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Budget 2023-24 Expectations: Higher Education—‘Can innovatively secure Rs 80 lakh crore to ensure Education and Skilling is well funded

According to Dr. V.P. Singh, Professor of Economics, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, one can’t expect much from the Union Budget for the higher education sector. It lacks financial muscle to make any significant change. Total receipts of the government, excluding borrowings, for 2022-23 is estimated to be around Rs 23 lakh crore and expenditure around Rs 39 lakh …

Dr Raman Ramachandran appointed as the director of K J Somaiya Institute of Management

Somaiya Vidyavihar University has announced the appointment of Raman Ramachandran as the Director of the K J Somaiya Institute of Management (KJSIM). Ramachandran will succeed Dr. Monica Khanna, who will pursue her passion for teaching and research. “We are delighted to announce that Dr. Raman Ramachandran as the Director of KJSIM”, said Samir Somaiya, Chancellor, Somaiya Vidyavihar University “Raman’s deep expertise in strategic …

CM Bommai inaugurates RV University, 2 new Schools added

The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai formally inaugurated the RV University (RVU) in Bengaluru on Dec 8. He also launched School of Computer Science & Engineering and School of Business. Both will commence courses from the year 2022. Outlining the vision of the University, Vice-Chancellor Prof(Dr) YSR Murthy said, “RV University has started its first year with eight programmes offering …

Phase-II of Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship launched

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, on October 25 launched the phase-II of Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF), a two-year long fellowship conceived to create opportunity for young, dynamic individuals to contribute to enhancing skill development at the grassroots. Under the second phase 661 MGNFs will be deployed across all districts of the country. Eight …

SRM-AP student P Mohan Aditya granted copyright for the design of Biodegradable “Face Shield for Humans”

When the Covid-19 outbreak crippled the world, P Mohan Aditya, a 3rd-year Mechanical Engineering student from SRM University, AP, took to innovation and application of his knowlege into developing the highly useful face shield made from bio-degradable substances. He named it “Facial Shield 2.0, as it was an improved version of the ordinary face shields. Adimulapu Suresh, Minister for Education, …

Deadline for public suggestion/feedback on Draft Regulations on collaborative Internationalization for HEIs closes on March 5

Last date of receiving suggestions extended to 15th March In what could be a major big step towards internationalization of country’s higher education and also its capacity expansion, University Grants Commission (the higher education regulator) on Feb 17 circulated the draft of the University Grants Commission (Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Education Institutions to offer Joint Degree, Dual …

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