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Civil Services Examination Cauldron

The uncertainty of several weeks over civil services preliminary examination of this year is over and will be held as per schedule on August 24. There has been a high pitched agitation against Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) first introduced in 2011 and the new pattern introduced in the Main examination in 2013 besides other issues concerning aspirants of the …

JD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S BUDDING DESIGNERS Explore diminishing Arts and crafts, showcase ‘revival ‘designs

Delhi-based JD Institute of Fashion Technology (esb 1988) with 25 centres & campuses held its four-day annual fest from August 4 which concluded with  its JD Annual Design Awards on August 7 in New Delhi. This four-day festival of creativity showcased the creations designed by the students of fashion, interior and jewellery design departments on the theme ‘Responsibility’ highlighting the …

Learning via Social Networks

CRITICS DESCRIBE SOCIAL networking sites as gateway to unsociable and unproductive conduct, evidence support these sites also develop technology proficiency, improve social skills, and cultivate collectivelearning practices. Continuous improvements and innovation in personal technology and growth of online communities have redefined what it means to be social, and consequently this is re-exploring what it means to teach and be taught.Social …

New Paradigm in Skills Education on Horizon

On August 14, the Lok Sabha passed the Apprentices (Amendment) Bill 2014, a landmark legislative labor reform, which could potentially shake up the entire skill development architecture in the country after it becomes a law (the Rajya Sabha has yet to pass it) THE MUCH DESIRED amendments to the 53-year-old archaic Apprentice Act, 1961 have crossed the first hurdle as …

News & Skills updates

India and Iran collaboration in skill development National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) recently signed an MoU with the Technical and Vocational Training Organization (TVTO), Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for collaborations in skill development between India and Iran. Under this MoU, the two countries will be able to initiate work in …

News Plus-July 2014

Ashoka University appoints chancellor, VC The upcoming Ashoka University situated in Sonepat (Haryana) has appointed  noted sociologist, Prof Andre Beteille as its Chancellor, and historian-journaluist Prof Rudrangshu Mukherjee, as the founder Vice Chancellor of the University. Professor Beteille (National Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics) will head the Ashoka University’s Governing Body, its highest authority, …

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