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Though high-quality learning is available online, the demand for admissions to schools and colleges has not reduced
Though high-quality learning is available online, the demand for admissions to schools and colleges has not reduced

Can e-learning be a substitute for the classroom?

  • The last few years have seen the growth of several online education platforms that have sought to supplement traditional education.
  • Is it possible that they can emerge as viable substitutes? Mint takes a look.

The mega CBT for Level-1 posts (erstwhile Group D) commenced from 17th September 2018 and was successfully completed on 17th December 2018.
The mega CBT for Level-1 posts (erstwhile Group D) commenced from 17th September 2018 and was successfully completed on 17th December 2018.

Indian Railways conducts one of world’s largest recruitment drives

  • Railways also notified vacancies for Level-I posts (erstwhile group D) were 63,202 and around 1.9 crore candidates applied for these posts
  • A total of 47.45 lakhs candidates applied for the posts Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and technicians for which had a combined vacancies of 64,371 posts

Even on academic side, the IIT Delhi is now focusing more on post graduate and doctorate course than undergraduate courses. (HT)
Even on academic side, the IIT Delhi is now focusing more on post graduate and doctorate course than undergraduate courses. (HT)

IIT Delhi bags 765 crore of research projects

  • According to IIT Delhi, the growth in research projects and its value is much higher that what it used to be few years back
  • One of the biggest research projects it is pursuing is in the field of enhancing India's science, technology and innovation policy

English medium will come into existence for standards I to VIII from the academic year 2020-21. (HT)
The undergraduate degree will be either of 3- or 4-year duration, as per draft on new education policy. (Photo: HT)
President Ram Nath Kovind.  (ANI )
FMS Delhi campus.
IIM Udaipur is the youngest management school in the world in both the FT top MIM 100 ranking and the QS MIM ranking. (HT)
IIM Udaipur is the youngest management school in the world in both the FT top MIM 100 ranking and the QS MIM ranking. (HT)

IIM Udaipur youngest B-school to feature in FT Management Ranking

  • Until 2018, only three IIMs were part of the FT MIM ranking - IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta
  • In 2019, IIM Udaipur joins this elite group in 76th position

The UP education board would be uploading till November 9 the names of the centres conducting the high school examination 2020.
So far, the Centre has had no supervision over any board except the CBSE as state boards are autonomous and regulated by state governments (Photo: Mint)
So far, the Centre has had no supervision over any board except the CBSE as state boards are autonomous and regulated by state governments (Photo: Mint)

State boards to be regulated by national body: Draft National Education Policy

  • The move aims to ensure that the assessment patterns of the different boards meet the skill requirements of the 21st century
  • A panel led by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new NEP to HRD Ministry

A representational image. (Photo: Mint)
A representational image. (Photo: Mint)

Engineering colleges to face action if found sharing faculty: AICTE

  • The faculty sharing practice not only hampers the quality of education but is also a breach of the conditions of approval, AICTE said
  • The AICTE warned that the colleges will have to face disciplinary action or withdrawal of approvals if found sharing faculty

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A file photo of XLRI, Jamshedpur. (Mint)
IIT Kharagpur will have 50 MBBS students in the first phase. (iStock)
The elite B-School received 33 offers from e-commerce firms with Amazon making the maximum 24 offers.
IIT-Delhi is hoping to spend  ₹2,500 crore on research activities over a five year period. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
IIT-Delhi is hoping to spend 2,500 crore on research activities over a five year period. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

IIT-Delhi’s big target: $1 billion endowment fund

  • IIT-Delhi has been talking about building an endowment fund for past couple of years
  • Endowment funds are a big source of income for top global universities who use a portion of it for development work and students scholarship

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)