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India Education News, 21st- 27th Oct 2013
Date 06-12-2013 | Views  1499

India Education News, 21st- 27th Oct 2013

by Vivek Singh | Oct 28, 2013

1. Subject wise: A lucrative career

The two broad areas that are of significant interest in terms of career choices are management and finance. The interest can, among other factors, be attributed to the remuneration offered in these areas, in comparison with several other sectors.
Finance, as a career choice, has been around for long. Historically, a career in this field revolved around two aspects - accounting and fund disbursement. However, until a few decades ago, the repetitive nature of these jobs and advances in technology - leading to a huge amount of the work getting automated - dissuaded people looking for challenges from joining these industries.
Unlike finance, management as a discipline is only about a century old. The field was developed to aid integration and increase efficiency of business with the aim to complement core business activities. The importance of management was soon realised by the industry and management became a career option .

2. Jharkhand: New Course on Intellectual Property Rights

The plan of adding Intellectual Property Right (IPR) in the syllabus of all of the Engineering, Polytechnic and Technical colleges of the Jharkhand has recently been considered by the state government.
A K Pandey, additional chief secretary in-charge -- Science and Technology department, stated that the course shall be added in the next session of technical as well as diploma engineering courses and will be taught straight from first year onwards.

3. India-France Technology Summit 2013

The Department of Science and Technology, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and French Embassy jointly organized the India-France Technology Summit from 23-24 October 2013 in the Capital. A number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) has been signed between India and France in the field of Science & Technology and Education.
During the summit, various programs for increasing bilateral collaboration in the field of Science & Technology were announced along with a new scholarship program for exchange of undergraduate and graduate Students for spring semester. Among other important educational announcements during the summit was the establishment of Mahindra-Ecole Centrale Engineering College in Hyderabad.

4. Tamil Nadu Asks Engineering Students to Attend Online Classes

Tamil Nadu has asked over six lakh students, from across the country enrolled with over 500 Engineering colleges in the state, to study through various open online courses.
The move came amidst growing complaints of falling teaching standards in the state's Engineering colleges. Commissioner of the Directorate of Technical Education, Kumar Jayant said, the state wants to address the lack of quality among faculty in engineering colleges, and motivate them to guide students in their quest for standardized material available free online (on platforms like IIT's NPTEL, MIT freeware and Courser).

5. University of East London and TISS done Case Study on Bihar's Super 30

Super 30, the innovative educational program offering free coaching, lodging and food facilities to 30 selected meritorious underprivileged students to help them prepare for admission to the country's most prestigious Engineering Institutions - Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), has become a subject of study for a project, supported by the British Council under UK - India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).

6. Principal, husband charged with murder in chargesheet

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A school principal and her husband have been charged with murder in the chargesheet filed by police in a local court in the midday meal tragedy in a village primary school in Bihar's Saran district in July in which 23 students died.
In the 346-page chargesheet filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Anil Kumar Jha two days ago, Meena Devi and Arjun Rai were charged under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) in the death of 23 students and illness to 30 others due to consumption of poisoned midday meal Superintendent of Police Varun Kumar Sinha said on Tuesday.

7. CTET 2014: Examination to be held on 16 February 2014

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE ) has declared that the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for the year 2014 to be conducted on 16 February 2014.
CTET is an exam conducted by CBSE every year to decide the eligibility of Indian citizen for appointment as a school teacher for classes I to VIII.
Qualifying in the CTET is just one of the eligibility criteria to get recruited as a school teacher; interested candidates must keep this mind. The details of the application process for CTET 2014 are yet to be announced by CBSE.


8. DU: Learning made easy for foundation course

In addendum to four-year undergraduate program , new aspect to its foundation courses has been added which will enhance the ability of learning for students with the help of video presentations.
Students have to submit video presentations, not more than 10 minutes, on projects directly correlated to any topic from the curriculum of the foundation courses being taught presently. It may help them in their course learning and understanding of the subject.

9. Village school teacher remains absent, hires boy for teaching

Gadchiroli: A teacher of a government school at a village in Gadchiroli has allegedly hired a 10th standard pass boy for teaching even as the former remains absent from his duty.
The matter came to light yesterday during a visit to the Motha Zalia village under Korchi taluka of the district when the villagers alleged that a 10th class pass boy had been hired by a regular school teacher to teach the 18-odd students studying in the zila parishad primary school.

10. 32 new government colleges to be set up in WB

Malda, West Bengal: In a major boost to the education sector in West Bengal, 32 new government colleges will be opened in the state, Education Minister Bratya Basu today said.
"After Independence there were only eight state government colleges. We have taken a decision to increase it to 32," the minister, who attended a high-level administrative meeting of Gourbanga University here today, said.
Work on six colleges has already started, the minister said.

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