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Architecture & Polytechnic Bid Adieu



Within less than a month after losing the fort of Architecture Education to the Urban Development Ministry, the HRD Ministry faced another bouncer. It was asked to hand over reins of four schemes that fund to the Ministry of Skill Development. This decision was communicated to HRD Ministry through an order dispatched by the Cabinet Secretariat last month. Initially the HRD Ministry headed by Prakash Javadekar was hesitant in handing over the four schemes — ‘Setting Up of New Polytechnics In Unserved & Underserved Districts’; ‘Scheme of Community Development Through Polytechnics’; ‘Construction of Women’s Hostels In Polytechnics’ and ‘Upgradation of Polytechnics’ — to the Ministry of Skill Development headed by Rajiv Pratap Rudy by April. Later on it gave in to the demand.

Setting up of polytechnics comes under the purview of the state governments and the Centre assists them financially through the four schemes covered under the ‘Sub-mission on Polytechnics’ started under the 11th Five Year Plan. If setting up of a new polytechnic is to take place in Unserved & Underserved Districts’, the HRD Ministry invests Rs. 12.3 crore in each set up across 300 districts. Similarly, the Centre also provides a financial aid of Rs. 500 crore to state governments under the ‘Construction of Women’s Hostels in Polytechnics’ scheme.

After Architecture Giving A Slip, HRD Ministry Loses Polytechnic

architecture and polytechnic bid adieu

At present the country has over 4,000 polytechnics where skilled manpower is produced to aid the organized, unorganized and service sectors after a three-year diploma course in conventional disciplines such as civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. Since the last 2 decades, have ventured into other emerging streams, such as electronics, computer science and medical lab technology to offer value added courses.

Currently, the running of polytechnics is handled by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which sets minimum standards of education to be imparted by them. Still it has not been made clear that the handing over of polytechnic schemes also means that these institutions will now be regulated by the National Council for Vocational Training under the Ministry of Skill Development.

After an interaction with The Sunday Express, K P Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development, confirmed of receiving the transfer order of the four schemes. He said that the order is being looked into before its implementation. The Education Secretary K K Sharma did not revert to the questions emailed on Friday. Once the change has been formally notified, HRD Ministry will lose the authority to regulate architecture education through an amendment to the Allocation of Business Rules 1961, which enlists responsibilities of each ministry under the union government.

The transfer of the four schemes has been done on the grounds that polytechnics will be provided the best of services by the concerned ministry which has that subject under its belt. The decision to take the Council of Architecture out of the HRD Ministry’s purview and hand it over to the Urban Development Ministry was also made on the same grounds.

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NIT Srinagar is hiring for faculty recruitment 2019: Apply now for 76 posts @



NIT Srinagar vacancy

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar has advertised for various faculty vacancies. Candidates who wish to apply for the same can apply at the official website,

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: Important dates

  • Application process starts: February 20, 2019
  • Last date to apply: March 20, 2019

Total number of vacancies: 76 vacancies

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: How to apply

  • Go to the official website,
  • On the homepage, click on ‘advertisements/jobs’
  • Click on ‘faculty positions’
  • A PDF will open, read instructions carefully and click on a link
  • Link will redirect you to a new page
  • Click on the post you are applying at and select apply online

The application link is not activated yet and will only work post-February 20, 2019.

Candidates need to download the application form online and submit it to – Registrar, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, Hazratbal Srinagar 190006 by speed / registered post. Applications reached post 4pm of April 1, 2019 will not be accepted.

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: Eligibility criteria

Candidates need to have a PhD degree to be eligible for the posts. Additionally, candidates must have at least 60 per cent marks in preceding degrees.

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: Application fee

  • Candidates will have to pay Rs 1000 as application fee
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved category, the fee is Rs 500

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: Candidates will have to pay Rs 1000 as application fee.

(Source India Today)

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India-Singapore To Sign Pact For Skilling Indians In Aviation



Skill India

India and Singapore will sign an agreement for skilling Indian youths in the aviation sector at the Aero India Show next week.

India and Singapore will sign an agreement for skilling Indian youths in the aviation sector at the Aero India Show next week. Academies will be set up in Bengaluru and other places in India that will act as regional hubs for the training of Indian youths for domestic and overseas jobs in these sectors.

National Skill Development Corporation of India’s (NSDC) Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council in collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic and a Singapore-based private sector firm will signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on February 22 to establish skill development centers.

Aero India show 2019 will be held in Bengaluru from February 20-24. It will provide a significant platform in bolstering business opportunities in International aviation sector.

These ”Centers of Excellence in Advance Skilling” will provide training and certification drawing from Singapore curriculum and standards in sectors such as aerospace and aviation, emerging technologies, automotive and logistics.

“These are all priority sectors under ”Skill India” and ”Make in India” programmes, which require large workforce with advanced technical skills,” India‘s High Commissioner in Singapore Jawed Ashraf said here on Friday.

He said that these sectors also provide more productive and remunerative employment opportunities.

Singapore is a leader in aviation services including maintenance, repair, overhaul services as well as skill development across various sectors, Ashraf said.

This is one of the many collaborations between India and Singapore in the crucial skill development sector following the signing of two MoUs between NSDC and Singapore Polytechnic to establish state-of-the-art Trainer and Assessor Academies across India.

“Skills development is one of the new areas that have gained prominence in the bilateral engagement with many countries, but especially with Singapore, not only at central but also at state level,” the envoy said.

There are several institutional engagements including plans for setting up the first Indian Institute of Skills in Mumbai in collaboration with Singapore‘s Institute of Technical Education Services (ITEES); training programmes for state government officials in public administration and governance; urban planning, logistics and infrastructure development in collaboration with many Singapore-based institutions, including Institute of Technical Education, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Civil Service College.

Singapore has also opened three internationally acclaimed Skill Centers in India (New Delhi, Udaipur and Guwahati) and more coming up, Ashraf said.

The World Class Skill Centre (WCSC) in New Delhi has seen hundreds of students clearing the courses in the areas of Hospitality and Retail Sectors with 100 percent employment rate. There are plans to move WCSC to a new site and further expand it, he said.

Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Odisha are also working with ITEES and Polytechnics in Singapore to develop skill centres. Odisha conducted training of 100 officials from ITI in Singapore last year.

“The close ties between India and Singapore have a history rooted in strong commercial, cultural and people-to-people links, reinforced by convergent strategic interests,” Ashraf said.

The relationship, elevated to a Strategic Partnership in November 2015, has gained a new momentum and direction in last three years, he said.

“The initiatives in skill development taken during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in 2018 are now showing results,” Ashraf added.

(Source – NDTV)

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Uttarakhand To Get National Law University (NLU)



national law university in Uttarakhand

The Centre has decided to set up a National Law University in Uttarakhand, an official statement said here on Wednesday.

The Centre has decided to set up a National Law University in Uttarakhand, an official statement said here on Wednesday. “Here is good news for all those youths who want to make a career in law. The Chief Minister has informed that a National Law University will be opened in Uttarakhand,” the statement said. 

Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving his nod to open the university in the state, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that Modi had special love for Uttarakhand.

India has 21 national law universities, admissions to which are held through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). 

(Source NDTV)

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