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India Education Round-Up - UGC requests HEIs to fix admission dates after CBSE class 12 results

20 July, 2022

To keep students and other stakeholders up to date, this article highlights some of the important and noteworthy events in Indian education lately. This article serves as a primer for news articles published in print media (sources to these news articles are linked below).

Assam Government appoints 280 specially-abled candidates as teachers

Dispur, Assam: During a programme held at the Persons with Disability (PWD) Convention and training centre in Dispur in Guwahati on 12 July, Assam Education Minister Dr Ranoj Pegu distributed the appointment letter to specially-abled candidates. A total of 193 candidates have been appointed in lower primary schools, 75 in upper primary and 12 as science teachers in upper primary schools.

Dr Pegu in his speech urged the candidates to think positively and move forward with an aim to better serve the nation through their profession of teaching.

Andhra Pradesh Government frames guidelines for financial assistance to students for overseas higher education

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh:  The Govt of Andhra Pradesh has issued an order on implementing the “Jagananna Videshi Vidya Deevena” scheme to provide financial assistance to the students to pursue higher education overseas for professional and graduate courses.

A notification will be issued between September-December and January-May every year. The selection process will be scrutinised by a committee headed by the Chief Secretary of the State Government. The press release from the Chief Minister’s Office informed that the financial assistance shall be sanctioned to eligible students who got admissions in any of the top 200 universities as per the latest QS World University Rankings only.

Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam concludes; ideas for taking forward various facets of NEP 2020-led education reforms discussed

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: The three-day Akhil Bhartiya Siksha Samagam (ABSS) concluded on June 10 with education leaders resolving to work collectively for transforming India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society.

Addressing the valedictory session, Hon’ble Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that we need to develop forward-looking, responsive, world-class higher education institutions to prepare 21st century-ready students. We must work to ensure access, inclusivity, equitability, affordability, and quality in higher education.

The Minister further said that the components of NEP such as Multi-Model Education, Academic Bank of Credits, Multiple Entry-Exits, and Skill Development will prove to be milestones in the direction of the student first – teacher-led learning.  He highlighted, “Our higher education should be for the student and by the teacher.  Our administration shall do everything to support the teachers in meeting the aspirations of our youth”.

Union Government has set an ambitious target of 5 Lakh international students by 2024

Chandigarh, Punjab: India aims to increase the number of international students studying in its universities from 50 thousand currently to 5 lakhs by the year 2024, said Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Education.

Dr Singh was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Chandigarh University’s International Faculty Development Programme (IFDP) 2022 at Varsity’s Gharuan Campus. Dr Singh noted that India was once considered as Vishwa Guru in the field of Education and students from all over the world came to study here but the student flow to India slowed down over the years.

“This was one of the major concerns for the Prime Minister and he has worked tirelessly to reverse the trend. Under his dynamic leadership, we are able to identify the gaps in higher education including the quality of education, irrelevant curriculum, and irrelevance of the courses vis-à-vis the future employability of students and we have decided to fix all that with the NEP 2020 and its implementation,” said the Minister.

UGC to Varsities: Fix the last date of UG admissions after CBSE Class 12 Board result

New Delhi: Higher education regulator, University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed universities to fix the last date of undergraduate admissions after the declaration of CBSE Class 12 results.

On June 28, the CBSE approached the UGC over universities starting admissions to undergraduate programmes without waiting for its Class 12 result. The CBSE letter came in the wake of Mumbai University (MU) starting the admission process to undergraduate programmes. The Board had also said that it will require about a month to prepare the result. In its communication to the universities, the UGC has pointed out that the CBSE students will be deprived of admission if the UG admissions end before the Board declares the result.

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Sources

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/assam-govt-appoints-280-specially-abled-candidates-as-teachers20220712180715/

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/ap-govt-frames-guidelines-for-financial-assistance-to-students-for-higher-education-overseas20220711234149/

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/varanasi-akhil-bhartiya-shiksha-samagam-concludes-ideas-for-taking-forward-various-facets-of-nep-2020-led-education-reforms-discussed20220710055139/

https://www.aninews.in/news/business/business/government-has-set-an-ambitious-target-of-5-lakh-international-students-by-2024-dr-rajkumar-ranjan-singh-union-mos-for-external-affairs-amp-education20220705124002/

https://indianexpress.com/article/education/ug-admissions-cbse-class-12-results-ugc-universities-8026205/

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mamidala-jagadesh-kumar-76b090146_ugc-requests-all-the-higher-educational-institutions-activity-6952837474616246272-Al3c?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web

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Ankitha Gopal
Thank you , article like this is very useful to higher education students.
24 July, 2022

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