Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of Education

Topic: Ministry of Education

AICTE-fixed fees for technical institutions likely soon, Modi govt mulls proposal on range

AICTE believed to have submitted proposal for maximum & minimum fees for engineering, management & other institutions affiliated to it, to education ministry 15 days back. Order likely soon.

Identify drop-outs by April, offer teaching resources & financial aid: Modi govt tells schools

Central govt’s timebound roadmap also includes grouping of govt & private schools, checking reading fluency, using remedial teaching resources — all to make up for pandemic closure

Education ministry approves ‘New India Literacy Programme’ for adult education for next 5 years

The objectives of the scheme is to impart not only foundational literacy and numeracy but also cover all other components which are necessary for a citizen, a senior MoE official said.

No plan to rename IITs after great leaders of states where they are situated, says Modi govt

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in Rajya Sabha that there are no proposals by public universities to set up campuses abroad or any plans to rename IITs in the country.

Govt starts search for 6 newest IITs’ directors early, after delays in recent appointments

Ministry of Education released an advertisement Monday inviting applicants for the IITs in Dharwad, Goa, Palakkad, Jammu, Bhilai and Tirupati.

President Kovind approves appointment of vice chancellors in 12 central universities

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the visitor to central universities, approved appointment of 12 out of 22 vice chancellors posts that were vacant, education ministry said.

Recovery of economy now depends on how fast we skill youth, make them job-ready, Pradhan says

On World Youth Skills Day, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says skilling is no longer a secondary ancillary to education in India.

Common entrance test for DU, JNU, AMU & other universities could be a reality this year

Govt looking at conducting common entrance test for admission to universities in July-August period from this academic session onwards. It was to be launched in May, but Covid delayed it.

More Indian women enrolled for higher education in 2019-20, report shows

Increasing Gross Enrolment Ratio is one of the key aims of the new National Education Policy. Modi govt wants to touch a 50% GER by 2035.

Centre releases guidelines for development of e-content for children with disabilities

Under the guidelines approved by education ministry, e-Content for CwDs should be developed based on 4 principles —perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.

On Camera

YourTurn

Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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