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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, …

Feature: India joins Washington Accord

On June 13, 2014, the engineering education in country crossed a major milestone as  India became the 17th country to join the select group of countries of Washington Accord (WA), an agreement that recognizes the substantial equivalency of professional engineering degree programs between the accrediting bodies of such programs in these countries. THIS STATUS was granted to National Board of …

Campus Plus-July 2014

OP JINDAL UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION Education Reforms in education must confer to Indian expectations and needs It is critical to examine the different global education models and experiences in the Indian context before implementing any of them in India. Also a student centric education would be the next step in the growth ladder of Indian education system. These …

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