Monday, February 26, 2018

New education policy to focus on teaching girls, better schools

NEW DELHI: The focus of the new National Education Policy(NEP) will be on girls’ education, strengthening public institutions with a thrust on traditional knowledge, special attention on language, sports and mathematics at the school level, and addressing regional inequality.
It is learnt that school education could see a paradigm shift with changes like sports and other activities—which so far have been clubbed as "extra-curricular" or "co-curricular"— being treated as subjects in themselves. For higher education, the focus will be on affordability and access. The government is planning to put in place a "modern education policy" for the country before its term ends in May 2019. It is learnt that the draft being prepared by a committee headed by former Isro chief K Kasturirangan is in its final stages and will be presented to the Centre in March.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Notification regarding extension of last date for submission of Assignment for TEE June,2018.

Dear Sir/Madam,
Reference to the communication received from The Registrar, MPDD, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 dated 19th February,2018 regarding extension of last date of submission of assignments for TEE June,2018 to be extended up to 30.04.2018.
In this regard, you are requested to kindly share this information with all the staff members at your Study Centre/Programme Centre to accept/consider the assignments up to 30.04.2018 also display this information on the notice board at your Study Centre/PSCs for the information of the learners.
With regards,
Assignment Section RC-1

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Towards higher education in service of humanity

The growing importance of education at all levels and the inclusion of more stakeholders in the educational enterprise has sparked debate about the fundamental nature and purpose of higher education (that is, what type of good is education?). Traditionally, viewed from an economic perspective, higher education has been treated largely as a public good.

Since the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rightswas adopted in 1948, this public good view has been reinforced by the view that education is also a human right. These factors, together with the increased demand for higher education to meet the economic development needs of the post-World War II economies, resulted in a huge increase in government support for higher education. This factor further solidified the notion of higher education as a public good.

However, since the 1980s with the introduction of new business models (for example, for-profit universities) and new delivery modes (for example, online), together with increased demand for higher education and decreased government funding for public universities due to competing priorities in government budgets, categorising higher education has become more convoluted. 

As a result, more people, including some educational leaders and policy-makers, are increasingly inclined to treat higher education more like a private good than a public good.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Lessons from Asia on road to world-class universities

Lessons from Asia on road to world-class universities
Anamika Srivastava Issue No:493

The debate around developing ‘world-class universities’ in India often involves benchmarking top Indian universities against the best in the world, which are generally regarded to be Anglo-American universities. However, in recent years, Asia has emerged as a breeding ground for some of the world’s top universities. 

In 2017, the top five universities in Asia were, according to the Times Higher Education regional rankings, the National University of Singapore (NUS), Peking University, Tsinghua University, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the University of Hong Kong. These are also among the top 55 universities in the world. 

If India wants to develop world-class universities, it would be a good idea to look at examples from its neighbouring countries.

Although most of these top Asian universities are more than 100 years old, it would not be wrong to say that they have achieved so-called ‘world-class’ status today due to the efforts put in by them and their governments over the past 20 years. NTU, which was established in 1991, has emerged as a role model for every young university aspiring to become ‘world-class’.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Change in Schedule of exam form submission and fee structure

The competent authority of the University has accorded his kind approval for bringing the following changes in the procedure of Term-end Examinations w.e.f. June, 2018 TEE.

Change in schedule of exam form submission and fee structure –

The last date of submission of exam forms has been reduced by five days and also the late fee of Rs.500/- has been abolished.  The approved schedule is as below –
1ST March  to 30th April
1st September  to 31st October
1st May to 10th May
1st November to 10th November

All the Coordinators/Programme In charges are requested to share this information with all the Staff members and Students of your Study Centres/PSCs with a request to display the information on the notice board of the Study Centre for information of the students and stakeholders.

With regards,
Yours faithfully,

(Dr. Jayashree Kurup)
Regional Director i/c

Monday, February 12, 2018


To popularize Urdu Language and its script across the country, the NCPUL has launched ‘One Year Diploma Course in Urdu Language’ through Hindi and English medium. This course has received an overwhelming response throughout the country. Presently, 810 Urdu Study Centres are running in 25 States and 235 Districts. 56432 students including 27974 girls have registered themselves for pursuing this course.

Limited Seats 

If you want to join this course free of cost. Please contact 

Mr. Naveen Raj Bhatia
@ IGNOU SC -0742 (D) 
New Horizon School
Nizamuddin East
New Delhi-110 013 

Please bring your Latest Photograph along with AADHAAR Card and Qualification certificate (for DOB)  on Sunday 18.02.2018 and get course material instantly  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Progress in higher education hampered by poor schools

V Santhakumar Issue No:489

Higher education in India receives a relatively high level of investment. Public and private investment in higher education constitutes about 3% of India’s gross domestic product. 

There is no dearth of demand for higher education in India. In fact, the share of the population enrolling on higher education courses in the country is higher than that in other countries with comparable levels of development. But the quality of that higher education is a concern. The intrusion of the profit-making private sector into higher education is another issue. 

However, in my view, all of this is just a reflection of a fundamental issue that is not widely recognised.

If we take the education statistics that are available publicly, only 52% of Indian students enrol in 11th grade in school. So nearly 50% of young people leave school probably without successfully completing 10 years of schooling and cannot be called ‘schooled’ in any sense of the term. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

UP Assistant Teacher Recruitment: Vacancies for 68,500 posts, last day today

The Uttar Pradesh Board has announced recruitment for 68,500 assistant teachers on the basis of the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility TestUPTET 2017 results. The applications for the same had started on January 25, 2017. All the interested candidates are requested to register and apply for the same by today itself, as today is the last day. Check all the details of the vacancy, eligibility criteria and and other important dates on the official website - The applications close at 6:00 pm today evening.
All the interested candidates are requested to check all the details thoroughly regarding the age limit and other educational qualifications. Please note, selection would be done on the basis of a written test.

Important dates for UP Assistant Teacher Recruitment 2018

Online applications startingJanuary 25, 2018
Last date for online applyFebruary 5, 2018
Last date to pay feesFebruary 7, 2018
Date of ExaminationMarch 12, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

What is the role of the university in the digital age?

Much of the literature on the future of higher education in the digital age has been almost apocalyptic. Predicting the transformation of the sector by "the forces of technology and globalisation", the UK’s Institute for Public Policy Research warned in its 2013 report, An Avalanche is Coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead: "the solid classical buildings of great universities may look permanent but the storms of change now threaten them". 

Outlining "the threat posed to traditional 20th century universities if key institutions don’t change radically", they identified the "entirely new models of university which are seeking to exploit […] globalisation and the digital revolution" as "the new competition, the real threat".

Similarly Ernst and Young’s 2012 report, University of the Future: A thousand year old industry on the cusp of profound change, suggested that, just as: "digital technologies have transformed media, retail, entertainment and many other industries – higher education is next".

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Admission Notification Jan 2018


With reference to communication received from SRD, IGNOU Maidan Garhi, New Delhi vide e-mail dated 31st January 2018. We are pleased to inform you that the Competent Authority has  extended the last date for On-line submission of Admission Forms in respect of all Academic Programmes including the Certificate Programmes upto 15th Februay, 2018  for January, 2018 Session. Wide publicity may therefore kindly be given so that the prospective learners can avail the opportunity.

With kind regards,

IGNOU Regional Centre, Delhi-I
J-2/1, Block B-1
Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate
Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110044
Ph. 011-26990082, 26990083. Fax: 011-26990084

FM Arun Jaitley echoes Eco Survey, takes e-learning to school

The alarm bells sounded in the economic survey over quality of education and the need for skill enhancement haven't gone unheard. Arun Jaitley has launched 'revitalisation of infrastructure and systems in education' (RISE) scheme with a targeted spend of Rs 1 lakh crore till 2022.

Under 'Operation Digital Board', the government aims to replace blackboards with e learning platforms by 2020. Two new schools of planning and architecture and 18 other IITs and NITs will also be set up.

UGC NET Notification 2018: CBSE to release UGC NET July 2018 notification today, change in pattern, know more here

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released UGC NET July 2018 notification today on its official website -
According to the notificationUGC NET examination for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor will be held on July 8, 2018.

As per revised pattern, the exam will feature two papers, namely Paper I (100 marks, 50 questions and all are compulsory) and Paper II (200 marks, 100 questions and all are compulsory). For Paper I, students will be given 1 hour (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM) and for Paper II, students will have 2 hours (11 AM to 1 PM).

Paper I will have 50 objective questions carrying 2 marks each and students will have to answer them all. These questions will test the reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general knowledge of the candidate.

Paper II will have 100 objective type compulsory questions carrying 2 marks each and these will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

National Workshop on Technology-Centric Framework for Open University System Administration and Management, February 21-23, 2018

Budget for Education: Government will set up 24 new medical colleges

Finance Minister Arun Jaitleypresented the Union Budget for 2018-19 in Lok Sabha on Thursday. While many sectors expected a number of changes, the education sector did see some major favorable decisions.

As the budget session is on, FM proposed the idea of coming up with 24 new governments medical colleges by upgrading the existing district hospitals in the entire country. He further added that there will be at least one medical college for three parliamentary constituencies.

This news has come as a bane for students aiming to pursue a career in the medical field.

This year's Budget 2018 has a lot more to offer to the education sector it seems.

Budget for Education 2018: Here's what Arun Jaitley announced for education sector

NEW DELHI: The finance minister Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget Speech 2018 said that the government is implementing a comprehensive social security scheme.
Focusing on the quality of education, Jaitley said, "We have managed to get children to school but the quality of education is still a cause for concern. We now propose to treat education holistically without segmentation from pre-nursery to Class 12."

Announcing an integrated B.Ed programme for teachers to improve the quality of teachers, Jaitley said that "We propose to move gradually from blackboard to digital board."

The government is also planning to launch "Revitalising of Infrastructure and Systems of Education (RISE)" by 2019.

To encourage researchers, the FM announced Prime Minister's fellowship programme to subsidise research work in the country.

In his Budget speech, Jaitley also purposed to set up two new full-fledged Schools of Planning and Architecture. Eighteen new Schools of Planning and Architecture will also be set up in the IITs and NITs.

To bridge the gap between doctor-patient ratio in the country, FM purposed to set up 24 new government medical colleges by upgrading existing district hospitals in the country. The government aims to set up at least one medical college for three Parliamentary constituencies.

Admission Notice January 2018

Last date for Fresh/RR admissions for January 2018 is 15th February, 2018 without late fees