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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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Budget 2020: 99,300 crores and 3,000 crores allocated for Education and Skill Development

The Budget 2020 was presented at the Parliament under three themes. One of the themes is Aspirational India. The Education and Skills is a Sub theme of Aspirational India. The other two sub themes of Aspirational India are Agriculture, Rural Development and Irrigation Health, Water and Sanitation The GoI believes that there is a need ..

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Assam Government launches ‘Abhinandan Scheme’

For deserving students in the state, the Assam government has launched a scheme named- Abhinandan that will facilitate them in higher education. The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal handed over the sanction letters to the students in a program organized at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalashetra, located in the capital city of Assam, Guwahati on ..

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Five Documents developed by UGC released

On December 26, 2019, the Union Human Resource Development Ministry released five documents that were developed by UGC covering five verticals of quality mandate. The documents covered eco-friendly and sustainable university campuses, evaluation reforms, human values and professional ethics, academic research integrity and faculty induction. Highlights The document provides new guidelines for values and ethics ..

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“India Ranking Society” established to rank educational institutes

On December 2, 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development informed Lok Sabha that the “Indian Ranking Society” was approved by the ministry in August 2019. The aim of the society is to develop methodologies and systems to rank higher educational institutions in the country. The proposal was approved in the 127th meeting of the ..

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