Saturday, March 26, 2016

Government working on aptitude test for school students

The HRD ministry is developing an aptitude test which will help school students assess their areas of interest so that they can choose and pursue the right courses.

The ministry has formed a task force comprising officials of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and psychometric experts for developing a "prototype" of this proposed assessment test, official sources told PTI.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Don't be deterred by failures, Smriti Irani tells students

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, on Saturday, asked the students not to be deterred by failures, but move ahead in life irrespective of the challenges.

Students should not be deterred by failure "but go ahead in life irrespective of failures", Irani said while delivering the fifth convocation address of Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, here.

The Union HRD minister called upon the students to take inspiration from American information technology entrepreneur and inventor Steve Job's life.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Panel approves threefold hike in IIT annual fees

A proposal for a threefold hike in annual fees of IITs from the present Rs 90,000 was today approved by an IIT panel though a final decision would require the nod of HRD minister Smriti Irani.

Another key recommendation the standing committee of IIT council (SCIC) made was that the proposed new entrance examination designed to test the aptitude, conducted by National Authority of Test (NAT), would be held from 2017 onwards.


Soon, free online lessons from IIT professors

Now, poor students aspiring to join the IITs will get free online lessons from the prestigious institutes' professors.

The IITs have agreed to a government proposal for professor-assisted learning, which will be called IITPAL.

"We want to break the stranglehold of coaching centres," a senior government official said.

Former IIT Bombay director Ashok Misra has been put in charge of creating the IITPAL portal.



The interactive portal will have uploaded lectures by IIT professors on physics, chemistry and mathematics. Questions and answers from the IITs' Joint Entrance Examination of the past 50 years will also be uploaded 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Re-Registration now Online -IGNOU

Dear Learners,

Now re-registration process is available online too at http://ignou.ac.in/

or visit the following link 

https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/onlinerr/

IGNOU placement drive on March 22 -THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

The campus placement cell of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), in association with the varsity’s regional centre, is organising a campus placement drive for students of the regional centre at Vivanta by Taj, Thycaud, here on March 22.

A press note here on Wednesday said IGNOU had tie-up with a leading airline company to recruit 200 cabin crew/air hostess. Only female undergraduate students of the BA, B.Com., B.Sc., BSW, BTS, BCA and postgraduate students of the M.Com., MTM, MSW, MEG, and MSCDFSM course have been invited for the placement drive. Women aged between 18 and 27 with minimum height of 155 cm and weight according to BMIcan walk-in by 12 noon on March 22. All candidates are required to carry resume, a passport size photo and identity proof. Visitwww.rctrivandrum.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

UGC writes to varsities to introduce anti-corruption related topics in the curriculum

The students across colleges and universities will soon study anti-corruption in their curriculum, as the University Grants Commission (UGC) has advised vice-chancellors of all universities and even to colleges to add topics related to the same to enable students to get an overview of concepts and framework of anti-corruption progressively.



In a letter undersigned by UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu to vice-chancellors of all varsities, they have been advised to add anti-corruption related topics in the curriculum.

UGC sets up committee to look into off-campus centres

The UGC has set up a committee to look into all aspects of off-campus centres established by some institutions deemed to be universities without its prior approval or that of the HRD ministry.



The committee would comprise UGC members Prof H Devaraj, Prof Mohammad Miyan, Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande and Dr KN Shanti apart from a member convener, as per the minutes of a meeting held last month.

Several leading institutions, which are deemed universities had set up off campus centres without prior approvals, for which they have been issued notices by the UGC.

Monday, March 14, 2016

New-age IT skills can double your pay

If you have some of the new-age tech skills, not only are you likely to be hired much faster, you could also earn far better salaries.

Terms like R, Julia, Hadoop, Scrum Master and DevOps may sound alien to most people, but these are some of the hot skills that companies are looking for. A youngster who has just started out and has learnt R, a popular programing language used for statistical computing to derive insights from data, gets an average salary of Rs 8 lakh a year, according to data from Simplilearn, an online education provider of professional certification training. In comparison, the average salary for a regular fresher in an IT company is Rs 3.5 lakh.


IGNOU hikes exam fee after almost seven years


Inflation is finally catching up with India's only central government owned open university as it increased its exam fee after almost seven years. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has revised its exam fee to 120 up from 60. IGNOU's regional director P Sivaswaroop, said, "The fee was revised this month and it has been done after a very long time."
Even after this hike, IGNOU is extremely economical in terms of examination fee. IGNOU offers a wide variety of courses with the regional centre at Nagpur focusing on specialized vocation-oriented courses too.

For Gadchiroli district, IGNOU has started courses in nursing day care so that students can get jobs in hospitals or even take care of patients at their homes. There are courses related to agriculture and dairy sector which again try to help students from Vidarbha get a perfect mix of theory and practical knowledge.

Sivaswaroop has also started working programmes which can benefit people from the Melghat region as well. IGNOU has been constantly expanding its footprint in the region by way of tying up with colleges to open centres as well as start programmes that are job oriented.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Important Information on 29th Convocation -IGNOU

1. 29th Convocation of the University will be held in April, 2016. Exact date of the Convocation and other details in this regard will be informed shortly. 

2. The students who have completed their Programme in December- 2014/June-2015 Term-end Examination will be awarded the Certificate in this Convocation. 

3. The students of all the Master Degree, Bachelor Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Diploma Programme may register for the Convocation by submitting the prescribed application form along with the requisite fee at their Regional Centre. Regional Centres are in process of sending the letter and the prescribed application form to the eligible students under their region.

4. On line registration for the students of the above Programmes will be made available soon. 

5. Students of Post Graduate Certificate/Certificate Programmes are not required to register, their certificate will be sent to them after the Convocation.

'India among countries using innovative teaching techniques'

India is among the countries in the developing world that are successfully experimenting with innovative teaching techniques in an effort to spread learning across the nation, according to a new report.



The Washington DC-based Brookings Institution used areas in rural India covered by education charity 'Pratham' as part of its research for the 'Millions Learning: Scaling Up Quality Education in Developing Countries' report, unveiled at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) here this weekend.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tentative examination centre for June 2016 for Delhi RC-1

1
PSC-0750P
Pioneer Institute of Education and Computer Studies,
F 322/A, Adarsh House, Lado Sarai, New Delhi-110030
2
0755D
S.S. Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Near Gurudwara,
Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024
3
SC-0789
Akshya Prtishthan
D-III, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
4.
SC-07102
Vocational Training College
Old Institute of Home Economics Building, J Block, Opposite J -33, South Extension Part 1 , New Delhi-110049
5
07103D
Bal Vikas Vidyalaya
Near Jain Dada Badi Mandir
Behind NDSE Part II, Opposite Ansal Plaza, New Delhi-110049
6
SSC-07161

Ghalib Academy
168/1, Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin
New Delhi-110013
7
PSC-07162

Mohyal Education and Research Institute of Technology (MERIT)
A-9, Qutab Institutional Area,
USO Road, Near JNU, New Delhi-110067
8
SC-07177
Kautilya Institute of Tech. Education, C/o Cosmos Public School, Tajpur, Molarband Extn. Badarpur, New Delhi-110044
9
SC-1007
Pt. JLN Govt. College, Faridabad
10
PSC-1015
JLJ  Financial & Management Consultant, Sector-16A, Faridabad
11
07170
Vision Inst of Applied Studies, Sector-20B, Faridabad

Revision of Examination fees

The Finance Committee at its 87th Meeting held on 27.11.2015 vide item no. 87.8.2 recommended for the revision of term end examination fee from Rs. 60/- to Rs. 120/- per course w.e. f. term end examination June 2016, which has duly been approved by the Board of Management at its 124th meeting held on 23.01.2016 vide item no. 124.4.3. Accordingly, the examination fees are to be obtained from the students @ Rs. 120/- per course for TEE June 2016 instead of Rs. 60/-, for which the submission of examination forms commences tomorrow i.e. 1.3.2016.

IGNOU Regional Centre - Delhi RC-1


IGNOU Regional Centre 
J-2/1, Block B-1
Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate
Mathura Road
New Delhi - 110044
Phones: 011-26990082, 26990083
Fax: 011-26990084
Email: rcdelhi1@ignou.ac.in
Website: www.rcdelhi1.ignou.ac.in
Working Days of the Regional Centre -
Monday to Friday (9:30 am to 6:00 pm)

IGNOU Organise 5th Conference for Vice Chancellors of Open University

IGNOU Organise 5th Conference for Vice Chancellors of Open University


08 March, 2016

Inter-University Consortium (IUC) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) organized a 5th conference for Vice Chancellors of Open Universities at Maidan Garhi, IGNOU, in which Vice Chancellors of Open Universities and their representatives, Directors of Directorate of Distance Education took part.

Prof Gayatri Kansal, Director (I/c) IUC, welcomed all the distinguished guests; she also gave a brief description of various IUC activities and discussed the main objectives of the conference.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Govt to offer IT courses to curb 'pirate' tutorials

Worried about nearly 3.5 lakh engineering aspirants falling prey to 'pirated' IT courses on offer at tutorials, mostly in the Ameerpet area, the state government has made plans to introduce genuine courses sourced directly from developers.

The grey market of pirated courses in the city is estimated at a whopping Rs 300 crore, drawing a wide range of students willing to pay from Rs 5,000 to Rs 50,000 to acquire knowledge in what they believe would land them a creamy job in the future. However, that's not how it pans out for students who end up with an invalid certificate.


IGNOU Organized National Seminar On Inter Media Translation; From Word To Visual and Visual To Word

02 March, 2016

Two days National Seminar on Inter Medial translation word to visual and visual to word organized by the School of Translation Studies (SoTST) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) at Maidan Garhi Main campus. During the Inaugural session Prof. Mandavi Singh, Vice Chancellor of Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwa vidyalaya was the chief guest, Sh M.K. Raina, Eminent Theatre and Film Personality and innovation in making of a drama from a literary adaptation was the guest of honour. Director Dr. Rajendra Prasad Pandey (SOTST) was also present during the session. Dr. Jagdish Sharma gave vote of thanks for the session; This seminar was coordinated by Dr. Jyoti Chawala.

Over 1000 students turned up for the Second IGNOU-PCTI Job Fair held at PCTI, Pitampura

Total 385 Students selected/short-listed in the Fair

Campus Placement Cell (CPC) of Indira Gandhi National University (IGNOU) organized a Job Fair with one of its Study Centres, PC Training Institute, Pitampura for the Bachelors and Post Graduate students on 26th Feb 2016. A total of 1084 students participated in the fair. There were 13 companies which came in the fair for the placements.

Dr. V. Venugopal Reddy, Director, Regional Services Division, Dr. C. K. Ghosh, Regional Director RC Delhi-3 Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, Regional Director RC Delhi-2 and Prof. Manoj Kulsrestha, Director Incharge, CPC, IGNOU were also present at the fair.

GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF ON-LINE EXAMINATION FORM

Dear student,Please follow the guidelines and instruction for submission of Examination Form:-  

  1. Please ensure that you have already submitted the assignments as applicable for the courses you are filling in the Examination Form. Otherwise, Hall Tickets will NOT be issued for the courses for which assignments have not been submitted by you.
  2. You are required to pay examination fee@ 120/-per course for theory as well as practical. Dates for submission of examination forms start from 1st March to 31st March without late fee. Late fee of 500/- is from 1st April to 30th April, 2016 for June, 2016 TEE.
  3. Mode of payment
    • Credit Card 
    • Debit Card  
  4. Results of December, 2015 Term-end examinations are available on University website. www.ignou.ac.in. Please see result status before filling examination form.Click here to see the result status of December, 2015 Examination. 
  5. Select and enter Programme code and Examination Centre Code from the options available. If the centre opted by the student is not activated as examination centre or not allotted for any other reason, alternative examination centre will be allotted.
  6. Select courses carefully. Courses for theory as well as practical needs to be selected separately from the list appearing on the screen.
  7. If you wish to submit on-line form the keep auto generated control No. for future reference.
  8. In case you wish to make payment through credit card please select this option and make the payment. Note that 1.96% of the amount to be paid will be debited to your Credit Card Account towards transaction charges. Please retain the auto generated control no. for future reference.
  9. You will receive an acknowledgement with control number at the E-mail address given in the application form.
  10. You may visit SEARCH OPTION after 24 hours of submission of your form (leaving the day of submission except Saturday & Sunday) to see the details of particulars submitted by you. In case the particulars of your form are not available, you may submit the form again.
  11. University issues hall- ticket to the students two weeks before commencement of Term-end Examination and also uploads the information on the University website. If you do not receive hall ticket one week before commencement of examination, please download the hall ticket from the website and report to the Examination Centre with your Identity Card issued by the University.
  12. You will be allowed to appear in Term-end Examination for the courses
    • in which required number of assignment as applicable for the course(s) have been submitted.
    • Registration for the course(s) is valid and not time-barred.
PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION AND EXAM ELIGIBILITY (VALIDITY AS GIVEN IN THE PROSPECTUS/PROGRAMME GUIDE) OF THE OPTED COURSE(S) BEFORE FILLING UP THE EXAM FORM

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Government to create higher education financing agency

Government on Monday, announced the creation of a Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) with an initial capital base of Rs 1,000 crore which will leverage funds from the market and work to create infrastructure in India's top institutions like the IITs.