Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan, Karnataka's Minister for Higher Education, announced on July 19 that 30 engineering institutions in the state have been chosen for the Regional Ecosystem For Technical Excellence (RETE). RETE aims to upgrade these chosen engineering institutions across Karnataka to global-standard technical institutes within five years. 14 of the 30 institutions are government colleges. RETE will be implemented through a partnership… read-more
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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced three days of holiday for educational institutions beginning July 11 due to severe rainfall in the state on July 10. Waterlogging and floods in low-lying regions have been recorded in several districts. Streams and tributaries were overflowing. Heavy to very large rain, with extremely heavy amounts possible, is expected to fall in isolated locations over a few districts from July 11-12… read-more
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Mumbai colleges associated with the University of Mumbai is scheduled to release the Mumbai University second merit list 2022 for undergraduate programmes. The list will be out on the official website of the Mumbai University-affiliated colleges, on July 7. Applicants who registered for admission to UG programmes can view the second merit list of Mumbai University 2022. Furthermore, the document verification will be done between July 8 to… read-more
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In the view of the declining COVID-19 cases, Jammu & Kashmir administration on February 13, has decided to resume offline classes for universities and colleges from February 14. "All Universities, Polytechnics, ITI's shall commence routine offline teaching," the guidelines stated. However, schools in the winter and summer zone will open in a phased manner from February 14 and February 28.
At least 100 students at Govt Medical College, Patiala, tested COVID-19 positive, on January 4. To curb the spread of the virus, students were asked to vacate hostels. Notably, Patiala is one of the worst-hit places in Punjab, as it, along with Pathankot report 50% cases of state's total COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, in view of the COVID-19 situation, the Punjab government is mulling to close schools, college, and educational institutions.
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Schools and colleges in West Bengal are likely to reopen post-Durga Puja vacations depending on the Covid-19 situation, stated CM Mamata Banerjee on August 5. According to the Education Department, the higher classes’ students will be the first to start their offline classes. CM also ensured that classes will be held on alternative days to avoid overcrowding. Besides, the state is receiving a "much lower number of doses" as per the population… read-more
Considering the decline of COVID-19 cases, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has approved the decision to reopen schools for class 12 students with 50% capacity in the state from August 16. Moreover, the CM also allowed the reopening of colleges and universities from September 1. Yogi government has directed universities and colleges to begin their entrance exams from August 5.
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India has witnessed a decline in engineering college seats, the lowest in 10 years with institutes applying for closure since 2015-16 and a cutback in capacity throughout. According to the All India Council for Technical Education's latest data, there are only 23.28 lakh total seats in UnderGraduate, PostGraduate, and diploma programs currently. However, engineering still makes up for 80% of the total seats in technical education.
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The Delhi Government has allowed gatherings and meetings in schools and colleges from July 12, under the seventh phase of unlocking in the national capital. The administration has allowed assembly halls and auditoriums to operate at 50% capacity. However, students will not be permitted to physically attend the institutions. Besides, only teachers and professors will be allowed to conduct lectures and other administrative works from inside the… read-more
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College Students from slums in TN's Chennai have opted to work as Chennai's Corporation fever surveyor. Becoming the "only means of survival" for students and their families during pandemic, the fever surveyor points out covid positive cases and thus obstruct the spread of virus. Due to firing of several surveyors because of minor mistakes, surveyors are afraid to get dismissed anytime. Till now, Corporation has hired 15,000 such surveyors.… read-more
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