Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicHigher education in India

Topic: higher education in India

No child left behind in online classes, use SECC data to find rural homes without internet

The internet infrastructure, if put in place, would continue to provide the best in education experience to India's hinterlands even in post-Covid era.

BHU law dept bagged 19th spot in NIRF rankings. Now it says it has no data to back that

BHU law faculty had claimed 35 of its 60 graduating students secured placement, based on which it got 19th NIRF rank. But in an RTI reply, BHU said it collects no such data.

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.

Govt repeats warning to new tech institutes — don’t try to sound like IIT, IIM, IISc

The rule was reiterated in new guidelines released by the All India Council for Technical Education for the academic year 2020-21. 

Modi govt wants 2 lakh foreign students by 2022, with some help from Yoga, Ayurveda courses

The initiative, called ‘Destination India’, will seek to streamline the process of foreign admissions in a bid to project the country as a hub of education.

2019 was the year when India’s education system took a backseat under Modi regime

If India wants a $5-trillion economy by 2024, then it must have a knowledge economy. That’s where the draft National Education Policy document enters.

Modi govt pushing for liberal arts should first learn from China on what not to do

In China, the goal of liberal arts education isn’t necessarily to build ‘active citizenship’ or critical thinking skills.

Number of women enrolling in higher education rises 1,350 per cent in 7 years

Post-graduate and M.Phil. are dominated by women, but the nature of courses they’re studying hasn’t changed much over the years. New Delhi: The number of...

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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