Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: AICTE

Modi government is set to grant more autonomy to B-schools such as XLRI and MDI

HRD ministry is expected to soon approve regulations granting these institutions more autonomy to frame admission policy, curriculum and admit foreign faculty.  

In engineering courses soon: Wright brothers didn’t invent plane, batteries existed in Vedic age

AICTE to introduce optional course in engineering colleges which credits ancient Indians for a number of inventions.

To make Indian engineers more employable, govt plans to train teachers

The AICTE has come up with a detailed policy for training teachers in technical institutions like engineering, management and pharmacy colleges.

17.68 lakh seats lay vacant last year but govt may approve 800 new tech institutes in 2018

The technical education regulator is considering more than 800 new applications, despite the fact that 149 institutes closed down in 2016-17.

Bill to create single higher education regulator to be introduced in Parliament by Sept.

Govt to scrap all other regulatory bodies like UGC and AICTE; the plan is likely to go through the consultative process and approvals given in June.

Row over engineering degrees: Govt to order CBI probe into UGC ‘lapses’

Within a week of the Supreme Court order cancelling engineering degrees secured through correspondence courses, the human resource development (HRD) ministry has decided to get to the crux of the matter.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.