Fareeha Iftikhar is a principal correspondent with the national political bureau of the Hindustan Times. She tracks the education ministry, and covers the beat at the national level for the newspaper. She also writes on issues related to gender, human rights and different policy matters.
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The education ministry has accepted an expert panel report that recommended price bands for private technical and management institutions
In April, the commission announced amended regulations for academic collaborations between Indian and foreign higher education institutions (HEIs).
The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), an autonomous body under the Union ministry of education that runs over 600 residential JNVs across the country, last month, wrote to all its regional offices informing them about the new policy on mobile phones.
The Delhi University Students’ Union has been inextricably linked with national politics, with student leaders from various ideologies fighting for the seats on its prestigious panel
The recommendations are part of ‘Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on regulatory mechanism against malpractices in admissions in schools, colleges and universities in India and abroad’
ByNeeraj Chauhan, Fareeha Iftikhar
The document advocates incorporating Indian knowledge systems, heritage and traditions in the education system.
The education ministry has sought inputs from other Union ministries on the formulation of the National Curriculum Framework (NFC) that will lay down the broad guidelines for revision of school curriculum, officials said.
Under KVS Special Dispensation Admission Scheme or MP quota, a parliamentarian could recommend up to 10 students from their constituency every academic year for admission in classes 1 to 9.
Under the KVS Special Dispensation Admission Scheme, a Member of Parliament had the power to recommend a maximum of 10 students from their respective constituencies in every academic year for admissions in classes 1 to 9
- The government has scrapped the discretionary Member of Parliament (MP) quota for admissions to the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and issued revised admission guidelines on Monday.
CBSE, which released the syllabus for the 2022-23 session on Thursday, has rationalised the coursework for students of classes 9 to 12 by around 30% to reduce their burden.
Regulations allowing some of these provisions were first announced in 2012, and subsequently modified in 2016, but with few takers among either Indian or foreign universities, have been eased further now. This, however, is the first time joint degrees are being permitted.
The UGC on Tuesday approved the UGC (Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Educational Institutions to offer Twinning, Joint Degree and Dual Degree Programmes) Regulations, 2022
Data provided by NTA showed most of the applications received were from Uttar Pradesh (36,611), followed by Delhi (23,418), Bihar (12,275), Haryana (7,859), West Bengal (4,496), Madhya Pradesh (4,402) and Rajasthan (3,886)
- CBSE board exams: CBSE has decided to switch to its previous practice of conducting board exams for classes 10 and 12 only once a year from the academic year 2022-23 onwards, according to people familiar with the matter.
The board last year announced two sets of board exams for students currently in classes 10 and 12 in order to prepare for any “unprecedented situation” that could have arisen because of the Covid-19 pandemic
- The problem is that we are in a period of transition. Hence, there is a fight for space. We have a redressal mechanism, but we also have a lot of democracy.
Once notified, students can pursue two undergraduate, postgraduate degree or a diploma courses at the same time as long as classes do not clash or if either one or both are being taught online
- In a major reform in higher education, the Centre has decided to allow students to pursue two full-time, same-level, degree programmes simultaneously, the University Grants Commission (UGC) announced on Tuesday.
The university had initially decided to maintain status quo on its admission policy as the case on its minority status was in the courts.
AMU had initially decided to maintain the status-quo on its admission policy as the case on its minority status is ‘sub-judice’. However, on March 21, the Centre made it mandatory for all central universities to take undergraduate admissions solely on the basis of CUET.
The Union government’s decision to institute a Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for undergraduate admissions in all central universities will not affect the board examination process, said a top CBSE official.
For the “subject ranking”, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranks institutions on the basis of the individual programmes and compares them to other programmes in the world.
- HT explains the changes in admission made by the All India Council for Technical Education for the academic session 2022-23. Here is everything you need to know:
According to the revised approval norms released by AICTE, it is no longer mandatory to study physics, chemistry and mathematics in Class 12 for admission to three engineering courses— architecture, fashion technology, and packaging technology.
The AICTE move to reserve two seats per course will not impact other students because institutes admitting students under this decision can increase their sanctioned intake capacity by two seats
The University Grants Commission on March 21 announced that the CUET will be mandatory for all central universities for undergraduate admissions
The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Saturday released the guidelines for Common University Entrance Test for Undergraduate (CUET-UG) admissions.
UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar said CUET will provide equal opportunity to students from different backgrounds and education boards.
CUET, which is envisaged in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, will be conducted in the first week of July, both for undergraduate and postgraduate courses by the National Test Agency (NTA).