UGC asks universities to allow students to write exams in regional languages even if course is in English medium
The letter states, "Once teaching, learning, and assessment are conducted in local languages, student engagement will eventually increase, leading to a higher success rate. This will significantly strengthen efforts to achieve the target of enhancing the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in higher education from 27% to 50% by the year 2035."
US students to land first robotic rover on Moon, before NASA
The Iris rover has been developed by the students of Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. It will be carried to the Moon as part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) programme, Space.com reported. The mission, likely to be launched this spring, represents America's first robotic Moon rover, as well as the first rover developed by university students.
EWS quota not applicable in admissions: Jamia Millia to Delhi HC
A division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Yashwant Varma was hearing a plea by a law student, who has sought 10 per cent reservation for students belonging to the EWS category at the time of admission from academic year 2023-24 in the Jamia Millia Islamia. The bench had granted two weeks' time to the university to file its reply to the petition filed as Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
Indian students restricted from 5 Australian varsities over fake visas: Reports
According to reports emerging from sections of Australian media, it has been alleged that migrants from India used the student visa system as an easier alternative to access work rights in Australia. Reports further said that cases of sham visas are on the rise and therefore, Australian authorities have restricted entry of Indian students.
JEE Main 2023: Know expected cut-off for different categories
The cut-off is expected to be 63 to 68 for the EWS (Economically Weaker Section) category, and for the OBC-NCL (Other Backward Class-Non-Creamy Layer) category applicants, the cut-off is expected to be 66-70. The cut-off is expected to be 25 to 27 for SC (Scheduled Caste) category applicants.
G20 presidency of India aims for inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth: Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa inaugurates Jindal Global Centre for G20 Studies at JGU
Amitabh Kant dwelt on a wide ranging overview outlining India's political and development narratives, key priorities, initiatives to reshape and reconfigure the world and how India is planning to execute the meetings for G20 ahead of the Leaders' Summit in September 2023. "G20 is important because it comprises about 85 per cent of the global GDP and about 78 per cent of the global trade, 90 per cent of the patents in the world and nearly two-thirds of the global population.
Indian-American named to top post in state education panel in US
In his announcement, Moore cited Rai's 30-plus years of career experience dedicated to higher education and his commitment to innovation, access, and leadership. "This is an historic opportunity to build upon a strong higher education system of community colleges, the University of Maryland System, and private colleges," Rai said in a statement released by Montgomery College.
UGC comes out with new regulations for students' grievance redressal
The new regulations provide for the establishment of Students' Grievances Redressal Committee (SGRC) by all higher educational institutions and for the appointment of Ombudsperson(s) at the university level. The regulations have been revised in the light of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. According to UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar, the new regulations provide an additional forum for redressal of complaints against caste-based discrimination.
US hikes student visa fee, Indian students to pay over Rs 14,000 now
"The Department of State has published a final rule regarding the increases to certain non-immigrant visa application (NIV) processing charges and the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens who are 15 years of age or older. The charges for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s and BCCs) and other non-petition-based NIVs, such as student and exchange visitor visas, will be raised from USD 160 to USD 180," the notice read.
Second hand books to become redundant post New Education Policy
As this is a key document based on which new curriculum will get re-designed, it would make second hand books market redundant and result in significant volume delta for book publishers, broking firm Prabhudas Lilladher said in a report. Substantial yield advantage would also accrue as repricing at a higher level becomes easier post curriculum revamp.