Controversial business school IIPM (Indian Institute of Planning and Management) has been asked by the High Court to refrain from promoting itself via television, print or online ads without its approval. The apex court issued the order after the University Grant Commission (UGC) submitted an affidavit arguing that ads by the IIMP could potentially “mislead innocent students and public at large”.
From next academic session onwards, all technical institutions across the country will be regularized by the universities they are affiliated to. New UGC guidelines to include all aspects of Technical Institutes. This new move to be introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) comes after a key Supreme Court ruling that stated any college affiliated to a university don’t come under the purview of “technical institute” as defined by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Institute) Act.
First National Financial Literacy Test to be conducted by CBSE. In order to ensure that students are more aware economically and have better knowledge about the current fiscal scenario, the Central Board of Secondary Education is conducting the first National Financial Literacy Test (NFLT) in January 2014.
Seems like CBSE wants no stones unturned to help students grow with good values. In order to accomplish this objective, the board is now turning to Ramakrishna Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda. According to reports, Ramakrishna Mission will be tasked with initiating value education for students of class VII, VIII and IX.
The Directorate of Medical Education (DME) has stated that it will be assessing the feasibility of conducting MBBS and BDS exams in Madhya Pradesh through CBSE next year. Director of Medical Education in the state, Dr. Nirbhay Shrivastava also confirmed that CBSE have waved the green flag at the proposal.
University of Michigan joins forces with NCAER and AIIMS. The University of Michigan inked a new partnership with the AIIMS and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) last week in New Delhi. The core objective behind this partnership, according to the prestigious university, is to boost its existing ties with Indian think tanks and academic institutions to a new level.
New Scheme for Educational Loans likely to be introduced by ministry of finance, HRD and Indian Banks Association. there are many Educational loans defaultsTroubled by the increasing cases of education loan defaults, a new Credit Guarantee Fund for Educational Loans has been prepared – likely to be presented to the Cabinet in the weeks to come.
Most toppers in the Common Entrance Test usually go forGovernment colleges for medical studies and private colleges for engineering, revealed statistics collected over the past few years. The trend, according to experts, is strengthening with every passing year.
As the NEET has been decommissioned now, the state of Goa is reviving the Goa Common Entrance Test for admission into various professional degree courses in the fields of dentistry, engineering, homeopathy, medicine and pharmacy.
Six Indian and foreign-based education technology companies are competing to conduct CAT (Common Admission Test) – the entrance examination for Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) after the existing contract of Prometric Inc. – a U.S. based company expires this year.