Three IITs among world’s top 200 in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

What is the News? The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 has been released. About QS Graduate Employability Rankings QS Graduate Employability Rankings is released by global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds(QS). Purpose: It is an innovative exercise designed to provide the world’s students with a unique tool by which they can compare university performance in… Continue reading Three IITs among world’s top 200 in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

Synopsis: This article explains the journey of Education and issues surrounding NEET. Introduction Historically, states had established medical colleges and allowed private persons to establish medical colleges. States regulated the admission of students to these colleges. Standards and quality of education improved over time. But, the NEET is creating an era of great inequity and… Continue reading Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

Phase 2 of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme launched by IT Minister

What is the News? Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology launched Phase II of the Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme. What is Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme? Launched by: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2014 Aim: To enhance the number of PhDs in Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) and IT/IT Enabled Services (IT/ITES) sectors in… Continue reading Phase 2 of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme launched by IT Minister

National Entrance cum Eligibility Test(NEET) – Issues and Significance- Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Recently, The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a Bill to dispense with the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET). This bill is passed based on the recommendation of the high-level committee led by retired judge AK Rajan. The committee report was prepared after looking into around 86,000 representations from various… Continue reading National Entrance cum Eligibility Test(NEET) – Issues and Significance- Explained, pointwise

The legacy of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, and his contribution to the building of AMU

What is the News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, UP. About Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh: Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was born in 1886. He was a freedom fighter, social reformer and an internationalist.  What are the contributions Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh? He gave… Continue reading The legacy of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, and his contribution to the building of AMU

IIT success as B-schools is a sign of a more expansive education vision taking root at premier engineering institutions

Synopsis: The IITs, were long known to provide only technical courses. However, we see that they are also doing well in management courses. Introduction Six IITs came in the top 20 management institutions, even outpacing reputed business schools such as IIM-Indore and IIM-Lucknow. This shows that India’s premier engineering schools are not restricted just only… Continue reading IIT success as B-schools is a sign of a more expansive education vision taking root at premier engineering institutions

Union Education Minister releases India Rankings 2021

What is the News? The Ministry of Education has released the sixth edition of the India Rankings 2021 instituted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). About National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Launched by: The National Institutional Ranking Framework(NIRF) was launched in 2015 by the Ministry of Education. Objective: To rank higher educational institutions in… Continue reading Union Education Minister releases India Rankings 2021

A reality check for higher education dreams

Synopsis: The proposed academic bank of credits, multiple entry-exit options will require infrastructure, manpower and budget that the Indian education system simply does not possess Introduction The article highlights the changes that are required in National Education Policy (NEP) to make our present education system more effective. What are the observations of the National Education… Continue reading A reality check for higher education dreams

“The world is changing rapidly and teachers must meet its challenges”

Synopsis: Implementation of new education reforms or else we might lose the privilege of educating the next generation. Introduction Like the greatest teachers, Buddha, Christ, Rama-Krishna, Aurobindo, Yogananda or Nanak, who never used classrooms, blackboards, maps or charts or kept no records, gave no grades but changed the lives of millions with their inclusivity and… Continue reading “The world is changing rapidly and teachers must meet its challenges”

40 Central universities to implement credit ban

What is the News? Forty Central universities will be implementing innovative measures such as the academic credit bank and the Glue Grant Scheme. About Glue Grant Scheme: Under the Glue Grant Scheme, institutions in the same city would be encouraged to share resources, equipment and even allow their students to take classes from each other. … Continue reading 40 Central universities to implement credit ban