Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Employability Problem Occurred Due To Mushrooming Of Technical Colleges

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has put in place a multi-pronged approach to improve the employability of engineering students besides empowering them to become entrepreneurs and job creators. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, told IANS that several reform measures and steps have been taken to improve the overall quality of technical education such as regular revision of curriculum and faculty development programme in niche areas like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, 3D printing, block chain, cyber security, cloud computing, data science, AR-VR, mandatory internship and innovation cells etc.
He said some other steps taken such as examination reforms and student induction programmes are work in progress but are in the right direction to further improve the level of technical institutes.

Education System Can Aspire To Greatness Only If Rooted In Indian Ethos And Culture: HRD Minister

NEW DELHI: 
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)'s new state-of-art Noida campus was inaugurated by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Minister of Human Resource Development, today. During the inauguration, Mr Pokhriyal said the Indian education system can aspire to greatness only if it is rooted in Indian ethos and culture. 
"Education is the foundation of any progressive nation and teachers are the powerhouse of the society who mould and shape the future of students to become productive citizens of tomorrow and inculcate positive thinking and cultural ethos in them so that they can be an asset to the society, having both vision and a mission," the minister said. 

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week-2019 in IGNOU from 28th October to 2nd November, 2019

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week-2019 in IGNOU from 28th October to 2nd November, 2019

HECI To Replace Engineering, Technical Education Regulator AICTE

NEW DELHI: 
Press Trust of India reported today that the proposed Higher Education Commission of India or HECI will replace the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), and with that, two major higher education regulators will come under one umbrella, the other one being University Grants Commission (UGC). Officials from the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry - which looks after the education sector-told the news agency that a bill in this regard will be placed before the Cabinet next month.
AICTE regulates the technical higher education in the country while UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education.
According to the government the HECI move "this will help to comprehensively reform the regulatory system of higher education to promote greater autonomy and focus on better academic outcomes".
After the HRD Ministry released the draft Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Act, 2018 in June last year for public consultation, it had received over 8,000 comments and suggestions from the public and stakeholders.
The HRD Ministry had stated earlier that less government and more governance, separation of grant-related functions, end of inspection raj, powers to enforce compliance with the academic quality standards and to order closure of sub-standard and bogus institutions are some of the highlights of the HECI Act, 2018.
The development regarding the AICTE coming one day after Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairperson, AICTE, said that several reform measures and steps have been taken to improve the overall quality of technical education such as regular revision of curriculum and faculty development programme in niche areas like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, 3D printing, block chain, cyber security, cloud computing, data science, AR-VR, mandatory internship and innovation cells etc.
Issue of employability and lack of skills among the graduates from engineering and other technical areas have been an issue of concern for long.

IGNOU Relaxes Eligibility Criteria For PG Diploma In Journalism And Mass Communication

NEW DELHI: 
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has revised the existing eligibility requirement for Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC) course. The Earlier requirement of two years' work experience for doing this course is now waived off. Candidates can now apply for this course without any experience, with immediate effect.
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication provides opportunities for media personnel to enhance their knowledge for professional development.
The objectives of the Programme are to provide opportunities to working journalists for enhancing their knowledge and to cater to the manpower needs in the media industry and academics.
Minimum duration of IGNOU's PGJMC programme is 1 year and the programme can be completed in 4 years duration.
Applicants should hold graduation in any discipline.
The last Date for submission of application for July, 2019 session is September 30, 2019.
The application process can be completed at ignou.ac.in, the official portal of the open varsity.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

IGNOU Recruitment 2019: Apply online for Assistant Professor post at ignou.ac.in

NEW DELHI: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited application forms for the recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor, in the Academic Level 10 of 7th Central Pay Commission. The eligible candidates can visit the official website of IGNOU — ignou.ac.in - from today i.e., September 18, 2019.

The last date to apply online for IGNOU Assistant Professor recruitment is October 20, 2019. Candidates are required to send the hard copy of the application form to the University. The notification reads “The last date for receipt of hard copy of filled in application submitted online is 25.10.2019 or 5 days after the closing date of submission of Online applications.”



Tuesday, September 17, 2019

IGNOU extends date for July session forms



The last date of submission of online and offline admission forms, for all programmes for July session at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been further extended except Bachelors in Computer Application (BCA), Masters in Computer Application (MCA), and MTTM (Master of Tourism & Travel Management). The candidates can submit their forms till September 30 through the website — onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in.
“The last date of submission of Online and Offline admission form for all UG programmes except BCA, all PG programmes except MCA and MTTM (Master of Tourism & Travel Management), and Diploma Programmes for July, 2019 session has been further extended upto 30th September, 2019.” “Please note that the extension of the last date is applicable only for Post Graduate (except MCA and MTTM), Under Graduate (except BCA) and Diploma Programmes. The last date for Certificate and Semester Based Programme (MCA, BCA and MTTM) has not been extended,” read the official notification.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

IGNOU December 2019 exam date sheet released

NEW DELHI: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has released December 2019 term end examination date sheet on its official website.

The students who have registered for IGNOU December Term End Examination can visit the official website of the University to check and download their examination date sheet.

Click here to download IGNOU December 2019 TEE Date Sheet

As per the IGNOU December 2019 TEE date sheet available on the official website, the examinations will begin on December 2 and conclude on December 30, 2019. The examinations will be held in two shifts - morning and afternoon.

IGNOU December 2019 TEE Admit Card

The University will release the admit card for the December 2019 Term End Examination 10 days prior to the commencement of the exam. The students would need to visit the official website to check and download their admit card online.

IGNOU December 2019 exam form

The University has also begun the submission of examination forms. Last date to submit exam form for IGNOU December 2019 exam is October 5, 2019. Students who miss the October 5 deadline can submit their exam form till October 20 with a late fee of Rs 500. Students who miss the October 20 deadline too, will get last chance to fill the exam form till October 31 with a late fee of Rs 1000.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

IGNOU December 2019 Term End Exam Form Submission Begins

NEW DELHI: 
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has begun accepting examination forms for December 2019 Term End Examination (TEE). Students who wish to appear for the December exam can fill the exam form till October 5, 2019 without the late fine. Students who miss the October 5 deadline will have time till October 20 to submit examination form with Rs. 500 late fine. The examination form can be filled online only.
Students who miss the October 20 deadline too, will be given another chance till October 31 to fill the examination form with Rs. 1000 late fine.
After October 31, students interested in appearing the December Term End Examination will have the entire month of November to submit their examination form by hand in hard copy along with demand draft to their concerned Regional Centre. The examination form will be accepted subject to availability of question paper at the regional centre.
The examination fee is Rs. 150 for each theory paper or practical paper. At the time of filling the examination form, students would need to select three exam centres as per their convenience. They can check the list of tentative exam centres here.
Students who end up paying the examination fee more than once are advised to wait till the Hall tickets are released and then submit their charge back case with the concerned bank.
The hall tickets for the IGNOU December Term End Exam will be uploaded on the University's website 10 days before the date of the first examination.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

IGNOU Recruitment 2019: Hiring begins for new posts; salary upto Rs 60,000

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi has invited job notification for the post of Consultant in Finance & Accounts Division. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the vacancy released at www.ignou.ac.in.
Applicants can submit the application form through the official website on or before September 25, 2019. Candidates are advised that before start filling the application form go through the official website and then, submit the application form in the prescribed format.
IGNOU Delhi has released a notification for the post which can read by clicking the notification number 56.
Check Vacancy details released by IGNOU, New Delhi
  • Consultant Audit-01
  • Consultant Accounts & Taxation-01

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

NIOS Datesheet 2019 released for October exam, check NIOS 10th, 12th exam Time Table

NEW DELHI: The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has released the date sheet for October 2019 examinations. The class 10th and class 12th students enrolled under NIOS Board can visit the official website of the Board - nios.ac.in - to check the exam datesheet. 

As per the official notification, the NIOS has released class 10th and class 12th exam datesheet for both Indian as well as Overseas Candidates. The NIOS October 2019 exam date sheet is available in PDF format on the official website - nios.ac.in.


The direct links to NIOS 10th and 12th Exam Date sheet October 2019 is provided below for reference of the students:


Download NIOS October Exam Datesheet 2019 for Indian Students


Download NIOS October Exam Datesheet 2019 for Overseas Students


As per the exam schedule released by the NIOS, the exams for Indian students would begin on October 3, 2019, and will continue until November 1, 2019. The exams for overseas students will be held between October 3 to October 31.

Why September 5 is celebrated as Teachers' Day in India

In India, September 5 is celebrated as Teachers' Day to honour teachers for their contributions in shaping the life of students. 

September 5 is also the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna recipient Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was the first Vice President and second President of India post Independence. He was born on September 5, 1888.



One of India's most distinguished twentieth-century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan also worked as Professor at various Indian and international colleges and varsities like Madras Presidency College, University of Mysore, University of Calcutta, University of Oxford and University of Chicago.

His philosophy was based on Advaita Vedanta, its reinterpretation for a contemporary understanding. He defended Hinduism against "uninformed Western criticism", contributing to the formation of contemporary Hindu identity. His reinterpretation of understanding of Hinduism earned him a reputation as a bridge-builder between India and the West.

Radhakrishnan also reinterpreted Indian philosopher Adi Shankaracharya's notion of 'Maya'. According to Radhakrishnan, 'Maya' is not a strict absolute idealism, but "a subjective misperception of the world as ultimately real."

Dr Radhakrishnan was also one of the founders of Helpage India, a non-profit organisation for elderly underprivileged in India. 


Why Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday is celebrated as Teachers' Day?


Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country". When he became the President of India (1962–1967), some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, on 5 September. He replied, "Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teachers' Day." His birthday has since been celebrated as Teachers' Day in India.



On this day, students would organise special programs at school and colleges to pay respect to their teachers. In some schools, students of senior classes would take the responsibility of teaching junior classes in order to show their appreciation for the teachers. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

IGNOU MBA, B.Ed admission test 2020 on April 29

IGNOU MBA, B.Ed admission test 2020: The MBA, B.Ed entrance examinations will be conducted on April 29. The online registration process will be commenced from January 31, 2020


Dates for registrations: January 31 to February 29
Download of admit cards: April 1
Dates of examinations: April 29
Declaration of result: May 10, 2020

Strengthening Health & Wellness Centres

National Health Mission, J&K, as an endeavour to strengthen Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs) in the State for providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) under Ayushman Bharat, India’s path to Universal Health Coverage, selected 500 Mid-Level Health Providers (MHLPs) for undergoing 6 months Bridge Programme Certificate Course in Community Health (BPCCCH) - July, 2019 session from IGNOU/ University of Kashmir.These provisionally selected MLHPs include 180 BAMS/ BSc Nursing & GNMs candidates for undergoing the course at four (4) Programme Study Centres of IGNOU in Jammu Division, 120 BAMS/ BSc Nursing & GNMs candidates for undergoing the course at four (2) Programme Study Centres of IGNOU in Kashmir Division and 200 BUMS candidates, including 14 from Jammu Division & 186 from Kashmir Division, for undergoing the course through University of Kashmir.After successful completion of 6 months training, these MLHPs will be placed in the HWCs at Sub-Centre level, to ensure CPHC to the people at grass root level. The State has undertaken to upgrade all the Primary Health Centres, NTPHCs, UPHCs and Sub-Centres as HWCs by December 2022 in phased manner.