Weekly Update on Education (Issue No 246)

27 Aug 2013
NISA School Leaders Summit
26 September 2013 | 9:00 AM -6:30 PM
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Education 2025: Building the Education Frameworks for Tomorrow
20 December 2013 | Multi - Purpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi, India
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Central Government granted permission to private companies to set up technical institutions in country
India Education Times, 20 Aug 2013

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has allowed a Private Limited or a Public Limited Company/Industry having a turnover of at least Rs. 100 crore per year for the previous 3 years to establish new technical institutions in Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture & Town Planning and Hotel Management & Catering Technology (HMCT).

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CBSE to organize its 2nd International summit in December
Jagran Josh, 19 Aug 2013

All the CBSE affiliated schools can participate in the Summit with a delegation of four students and a mentor to participate in the event. They should register themselves on or before 30 November 2013.

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Two issues, two cases made out by Centre
The Indian Express, 20 Aug 2013

The Centre has braced itself for additional rounds of legal battle as it seeks a review of Supreme Court verdicts scrapping the common medical entry test and denying reservation in AIIMS faculty posts. However, even a quick glance shows the contradictory stands taken by the government in the two review petitions, revealing perhaps its compulsions, political and otherwise.

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Gap between elite schools and mass institutes will slow growth
IANS, 24 Aug 2013

The gap between top schools and mass institutions in India is widening and has the potential to slow domestic economic growth, deepen income inequality and create less social mobility, warns a study.

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New ICT curriculum to make students, teachers tech savvy
Hindustan Times, 22 Aug 2013

In line with the national policy to create tech savvy students and teachers, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has developed a curriculum framework for a course in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that will be adopted by all Indian secondary education boards.

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Student Entrepreneurship Policy for Kerala schools
Business Line, 20 Aug 2013

The State government will also be launching a new project that offers 100 teams of five college students each a Startup Tool Box, which will have high-end computers, smartphones and other technology items required to create a startup company.

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Now, collegium of scholars to select higher education institute’s chief
The Times of India, 21 Aug 2013

Once the collegium prepares the directory, the UGC as custodian of the directory would recommend a panel of three names from the list, whenever the HRD ministry or any of the central government institutions ask it to do so.

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HRD tweaks Accreditation Bill
The Economic Times, 20 Aug 2013

The National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010, currently pending in Lok Sabha, makes it mandatory for every higher educational institution to get accredited by an accreditation agency to certify academic quality.

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SCNC 2011: Implementation of RTE One Year After

SCNC 2011: Implementation of RTE One Year After Speakers: James Tooley, Professor of Education Policy, University of Newcastles; Sudhir Mankad, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat; Micheal Latham, Regional Director, South Asia, Centre for British Teachers; Sem Haokip, CEO, Society for Promotion of Tribal Welfare & Development (SPTWD). Click here to read more.

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RTE Coalition
To initiate and continue the discussion amongst concerned groups and individuals on the issue of right of education and monitor the implementation
of the RTE Act, an RTE Coalition has been formed. Join the coalition to make universal elementary education a reality in India.

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Skill Vouchers - Global Experiences and Lessons for India
Leah Verghese and Parth J Shah)
A study of the role that skill vouchers can play in catalysing demand for quality skill development services. This study examines global experiences with skill vouchers and draws lessons for India from these experiences.

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Reservation in Private Schools under the Right to Education Act: Model for Implementation
Shekhar Mittal and Parth J Shah)
A comprehensive analysis on reservation in private schools under the Right to Education Act, providing a seven-step model for 25% implementation.

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School Vouchers for Girls
400 girl children from poor families of North East Delhi receive school vouchers for a period of 4 years.
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