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The first phase of placements was conducted in December.
With this achievement, IIM-Indore's partnership with international business schools would increase. (HT)
With this achievement, IIM-Indore's partnership with international business schools would increase. (HT)

IIM Indore achieves 'triple crown' with EFMD accreditation

  • IIM Indore has become the second management institute in India to get accreditation from three major global institutions
  • There are only 90 business schools worldwide which have the triple crown

IITs do not officially release data on highest job salary offers. (iStock)
nine students from IIT Kharagpur have enrolled in the joint doctoral program with University of Melbourne while one student from the University of Melbourne came to IIT Kharagpur. (Mint)
nine students from IIT Kharagpur have enrolled in the joint doctoral program with University of Melbourne while one student from the University of Melbourne came to IIT Kharagpur. (Mint)

IIT Kharagpur announces scholarships for Australian students

  • IIT Kharagpur conducts joint doctoral programs with several world-class Australian universities
  • In addition to Australia, IIT Kharagpur is also setting up joint doctoral programmes with University of Auckland in New Zealand and the University of Alberta in Canada

IIT Madras's second phase of placement season would be held in January 2020. (iStock)
The IIT recruits will be joining in May-June 2020 for both India and international positions.
Members of Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) protest outside VC's office demanding withdrawal of the circular mandating appointment of guest teachers (Photo:: PTI)
Members of Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) protest outside VC's office demanding withdrawal of the circular mandating appointment of guest teachers (Photo:: PTI)

UGC norms on minimum qualifications for teachers' may be amended: HRD ministry

The ministry said after the amendment all the ad-hoc/temporary/contract teachers with requisite eligibility, and have taught/have been teaching in the current academic session in the university/Institution/college would be short-listed for the interview for permanent positions

Delhi University Teachers' Association members protest outside DU vice chancellor's office in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI )
Delhi University Teachers' Association members protest outside DU vice chancellor's office in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI )

DU teachers strike over fear of losing jobs

  • DUTA demands withdrawal of a 28 August circular that they believe has the potential to jeopardize the career of some 4,000 ad-hoc teachers
  • The strike has the potential to impact year-end semester exam of tens of thousands of students

DUTA urged the teachers to stay away from invigilation, evaluation and any other official duties. (ANI )
IIITs at Allahabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Kanchipuram are already offering dual degree courses
File photo of the ISB campus in Hyderabad
XLRI’s Delhi-NCR campus in Jhajjar district of Haryana.
These regulations are being placed on the UGC website to solicit comments from all stakeholders.
The three B.Tech final year students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here are from the Computer Science, Electronics and Engineering Physics streams. (iitr.ac.in)
The three B.Tech final year students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here are from the Computer Science, Electronics and Engineering Physics streams. (iitr.ac.in)

3 IIT Roorkee students get 1.54 crore job offer from US firm

  • A total of 406 job offers were made on the first day of the placement session, which will continue till 15 December
  • The offers were made during the ongoing annual campus placement session which started on Monday

CBSE wants to discourage rote learning and develop critical thinking and reasoning abilities of students. (Mint)
CBSE wants to discourage rote learning and develop critical thinking and reasoning abilities of students. (Mint)

CBSE class X, XII exam pattern to change from 2019-20 session

  • CBSE will reduce the number of questions in its class X, XII exams from 2019-20 session
  • Internal assessment will count for 20 per cent marks in subjects in which there is no practical assessment

A file photo of IIT-Madras in Chennai. (PTI )
The University was offering unapproved courses risking the career prospects of the students as degrees under such courses were not valid for jobs in central government services, the report said.
The University was offering unapproved courses risking the career prospects of the students as degrees under such courses were not valid for jobs in central government services, the report said.

Gauhati varsity offered 21 unapproved courses; 74,000 students' career at stake

  • The Gauhati University had submitted multiple false affidavits to the UGC, assuring the commission that it will not start any new distance course without approval, said the CAG findings
  • The findings of the CAG was tabled during the ongoing Winter Session of the Assam Assembly

The government had last year also set an upper age limit of less than four years to be eligible for nursery, less than five years for kindergarten and less than six years for admission to Class 1. (Photo: Mint)
The government had last year also set an upper age limit of less than four years to be eligible for nursery, less than five years for kindergarten and less than six years for admission to Class 1. (Photo: Mint)

Nursery admission in Delhi schools begins tomorrow

  • The first and second lists of selected children will be out on 24 January and 12 February respectively
  • The admission process will conclude on 16 March

The last date of submission of application forms in schools will be December 27 and the first list will be out on January 24, 2020. (HT)
The last date of submission of application forms in schools will be December 27 and the first list will be out on January 24, 2020. (HT)

Delhi nursery, KG admission: Get school forms from tomorrow

  • Admissions for nursery, KG and class 1 in private Delhi schools will begin from tomorrow
  • You need to pay a registration fee of 25

The report said that while research publications in India has grown seven fold in last two decades, it is still far behind countries like China and the US. (Hindustan Times)
The report said that while research publications in India has grown seven fold in last two decades, it is still far behind countries like China and the US. (Hindustan Times)

India has far fewer researchers than China, US, says think tank

  • India has 216.2 researchers per 1 million inhabitants against 1,200 in China and 4,300 in the US, says report
  • India spends less than 1% of its GDP on R&D, while South Korea spends 4.23%, and China 2.11%