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    View: Integrating technology into education will need time, effort and a system-wide revamp

    Rebuilding the education system for tomorrow’s students would then mean creating a brand new system with a futuristic focus on not just learning frameworks, but also the devices and infrastructure to create an enabling environment.

    National Education Policy to transform India into knowledge superpower: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

    The NEP, unveiled by the Centre amid the COVID-19 crisis in July, will pave the way for holistic and multidisciplinary education, Pokhriyal said while speaking at the 9th convocation of IIT Bhubaneswar through video conference. Scholars from across the world once travelled to India to study in the seats of learning at Nalanda and Takshila due to excellence in the country's education system, he said.

    COVID-19: UGC grants six months extension to MPhil, PhD students for thesis submission

    "Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the universities have remained closed for the past several months. Therefore, the students have not been able to conduct their research or experiments in the university laboratories nor they were able to access library services that are critical for completion of thesis," UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said.

    Board exams: CISCE writes to all CMs to allow partial reopening of schools from Jan for class 10, 12

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) too is yet to take a decision on the schedule for conducting board exams next year. However, the board has ruled out conducting online exams and has clarified that the board exams will be in pen and paper mode only.

    Facilitate academic fraternity to work on cyber security, awareness measures: UGC tells varsities

    "The government is in process of formulating National Cyber Security Strategy document. In the meantime, it has been decided that cyber security awareness should start at school level where syllabus can start with cyber safety measures," UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said in a letter to vice chancellors.

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    Educational Initiatives appoints Poornima SP as its vice-president of HR

    As part of the senior management team of EI, Poornima will be responsible for designing and implementing holistic HR policies to meet short and long-term business requirements, focusing on talent management and development, managerial and leadership capability development, and domain-oriented expertise.

    Digital learning to be implemented in Karnataka's government colleges

    ​​Multilingual e-content in the form of PPTs, videos, quizzes, assignments and e-study materials congruous with both self-learning and classroom teaching is being developed as per the university-prescribed syllabi of 14 affiliating varsities by the faculty of the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education.

    Online coaching 'all-weather friend' of students, here to stay: Experts

    The number of those enrolling for virtual classes has witnessed an exponential rise and the trend is likely to stay, the experts from the education industry said.

    Regional language policy needed in technical education, says IIT Kharagpur Director

    IIT Kharagpur Director Prof VK Tewari on Saturday called for developing a policy framework for regional language education not only at schools but also in technical institutes so that language does not become a barrier to learning.

    IIT Guwahati signs MOU with IIT (BHU) Varanasi to offer Joint Doctoral Programmes

    Under this MoU, IIT Guwahati and IIT (BHU), Varanasi will start a Joint Doctoral Programme in July 2021. Directors of both the Institutes, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, and Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain, Director, IIT (BHU) said that this is the first time in the country that two IITs have come together to offer a joint degree programme.

    IITs, NITs to begin offering engineering courses in mother tongue from next year: Education Ministry

    IITs, NITs to begin offering engineering courses in mother tongue from next year: Education Ministry

    "A seminal decision was made to start technical education, especially engineering courses, imparting education in mother tongue (and this) will be opened from next academic year. A few IITs and NITs are being shortlisted for the same," a senior ministry official said.

    New Education Policy meant to develop self-confidence: PM

    New Education Policy meant to develop self-confidence: PM

    In his address through video conference, the prime minister also took an indirect dig at the previous governments, finding fault with the functioning for years of the rail coach factory in Rae Bareli.

    We're focusing on mass market institutions, not just premium universities: Pearson executive

    We're focusing on mass market institutions, not just premium universities: Pearson executive

    Joe Lam, the company’s managing director for its India China hub discussed revenues, top skills in demand from learners and the key drivers for business. The company has serviced 10 million learners in India in the last ten years. Edited excerpts from a web interview.

    IIMs defend single-year MBA Degree citing IIM Act, National Education Policy

    IIMs defend single-year MBA Degree citing IIM Act, National Education Policy

    In July this year, the education ministry had told the IIMs that their decision to award a degree instead of diploma for the course violated norms laid down by University Grants Commission (UGC), the country’s education regulator.

    India should focus on undoing pandemic-induced education inequality: Abhijit Banerjee

    India should focus on undoing pandemic-induced education inequality: Abhijit Banerjee

    “India has been slower than other countries at opening schools. This is potentially frightening because we know there is already massive inequality,” Banerjee said during a virtual lecture hosted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences on Tuesday.

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    upGrad buys The Gate Academy, to invest Rs 100 crore in test preparation business

    upGrad buys The Gate Academy, to invest Rs 100 crore in test preparation business

    Bengaluru-based The Gate Academy has over 57 coaching centres and nearly 200,000 learners preparing for the GATE and other entrance tests for public sector and government jobs across the country.

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