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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

We want to promote innovation: Javadekar

The Central Government is carrying out reforms in higher education sector with main focus on strengthening the base for promoting innovation, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar said at an ASSOCHAM event in New Delhi.

"Innovation is the real sustainable way for prosperity to grow, it adds value to products and services, and generates wealth, therefore we must innovate," said Javadekar while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM Higher Education Summit.

"Innovation needs to be promoted right from childhood. Inquisitiveness and curiosity must be promoted at the school level and that is what we are planning now to revamp the whole teacher education," said Javadekar adding that challenging the status quo is key to innovation.