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Tag: Higher Education

Indian and foreign institutions to be able to offer joint degrees, twinning programmes soon: UGC
Indian and foreign institutions to be able to offer joint degrees, twinning programmes soon: UGC

"The students will have to earn more than 30 per cent credits from the foreign institution under the programme. However, the regulations shall not be applicable to programmes offered online and in the open and distance learning mode," he added.

India's Higher Education Enrollment Stands At 3.85Cr

The total enrollment was 3.42 crore in 2014-15, mentioned the report released by Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'.

Degree Colleges, Varsities In Odisha To Open From June 1

All Public Universities and Degree Colleges will commence operation from June 1 following completion of summer vacation, informed the State Higher Education Department on Friday.

Summer Vacation For Higher Education Institutes In Odisha From May 5

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday announced summer vacation for all higher educational institutions starting from May 5 this year. In a letter to all the Vice Chancellors of all…

Odisha Plus II Classes
Odisha Plus 3 First Year Online Classes To Begin From March 1

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Higher Education Department has directed colleges and universities across the State to start classes for UG first-year students in online mode from March 1. As Covid-19 situation has not come under total control, it may not be now possible to commence physical classes for UG 1st Year students who have taken admission […]

PG Spot-II Admissions: Odisha Releases Timeline, Guidelines For Universities & Colleges

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday released the complete timeline and guidelines for State Public Universities and all degree Colleges for Post Graduate (PG) spot- II admissions for the session 2020-21. As per the notification issued by Higher Education Department, the merit list will be published at 11 am on February 6, 2021. The candidates […]

PM Modi Lauds More Enrollment Of Girls In Higher Education

Mysuru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded more enrollment of girls in higher education, especially in professional courses like engineering and medicine. “I am glad to learn more girls are enrolling for higher education, which augurs well for the country’s development. In IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), their (girls) enrollment has gone up to […]

Covid-19 lockdown: Odisha CM asks house owners to waive off rent or defer by 3 months
Odisha expands 'Mo Sarkar' scheme, includes 5 more depts

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, here on Wednesday, included five more departments in the ambit of ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative, taking the number of department under it to 27. The new departments are the School and Mass Education, Rural Development, Energy, Higher Education, and Science and Technology. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik called upon […]

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Odisha Plus-II & Plus-III Colleges To No More Function Under One Roof

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, Plus-II and Plus-III colleges functioning in conjunction will now be completely separated as two different colleges. The decision has been taken at a meeting convened jointly by the Higher Education and School & Mass Education departments today in Bhubaneswar. The meeting discussed on division of staff, and other issues pertaining […]

After Mo School, Odisha set to introduce Mo College campaign

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide an impetus to the higher education, Odisha government has decided to launch ‘Mo College’ programme on the lines of ‘Mo School’ campaign, to allow alumni and other interested individuals to contribute to the development of their alma maters. “We have decided to launch Mo College drive as old students […]

No Audit Report Of Universities In Odisha In 20 Years? Issue Rocks Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Demanding submission of audit reports of the universities in the Assembly, Congress members today created ruckus in the House alleging corruption in Higher Education. Congress legislature party leader, Narasingha Mishra stated as the audit report of the universities has not been presented in the House for past 20 years, such omission reeks of foul […]

UCG Scheme Paramarsh
Breaking! New UGC scheme for Higher Education launched

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to promote quality assurance in Higher Education, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today launched  University Grants Commission (UGC) Scheme of ‘Paramarsh.’ Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” launched ‘Paramarsh’ – a University Grants Commission scheme for Mentoring NAAC Accreditation Aspirant Institutions to promote Quality Assurance in […]

UGC, AICTE initiate steps to curb caste based discrimination

Bhubaneswar: Nearly 72 cases of caste based discrimination against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students were reported by University Grants Commission (UGC) in various universities and colleges across the country during 2017-18. Most of the cases are handled and disposed off by the authorities of concerned Universities and Colleges, as empowered under their respective Acts […]

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HRD ministry releases five-year vision plan to transform higher education

New Delhi: In a bid to transform the higher education sector in the country, the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday released an ambitious five-year vision plan. The report has been termed as Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP), which will be taken to the Cabinet for approval after inter-departmental consultations. For the […]

Common syllabus in Odisha varsities from 2019-20: HE Minister

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, universities in Odisha will have a common syllabus from the current academic session while the facility will be implemented for all the under graduates, informed State Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo following a meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of all the varsities today. The meeting held by Higher Education Department for […]

New Initiative of CBSE for Course Choices Students Must Know

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has prepared a compendium of various courses, institutes and combinations of subjects available in higher education. The Board has taken the decision to help students know about the career s/he wants to peruse after passing out of Class XII. The purpose of this compendium is also […]

Agitating teachers return to schools wearing black badges

Bhubaneswar: Vowing to continue their protests, teachers, lecturers and employees of block grant schools and colleges resumed duty today wearing black badges. After their 40-day long cease-work, the teachers have decided to continue their stir wearing black badges while resuming their work. While most agitating block teachers have returned to work; according to the decision […]

Higher Education
Number of women in higher education up 45% in 8 years

New Delhi: The number of women enrolling for higher education in India has gone up by 45 per cent to 17.4 million in 2017-18 from 12 million in 2010-11, according a survey report released on Friday. While the percentage of women students in Ph.D, M.Phil and PG was less than half in 2010-11, female students […]

Odisha’s Utkal University among 75 NRCs selected by MHRD

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Utkal University, Bhubaneswar has found a place among the 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres (NRCs) identified by the HRD Ministry for online refresher programmes for development of at least 1.5 million higher education faculty members. Each of the 75 NRCs have to prepare discipline wise online training material with focus on latest developments, […]

US Sikh group raises $210,000 for student scholarships in Punjab

New York: The Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) has raised over $210,000 for underprivileged students pursuing higher education in Punjab during its latest fund drive, according to the organisation’s chairman, Gajinder Singh Ahuja. The Washington-based foundation has since 2011 given over $2 million in scholarships based on merit and need to about 5,000 students in […]

Govt waives off admission, tuition fees for students in drought-hit districts

Bhubaneswar: Students pursuing higher education in drought-hit areas of the State will not have to pay admission and tuition fees as the State government has decided to waive off the fees in all non-Government aided colleges of 15 drought-hit districts affected this Khariff season. As per a government notification, students of non-government aided colleges of […]

Odisha plans to revamp higher education

Bhubaneswar: Higher Education Minister Ananta Das on Thursday chaired a meeting to review the situation of higher education in State and plan out strategies to provide quality education to students of Odisha. Vice Chancellors of various universities, examination controllers and the staff who prepare syllabus attended the meeting and gave their suggestions on revision in […]

Exemption of fees for differently-abled students pursuing higher education

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for the differently-abled students pursuing higher education in different government and government-aided educational institutions. Secretary of the Higher Education Department of Odisha has written in this regard to the higher educational institutions operating in the State. The differently-abled students like blind students who use Braille for studies, […]

Students get another chance for admission into Plus III

Bhubaneswar: In a big relief to ‘slide-up’ students or those not able to take admission into Plus III courses, Odisha government today issued a fresh notification on extending dates of admission. Students who had slid-up to higher option but not taken admission during the scheduled period will be allowed to take admission in the higher […]

Students will have to take admission in upper choice colleges by July 17: DHE

Bhubaneswar: Students seeking admission to plus II courses who have been slid up during 2nd and 3rd selection will have to compulsorily take admission in their upper choice colleges, the Department of Higher Education (DHE) said on Tuesday. Informing about the development in a directive issued on Tuesday, the department has asked students to take admission in […]

SOA Univerisy Lock
SOA students lock university gate even as govt assures action

Bhubaneswar:  Even after three days, the ITER college fake placement row refuses to die down with students locking the main gate of SOA University in protest despite assurances from college authorities and government as well. Though the Higher Education department passed the responsibility to the Technical Education department, later the Technical Education minister Usha Devi […]

Higher Education director refutes age fudging charges

Bhubaneswar: Following an order for a departmental inquiry into the age fudging allegation against Director of Higher Education Prof Nihar Ranjan Patnaik, the official today clarified the charges are baseless and he has not done anything wrong. Talking to OTV over telephone, Patnaik said, “Whatever has been telecast on TV channels regarding my age has […]

Odisha Cabinet approves 21 proposals

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet approved 21 proposals at a meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today. Talking to media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the cabinet approved the amendment in the Odisha Minor Minerals Concession Rules-2016. Under the new rules, some major minerals […]

3 students arrested on ragging charge; face rustication

Nayagarh: The Higher Education department has asked the authorities of the Divine Residential College here to immediately rusticate three students for brutally ragging their roommate. Sources said the Regional Director, Higher Education, has asked the college authorities to submit a detailed report on the incident by tomorrow. The directive of the department came after a […]

Model degree colleges in 8 backward dists soon

Taking note of the increasing number of SC and ST students in higher education, the Odisha government, has decided to set up model degree colleges in eight educationally backward districts soon

Merger of Plus II with schools: Modalities to be decided in June first week

A meeting will be convened jointly by Higher Education and Mass Education departments in June first week to chalk out the modalities on separation Plus II colleges from the Higher Education department

Umerkote Plus-II unrest
Students, parents sore over poor results of Arabinda +2 Sc College

Umerkote: Resenting the poor success rate in the annual CBSE Plus Two Science examination, students of Sri Aurobindo Plus Two Science College at Umarkote and and their guardians gheraoed the college alleging that authorities had taken Rs 25,000 each from the students to ensure that they pass. However, out of the 40 students who appeared […]

Plus-II exams on CBSE pattern from this year

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to usher in reforms in Plus-II education in the state to align it with the CBSE format, the Odisha government has decided to do away with the first year examination and conduct a board exam instead. Based on the recommendations of the fact finding team set up to suggest reforms in […]

Now, Odisha govt will grant liquor license

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet on Monday empowered the state government in matters of granting liquor license. The cabinet, which took the decision at a meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here, also cleared seven other proposals. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the […]

Teachers from outside the fold to be roped in for +2 evaluation

With teachers of 488 and 622 category colleges remaining firm on boycotting Plus II evaluation, the State government on Friday decided to requisition the services of teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas and technical educational institutions for the purpose

+2 evaluation: Teachers firm on boycott, govt warns of action again

Bhubaneswar: With the non-government college teachers remaining adamant on their decision to stay away from the evaluation of plus two answer sheets starting tomorrow, the government has said it has made alternate arrangements for the smooth conduct of evaluation work while warning them of stern action. The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) is considering […]

Protesting teachers to boycott +2, +3, HSC exams

Taking strong exception to the gross apathy of the Odisha government in fulfilling their demands, the protesting teachers of the Higher Education and School and Mass Education departments have decided to boycott the annual Plus Two, Plus Three and the High School Certificate (HSC) examinations

Higher edu to the aid of rural India - through technology

New Delhi: Aimed at encouraging higher education institutions to engage with problems of rural India like sanitation and hygiene, water, health and education and to provide appropriate solutions for them, the government’s recently launched Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) can lead to transformational change in the country if the technologies are “relevant, robust and affordable”, experts […]