Friday, June 29, 2018

Ignou to open study centres in 11 major jails in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will open study centres at 11 major jails of the state to provide education to jail inmates. The university is already providing this service at five jails in the state, said official sources.
Ignou Bhubaneswar regional centre assistant director Santosh Kumar Panigrahi said his university will provide free education to the inmates. "We are planning to provide 18 certificate courses to the inmates," he added

The Ignou will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government to provide add on courses to undergraduate and post graduate students of 303 government aided and non-aided colleges of the state. The university will open study centres at these colleges and provide at least five certificate courses to each college.

A student, continuing study in the college, can enroll his name for the certificate courses. It will help him or her to get add on skill in his or her future.

The university will also give training to national health mission (NHM) workers about food and nutrition, critical nursing, waste management and HIV AIDS and family therapy, said the officer.

The university has decided to provide training to students of Indian Oil Corporation's Mancheswar training centre. It will give certificates to these trainees.

MCA and BCA Admission Notification

Saturday, June 23, 2018

कम अंक हैं तो न हों निराश, IGNOU है बेहतर विकल्प

Over 15,000 admissions after DU's first cut-off list

NEW DELHI: Over 15,000 admissions took place after the first cut-off list, almost seven times the number last year.

The last day of the admission process for the first cutoffs finished yesterday.

According to a varsity official, out of over 56,000 seats, 15,245 seats were filled which was a record-breaking number.

 Last year, 2,200 seats were filled after the first cut-offs.

The top five colleges where students took admission were Hindu College, where 950 seats were filled, followed by Ramjas College, where 926 seats were filled, Gargi College For Women, where 776 seats were filled, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, where 632 seats were filled, and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, where 632 seats were filled, according to data shared by t
he varsity.

The top courses were BA(Prog), where 1,929 seats were filled, followed by BCom (Hons), where 1,606 seats were filled, with the third most popular course being BA(Hons) Political Science, where 1,260 seats were filled.

The other top courses were BA(Hons) History where 1,075 seats were filled and BCom where 1,068 seats were filled, the final data stated.

Admission Open

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NCWEB: इस बार कड़ी टक्कर, 1.8 लाख ऐप्लिकेशन

दिल्ली यूनिवर्सिटी के नॉन कॉलिजिएट विमन एजुकेशन बोर्ड (NCWEB) को इस बार 1 लाख 80 हजार के करीब ऐप्लिकेशन मिले हैं। पिछले साल के मुकाबले यह बहुत ज्यादा है। 2017 में बोर्ड को शुरुआत में काफी कम रिस्पॉन्स मिला था और इसलिए डीयू ने इस बार इसे लेकर पूरा ध्यान दिया है। बोर्ड में लड़कियों के रजिस्ट्रेशन ज्यादा से ज्यादा हों, इसके लिए डीयू के पोर्टल में इसे मेन फॉर्म के साथ जोड़ा किया गया था। 
लड़कियों की एजुकेशन को प्रमोट करने के लिए डीयू में शुरू हुए एनसीडब्ल्यूईबी में अभी 26 सेंटर हैं, जो डीयू के अलग अलग कॉलेजों में चलते हैं। बैचलर्स लेवल में यह बीए प्रोग्राम और बीकॉम कोर्स चलाता है। बोर्ड दिल्ली के स्टूडेंट्स के लिए है, यानी उन स्टूडेंट्स को फर्स्ट ईयर में ऐडमिशन मिलता है, जिन्होंने दिल्ली से ही पिछली क्लास पास की हो। सालभर में बोर्ड में 55 क्लासें होती हैं। सेंटर्स में संडे और छुट्टी वाले दिन साल में 55 क्लासेज होती है। सेंटर्स में इन स्टूडेंट्स के लिए एक्स्ट्रा करिकुलर ऐक्टिविटीज भी होती हैं। 

प्रफेसरी के लिए 2021 से पीएचडी जरूरी

नई दिल्लीयूनिवर्सिटी में सीधे असिस्टेंट प्रफेसरबनने के लिए अब पीएचडी जरूरी होगी। एचआरडी मिनिस्टर प्रकाश जावडेकर ने बताया कि 2021 से ये व्यवस्था लागू होगी। हालांकि कॉलेज में असिस्टेंट प्रफेसर बनने के लिए मास्टर डिग्री के साथ नेट या पीएचडी का नियम बरकरार रहेगा। 

Recognizing and treating the Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates awarded through distance mode at par with the corresponding awards of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates obtained through the formal system of education

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Security (PGDIS)

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Security (PGDIS)

This PG Diploma in Information Security (PGDIS) (With an exit option of PG Certificate in Information Security (PGCIS) after successfully completion of first semester) programme has been designed to bridge the gap in the awareness and competency required by various categories of people as the users of Internet and various IT enabled services about deeper aspects of Information Security, responsible use and management of IT services. This is a PG Diploma level programme with an exit option of PG Certificate in Information Security (PGCIS) after successfully completion of first semester and 32 credits of worth. Student can complete this programme in minimum period of one year or the maximum period of three years.

The programme aims at imparting:
  • To spread awareness of information security and protection.
  • To provide protection and security to personal data and to built data oriented infrastructure in the companies.
  • To raise high professional ethics in the individuals and students towards providing information security.
  • To experiment and learn the skills and techniques needed for providing protection and security to our information.

DU admission 2018: Apply for diploma in cyber security by June 30

DU admission 2018: The course will teach students about vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, and will teach students to check the resilience of systems in the face of data breach, hacking and privacy.

Delhi University has extended the last date of registrations by three weeks for those applying to Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Law until June 30. Officials said that this was to give applicants, who were unaware of the new course beginning this year, more time to apply.
“This is the first year we have started the course, so not many students are aware of it. We also got a few requests from applicants asking the same,” explained Sunaina Kanojia the officer on special duty at the Institute of Cyber Security and Law, who added that around 900 students had already applied.

Innovation club for IGNOU students

PUNE: Indira Gandhi National Open University has invited its Pune region students to join an Innovation Club at the regional centre in Senapati Bapat road

"We have set up Innovation Club at Regional Centre Pune with an objective of inculcating a culture of innovation by creating a network of innovators. The club is called as InnovationClub@Pune. As a course of action, it is envisaged that we need to take innovation and innovative approaches up to grass root level. This innovation club shall have members from Faculty, students, Innovators etc," said Masood Parveez, senior regional director in a written statement.

The main objectives of the club are to generate awareness about creativity and innovations in the ODL system, identify the grass-root innovations by the faculty and the students of the ODL system and create a network of innovators and create a culture of innovation. The activities of the innovation club mainly include but are not restricted to the following; Brainstorming to seek solutions for an indentified problem,Presentations/talks of innovative concepts, Demonstration/showcasing of innovative products, Seminars etc. The activities may be augmented as per the requirement, said the official note.

IGNOU organizes Vigyan Jyoti Programme to motivate girl students in the field of Science and Technology with DST

11 June, 2018
School of Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has organized a 21 Days Residential Programme for Class 12th Girl students under Department of Science Technology, Govt. of India sponsored Vigyan Jyoti Project “Breaking Stereotypes in the field of Science and Technology for Girl Students through Motivational Guidance". The inauguration function was held on 29th May 2018 at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Convention Centre, IGNOU Headquarters located in Maidan Garhi, New Delhi and the programme would conclude on 18th June, 2018.
IGNOU is one of the 15 nodal centres across India chosen to implement the Vigyan Jyoti programme. The programme aims to motivate young girl students to take up science, engineering and technology as their career. 30 girl students studying in class 12th in different government schools from NCR were selected on merit basis.

IGNOU launches Master of Arts in Development Studies; Online Admissions Open for July Session

IGNOU launches Master of Arts in Development Studies; Online Admissions Open for July Session

13 June, 2018
IGNOU's School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS) has launched Master of Arts (Development Studies) (Code: MADVS) from July 2018 session. MADVS programme is meant for development professionals across the sectors and for fresh graduates interested in pursuing career as a development professional, informed, Programme Coordinator, Prof. P. V. K. Sasidhar.
This 2 year program can be pursued by any graduate having degree in any discipline.
Programme Objectives:
  • To impart knowledge on various aspects of development studies.
  • To train qualified human resources in the professional area of development studies.
  • To develop professional skills in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes.
Who Can Take Admission:
  • Fresh graduates seeking career as development professionals.
  • Development functionaries like village, mandal, block, municipal & district development officials.
  • Civil servants of state & central Governments.
  • Employees of the development institutes, research organizations, NGOs & corporate social responsibility divisions.
For Further Information, prospective students can contact nearest IGNOU Regional Centre or could reach out to the Programme Coordinator, Prof. P. V. K. Sasidhar through e-mail at or on mobile at 9910050413.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

BPP Programme of IGNOU

3,000 more schools selected for setting up Atal Tinkering Labs

NEW DELHI: The NITI Aayog on Tuesday announced an additional 3,000 Atal Tinkering Labs to be set up in schools across different parts of the country under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).

The government's policy think-tank said there would soon be a tinkering lab in every district of the country.

"NITI Aayog's AIM has selected 3,000 additional schools for the establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), bringing the total number of ATL schools to 5,441," it said in a statement.

The selected schools will receive a grant of Rs 20 lakh spread over the next five years to establish such labs.

"These additional 3,000 schools will greatly expand the reach of the ATL programme, increasing the number of children exposed to tinkering and innovation and providing access to the young innovators of India to technologies like 3D printing, robotics, Internet of Thigs (IoT) and microprocessors," said Ramanathan Ramanan, Managing Director of Atal Innovation Mission.

The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is the government's flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.

DU admissions: English, Political Science most favoured by DU aspirants

NEW DELHI: English, followed by B.A. (Programme) and Political Science emerged as the top three courses preferred by students aspiring to study at the Delhi University, revealed data released on Tuesday.
Out of near 2.8 lakh students who applied for undergraduate courses this year, 126,327 chose English as their preferred course, followed distantly by B.A. (Programme) at 105,818 and Political Science at 105,590 applications.

Economics and History were the other courses for which the number of applications ran over 90,000.

The number for those applying for B.Com and B.Com (Honors) was 85,791 and 74,921, respectively.

The most applications among the science courses were garnered by Mathematics, closely trailed by Physics and Computer Science. More than 70,000 students opted for these three courses.

Vocational courses like Tourism and Human Resource Management, along with Philosophy and Applied Psychology were among the least popular courses, managing just above one-third of what was attracted by the most popular.

The candidates had applied for these courses during the registration process carried out between May 15 and June 6.

The admission process will kickstart with the publishing of the first cut-off on June 19. The varsity has provisioned for five cut-offs in all this year, but may issue more depending on the availability of seats.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mismatch between skills industry needs & available talent: Mukherjee

NEW DELHI: Ruing the mismatch between the skilled manpower the industry needs and the available talent, former president Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday pitched for world-class educational institutions and innovations to ensure that India's growing young population brings it dividend and does not become "demographic disaster".

Speaking at a graduation ceremony, Mukherjee said he was "dismayed" to find during his presidency that most of India's over 763 state and central universities, over 38,000 degree colleges and scores of other institutes, including IITs and IIMs, were not in any reckoning in ratings by international agencies.

He harped on this point like a "parrot", the former president said, stressing that in almost every academic congregation during his five years of tenure he took up the issue.

Now a couple of institutions are being recognised as world class, he said.

"I want each and every one (of the institution) be recognised worldwide and our academic performance should be at par with the institutions of world class," Mukherjee said.

He said there is a great need for skilled personnel and that a dichotomy existed in the education system.

94% of IT graduates not fit for hiring: Tech Mahindra CEO

NEW DELHI: Is hiring in the IT sector under any kind of stress? Will you hire more?

Let me give you an example from a city like Delhi. A student scoring 60% marks cannot pursue BA-English today, but can definitely go in for engineering. My point is simple — are we not creating people for unemployment? ... The Indian IT industry wants skills. For example, Nasscom says 6 million people are required in cybersecurity by 2022. But we have a skills shortage. The point is if I am looking for a robotics person and instead I get a mainframe person, then it creates a skill gap. This comes as a big challenge.

How serious is the skill-gap situation?
If you come to Tech Mahindra, I have created a five-acre tech & learning centre. Other top companies have also created similar facilities to skill employees. For learnability, skill development and being ready for the market, the onus is now shifting onto the industry… Despite all this, the top 10 IT companies take only 6% of the engineering graduates. What happens to the remaining 94%?

Will hiring be impacted?

Hiring is going to be impacted. One reason is that the equation is now no longer linear. For example, earlier for every million dollars of revenue, 20 people were hired. The equation is changing because of increasing productivity, automation and further tools. The same million dollars will equal 15 new jobs. You need 25% lesser people.

Coming to the voices emanating from the US over the H-1B issue, is it a cause for concern for IT companies? Are the tensions over?

To be very candid, every small issue is made big. The number of educated spouses is not more than 90,000 from where this story has been made. This in a population of 330 million. You are trying to shut doors on them as it is a populist move. The industry will move on… (and) every company will come up with their own strategy of dealing with it. But, there is all evidence of a shortage of skilled labour. Sooner than later, the US has to realise that the equilibrium has to set in. I believe that if the US does not want the products to be developed on their shores, the products will get developed in some other country. The US has always benefited from the fact that it was the best destination for talent. Now, it is their problem to solve.

So, do you feel that there can be a flight of innovation from the US to other countries?

This is already happening, and there are evidences. The Canadian Prime Minister openly declares that, “Don’t go to the US, come to Canada”. He is openly using it as an opportunity.

What are your views on cybersecurity and how vulnerable are we?

There is now recognition of the requirement for cyber security, but there isn’t enough push happening for it. I consider that only 15% of ventures want cyber-security needs… that almost 70% of us are vulnerable... It’s a proven fact that in terms of passwords, 80% of the people use their date of birth, or ‘abcde’, and so on. We are so predictable.