number to 10,000 from this year.

AICTE slashes 2 lakh seats across engineering, management and pharmacy colleges

The council said no new engineering colleges will be permitted to open until 2021-22 and colleges have been restricted from adding more seats.

Classes in engineering, pharmacy, management colleges to start from 16 August, says AICTE

Classes for the new batch will start from 16 September. This apart, the number of counselling sessions for engineering & technical colleges has been reduced to 2.

Don’t collect student fee until lockdown ends or hike costs: AICTE asks technical institutes

AICTE’s appeal to technical education institutions comes after the HRD Ministry asked all states and Union Territories to appeal to institutes in their region to not hike fees.

AICTE tells technical colleges to help students complete internships from home

AICTE has told institutions to instruct students to abide by social distancing guidelines and not take up any internship that involves travel or contact with outsiders.

Govt warns management institutes against offering MBA & diploma simultaneously

AICTE has described as ‘course correction’ a new circular directing management institutes to either offer a degree or a diploma, but not both.

AICTE will punish colleges if they give wrong information in prospectus

New AICTE rules ask engineering, management colleges to now upload prospectus on website with correct information, and sell printed copies at reasonable price.

For 2 years from 2014, Indian graduates became more employable. Then their growth stagnated

India Skills Report 2020 says the employability of Indian graduates across sectors is projected to dip marginally in the next fiscal.

Australia wants to set up university campuses in India as Modi govt changes rules

Australian Education Minister Dan Tehan set to meet HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today.

On Camera


Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.