Councils slam school standards plan

Image captionCouncils say they have a better record in boosting educational standards than regional schools commissioners Councils have hit out at government plans to remove their role in boosting school standards in England. From next year, the civil servants who oversee academies and free schools will take over responsibility for raising standards in all state-funded Read More

University can deny admission to students not carrying docs, says Delhi HC

  e NEW DELHI: The students, who secure a rank in an entrance exam but fail to produce the required documents at the time of counselling, cannot fault the university for denyingadmission, Delhi high court has held. “Since the petitioner failed to appear for counselling in terms of the notification with the original documents, the Read More

HRD panel suggests ways to avoid vacancies in IITs, institutes

  HRD ministry set up a three-member committee on Tuesday to suggest measures to avoid vacancies during admissio… Read More NEW DELHI: HRD ministry set up a three-member committee on Tuesday to suggest measures to avoid vacancies during admission in IITs and other central government funded technical institutes. The committee headed by IIT Kharagpur director Read More

To help IITs, govt to relax norms to hire foreign faculty

Although in 2007, IITs were permitted to employ foreign teachers on a five-year contract basis, the institutes couldn’t achieve the desired faculty strength. The government is likely to relax the minimum salary guidelines for hiring foreign faculty in a move aimed to address shortage of teachers at some of the premier academic institutions in the Read More

HRD wants to probe vice-chancellors of AMU, Allahabad University

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has sought the President’s approval to launch an inquiry against two vice-chancellors — including one appointed by his predecessorSmriti Irani — heading central universities in the poll-bound state of Uttar Pradesh. Rashtrapati Bhavan is learnt to have received two proposals from the HRD Ministry last week recommending a probe into allegations Read More

Indian universities go headhunting abroad

COIMBATORE: Dr Arvind Perathur was a successful physician at Albany Medical Centre, New York State University, until a couple of months ago. Last month, he returned to India to join Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. Like Arvind, many Indian academicians and professionals working abroad are returning to India to join as faculties in premier Read More

SC upholds MBBS admissions by deemed universities

NEW DELHI: In a big relief to deemed universities in Maharashtra and Kerala, theSupreme Court on Wednesday refused to quash the admission process carried out by them for MBBS/BDS courses on the basis of their own counselling in defiance of the government decision for centralised counselling. Considering that admission for over 80% of the seats Read More

Independent India a faithful reflection of our national movement

“One of the lasting legacies of the national movement was the rise of Indian nationalism and the creation of an Indian identity,” said Vice President Hamid Ansari in Nigeria. (source: PTI) Addressing faculty and students at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, on Thursday, Vice President Hamid Ansari said the image of the modern Indian nation Read More