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30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

28 May 2020

30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

About 30 groups in India are trying to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, said on Thursday.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CBSE, JEE exams postponed to after March 31

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: CBSE, JEE exams postponed to after March 31

On Wednesday, the HRD ministry asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and all educational institutions to postpone the examinations till March 31, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

21 Jan 2020

Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

Indian sports legends, Sachin Tendulkar from cricket and Viswanathan Anand from chess, have been dropped from the advisory panel of the All India Council of Sports (AICS).

#CareerBytes: Popular scholarships for MTech students to know about

16 Dec 2019

#CareerBytes: Popular scholarships for MTech students to know about

Engineering is one of the most preferred professional courses in the country, but as education is becoming expensive, many are unable to afford engineering education.

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

21 Oct 2019

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

Soon, the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) will no longer accredit engineering colleges in India.

AICTE to stop setting up new engineering colleges from 2020

19 Jan 2019

AICTE to stop setting up new engineering colleges from 2020

In an unprecedented move that could impact many engineering aspirants, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided not to permit registration of new engineering colleges from the academic year 2020-2021.

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

16 Jan 2019

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

Union Minister for Education Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced a 25% increase in seats across universities and colleges in the country to ensure the new caste-agnostic reservation doesn't affect the existing quotas.

PM Modi to award winners of 'India-Singapore Hackathon 2018'

13 Nov 2018

PM Modi to award winners of 'India-Singapore Hackathon 2018'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present awards to winners of the first "India-Singapore Hackathon 2018" which aims to harness and showcase innovation potential of the youth from the two countries on Thursday.

HRD Ministry introduces Atal ranking for institutions to promote innovation

30 Aug 2018

HRD Ministry introduces Atal ranking for institutions to promote innovation

To promote a culture of innovation and research in higher education in India, the Union government has introduced Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced today.

Minister asks AICTE to explore internship opportunities in agriculture

25 Aug 2018

Minister asks AICTE to explore internship opportunities in agriculture

Laying emphasis on the need to create more job opportunities and enhance the employability of the youth, Junior HRD Minister Satyapal Singh today suggested the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) explore internship opportunities in varied fields, including agriculture.

277 'fake' engineering colleges in India, Delhi tops list

02 Aug 2018

277 'fake' engineering colleges in India, Delhi tops list

Delhi, India's capital, is one of the top rankers in several undesirable aspects: crimes against women, general crimes, drug consumption, drug trafficking, and even human trafficking.

New education policy will give Hindi its due importance: HRD

04 May 2018

New education policy will give Hindi its due importance: HRD

Language is very important for any society and the country, and the New Education Policy which is being formulated will give Hindi its due importance, Union Minister of State for HRD, Satya Pal Singh, said.

Engineering colleges' intake to reduce by 1.36 lakh seats

21 Apr 2018

Engineering colleges' intake to reduce by 1.36 lakh seats

Engineering colleges across seven states have approached All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to reduce the number of seats in B.Tech/M.Tech courses by 1.3 lakh, effective the new session in July.

India to lose 3.1L engineering seats in four years

08 Apr 2018

India to lose 3.1L engineering seats in four years

Engineering aspirants might be in for a hard time. According to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), there will be 80,000 fewer seats in engineering this year, expected to reduce by 3.1L in four years.

300 private engineering colleges may be asked to shut down

02 Dec 2017

300 private engineering colleges may be asked to shut down

Violence at Chennai's Sathyabama University over student's suicide

23 Nov 2017

Violence at Chennai's Sathyabama University over student's suicide

Angered over a fellow student's suicide, about 300 students of Chennai's Sathyabama University went on a violent rampage on Wednesday night, damaging hostel properties.

Supreme Court says no to technical education through correspondence courses

03 Nov 2017

Supreme Court says no to technical education through correspondence courses

In a landmark judgment affecting millions of Students across India, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled against institutes providing technical Education through long-distance courses.

Over 27 lakh engineering seats vacant for last 3 years

11 Aug 2017

Over 27 lakh engineering seats vacant for last 3 years

According to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), over 27 lakh engineering seats have been lying vacant across various engineering colleges in India since the last three years.

No yoga or other sports, no engineering degree!

11 Jul 2017

No yoga or other sports, no engineering degree!

The All India Council for Technical Education has now made it mandatory to be actively involved in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities to be awarded a degree in engineering and technical colleges and institutes.

89 of 311 institutes submitted fraudulent data to AICTE

13 Apr 2017

89 of 311 institutes submitted fraudulent data to AICTE

In a shocking news, a whopping one-third of engineering and technical institutes have been found to submit false data to the All India Council for Technical Education for getting approval.