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BharatTutors Education News, 12-18 July
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BharatTutors Education News, 12 - 18th July'15

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1. Launch of new skill mission by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the National Skill Development Mission in Delhi, where he said if the IITs earned a name globally in the previous century, the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) should achieve international recognition for producing quality skilled manpower in the 21st century. At the launch, he introduced the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), a skill loan scheme and the national policy for skill development and entrepreneurship, 2015, as well.


2. UK student visa changes

The UK government recently changed immigration rules, particularly those for non EU students at further education (FE) colleges. These changes will not affect students studying at a UK university at degree level or above. According to the new rules coming into effect from August 2015, students at publicly funded FE colleges will not be able to work and extend their Tier 4 visas that allow them to study in the UK. They would not be allowed to start a new course at the same level, unless there is a link to their previous course or the university confirms this would support their career aspirations. If not, they would be required to leave the UK and apply for a visa from outside the UK for the course they wish to pursue.

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3. Delhi University's sixth cutoff declared, few courses open

NEW DELHI: The admissions to the sixth cutoff continue even as the new session of Delhi University starts on Monday. There are still 10 colleges where admissions are open for BCom (H); BCom (Programme) is open in 11 colleges. The admissions for the cutoff will continue till July 22. Among the colleges where BCom (H) is open are Ramjas, Daulat Ram, SGTB Khalsa, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm, Kalindi, Motilal and PGDAV (morning). BCom (Programme) is also open at some colleges which include Kirori Mal and Kamala Nehru.


4. 80 seats vacant in IITs after 2nd round admission

July 18th, 2015. MUMBAI: Around 80 seats are vacant in the IITs in the joint seat allocation process for admissions to IITs and NITs, even as the premier institutes have managed to fill over 99% of the 10,006 seats after the second round. Friday was the last day for accepting seats that had been allotted in the second round. IITs are positive about filling up all seats in the third round, commencing on Saturday, said a professor from IIT-Bombay. Most of the vacant 80 seats are in institutes such as IIT-Kharagpur and ISM-Dhanbad.


5. IIT-Patna Campus to be Inaugurated by PM Modi on July 25

The most awaited educational institute, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (IIT-P) would see its permanent campus soon in Bihta on July 25, as it would get inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. The educational institute is one among the six new IITs that there announced by the central government. Apart from inaugurating the campus PM would address a public rally in Muzzafarpur on the same day.
The IIT Patna is presently functioning in its temporary campus at Patliputra. The shifting of the classrooms, laboratory and other infrastructure is taking place at the moment to the new campus. The registration and induction process for admission of new candidates would take place on-campus from July 22 onwards.

6. Journalism University in Rajasthan banned by Government

Admission to Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication for the academic year 2015-16 has been banned by the Rajasthan Government with immediate effect. According to the letter addressed to the University VC by the Joint Secretary of Higher Education, "As the university is under review of the cabinet sub-committee the fresh admission process for various courses for the academic session 2015-16 is banned until next orders." On getting such order from the higher education department the Vice Chancellor of the University got very disappointed as their admission process for the academic year had already began 36 days prior to the notice has come in their office. He said, "Four other universities are under review of a cabinet sub-committee, why only HJUJ is targeted."


7. Kerala University to effective control over autonomous colleges

The Kerala University senate has resolved to take stringent steps to exercise effective control over autonomous colleges under the university. The University senate passed a resolution in this regard in the background of several complaints against autonomous colleges in the state, a statement from the varsity said. Pro-Left members in the senate debated over an adjournment motion presented by senate member Preetha Prabhasan and came to a conclusion that the autonomous colleges under the university should establish more control over the autonomous colleges. Cutting across party lines, the senate members expressed the view that the university should focus more on the academic activities, including the conduct of examination in autonomous colleges as there were several complaints against them.


8. MHRD Secretary to be Chairman In-Charge of IIM Indore

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development Secretary will be Chairman In-charge of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management Indore, till a new chairman is appointed. Consequent to his appointment as President of BRICS Bank, KV Kamath has stepped down from the position of Chairperson, IIM Indore Board of Governors (BoG) and Society. Kamath was nominated by the Government of India as Chairperson of the BoG and Society on May 18, 2012.


9. Over 2 Lakh University, College teachers to protest on August 7

University and college teachers in most states will cease work on August 7 demanding better pay, a strike leader said. This follows a call given by the All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisations (AIFUCTO). There are over two lakh university and college teachers in the country. Professor Jagwant Singh, an AIFUCTO member and general secretary of the Punjab Federation of the University and College Teachers Organisations (PFUCTO), told IANS that the protest follows the government's failure to even appoint a pay review committee for university and college teachers under the Seventh Pay Commission.


10. AIPMT re-test: CBSE bars students from wearing rings, bracelets during test

New Delhi: CBSE has asked students appearing for the AIPMT re-test on July 25 to come in light clothes without big buttons and in open slippers only as it has barred rings, bracelet, earrings, nose pins, pendants and even watches at the examination centres. Coming out with strict instructions on the dress code to be observed, it asked the students to appear at the exam centres well in advance for compulsory physical frisking. "Wear light clothes with half sleeves shirts, T-Shirts, kurta not having big buttons, brooch or any badge, flower and trousers and salwars. Wear open slippers and not the shoes," CBSE said.


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