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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Ritika Chopra


HRD defers decision on hiking MTech tuition fee at IITs
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

The minutes state that the agenda item on reform of MTech programmes will be “further discussed in the next meeting of the IIT Council”.

In compromise, govt advises JNU to notify students’ union, withdraw cases
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

The government is learned to have proposed a compromise formula to the university over the weekend. The ministry is now waiting to hear back from JNU.

Poor attendance at House panel meetings, Venkaiah Naidu turns to leaders
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The department-related standing committee on Home Affairs recorded the worst average attendance — 39 per cent.

Jailed for sedition after Pulwama, PM scholarship student struggles to put his life back together
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

On February 16, two days after the terror attack in Pulwama, Manzoor was arrested on charges of sedition along with two of his friends, Gowhar Mushtaq and Zakir Maqbool, for an argument on Facebook with a classmate over the incident.

HRD Ministry denies CBI permission to prosecute AMU ex-Vice Chancellor
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Ahmad was also chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities from 2014 to 2017.

JNU panel for partial rollback after UGC okays more funds
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

JNU is learned to have approached the higher education regulator Monday for more funds and the UGC approved the request the same day.

Centre panel set to suggest rollback of JNU hostel fee hike
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

The panel, set up by the HRD Ministry on November 16 to “recommend ways to restore normal functioning in JNU”, held its most recent meeting Friday. Former UGC chairman V S Chauhan, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe and UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain met students on the university campus.

Centre set to clear IIM for Telangana
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

The HRD Ministry is learnt to have prepared a proposal this week, and a Cabinet note will be prepared once the plan gets the minister’s stamp of approval. In all likelihood, the institute will be located in Hyderabad.

Hostel fee hike means EWS students pay Rs 12,000 more per year in JNU
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Currently, 18% of the 7,500 students at JNU receive Rs 2,000 per month as MCM scholarship. According to JNU’s November 13 statement, these students are among those eligible for 50% concession on room rent, utility charges and service charges. 

V-C skips meeting to break JNU deadlock
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

A high-powered committee was set up by the HRD Ministry late Sunday to “recommend ways to restore normal functioning in JNU”.

Ministry panel to meet JNUSU, teachers this week
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

The ministry set up a three-member committee, comprising former UGC chairman V S Chauhan, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe and UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain, late Sunday to “recommend ways to restore normal functioning in JNU”. 

Three institutes of eminence flag slow funding, govt points to unspent funds
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

The HRD Ministry is supposed to give Rs 1,000 crore, over five years, to each of the public educational institutes declared as ‘eminent’.

Among top 10 central universities, JNU hostel fee highest after hike
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Contrary to common perception, JNU’s old hostel fee structure was not the lowest among the country’s best CUs. Visva-Bharati University, HCU, AMU, NEHU and Pondicherry University charged less, if not the same (see chart).

Now ED probes firm in which Election Commissioner Lavasa’s son is director
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Saama Capital has invested in a number of start-ups in India including Paytm, ChaiPoint, Vistaar (NBFC), Snapdeal and SKS Microfinance. Abir is the director of Nourish Organic Foods Pvt Ltd since November 14, 2017.

No Net for tests, NIT-Srinagar students want to leave
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

When contacted Friday, NIT-Srinagar director Rakesh Sehgal confirmed that almost half the students in the fourth year had sought permission to leave. He did not wish to comment further.

Students’ suicides: Centre recruits 1,176 counsellors for 635 Navodaya schools
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

Their scope of work includes providing personal and group counselling to students, diagnosing students with learning disability and helping new students adapt to the residential environment at these schools located in rural area.

Deploy personnel on Visva-Bharati campus, HRD writes to CISF
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

This is the first time the Union government has officially pitched for deployment of paramilitary forces in its educational institution.

HRD: States getting more funds but spending less on education
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

The Union government, in 2016, had rationalised the Centre-State funding pattern of many centrally sponsored schemes, including the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The funds sharing pattern of SSA between the Centre and the states changed from 65:35 to 60:40.

Visva-Bharati V-C wants CISF: Campus security loyal to Trinamool Congress
Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Currently, no central university has paramilitary forces or even police personnel deployed permanently on campus.

National Education Policy dilutes assurance on RTE up to Class 12
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

The final NEP has also tweaked the suggestion in the draft policy on starting a National Tutors Programme (NTP) and Remedial Instructional Aides Programme (RIAP). Both were meant to strengthen basic reading and mathematics skills.