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Under its new National Education Policy, the government has been pushing for courses in mother tongue. AICTE has already given go-ahead to its affiliates.
The 1,500 graduates were recruited as faculty in 18 states and one UT in 2018 as part of a World Bank-funded central government scheme.
Education ministry releases statement saying engineering courses in mother tongue will be an option in some colleges, beginning 2021-22 academic session.
Apart from clearing JEE Mains, students only need a passing certificate for Class 12, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced Thursday.
Two groups of students even had a scuffle amid the protests, but management has told them a final decision on exams hasn’t been taken yet.
NIT students will have to score a CGPA of 8 by the end of their third year to sit for an interview at IIT-Delhi.
NIT-Kurukshetra issued a circular on 16 March, describing such behaviour as 'unethical and immoral’.
New rules say IITs and centrally-funded institutes like NITs must have “smart” classrooms, hostels should have LAN and Wi-Fi facilities.
The remaining 97% of students attend 865 educational institutes in the country and get less than half the government funds.
There is an increase in the number of seats at IITs this year, from 10,988 last year to 11,279, as a result of an HRD ministry directive to allocate 14 per cent supernumerary seats for girls.
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