The hostels of the institution are 60 years old.SHIBPUR:  The infrastructure of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology(IIEST), Shibpur, needed to be upgraded fast, its director Professor Parthasarathi Chakrabarti said on Sunday. The IIEST, Shibpur, owes its origin to the erstwhile Bengal Engineering College, the history of which goes to the19th century. To attract the cream of students to IIEST, “We will have to upgrade the infrastructure, in terms of building classrooms with multimedia facilities, improving basic infrastructure,” Mr Chakrabarti said. The hostels of the institution are 60 years old and the infrastructure creates a big impression on students who want to beRead More →

The Cabinet also gave a go-ahead to fill 32 permanent posts of deans for 11 public universities The Maharashtra government Thursday approved formation of a university named after renowned nuclear physicist Homi Jehangir Bhabha in a bid to enable students to opt for a “choice-based credit system” and study the subjects of their choice. The approval for setting up the Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha University was given by the state Cabinet at its meeting here. Education Minister Vinod Tawde, addressing reporters at Mantralaya, said the university will consist of the Institute of Science, the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, the Elphinstone College and GovernmentRead More →

A day after Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi told reporters that the university was planning to hold admissions through entrance tests instead of cut-offs in the next academic year, teachers’ groups have expressed displeasure at the plan. Alleging that the plan was a move towards privatisation and contractualisation of the university, teachers’ group, Academics for Action and Development, called it a “conspiracy to deprive students from SC/ST/OBC, rural and underprivileged segments of society who are not in a position… to perform well in these examinations”. Alleging that no consultation was carried out at the Academic and Executive Councils of the university, the group said: “The decisionRead More →

Uttarakhand Public Service Commission Releases Lecturer Exam Hall Ticket Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) has released the hall ticket for Special Subordinate Education Service (Lecturer) Examination 2018. The admit card is available on the commission’s official website. The Commission will hold screening test for 8 subjects in the first phase on December 29, 30, and 31, 2018. In the first phase, screening test will be conducted for Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Social Science, Zoology, Chemistry, and Geography. UKPSC Subordinate Education Service Exam Admit Card: How to download? Step one: Go to official website for the commission: www.ukpsc.gov.in. Step two: Click on the ‘Recruitment’ tab. StepRead More →

MHRD Invites Project Proposal For ‘Student Pavilion’ At Aero India 2019NEW DELHI:  Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Civil Aviation have announced a student competition to exhibit products / concepts / innovative ideas on aerospace technologies at Aero India 2019. Aero India 2019 will be held from February 20 to February 24, 2019. This is the first time that a ‘Student Pavilion’ will be put up at the Aero India to showcase projects by students on aerospace related activities. The theme for the exhibition is Application of Aerospace Technologies for the Betterment of the Billion lives (AABB). Students, who areRead More →

In a decision aimed at streamlining the teaching cadre in Jammu and Kashmir, the governor administration Sunday approved the action plan recommended by a committee set up three months ago, an official spokesperson said. The committee, constituted on August 13, was mandated to devise a comprehensive strategy to review issues of all school teachers in the school education department, including those funded under the ongoing centrally-sponsored scheme ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ and suggest possible solutions. The State Administrative Council (SAC) met under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik here, considered the departmental proposal based on the recommendations of the committee and broadly accepted the action planRead More →

THE EMPOWERED Expert Committee (EEC) on Friday identified 19 more contenders for the status of Institutions of Eminence (IoE). With this, the total number of universities and institutes recommended by EEC for the eminence tag has gone up to 30, of which six — three public and three private — have been officially announced by the government. The University Grants Commission (UGC) is expected to meet to select another 14 next week. The EEC’s latest recommendation includes two more greenfield institutions like Reliance’s Jio University — Satya Bharti University backed by Satya Bharti Foundation of Bharti Airtel group and Krea University in Andhra Pradesh. That apart,Read More →

(Express Photo by Partha Paul/Representational Image) A section of students of IIT-Madras observed the 62nd death anniversary of BR Ambedkar by appealing to the student-community to study his texts to fight the ‘communal forces’ in the country. They alleged that there were several instances of blatant violation of Constitutional norms. A student told the gathering that Ambedkar’s thought was a solution to many socio-economic issues faced by the country’s people. “Every student must study Ambedkar’s texts to counter communal forces,” he said. A 20-minute play ‘Idam’ (space) was staged on the campus to emphasise on inclusivity of space. This space belongs to everyone irrespective of what oneRead More →

The Odisha government on Monday signed a loan agreement of $85 million with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to train 1.5 lakh youths in the state, officials said. With this assistance, youths in the age group of 15-34 years will be given skill development training to make them competent to get better work and higher paying jobs, a government statement said. The total cost of the project is $193 million with the Odisha government contributing $108 million, it added. In addition, the Japanese government will provide technical aid for capacity building through the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction.   The ADB would also provide $2 millionRead More →

Supreme Court has allowed medical aspiring candidates above the age of 25 years to appear in the NEET UG 2019 exam. However, the apex court has also specified that their candidature will be subject to the final outcome of the case on validity of CBSE’s decision to fix upper age limit. The official NEET UG 2019 notification was released on November 1. The notification specified the upper age limit for students as 25 years as on the date of the examination which means any student above the age of 25 on May 5, 2019 is not eligible for the NEET UG exam this year. However, with the current SCRead More →