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NIRF Ranking

On June 11, 2020, the Ministry of Human Resource Development released National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for the educational institutions in the country. Key Highlights The IIT Madras topped the list followed by IISc Bangalore. The third place was secured by IIT Delhi. The other institutes that were in the top 100 were IIT Bombay ..

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New Institutes of Eminence announced by the UGC

Given, India’s high demographic dividend and a shrinking global workforce, India has a high potential to be the global human resource capital of the world. However, modern technology requires extensive training and quality instruction and for this, the Indian Government has committed to improving the quality of education in India. What are the Institutions of ..

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RISE Scheme: IITs set to get 25% of Government loans for higher education institutes

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will get largest chunk of loans on offer under Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE), new funding model scheme for all centrally-run institutes. This shifts funding mechanism to CFIs in higher education from grant assistance to loans to assure more funds, greater accountability and timely completion of projects. ..

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IIT Madras, Indian Army ink MoU to strengthen critical technological areas

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) and Indian Army have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to identify the critical technological areas that can be enhanced in the armed forces. The MoU was signed by IITM Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi and Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S) Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. ..

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Parliament passes Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Parliament has passed the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to set up six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The Bill seeks to amend the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 to add six new IITs as institutions of national importance. Key Features of Bill Addition of six new IITs in Palakkad (Kerala), Tirupati ..

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