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Symbiosis University devices methods to make Indian universities global



India has the potential of matching any talent in the world and it has proved it time and again. The future of India needs also to be enriched with this potential. The organizers of Symbiosis said that through this conference they planned to present a policy paper to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on the roadmap to making Indian universities world-class.

Do the Indian universities lack the potential of competing with the best in the world? And if there are, then what’s restricting them from becoming truly world-class?” These and many more such questions were a topic of debate and answered at the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) conference on Internationalisation of Higher Education 2017, hosted at Symbiosis International University (SIU)’s Lavale Campus from April 8 to 10. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the 3 days conference which was attended by over 100 vice-chancellors from Indian universities, other than senior academicians, policy advisors, educational agencies and university representatives from the US, Europe, Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Japan.


Prof Ellen Hazelkorn, policy advisor to Higher Education Authority (Ireland); Prof Philip Altbach, director, Center for International Higher Education (USA); Prof Bertil Andersson, president, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore); Prof Jamil Salmi, global tertiary education expert; besides UGC Chairman Ved Prakash, D S Chauhan, president, AIU, D P Singh, director, NAAC were among the prominent speakers who shared their rich experience at the conference.

“Recently, the Indian government had taken a decision of developing 10 public and 10 private universities into world-class universities. But what are the parameters that make a university world-class? For this, a detailed discussion is needed with collaborations with world-class universities abroad. Hence this programme has been organized which will field the best brains in the field of higher education, together creating  a roadmap for internationalisation of higher education in India. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis, said that they wished to present a policy paper on this subject to the Indian government through the round table meeting which will take place, just a day before the inauguration of the conference.

The conference will cover four main ‘tracks’ — Creating an Ecosystem for Internationalisation, Cross-border Higher Education, Internationalisation at home and Building Successful Partnerships —in which will be discussed varied theoretical concepts in understanding of internationalisation of higher education, internationalisation in respect of regulatory framework and policies, best practices across institutions, limitations of cross-border mobility and intercultural integration.

Issues like challenges in cross-border education pertaining to mobility of students and faculty will also be the topic of discussion. “Do all students have the potential of going abroad? Is money the hurdle or is it something else? Can’t we internationalise at home itself by making necessary changes in curriculum, foreign university collaborations and joint degrees, for those who cannot go abroad,” was the view of Mr. Gupte.



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



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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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