Monday, 22 October, 2018

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.

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.
Rakesh Asthana

At the root of the CBI power struggle lies the ‘Gujarat division’

CBI’s top two officers — director Alok Verma and No.2 Rakesh Asthana — have accused each other of corruption. Here’s how this power struggle began. 

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.