Friday, May 26, 2017

Hall Ticket / Admit Card for Term End Examination June 2017

Dear Student,

Please download the Hall ticket/ Admit card for Term End Examination June 2017 from the website of IGNOU


Best wishes for examination 

IGNOU SC-0742 (D)

Monday, May 22, 2017

HRD ministry seeks cabinet nod for 20 world-class institutions

NEW DELHI: India has taken a firm step towards building 20 world-class educational institutions, which will be termed Institutions of Eminence, with the human resource development ministry moving the proposal to the Union Cabinet for approval. Firmly bearing the stamp of the Prime Minister’s Office, this is a new framework to catapult Indian institutions to global recognition by freeing the best of them from the University Grants Commission’s restrictive regulatory regime and ushering in an unprecedented level of institutional autonomy. Here are some of the finer details

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar proposes major changes in school education

GUWAHATI: Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said major changes have been brought about to improve the school education system in the country.

Inaugurating the North-Eastern Region workshop on 'Innovations and Best Practises in School Education' organised by the HRD ministry here, he listed the changes as allowing detainment in the same class and reverting to examinations for assessing academic progress of students, besides updating NCERT textbooks.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Research in higher education must for sustainable growth: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

NEW DELHI: Noting that India and China prospered on the back of reverse engineering and low wages, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday stressed on encouraging research in higher education in the country to ensure sustainable growth.

Delivering poet Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' memorial lecture here, he pitched for promoting research and innovation also to combat brain drain and insisted on improving quality of education from primary to higher education.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

IRC Schedule for the period 24th to 30th April, 2017.

Govt to set up Central University for differently abled, says HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

The BJP-led Central government has decided to set up a Central University which will cater to the needs of the disabled students across the country, said Union minister for human resource development Prakash Javadekar. The announcement came during Javadekar's convocation address at Shakuntala Mishra Rehabilitation University, Lucknow on Monday.

Javadekar said, the government is sensitive to needs of disabled and which is why our PM has coined the term 'divyang'. PM has asked all higher education institutions to ensure barrier-free movement for disabled students. "Ramps and lifts are must in all institutions," said Javadekar.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

To remain a gateway to work, universities must change

To remain a gateway to work, universities must change
Tom P Abeles Issue No:455

A tipping point is being reached in post-secondary education, particularly for traditional colleges and universities. This tipping point is taking place over an extended period of time and has been precipitated by the perceived need of gaining qualifications to gain employment, backed up by historic data of graduate earnings. The capacity to meet this expectation exists in developed countries, but is lacking in the developing world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

While universities were traditionally seen as a way to bring scholars together to focus on the life of the mind, since the mid-19th century, there has been an increased realisation that a greater emphasis on skills is needed to meet the rapid development of technology in all sectors. 

Transforming higher education’s creative capacity

Transforming higher education’s creative capacity
Patrick Blessinger Issue No:455
Patrick Blessinger is an adjunct associate professor of education at St John’s University in New York City, USA, and chief research scientist for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association. He is co-editor with Linda Watts of Creative Learning in Higher Education.

It has been nearly 20 years since UNESCO issued its World Declaration on Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century. Since its publication, global higher education has undergone dramatic change and global higher education enrolments have increased at a rate of about 5% per year. Today, higher education is in the midst of an academic revolution and many countries have now reached universal access status.

The World Declaration on Higher Education promotes several important principles regarding creativity in higher education: 

  • Creativity should be used to integrate local/indigenous knowledge with advanced scientific knowledge, 
  • Curricula, teaching-learning and research should be organised in such a way as to continually foster creative thinking at every grade level, and 
  • Creative thinking and critical thinking should enhance and complement each other.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sad or Depressed - Take a quiz

Sad or depressed?
Take a quiz to check what you know about depression,
 The theme for
World Health Day 2017 on April 7

1.      If a person feels sad sometimes, it means person is depressed.
True                                                 False   
2.      Depression affects your mood, but not your body.
True                                                 False   
3.      A person can suffer from depression at any age.
True                                                 False   
4.       Depression can be prevented.
True                                                 False   
5.      Talking to a doctor, friend or member of family helps to deal with depression.
True                                                 False   

World Healt Day - 7th April 2017 "Depression: Let’s talk"

Depression: Let’s talk

World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO, provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.

The theme of 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression.
Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year old.

Yet, depression can be prevented and treated. A better understanding of what depression is, and how it can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

60% of engineering graduates unemployed

More than 60% of the eight lakh engineers graduating from technical institutions across the country every year remain unemployed, according to the All India Council for Technical Education.

This is a potential loss of 20 lakh man days annually. That's not all. Less than 1% of engineering students participate in summer internships and just 15% of engineering programmes offered by over 3,200 institutions are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

Don't mislead people on accreditation status, NAAC warns institutions

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has warned institutions against providing misleading or false information to the public and students about their accreditation status.

The council has issued cautionary notice and also displayed the warning on its website stating that the defaulter institutions would face action.

The NAAC is an accreditation agency to assess and accredit institutions of higher education including universities and deemed-to-be-universities in the country in form of grades. Accreditation has been made mandatory in 2015 by the University Grants Commission and linked it to the funding for the government run institutions.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Examination Form - Link for Online Submission June 2017

Dear students,

Please use the following link to fill the examination form.

If you face any difficulty in filling the form, Please visit study centre on Saturday / Sunday for assistance.

Best Regards

Naveen Raj Bhatia

IGNOU SC-0742 (D)

Indian student population increasing every year: Canadian Consul General

MANGALURU: As many as 50,000 students from India study in various universities in Canada and the number is increasing every year, said Jennifer DaubenyConsul General for South India, Consulate General of Canada.

Jennifer, who was in the city on Wednesday to participate in an interactive meeting organised by Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), mentioned that from this year onwards, the number of students going to Canada for studies is expected to increase significantly. "Most of the young graduates land in Canada for PG and certificate courses. They prefer educational institutions across country. It is because the education there (Canada) is affordable and of high quality," Jennifer told TOI.