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India Education News, 17th Feb -23rd Feb 2014
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India Education News, 17th Feb -23rd Feb 2014

by Vivek Singh | Feb 24, 2013

1. IIM-A placements completed

AHMEDABAD: The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) has completed its placement process for the graduating batch of 2014.
However, unlike other IIMs, IIM-A has not clarified whether it achieved 100% placements for its students.
The placement process for the batch of 378 students was conducted in two stages. The first was the laterals process, where firms interviewed students with work experience and offered them mid-level managerial positions. The second stage was the final placement process where firms were grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered, and groups of cohorts were invited to campus across different clusters.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/IIM-A-placements-completed/articleshow/30960746.cms

2. UGC seeks complete ban on animal dissection

NEW DELHI: More than two years after the University Grants Commission (UGC) recommended an end to animal dissection for college courses, it has sought compliance of it from the varisties.
UGC, the apex regulatory body for higher education, had recommended that animal dissection and animal experimentation for university and college zoology and life sciences courses be ended in a phased manner, according to a release by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Source:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/UGC-seeks-complete-ban-on-animal-dissection/articleshow/30957311.cms

3. B-school challenge

Prospective full-time MBA students applying to the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, have an opportunity to win scholarships by taking part in a contest organised by the school.
"The second edition of the Rotman Problem Solving Challenge is based on solving unstructured problems through a model-based approach. This year the focus is on industries using social media. Some industries are not using social media effectively and through the challenge, we would try to find out how can they go about making that change - do companies either need to go social or go home?" says Bailey Daniels, assistant director, MBA recruitment and admissions, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/B-school-challenge/articleshow/30928349.cms

4. Higher education beckons

In India, majority of students studying outside India choose the USA as a country of their choice followed by the UK. Canada and Australia have also joined the list as one of the safest destinations for Indian students. Today the USA receives more Indian students than from any other country in the world. Earlier it was China.
Today looking at the sheer number of students in India willing to study abroad more and more countries have started wooing them. Campuses in the Western world have for long been wooing young Indians, with education fairs, road shows and special admission campaigns. Now you have Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, etc., also joining the ranks to persuade Indian students to enroll in their universities for higher studies.
Source
: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/B-school-challenge/articleshow/30928349.cms

5. Mobile learning

Gorakh Nath Sharma, a math teacher at a school in Ranchi, will be representing India as a Microsoft Innovative Educator at the annual 'Partners in Learning Global Forum.' Sharma speaks to Ruchi Chopda
The relative lack of technological advancement and low internet penetration in the rural areas of the country have been a longstanding concern amongst digital experts and policymakers alike. However, while most efforts in this direction have been focussed on providing computers to students in these areas, Gorakh Nath Sharma, a math teacher at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Ranchi, decided to go a step beyond and use the mobile internet revolution in the country to help students from these areas.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Mobile-learning/articleshow/30927186.cms

6. Students plan to save Mangalore from e-waste

MANGALORE: In India 73% of the population own cellphones.
While manufacturers claim that the 'planned obsolescence' of phones is about two years, consumers change their phones once in about six months to 18 months on an average.
This generates tonnes of e-waste. Electronic devices containing toxic elements if not disposed of properly pose several health threats to humans and environment. To address this problem, Canara High School (CBSE), Dongerkery, has started an e-waste club. The club's main objective is to study and understand the problem of e-waste and spread awareness on the issue in other schools in Mangalore.
Source:
http://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/college-courses-to-be-rated-soon-1392636011-1

7. Government of India launched an Information Portal 'Vikaspedia' for Social Development

Government of India (GOI) has launched a knowledge portal - Vikaspedia, which aims to target the un-reached communities in India to catalyze knowledge sharing through ICT tools that will lead to development. In other words, Vikaspedia is an online information guide, which is meant mainly for social sectors and will target specific country needs in the domain of social development.
Besides, Vikaspedia, GOI also announced the launch of new software tools which will help to develop Internet-based content in various regional languages.
Source
: http://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/government-of-india-launched-an-information-portal-vikaspedia-for-social-development-1393232693-1

8. JNU and BHU Plans to extend their Centres to Bihar

Renowned Universities, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) based in Delhi and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) based in Uttar Pradesh are willing to extend their centres in Bihar, as informed by state education minister, PK Shahi, on 19 February.
Shahi added that after JNU obtains approval from the Union HRD Ministry they will be all set to open their new centre instate Bihar.
Shahi has already dispatched letters to JNU and BHU varsities asking them to submit their proposals.
Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/jnu-and-bhu-plans-to-extend-their-centres-to-bihar-1392983922-1

9. Govt approves proposal to establish 14 new IIITs

The Union government has approved the proposal to set up 14 new Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) across the country.
Shashi Tharoor, Minister of Human Resource Development, in a written reply in Lok Sabha said that a proposal for establishment of 20 new IIITs on a not-for-profit public-private partnership was made. The central government, as for now has given an approval for establishment of 14 IIITs. This was informed by.

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Source: http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/govt-approves-proposal-establish-13-new-iiits/16273

10. SMU awarded University in distance learning

Sikkim Manipal University, Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DE), has won ASSOCHAM's 'Best University in Distance/Open Learning' award as part of the ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Awards of Excellence in Education, 2014.
ASSOCHAM has been recognizing universities and institutes for best practices in delivering quality education in India, and honouring those who have contributed significantly in improving excellence in education, innovation, research and development in the country. The nominated educational institutes were evaluated on the basis of their innovation, scalability, their ability to overcome challenges and positively contribute to the progress of their students.
Source: http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/smu-awarded-university-distance-learning/16304

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