Sunday, January 11, 2015

Higher education 2015

Higher Education 2015

It has been an eventful year as far as Indian higher education is concerned. With the new government coming to power, a lot has been promised and proposed.
“The new year promises to usher in major transformations in the education sector, thus creating a lot of exciting opportunities for students in the coming year. The Credit Transfer Scheme, introduced this year, would be fully implemented by all Central universities. The  state and  private universities will also be facilitated to do the same. Adoption of the National Skills Qualifications Framework would also greatly benefit students by providing multiple pathways that allow lateral and vertical mobility across the current education systems,” says Shobha Mishra Ghosh, senior director, education, FICCI.

Distance Education Council of India Bill to be tabled soon


The Distance Education Council of India Bill, which allows higher education institutes to set up study centres under the Open and Distance Education mode across the country and abroad, is expected to be tabled in Parliament soon. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle on the sidelines of the South Zone Vice-Chancellors’ conference at VIT University, here on Saturday, Prof N.R. Madhava Menon, chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Chhattisgarh, who headed the Committee for Reforms in Open Distance Learning, said that his team had submitted the report a year ago.

Options abound: Few short-term courses to make a career in IT


By Pratibha Jain 

Short-term certificate courses in varied domains of information technology (IT) and computing offer professionals an opportunity to develop their knowledge relevant to industry needs. The courses, chiefly offered by private autonomous institutes across the country, are changing the dynamics of learning. Some courses need students to have a science background as a prerequisite while most others are inter-disciplinary. Each course may be pursued at the beginner's level and depending on students' interest and ability to grasp the concepts, they can progress to higher levels. Here are a few courses students can consider. 


Almost all computer training institutes offer courses in computer languages starting with C, C++, C sharp, Java and Oracle. Certificate programmes in Java and Oracle, following internationally recognised curricula, complete with online exams. 

Applications are invited for appointment of two post of Data Analysts on contractual basis in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Affairs.

Student-built campus

Students of the Birmingham City University (BCU), UK, are literally shaping the history of their university by lending a hand in the expansion and construction of new buildings on campus. 

"We have a responsibility to give our students live projects, to help them gain work experience and to provide internships. When we commissioned the architects and the construction company, we insisted that they employ our students so that they get to experience a live project. In the process, students are not only getting handson training but are also shaping the history of our university,"says Cliff Allan, vice-chancellor, BCU, during a recent visit to Delhi. 

DU to help bright kids

NEW DELHI: Underprivileged yet talented students from classes V to IX of 90 MCD and NDMC schools will be nurtured by Delhi University under a special campaign to ensure holistic learning for them. 

'Gifted Education Mahaabhiyan', involving a funding of Rs 1.8 crore by the government's Department of Science and Technology through Principal Scientific Advisor office, is being run by DU's Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC).

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Extension of last date for admission to various academic programmes for the January 2015 cycle

All universities must have grades, semesters, orders UGC

In a move that will benefit lakhs of students and impact over 400 universities across the country, the University Grants Commission has mandated the introduction of grading system from 2015-16. It has directed universities to standardize their examinations and follow a semester pattern in curriculum.

Currently, many universities follow the numerical marking system. The new move will provide wider options for students to learn and ensure their seamless mobility across institutions. The move comes following a meeting last week between state education ministers and HRD minister Smriti Irani.