Education

Kerala sends the highest number of nurses to the country. (Photo: Mint)
Kerala sends the highest number of nurses to the country. (Photo: Mint)

Indian nurses in UAE likely to lose jobs over new requirement

  • Over 200 Indian nurses have already lost their jobs, while several others have been demoted
  • UAE has made a bachelor's degree in nursing as the minimum educational qualification for registered nurses

It said in this placement, 42 new brands have visited the institute for the first time. (istockphoto)
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A panel led by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new national education policy to HRD Ministry (Photo: Mint)
A panel led by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new national education policy to HRD Ministry (Photo: Mint)

NCERT to revise curriculum framework, to set up panel by month-end

  • NCERT is planning to review the 14-year-old National Curriculum Framework in accordance with a new national education policy
  • The council is going to announce a committee by the end of this month which will revisit the NCF to bring it on lines of the new education policy

All foreigners are required to register with FRRO (foreigners regional registration offices) once every year (Photo: Mint)
All foreigners are required to register with FRRO (foreigners regional registration offices) once every year (Photo: Mint)

IITs can hire foreign faculty without Home ministry, MEA approval

  • IITs can hire foreign facilities for blocks of five years, according to official documents
  • IITs are facing a shortage of faculty up to 35% and are now reaching out to countries including the US, Canada, Britain, Australia to hire professors

File photo of IIIT-Hyderabad campus
A file photo of IIM Bangalore. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
A file photo of IIM Bangalore. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

IIM Bangalore: MSDE launches fellowship programme

  • IIM Bangalore is introducing a two-year Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) fellowship
  • Proficiency in official language of state of fieldwork will be mandatory

The decision by the HRD Ministry's technical education regulator has been taken to encourage more students to take up research and innovation to turn into entrepreneurs (Photo: Mint)
The decision by the HRD Ministry's technical education regulator has been taken to encourage more students to take up research and innovation to turn into entrepreneurs (Photo: Mint)

Engineering colleges: Low attendance will not be a bar for student entrepreneurs

  • The AICTE has told institutions that they can also award academic credits
  • The colleges have also been asked to explore provisions of on-campus accommodation to student entrepreneurs and permitting semester break for working on their startups

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. (Photo: Sanjeev Verma/ HT)
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. (Photo: Sanjeev Verma/ HT)

IIM Amritsar will soon get its own campus

  • The IIM campus would come up on 60,000 sq metres and have state-of-the-art facilities in the library, academic block and hostels, said Pokhriyal
  • The institute is presently operating from Government Polytechnic College near the Guru Nanak Dev University campus

File Photo: Reuters
File Photo: Reuters

China restricts teaching MBBS in English to 45 colleges

  • Of the 23,000 Indian students in China, over 21,000 have enrolled to study MBBS, which is an all-time high
  • China’s Education Ministry clarifies that universities which are not in the list of 45 universities should not admit foreign students for the MBBS programme to be taught in English

Harsimrat Kaur Badal congratulated Punjabis for the establishment of yet another world-class institute in the state after AIIMS, Bathinda ( Photo: HT)
Harsimrat Kaur Badal congratulated Punjabis for the establishment of yet another world-class institute in the state after AIIMS, Bathinda ( Photo: HT)

Amritsar IIM should be named after Guru Nanak: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal urged Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to name it as Sri Guru Nanak Devji 550th Centenary IIM
  • The state's only IIM, which is being run from a makeshift campus for the past four years, is set to get its own premises after the ground-breaking ceremony on Monday

UGC has been emphasising on the need for quality research for a long time Photo: Mint.
UGC has been emphasising on the need for quality research for a long time Photo: Mint.

Award credit points, promotions on basis of 'quality' of published work: UGC

  • The directive has been issued in the interests of Indian academic publishing and credibility of the research and the knowledge production, say UGC officials
  • The old ‘UGC approved list of journals’ has been replaced with the new ‘UGC-CARE reference list of quality journals' from June 14, 2019

A file photo of IIM Calcutta
A file photo of IIM Calcutta

IIM Calcutta to launch two online certificate courses

  • IIM Calcutta is planning to launch two online certificate courses in 'Management Science' and 'Supply Chain Analytics' for a global audience
  • The prestigious B-school has partnered with Coursera, a global online learning platform, to launch the courses which will be delivered fully online

The Trump administration had also joined the Harvard admissions battle in August 2018
The Trump administration had also joined the Harvard admissions battle in August 2018

Harvard in admissions doesn’t discriminate against Asian-Americans: Judge

  • A suit, brought in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions, claimed that Harvard illicitly engaged in 'racial balancing'
  • It accused Harvard University by artificially limiting Asian-Americans’ numbers and favoring African-American, Latino and white applicants.

Two IITs may enter into an agreement to offer joint PhDs in mutually agreeable areas of research.
Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar (extreme left), CEO Amitabh Kant and secretary (department of school & literacy) Rina Ray during launch of School Education Quality Index in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar (extreme left), CEO Amitabh Kant and secretary (department of school & literacy) Rina Ray during launch of School Education Quality Index in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)

Kerala, Chandigarh top govt think tank NITI’s school education quality index

  • Among all categories, Odisha, Haryana and Assam witnessed maximum growth in rankings
  • Performance was judged on the basis of several parameters, including education outcome

IIM Udaipur’s flagship two-year MBA program is now in the 101+ category among the global 129 programs from 28 countries
IIT Madras said the fees for M.Tech programmes has not been revised for many years (HT)
Such a move will bring more international students to these premier engineering and science schools in India (Mint file)
This year, three Indian institutes -- IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and IISc-Bangalore -- had found spots among the top 200 in the prestigious world university rankings released by QS. (Photo: HT)
This year, three Indian institutes -- IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and IISc-Bangalore -- had found spots among the top 200 in the prestigious world university rankings released by QS. (Photo: HT)

IITs asked to improve international ranking, to come up with action plan

  • The IITs have been asked to work on improving their national and international rankings
  • For this, each IIT will come up with an action plan, a senior HRD Ministry official said