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Lucknow hosts Krishi Kumbh International Conference and Exhibition

The 2018 Krishi Kumbh International Conference and Exhibition will be held at Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (Telibagh) in Lucknow from October 26, which will be organized by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. The aim of the 3-day conference is to provide a platform to farmers, technical experts and entrepreneurs for exchange of knowledge and ..


TARE Sheme – Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence

This scheme aims to facilitate mobility of faculty members working in a regular capacity in State Universities / Colleges and in private Academic Institutions to carryout research work in an established public funded institution such as IITs, IISc, IISERS, National Institutions (NITs, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR labs and other central institutions) and Central Universities, located preferably ..


N Gopalaswami committee constituted by University Grants Commission (UGC)

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently constituted a four-member Empowered Expert Committee (EEC), which is being entrusted to conduct the appraisal of applications for short listing 20 Institutions of Eminence. N Gopalaswami, former Chief Election Commissioner of India is the Chairperson of the committee. The government is likely to announce the names of the ..


All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to close colleges with less than 30% admissions

Recently, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to close down those technical colleges which recorded less than 30% admissions in the last five years. According to AICTE data, there are around ten thousand three hundred fifty engineering institutions in the country that are approved by the AICTE with a total intake ..


Govt says NEET like single national entrance test for engineering colleges is under consideration

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development is considering conducting a single national level test for entrance to engineering colleges similar to that of NEET examination for entrance into Medical colleges. The ministry is holding an advanced level consultation to make the JEE exam as a single national level entrance exam. The move is proposed to ..


IIT-Kanpur urges for PM’s intervention on proposed CET

IIT-Kanpur wrote a letter “The Faculty Forum” seeking direct and exigent intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to settle the issue of newly proposed Common Entrance Test by HRD ministry According to IIT- Kanpur the current format of CET can endanger the prestige & status of IITs The Faculty Forum suggested that by replacing the ..