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Union Budget 2021 | Finance Minister proposes to set up a Central university in Leh

With Ladakh now being recognised as a separate Union Territory, the Centre proposes to set up a new Central university in Leh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. The Education Ministry intends to introduce the Central University of Ladakh Bill in the second half of the... Read More

Union Budget: Higher education sector set to get boost, says Dinesh Sharma

Indian Union Budget 2021-22: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Monday halied the Union Budget, saying it aimed at a self-reliant India with the higher education sector set to get a boost. “The Union Budget is a budget of a self-reliant India (Aatma Nirbhar Bharat)... Read More

The hierarchy of higher education

The suspension of Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi on 28 October 2020 over allegations of ‘dereliction of duty’ has thrown light on the extent of political intervention in India’s largest public universities. Following Tyagi’s suspension, Kolkata-based English-language... Read More

Budget 2021: Proposes 9 higher education clusters, PPP schools

NEW DELHI : NEW DELHI: Nine cities will have a “higher education cluster" each for better coordination among institutions and aiding collective growth without infringing their individual autonomy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. In the Budget 2021, Sitharaman also ... Read More

FM Proposes to Set up Higher Education Commission of India, To be Implemented by Bill in 2021

New Delhi: The Budget 2021-22 in education has been dedicated to the implementation of the new National Education Policy 2020. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Monday that in 2021 the Higher Education Commission of India will be introduced in the Lok Sabha.... Read More

15,000 schools to include all components of NEP, says Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced that 15,000 schools across the country will include all components of the National Education Policy (NEP)"More than 15,000 schools to include all components of the National Education Policy will be...Read More

Budget development-oriented, will upgrade India's economy: Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said the Union Budget will prove to be a milestone in upgrading India's economy and will ensure development of all sections of society. "The General Budget is in accordance with the expectation of public ... Read More

Budget 2021: FM proposes central university in Leh, legislation on Higher Education Commission, details on NEP rollout

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in her Budget 2021 speech that the legislation for setting up of the Higher Education Commission of India will be introduced this year. "It will be an umbrella body, having four separate vehicles for standard-setting.... Read More

CM calls for rebooting higher education

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the State required centres of excellence focussing on interdisciplinary research and niche courses aimed at improving the research and job potential of the aspirants in the higher educational sector....Read More

Union Budget 2021: Enhanced Budgetary Allocation at All Levels of Education Should Be Top Priority

The year 2020 is a landmark one for setting the policy directive of such a priority in India. The year finally saw the long-awaited approval of the National Education Policy 2020 by the Government of India. Built on the foundational pillars... Read More

Union Education Minister reviews implementation of NEP-2020

“Chaired a meeting to review the progress made regarding the implementation of NEP-2020 within higher education today. Suggested that National Education Technology Forum should be seeded in UGC India and All India Council For Technical Education... Read More

Technology adoption in education may get special allocation

The Union Budget 2021-22 is likely to make a special allocation for larger technology adoption in education amid the huge shift the education delivery and content creation space is witnessing after the pandemic disrupted the sector completely....Read More

Budget 2021: Education sector gets Rs 93,224-crore boost

The Union Budget 2021 made a 6.1 percent lower allocation (than Budget 2020) of Rs 93,224.31 crore allocation towards the education ministry in its Budget estimate (BE) 2021-22. The total allocation stood at Rs 54,873.66 crore for school education and Rs 38,350.65 crore for higher education. ... Read More

Higher edu: Budget proposes central varsity for Leh, enhanced collaboration with foreign insts

New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) The higher education sector in the country is set to get a boost with the Union Budget 2021-22 promising a central university for Leh, a legislation to set up Higher Education Commission of India, and increasing academic collaboration with foreign institutions among other measures... Read More

Union Budget: Law Ministry gets allocation for purchases of EVMs by EC

New Delhi Feb 1 () The Union Law Ministry has been allocated Rs 1,005 crore in the central Budget to provide funds to the Election Commission for procurement of ballot units, control units and voter verifiable paper audit trial units (VVPATS), and ancillary expenditure on EVMs and destruction of obsolete voting machines....Read More

Budget 2021: Digitalisation of education sector can help India become 'Atmanirbhar'

The Union Budget 2021 to be presented on February 1 will be the first-ever paperless budget - a shining example of the significant uptake of digitalisation in the past year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic....For the education sector, in particular, 2019 proved to be a game-changer with... Read More

‘My daughter more disturbed over medical education rather than COVID’

The student who was studying at a medical college in Wuhan city in China and was the first person to test COVID positive in the country on January 30, 2020 on her arrival at her hometown Thrissur from Wuhan.Her father also said that she is pursuing her medical education by attending some... Read More

DigitalEd and Binary Semantics Announce 'DigitalEd India' - A Joint Venture to Introduce Best-in-class, Digital Learning to India

DigitalEd and Binary Semantics are excited to announce that they have entered into a joint venture with the name of DigitalEd India LLP. DigitalEd India will sell and support Möbius, a globally-proven comprehensive online learning platform that automatically tests and immediately provides feedback to STEM students... Read More

Centre announces plan to establish virtual university; proposal expected to find mention in Budget 2021

According to a report in Mint, the education ministry has said that the government will soon take necessary steps to establish virtual universities, which will be different from the concept of open universities. The education ministry added that this will help in achieving the desired GER (gross enrolment ratio... Read More

Percentage of students owning smartphone in rural India rises to 61%: Survey

According to the survey tabled in Parliament on Friday, "Access to data network, electronic devices such as computer, laptop, smartphone, etc. gained importance due to distance learning and remote working.... Percentage of enrolled children from government and private schools owning a smartphone increased enormously from 36.5 pc in 2018 to 61.8 pc in 2020"... Read More

Odisha issues new covid-19 guidelines, education dept to decide on reopening of schools

The Odisha governments on Saturday issued unlock guidelines to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 across the State in pursuance of the revised guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt at the centre, will be in effect till February 28. The State government notification came with the number of relaxations...Read More

India Doubles Number Of Scholarships To Madagascar For Higher...

Antananarivo [Madagascar] January 28 (ANI): Ambassador Abhay Kumar met Malagasy students in Antananarivo who are travelling to India to study Master's degree in Cyber Security at the National University of Forensic Science in Gujarat and wished them a very fruitful and productive time studying in India... Read More

Govt to set up virtual university to boost technology adoption in education

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal who held a meeting with his top officers and said that National Education Technology Forum as envisaged in the new education policy, should be seeded with University Grants Commission and All India Council for Technical Education. Read More

Indian students, Uncle Sam wants you (once again)

In August 2020, Kahan Shah, 25, completed his Masters in Finance from Boston College, Massachusetts, and began scouring for a job. When he applied for one with the finance department of an ecommerce platform, Reibus International in Georgia, Gujarat-born Shah was screened primarily... Read More

J-K higher education institutions to open from Feb 1, guidelines issued

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday issued guidelines with respect to the re-opening of Higher Education Institutions (Universities and Government Degree Colleges) for academic activities. The higher education institutions in Summer Zone areas of the Jammu Division will re-open from February 1 while the institutes in the Kashmir Division and Winter Zone areas of Jammu Division will open on February 15 after winter vacations. Read More

Vision Digital India's Dr Hari Krishna Maram Receives Honourary DLitt

Vision Digital India, a brainchild of Maram, plays a vital role in creating employment opportunities by providing digital skills. The company, under his effective leadership, aims to bring digital education to one million students over the next few years. Dr Maram has worked in the field of management and management education, spanning over 26 years. He worked in leading MNC Novartis Global Pharma and had an illustrious career in education ... Read More

World University ‘Rankometer’ Launched to Provide Single Benchmark of University Quality

Singapore: Singapore-based EdTech start-up AppliedHE has launched the AppliedHE Rankometer: World University Rankings (, which combines five of the world’s most influential world university rankings into a single measure of university quality, providing the ‘final word’ on the global standing of a university. Read More

Living with Covid-19: Impact on higher education and way ahead

PATNA: The devastating effects of the lockdown on the world economy are felt virtually in all spheres of life. The fear generated by the Covid-19 pandemic is unlikely to disappear even after vaccines and necessary medicines are made available to one and all. Naturally, life will not be the same again. Read More

HRD minister virtually launches YUKTI 2.0 for Higher Education Institutes

Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', on Tuesday launched an initiative 'YUKTI 2.0' to help systematically assimilate technologies having commercial potential and information related to incubated startups in our higher education institutions. Minister of State for HRD, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Additional Secretary (Higher Education), Rakesh Ranjan Read More

New core subject groups will harm students’ higher education: Teachers

MADURAI/TRICHY: The new subject groups for Class XI from the 2020-21 academic year, where students can opt for three core subjects for 500 marks instead of the present four for 600, will affect the prospects of students for higher education, say teachers. “Though the current CBSE board model follows 1 + Read More

Higher Ed Needs a Long-Term Plan for Virtual Learning

The staggering impact of Covid-19 on education systems around the world is unlike anything we have seen in the post-war era. More than 1.6 billion students have been affected, representing over 91% of all students in the world. Unsurprisingly, demand for online learning has skyrocketed. In the last 30 days, there were 10.3 million enrollments in courses on Coursera, up 644% from the same period last year. Read More

Right Digital Infrastructure Will Decide Future of the Education Industry

Ashwin Rao is a Director at Limelight Networks and leads the company’s sales organization in India. He is a sales leader with more than 15 years of experience in helping companies find the right technology to solve their specific business challenges in areas such as digital media. Online learning, which has already replaced much of traditional classroom learning Read More

What the Shift to Virtual Learning Could Mean for the Future of Higher Ed

Tectonic shifts in society and business occur when unexpected events force widespread experimentation around a new idea. During World War II, for instance, when American men went off to war, women proved that they could do “men’s” work — and do it well. Women never looked back after that. Similarly, the Y2K problem demanded the extensive use of Indian software engineers Read More