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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.
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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. 
Yoga and ayurveda will form the pivot of a new government push to attract more foreign students

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.
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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 women enrolling themselves for higher education in India has risen by a jaw-dropping 1,350 per cent in the last seven years, the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) released Friday has revealed. From 1.2 million women in 2010-11, the number has gone up to 17.4 million women in 2017-18. However, when compared to the percentage of women in the workforce in India, the number is abysmally low. As per the World Bank Report on Labour Force Participation, just about 29 per cent of women in India are part of the workforce. Enrolment ratio Of the total enrolment in higher education this year, girls constituted 47.6 per cent, which is up by around one per cent from last year. But in 2010-11, the figure was 44 per cent. There has also...

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
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After luring Google & Facebook, Mukesh Ambani plans to build a global digital company

Mukesh Ambani unveiled a slew of services from Jio, including a 5G network as early as next year and a mega video-streaming platform.

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The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
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Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.