Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicAICTE

Topic: AICTE

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.

India’s education system looks to Ivy League but regulatory bodies like UGC get in the way

Delhi University’s BTech Humanities programme tells a story about regulatory bodies’ restrictive hold on India’s higher education system.

No new pharmacy colleges or seat addition until 2022 as Modi govt reviews demand

AICTE move seeks to address the concerns over employability of pharmacy graduates. There are 2,694 pharmacy colleges in the country.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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