Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: NAAC

Prakash Javadekar

IITs, IIMs to be roped in for speedy assessment of educational institutes: Javadekar

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar says quality of education should be key parameter for determining the standard of an institute.

How 270 court cases have stalled the govt’s B.Ed college clean-up

The HRD ministry is looking to streamline the working of 18,000 B.Ed colleges, many of which hand out degrees even without attendance. 

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.
UGC

India’s central universities have modern sensibilities, but are also deeply conservative

The extreme degree of centralisation in the UGC system that has grown 60-fold since 1950 has had negative effects on the quality of higher education in India.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...