76 per cent students from this university suffer in basic English language skills

A survey conducted by a group of students came across that 76 per cent of students from Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) suffer problems in English language skills.

76% students from this University suffer problems in basic English language skills

76% students from this University suffer problems in basic English language skills

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A survey conducted by a group of students came across the fact that 76 per cent of students from Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) suffer problems in basic English language skills i.e. lack of vocabulary, grammatical problems, and problems in sentence formation.

Details of the report:

  • The survey was conducted by the Progressive and Democratic Student Community (PDSC) between October and November 2016
  • A total of 410 students were surveyed
  • The students were from BA, MA, MPhil and PhD batch
  • “A total of 76 per cent students from government schools face problems related to basic English language skills i.e. lack of vocabulary, grammatical problems, and problems in sentence formation and so on. On the other hand, students from private schools face problems with academic jargon, complexity of ideas and lack of confidence among others,” the group noted according to an Indian Express report
  • As per the reports, “The purpose of such a survey is to remind students, professors, and the administration that the question of language is extremely sensitive, pervasive and complex.”

Students who are affected by this problem include:

  • Women and those from ‘lower’ castes, in particular the poor, Dalit, Bahujan, Adivasi
  • “This creates a sense of deficiency and inferiority amongst them within the campus. Thus, it is evident that the question of language is a question of social justice,” the group included.
  • 70 percent of men are affected, while the count rate for women is 82.3 per cent
  • source”cnbc”

DU: First public university to hoist “monumental” flagpole

The national flag will be hoisted at Hansraj college today, i.e. January 25, by Naveen Jindal, the member of Parliament and President, Flag Foundation of India.

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Delhi University is all set to hoist its first monumental flag on Wednesday, eleven months after the vice-chancellors of all central universities resolved to install the national flag “prominently and proudly” on their campuses.

As per the Flag Foundation of India, DU is the first public university to get a monumental flagpole in the country.

Resolution was adopted on February 18:

At a meeting chaired by the then HRD minister Smriti Irani on February 18 last year, the resolution to install the national flag on campuses was adopted with an aim of “instilling nationalism and pride” in students. The decision had come against the backdrop of a controversy over alleged shouting of anti-India slogans being raised at an event in JNU.

Flagpole to be similar like CP:

“The flagpole has been installed at Delhi University’s Hansraj college. It is similar to the one installed in Connaught Place’s Central Park,” said Shahnawaz Khan, CEO of Flag Foundation of India.

Who will hoist the national flag?

The flag will be hoisted at college on the eve of Republic Day on Wednesday by Naveen Jindal, the member of Parliament and President, Flag Foundation of India.

source”cnbc”

Himachal Pradesh: Government to establish university for medical sciences

“All medical courses from six months to five years duration and also the Ayurvedic colleges would be affiliated to the proposed university and a comprehensible bill is being drafted for approval of the Cabinet,” said Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur.

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With a number of medical education institutions functional in the government and private sectors in Himachal Pradesh and more on the lists, the state government has proposed to set up a university of medical sciences to regulate medical education.

Views of HP Family and Welfare Minister

  •  “All medical courses from six months to five years duration and also the ayurvedic Colleges would be affiliated to the proposed university and a comprehensible bill is being drafted for approval of the Cabinet,” said Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur
  • The proposal had already been discussed between the health and ayurvedic departments at the ministerial and officer’s levels and both the departments have concurred. A comprehensive bill is being drafted and the same would be approved by the cabinet and introduced during the budget session of the Assembly, Thakur said

Four medical colleges and one dental college are functional in government sector while one private medical college, 21 nursing colleges, 33 institutions running GNS courses, two ayurvedic colleges and some other medical education institutions are functional in the state while three more government medical colleges at Ner Chowk, Chamba and Hamirpur are in the pipeline

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7th,pay,commission:,Punjab,University,under,severe,financial,crisis

Punjab University has submitted its report to the HRD Ministry to introduce distance courses to bring in more revenue.

Punjab University

Punjab University
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Following the implementation of 7th pay commission, the already bankrupt Punjab University will have to bear 30 per cent of the fiscal liability owing to the revision of employee’s pay scales.

The move comes after the Union Finance Ministry, in a letter, informed the university that the ministry will provide only 70 per cent of the revised pay scales and asked the university to bear the remaining 30 per cent, which is around Rs 150 crore.

The university, intimidated by the figures and its severed financial stance, expressed concerns over the ministry direction fearing the university will face irreparable financial crisis.

“If the government is saying that the university should pay 30 per cent of the fiscal liability and also generate money to clear its deficit, then PU will be in severe fiscal crisis and it will be hard to overcome the situation. It is a double harassment. Secondly, the autonomy of the institution should not be punctured, as being done by the government and MHRD. The PU is only autonomous by name now and there is no free hand in taking decisions,” said former president of Punjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA), Mohammed Khalid, as reported in the Indian Express.

Fees hike in various courses

The university has, of late, mulled a hike in its tuition fees in various courses due to the revision of pay scales wherein the university was asked to bear 30 per cent of fiscal liability. It is decided that the university will hold a discussion at its syndicate meeting on January 21 regarding the proposal to increase fee structure to incur for the revised 7th pay commission.

It is speculated that there will be 12 to 13 per cent fees hike in the self-financed courses while 5 to 6 per cent will be hike in traditional courses, according to the proposal submitted by a committee
Fees for diploma courses will be increased to Rs 15,000 from the previous Rs 2,000
However, the committee has proposed to reduce fees for pharmaceutical courses from Rs 50,000 to Rs 25,000
Fees in law courses are proposed to decrease from Rs 25,000 to Rs 20,000, while fees for educational technology and vocational education will be reduced from Rs 43,000 to Rs 32,000
Distance courses to garner revenue

The university, in order to incur more revenue, has submitted it’s report to the HRD Ministry seeking permission to introduce distance education and online education in various courses. The university believed that introduction of distance education will bring more revenue.

source”cnbc”

Japanese robot’s dream shattered: Fails to crack University entrance exam

A Japanese robot named Torobo-kun with artificial intelligence failed miserably in a standard entrance exam of the University of Tokyo. Several attempts have been made by Torobo-kun to pass the National Centre Test.

Japanese Robot Torobo-kun

Japanese Robot Torobo-kun

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A Japanese robot named Torobo-kun with artificial intelligence failed miserably in a standard entrance exam of the University of Tokyo. The robot  has now failed in the entry exam for four years in a row and will have to work in a “real job” in industry now.

Arai, a professor at the National Institute of Informatics, who heads the team behind Torobo-kun said, ”As the robot scored about the same as last year, we were able to gauge the possibilities and limits of artificial intelligence. From now on, we will grow its abilities in the fields it’s doing well in and aim to improve them to levels that can be applied in industry.”

Several attempts have been made by Torobo-kun to pass the National Centre Test, a standardised exam adopted by Japanese universities, since 2013, ‘The Asahi Shimbun’ reported. The robot tackled a mock exam designed by education-publishing company Benesse Corp, just like it had in 2015.

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About the entrance test:

The exam consisted of eight tests in five subjects and the robot scored 525 out of 950. The score was 14 points higher than last year, but the robot received an overall standard deviation score of 57.1. Since a score of at least 80 per cent is said to be required to be accepted by the University of Tokyo’s liberal arts courses, the robot was far from the required level.

However, Torobo-kun’s score meant that it would have had a chance of 80 per cent or higher to get into 1,373 departments in 535 universities throughout Japan.

source”cnbc”

First online ‘MOOC’ course to be launched at Oxford University

Oxford has now announced that it will be enrolling students for a course called “From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development” from February 2017

Oxford has now announced that it will begin enrolling students for a course called “From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development” from February 2017 (Image source: http://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/omc-newsletter-summer-2015/)

Oxford has now announced that it will begin enrolling students for a course called From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development from February 2017 (Image source: http://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/omc-newsletter-summer-2015/)

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In a partnership with a top US online university network, the first “Massive Open Online Course” has been announced by Oxford University with the maiden course in economics from February next year.

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Till now, such MOOC courses have not been offered. The university is going to run an economics course partnered with online platform edX, set up by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the BBC reported Tuesday.

More on the report:

  • In recent years, the emergence of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) courses have been a major phenomenon in higher education, particularly in the United States
  • Their supporters argued that putting courses online would make them more accessible and affordable – while sceptics doubted that teaching and the exchange of ideas in seminars could be replicated on the internet
  • They also warned of the high drop-out rate from MOOCs and that students were unlikely to get a full degree
  • Oxford has offered many resources online, including through the iTunes U service and also its department for continuing education. But until now it has not engaged in the type of MOOC courses offered by the big online networks, such as edX and Coursera in the US and FutureLearn in the UK
  • These provide free mini-courses, which can be accessed by students anywhere in the world
  • Oxford has now announced that it will begin enrolling students for a course called “From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development” from February 2017
  • It will be a part of the edX online platform, which has nine million registered students and runs more than 900 online courses from universities including Harvard, MIT, Berkeley in the US, Peking in China and Sorbonne in France as well as Edinburgh and Imperial College London in the UK
  • The course will examine the role that governments play in boosting economic development and will be led by Sir Paul Collier, professor of economics and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Some views:

  • Ngaire Woods, Blavatnik’s dean, said the online course would be “an effective way to expand access to knowledge beyond the classrooms of Oxford”
  • Prof Woods said the school was dedicated to improve government and that depended on “better educated public officials, teachers, entrepreneurs, journalists and citizens”
  • Anant Agarwal, a CEO of edX and Professor at MIT, said: “We are honoured to welcome the University of Oxford, a world- leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world, to the edX global consortium
  • “We are excited to partner with Oxford to further our shared mission to improve lives and increase access to high quality education for learners everywhere,” Agarwal said.

source”cnbc”

University of Delhi Admissions 2017: Apply now for MBA programme

University of Delhi Admissions 2017: Apply now for MBA programme

The University of Delhi (DU) has released an official notification inviting all the interested, eligible candidates for admission to full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme in Financial Management and Business Economics offered at Department of Financial Studies and Department of Business Economics for the academic session 2017-18.

Eligible candidates are requested to apply through a prescribed format latest by January 4, 2017.

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:

All the candidates interested in applying for this course need to possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university/institute with at least 50 per cent in aggregate from the University of Delhi or any other university recognised as equivalent.

Moreover, candidates applying should have studies Mathematics / Business Mathematics at intermediate level (class12).

Also, candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree programme are also eligible to apply.

Selection procedure:

Candidates need to appear for Common Admission Test (CAT 2016).

CAT scores along with eligibility criteria will be used for shortlisting the candidates.

Application fee:

All the candidates need to pay Rs 1, 800 for two programmes while the SC/ST/PC candidates need to pay Rs 900 only.

source”cnbc”

University of Mumbai Admissions 2016: Apply now for Distance UG/PG programmes

University of Mumbai Admissions 2016

The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL)-University of Mumbai  has released an official notification inviting all the interested,  eligible candidates to apply for  Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Commerce (MCom) programmes for the commencing academic session 2016.

All the eligible candidates are requested to apply latest by  September 17.

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:

BA programme:  All the candidates interested in applying need to be intermediate (class 12) pass from Maharashtra state board or other state board/university with English as compulsory subject.

MSc. programme: All the candidates interested in applying for this course, need to possess a degree in Bachelor of Science (BSc)/ Bachelor of Engineering (BE) with minimum 45 per cent per cent.

For more details, all the candidates are requested to check the official notification

University of Mumbai Admissions 2016

The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL)-University of Mumbai  has released an official notification inviting all the interested,  eligible candidates to apply for  Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Commerce (MCom) programmes for the commencing academic session 2016.

All the eligible candidates are requested to apply latest by  September 17.

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:

BA programme:  All the candidates interested in applying need to be intermediate (class 12) pass from Maharashtra state board or other state board/university with English as compulsory subject.

MSc. programme: All the candidates interested in applying for this course, need to possess a degree in Bachelor of Science (BSc)/ Bachelor of Engineering (BE) with minimum 45 per cent per cent.

For more details, all the candidates are requested to check the official notification, the link for which is http://mu.ac.in/portal/

Selection procedure:

All the candidates will be selected on the basis of marks obtained in class 12 board examination.

How to apply:

  • All the candidates need to apply online
  • Log on to the official website
  • Click on relevant link
  • Enter all the required details in prescribed format
  • Take printout of the same for future reference

Important dates:

Last date for submission of application form is September 17, 2016.

source”gsmarena”

, the link for which is http://mu.ac.in/portal/

Selection procedure:

All the candidates will be selected on the basis of marks obtained in class 12 board examination.

How to apply:

  • All the candidates need to apply online
  • Log on to the official website
  • Click on relevant link
  • Enter all the required details in prescribed format
  • Take printout of the same for future reference

Important dates:

Last date for submission of application form is September 17, 2016.

source”gsmarena”

Want,to,apply,for,MBA?,Apply,before,August,15,at,Mother,Teresa,Women’s,University

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak has released an admission notification, inviting applications fot interested, eligible candidates to apply for its Executive Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management for experienced executives, entrepreneurs and professionals, who desire to enhance their managerial knowledge and skills through formal management education for the academic session 2016-18.

Students meeting the programme requirements will be awarded the post graduate diploma in management.

Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification:

The candidates interested in applying for this programme should be possessing a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline with an aggregate of 50 per cent or equivalent CGPA. They should have three years of managerial/entrepreneurial/professional experience after graduation.

Those with CA/ICWAI/CS are also eligible to apply.

Selection procedure

The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their educational qualifications and work experience. The shortlisted candidates will then be asked to attempt the IIM-R-MAT entrance test and personal interview. Those candidates who possess valid score of last two years in CAT (60 percentile), GRE (60 percentile) & GMAT (580), are exempted from taking the test.

(Read: SNAP 2016: Official notification released, exam to be conducted on December 18)

How to apply:

The candidates are required to apply online at the official website.

Important dates:

The last date for the submission of an application form is August 20.

IIM-R-MAT will be conducted on August 26.

About IIM Rohtak:

IIM Rohtak aspires to impart knowledge of business disciplines with a unique cross-functional perspective to prepare ethical and innovative leaders for the good of not just the nation, but the world.
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Want to apply for MBA? Apply before August 15 at Mother Teresa Women’s University

MBA Admissions 2016

Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal has invited applications from eligible candidates for admissions to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and dual specialisation MBA programmes offered at Kodaikanal, Chennai and Madurai campuses for the session 2016. The interested candidates can apply latest by August 15.

Educational qualification:

  • The candidates should possess a graduation degree from a recognised university or intstitute
  • The candidates who are in their final year are eligible to apply

Selection procedure:

The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance test.

Application fee:

The candidates can make the requisite fee through demand draft, drawn in favour of ‘The Registrar, Mother Teresa Women’s University’ payable at Kodaikanal by post or in person.

How to apply:

The eligible candidates can apply through the official website, the link for which ismotherteresawomenuniv.ac.in

The filled in application form along with registration fee should be addressed to ‘The Registrar, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal – 624 101’ by post so as to reach before the closing date.
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