The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to rework the scholarship scheme for Jammu & Kashmir students. From this academic session, the AICTE will allow up to 10 students, instead of just two, from the region to study at an institute outside the state.
The HRD ministry has proposed interest-free loan for all IIT students (entire tuition fee) under government’s ‘Vidyalakshmi’ scheme at the time of admission. According to the sources, the proposal will be approved by the IIT council shortly. Both the Chairperson of the IIT council and the HRD minister are entitled to take the decision.
In a recent circular, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all the universities to start considering the PhD research period as equivalent to teaching experience. As per the circular, “the period of active service spent on pursuing Research Degree i.e. for acquiring PhD degree simultaneously, without taking any kind of leave, may be counted as teaching experience for the purpose of direct recruitment/ promotion to the post of Associate Professor and above.”
In the UK, the number of Indian students has decreased in the last few years following a clamp down on the bogus colleges. However, the British govt is wooing students by increasing UK scholarships this time. Presently, about 20,000 Indian students were studying in different varsities of the UK. However in 2013, the figure was around 24,000.
Dr. Satish Khurana, Assistant Professor, School of Biology, IISER-TVM has been awarded the prestigious Wellcome-DBT Intermediate Fellowship. The fellowship is instituted by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance.
The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) has invited renewal applications from the eligible students under the Central Sector Scheme scholarships. All the students who were granted this scholarship in the years from 2010 to 2014 are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
The HRD Ministry made it clear that the non-NET fellowship is not being discontinued. The HRD minister Smriti Irani, who recently met an eight-member delegation comprising of representatives from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University students union, said that Non-NET fellowship is not being discontinued.In a meeting held on October 7, UGC had resolved to discontinue the scheme of non-National Eligibility Test (NET) fellowship.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to do away with the non-NET fellowship scheme, which is provided to students undertaking research projects. The decision has come as a major blow for student organizations that were fighting to increase the fellowship amount. Students say the scrapping of the scheme will push out poor sections out of higher education.
Recently it has been reported that people are getting scholarship messages for classes Xth and XIIth. These are scams where people are misleading distressed parents by promising immediate relief in form of money.
A student from the much famed Super 30 in Bihar, has been awarded a scholarship by a Japan university – Scholarship for Super-30 Student. The administration of the University of Tokyo has offered admission to Gupta whose father is a generator operator, under the STEM Kikuchi-UTokyo scholarship program.