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Odisha CM Launches Olympic Values Education Programme

Odisha CM Launches Olympic Values Education Programme

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP), which is a pilot project aiming at disseminating a principles-based curriculum to aid children’s active, healthy and responsible citizens, on Tuesday. Officials further informed that Odisha is the first state in the country to launch OVEP. The program is based on the Olympic […]

University Of Exeter: Exeter Partners With Surrey To Support Set-Up Of New Medical School

University Of Exeter: Exeter Partners With Surrey To Support Set-Up Of New Medical School

The University of Exeter is supporting the University of Surrey in setting up a medical school for the first time. Surrey will be offering a four-year, graduate-entry bachelor’s degree medical program and expects to welcome the first cohort of 40 students in 2024. The University of Exeter has been selected to support the development of […]

UGC’s Dual-Degree Scheme Removes Learning Silos, But Fees and Other Concerns Remain

UGC’s Dual-Degree Scheme Removes Learning Silos, But Fees and Other Concerns Remain

Shrikant Jichkar, a former minister in Maharashtra, was known as the ‘most qualified person in India. Between 1970 and 1993, beginning with an MBBS and MD from Nagpur University, he gathered about 20 degrees and doctorates in subjects ranging from Economics to Sanskrit to Law from several universities. He also cleared the IPS (1978) and […]

Karnataka Higher Education Minister Dr. Ashwath Narayan Focuses On The Internationalism Of Education

Karnataka Higher Education Minister Dr. Ashwath Narayan Focuses On The Internationalism Of Education

Dr. Ashwath Narayan, Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, Karnataka, met John McMorris, Director, and Margaret Curran, International Partnership Manager of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in Edinburgh. SQA is the national awarding body in Scotland responsible for developing, accrediting, assessing, certifying, and awarding qualifications other than university degrees. During the meeting, the minister expressed an […]

It's Raining Reforms in Higher Education: Deconstructing what UGC is Up To

It’s Raining Reforms in Higher Education: Deconstructing what UGC is Up To

With the conviction that ‘pedagogy must evolve to make education more experiential, holistic, integrated, inquiry-driven, discovery-oriented, learner-centered, discussion-based, flexible, and, of course, enjoyable’ a number of academic reforms are being set in motion in higher education. Now four-year undergraduate degree holders are permitted to pursue Ph.D. programme without going through the rigors of the postgraduate […]

NEP-2020 Implementation: Higher Education Minister For Karnataka, Dr. Ashwath Narayan C.N. Unveils To Education Experts From Commonwealth Countries

NEP-2020 Implementation: Higher Education Minister For Karnataka, Dr. Ashwath Narayan C.N. Unveils To Education Experts From Commonwealth Countries

Dr. Ashwath Narayan C.N., Minister of Karnataka for Higher Education, on Thursday, unveiled to the stakeholders of education from foreign countries at the Commonwealth Education Conference being held in London, how the state (Karnataka) was at the forefront of the implementation of the National Educational Policy (NEP 2020). Speaking at the Conference at the ‘Park […]

UGC Pushes For Diversity in Foreign Students Coming to India for Studies

UGC Pushes For Diversity in Foreign Students Coming to India for Studies

Following a detailed announcement on international collaborations by Indian universities with foreign institutes, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has now issued an explanation about the measures it has planned in order to “internationalise” higher education in India. These include the proposal to allow foreign universities to set up campuses in India. “A committee has already […]

Karnataka To Get AIIMS, Centre Gives Green Signal To State's Request: Health Minister K Sudhakaran

Karnataka To Get AIIMS, Centre Gives Green Signal To State’s Request: Health Minister K Sudhakaran

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has given a green signal for establishing an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Karnataka, state Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Wednesday. The assurance was given during a meeting between Sudhakar and Mandaviya in New Delhi. “I thank our beloved Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji and Union […]

Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Offshore Campus in Kazakhstan

Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Offshore Campus in Kazakhstan

To internationalise higher education, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday agreed in principle to open an offshore campus in Kazakhstan. Senior university officials said modalities pertaining to disciplines that could be taken up were discussed and diplomats from Kazakhstan would now send a detailed proposal to the varsity. Ajay Kumar Dubey, JNU’s pro-vice-chancellor (rector), told […]

DU Teachers Seek Vice-Chancellor’s Intervention After CoA Begins Admission As Part Of Ambedkar University

DU Teachers Seek Vice-Chancellor’s Intervention After CoA Begins Admission As Part Of Ambedkar University

Eleven teachers of Delhi University’s Academics for Action and Development on Tuesday wrote to the university’s Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh seeking his “necessary intervention” after the College of Art (CoA) started its admission process as a part of the Ambedkar University. The CoA offers master’s and bachelor’s courses in fine arts. In the letter, the 11 […]