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M.A. Programme for Global Environmental Humanities by RV University in offing

RV University part of Arctic University of Norway led global environmental humanities project consortium on the fragile ecosystems of the Arctic, the eastern Himalayas and the Amazon studies  RV University, Bengaluru, has secured a grant of nearly 3 million Norwegian Kroner equivalent to Rs. 2.5 Crore for the global environmental humanities project led by the Arctic University of Norway in …

In a major reform, UGC releases revised ‘Curriculum and Credit Framework for Undergraduate Programmes (CCFUP) aligned to NEP 2020

In accordance with the NEP 2020, University Grants Commission (UGC)—the higher education regulating agency in India, has formulated a new student-centric revised “Curriculum and Credit Framework for Undergraduate Programmes (CCFUP)” incorporating a flexible choice-based credit system (CBCS), multidisciplinary approach, and multiple entry and exit options for Undergraduate Programs. This will facilitate students to pursue their career path by choosing the …

Acquisition of social emotional skills among school students low: CSSL Report

The Centre for Science of Student Learning (CSSL), a Delhi-based nonprofit organization, has released a collection of five reports on the “Acquisition of Cognitive and Affective skills in schools across India.”  The reports are based on a 5-year study that measured the holistic well-being and success of students on four aspects such as their social-emotional skills, their positive attitude, their …

Constitution validity of 10% EWS Quota in central HEIs upheld

Reservation structured singularly on economic criteria does not violate any essential feature of the Constitution of India and does not cause any damage to basic structure of constitution says the Supreme Court judgment pronounced on Nov 7, 2022. The five-judge constitutional bench in a split verdict 3:2 upheld the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 with Justices CJI U U Lalit …

Performance Grading Index (PGI) for school education to be revamped, aligned with NEP 2020 initiatives

The PGI Report for 2021-22 will be revamped by adding new indicators aligned with NEP 2020 initiatives to expand the coverage without altering total points. By doing so, Domains such as teachers, digital education, learning outcome etc will get enhanced weight in the Index. The revamped PGI 2021-22 will replace the redundant and saturated indicators. The marking system will also …

Vocational subjects to become mandatory from class 9 under to be announced new NCF

Skills education is slated for a major structural reform soon.  Vocational education would be finally a part of the formal school education system as the new NCF currently under the final stages of consultation/preparation, has made sweeping changes in this regard. The vocational subjects would be introduced from class 6 in schools under a centrally sponsored scheme and till class …

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