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ARWU Ranking, 2020

The ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) is also called Shanghai Ranking. Around fifteen Indian Universities have made it to the ARWU, 2020. Indian Universities in ARWU Ranking, 2020 The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has secured the top position among the higher education institutes in India. Calcutta University secured third position among the higher ..

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What is Learning Management System launched in Karnataka?

The Learning Management System (LMS) was launched by the Karnataka government in digital mode, will be implemented in government colleges within the state. This digital platform will have multilingual e-content in the form of PPTs, videos, quizzes, assignment and e-study materials developed as per the University syllabus. It is said to be the first of ..

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24 Universities declared fake by UGC

On October 7, 2020, the University Grants Commission announced a list of 24 unrecognised universities. These Universities have been termed as fake. This has been done by UGC to maintain the standards of higher education in the country. Highlights The maximum number of these universities are operating from the states of Uttar Pradesh followed by ..

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NTA extended date for exam applications’ submission

The National Testing Agency has extended the date of submission of online application forms of various exams. The announcement comes in light of the COVID-19 situation. NTA The National Testing Agency is a government agency established in 2017. It is an autonomous organisation concerned with the conduction of examinations for admission into higher educational institutions ..

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Cabinet approves to give status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs

On February 5, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to confer the status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Tecnology). All the 5 IIITs are to operate in PPP mode. Highlights The Cabinet approved the Information Technology Laws (Amendment) bill, 2020. According to the bill, five IIITs along with 15 ..

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