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University of Hyderabad introduces new courses from next year
The University of Hyderabad is set to introduce new post graduate, doctoral and integrated programs from next year.
The new courses that are being introduced are PG in Applied Geology, Sanskrit Studies, Microelectronics and VLSI Design.
The new doctoral programs are Electronic Science and Engineering, Systems and Computational Biology.
Integrated program, MSC-PhD in Animal Biology and Biotechnology are also getting added to the academic profile of the university. 

The University will also increase it’s intake of students to 2,140 from the current 1900.
March 2019

 

National Testing Agency launched
National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established as a premier, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.

The agency has been established to improve equity and quality in education by administering research based valid, reliable, efficient, transparent, fair and international level assessments. The best subject matter experts, psychometricians and IT delivery and security professionals will ensure that the current gaps in existing assessment systems are properly identified and bridged.

The agency will design and administer these entrance tests:
Engineering
https://www.nta.ac.in/Engineeringexam

Medicine
https://ntaneet.nic.in/Ntaneet/Welcome.aspx

Pharmacy
https://ntagpat.nic.in/ntagpatcms/public/home.aspx

Hotel Management
https://ntanchm.nic.in/ntanchmcms/public/home.aspx

Management
https://ntacmat.nic.in/ntacmatcms/public/home.aspx


 

Cap on heavy school bags
The Telangana government  has issued an order prescribing the weight limit of school bags for students from primary to Class X.

According to the order meant for the school managements, the maximum weight of a school bag with textbooks and notebooks should not exceed 1.5 kg for Class 1 and II and 2 to 3 kg for Classes III to V.

“For Classes VI and VII, the weight should not exceed 4 kg and for Classes VIII and IX, it should not be more than 4.50 kg. In the case of Class X, it should not be more than 5 kg,” the order said.

As per estimates in some districts, schoolchildren were currently carrying bags weighing from 6 kg to 12 kg at primary level and up to 17 kg at high school level, it said. “This (heavy schools bags) results in severe, adverse physical effect on the growing children and can cause damage to their vertebral column, knees. It can also cause anxiety disorders in students,” the order said.


Research collaboration to provide solutions for rural  India
The University of Hyderabad and National Council for Rural Institution have entered into a MOU. They will cooperate in the areas of teaching-learning and research related to various aspects of rural India.
The objective of the agreement includes promotion of study of various dimensions of rural India at the post graduate level.


 

65 per cent of children in the education system will be prepped for jobs that do not yet exist, said newly minted chairman of Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran. He was speaking at the ThinkEdu Conclave organized by The New Indian Express.

All those planning their careers, pay close attention to what the Tata Sons chairman said. Delivering the keynote address at Conclave in Chennai, he offered a combination of digital and cultural solutions to fast-track changes a nation with 350 million citizens in an outdated education system needs.

He coined the word, ‘Phygital’, a combination of utilising our existing physical capabilities in education, enhanced by a “veneer of digital” solutions.
Read more at http://www.edexlive.com/live-story/2017/mar/04/we-do-not-have-time-tata-sons-chief-n-chandrasekaran-talks-up-digital-aadhar-and-kamaraj-159.html

 


Class 10th exams restored by CBSE for 2017-2018
http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/attach/10th%20Board%20Exam%20English.pdf

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