The Indian Express | 2 days ago | 22-09-2022 | 05:50 pm
St Stephen’s College will be among the colleges open to aspirants on Delhi University’s centralised registration portal despite its decision to approach the Supreme Court, university officials said on Wednesday.This means that university officials have said that if aspirants want to be considered for admissions to St Stephen’s college, they should list it among their preferred programme-college preferences on DU’s portal once that process kicks off next week.Central University of Haryana | Banaras Hindu University | Central University of Gujarat | Central University of Karnataka | Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) | Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) Delhi University launched its Common Seats Allocation System (CSAS) portal on Wednesday for candidates who want to register for admissions to the university’s undergraduate colleges. Phase II of the admission process will begin on Monday, September 26. In that phase, candidates will have to select the programmes in which they would like to be considered and then list their desired college-programme combinations in order of preference. Candidates will be allocated seats centrally by DU according to their place in the merit list and the college-programme combinations they have listed as preferences.After the Delhi High Court order directing St Stephen’s college to admit non-minority students only on the basis of CUET scores without any college-level interviews, its governing body decided on Tuesday to appeal to the Supreme Court against the order.However, registrar Vikas Gupta told The Indian Express that unless the Supreme Court directs otherwise, Delhi University will go ahead with conducting admissions through the centralized system for the college.“This will not affect anything. We will not allow admissions to take place through St Stephen’s College and admissions will be conducted by DU only. We will go as per whatever decision the Supreme Court takes. In the meantime, we have already listed St. Stephen’s college along with all other colleges on our CSAS portal, and candidates should go ahead with listing it among their preferences if they wish to be considered for admissions there,” he said.
The Admission Committee for Professional Postgraduate Medical Educational Courses (ACPPGMEC) has announced the commencement of the NEET PG counseling in medical colleges across Gujarat from September 25, 2022, onwards. The complete Gujarat NEET PG Counselling 2022 schedule is available on the official website – medadmgujarat.org. Only those candidates who have qualified for the medical PG entrance exam are eligible to register for the counseling process online. Gujarat NEET PG counseling 2022: Important Dates Gujarat NEET PG Round 1 Counselling: September 25 to October 4, 2022 Last date to join the allotted Institute: October 8, 2022 Gujarat NEET PG Round 2 Counselling: October 15 to 26, 2022 Last date to join the allotted Institute: November 2, 2022 Gujarat NEET PG Mop-up Round: November 9 to 14, 2022 Last date to join the allotted Institute: November 17, 2022 Stary Vacancy Round: November 21 to 13, 2022 Last date to join the allotted Institute: November 25, 2022 Commencement of Classes: October 20, 2022 Stepwise Gujarat NEET PG Counselling 2022 Process After the candidates have registered for Gujarat NEET PG counseling rounds, a merit list with the name of all the registered candidates will be released on medadmgujarat.org The selected candidates must fill the preferred choices of courses and colleges and lock them before the deadline Based on the choices filled by candidates, NEET PG rank, reservation criteria, and number of seats available, Gujarat NEET PG 2022 seat allotment will be done A total of 1285 Doctor of Medicine (MD) seats, 668 Master of Surgery (MS) seats, and 280 Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats will be filled through Gujarat NEET PG Counselling 2022. Along with the counseling schedule, ACPPGMEC has also released the list of candidates who have cleared NEET PG 2022 in the PwD category. These candidates must report to the Government Spine Institute and Physiotherapy College at the New Civil Hospital Campus in Asawara, Ahmedabad on September 26, 2022, at 10:30 am. They are required to bring their original disability certificate, all old reports, and documents along with them.
AHMEDABAD: Part-time teachers at colleges affiliated to Gujarat University held a dharna at the university premises on Friday, demanding that they be made permanent employees. On September 5, teachers had protested by wearing black clothes and presenting the GU vice-chancellor a memorandum written in blood. The teachers, while giving the government an ultimatum to resolve their issues by September 28, said that their agitation will continue until they are made permanent employees. A statement from the Gujarat Part-Time Lecturers' Association said that the government had promised them that they would be made permanent employees. However, nothing has been done and about 115 teachers are still working as part-time employees, some of them for over a decade. Assistant lecturers also participated in the stir. TNN
While the India Didactics Association is hosting a three-day education fair, Didac India, starting Wednesday and the Asian Summit on Education and Skills (ASES) was held in Bengaluru Tuesday, many proposals and plans of foreign universities to come to India are not seeing the light of day, said experts.The education fair is being held to empower and improve the quality of education through collaborations and idea exchange sessions, said officials.While Covid-19 might be one of the factors hindering the growth of the education sector, educationists from different foreign universities and delegates from education departments of different counties point out that a lot of technical and social issues are not in favour for their India plans to take off.“In 2019, Saudi Arabia and India had agreed to set up an IIT Delhi campus in Saudi Arabia but the proposal has been lying without any outcome,” said Dr Adel Hamad Alzenedy, the vice-governor for Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, government of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Speaking to indianexpress.com, Alzenedy said, “We are not able to visit India often to set the ball rolling because of the tough visa rules. It is taking nearly three to four weeks to process visas and in turn, it is creating hurdles for us in creating a robust roadmap for planning, designing and executing the proposal. We are looking up to IIT to work on introducing Artificial Intelligence programmes, automotive training and machine learning into our curriculums. We are hoping that this summit will translate into something positive so that we can pursue the proposal more effectively.”John Gwyn Jones, CEO of Federation of British International Schools in Asia (of which Canadian International School in Bengaluru is also a member) believes that the penetration of British International schools and universities in India is limited because of stiff competition from local universities and schools. “Considering the average economic conditions of the students and the stiff competition from local schools and universities, our penetration into India has been very limited. The Fee structure, quality of education, teaching pedagogy among other factors really vary from the Indian knowledge and learning system,” said Jones.Jones also suggested that the British curriculum model, which is called the International Primary Curriculum, should be introduced in the school education system in India. “This model is designed on the lines of thematic and case study-based learning wherein all subjects are integrated under one theme. For example, a student learning about rainforests will also learn about science, geography, mathematics and English within the same theme or case study. Most of the British schools follow this model to make learning fun and more interesting,” Jones added.A senior British official, who did not wish to be named, said with the growing call for ‘decolonising’ Indian textbooks, collaborating with the department of education in India on curriculum aspects would be very challenging. Moreover, the official also pointed out that public universities view foreign universities as a threat in India.However, members from the British Council stated that many delegations representing institutions, including Kings College London, University of Birmingham and University of Cambridge, visited Bengaluru in June this year and expressed interest in collaborating with Indian education institutions for faculty exchange and student-centric programmes.Hosted by the higher education department of Karnataka, the 12th edition of Didac India will be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from Wednesday to Friday. It will showcase state-of-the-art solutions for education and skill sectors. The expo will feature over 4,000 innovative products and services. Over 200 exhibitors from over 20 countries, including Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, HP, etc, will showcase the latest cutting-edge technologies, products and services. The expo will be attended by education ministers from about 15 countries, including UK, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and 10 Indian states, including Gujarat, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Goa among others.Addressing ASES Tuesday in Bengaluru, higher education minister, C N Ashwath Narayan said, “Teachers, students and officials from the department of higher education will make use of the expo to the full potential, wherein we will be looking for opportunities to exchange ideas, redesign the curriculum and the teachers’ training programmes, digitise education in Karnataka among others. Many foreign universities have expressed interest to collaborate with Karnataka universities and colleges for twinning degree courses (including in polytechnic), student exchange programmes and research and development.”Twinning is a system where students can complete a part of their studies in India and the rest in a foreign college, with which the students’ college has a tie-up.The minister added that the central government is working on legislation to help foreign universities set up their campuses in India soon.
Additional Director General (ADG) Kandambakkam Ramani Suresh took over as the Indian Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) in Mumbai Tuesday.The Indian Coast Guard (Western Seaboard) includes Coast Guard Region (West) and Coast Guard Region (North West) comprising sensitive maritime boundaries from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Daman, Diu, Karnataka, Kerala to Lakshadweep Islands.In his 35 years of service, ADG Suresh has held various important command and staff appointments, both afloat and ashore. He is a specialist Communication and Electronic Warfare Officer. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi, Naval Higher Command Course, Karanja and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.ADG Suresh is a recipient of the President’s Tatrakshak Medal. He has been commended by Director General Indian Coast Guard and was also awarded Special Operation Badge for successful maritime safety operation off Sri Lankan coast in 2020 and 2021.
AHMEDABAD: A 20-year-old man from the Sola area of the city on Monday filed a complaint against his classmate accusing him of attacking him with a cricket bat in the Vastrapur area over an old dispute. Jatin Prajapati, a fifth semester student of JG Commerce College in Vastrapur, said in his complaint with Vastrapur police that his classmate Divyang Bharwad attacked him alleging that he behaves like a goon in their college. Prajapati said in the FIR that he along with his three friends were talking near their college, when Bharwad approached him and threatened to attack him with a bat. Prajapati said that when he told Bharwad to behave properly, he began abusing him and tried to attack Prajapati. Other students intervened in the quarrel after which Bharwad left the spot. After a while, Bharwad again came there with two other men and attacked Prajapati with the bat and thrashed him badly. Prajapati suffered injuries on his head and was rushed to a hospital. Later, he filed a complaint of causing grievous hurt and abetment against Bharwad and two others.