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"No research please, we are college teachers" - On the HRD Ministry's latest bright idea.

A version of this piece appeared yesterday in The Wire

“I would like to thank Huddersfield University for enabling me to have a sabbatical semester to work on this revised edition and for providing such a supportive environment.

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JoSAA-JEE Advanced 2017: Counselling round III schedule revised & announced

Education News

The third round of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) for the JEE Advanced qualified students had been put on hold under the directive of the Supreme Court in response to a plea which required a new merit list to be released because of the ‘bonus marks’ given. 154 more words


JoSAA 2017: Check out the first round of seat allocation at josaa.nic.in

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), displayed first round of seat allocation on June 28, 2017 for JEE main and advanced aspirants. 84 more words

Library and Information Science in the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India

About  National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) 

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as National Open School (NOS) was established in November,1989… 183 more words

HEERA, Modi government to replace UGC, AICTE with one higher education regulator

Economic Times |  Anubhuti Vishnoi |  ET Bureau | Jun 06, 2017 |

NEW DELHI: Big-bang education reform is on its way – the Modi government is all set to scrap the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and replace them with one higher education regulator, tentatively christened… 348 more words


MHRD asks IITs to consider Fee Hike, Cutting down student concessions.

MHRD asks IITs to develop ‘revenue model’ for their operations. Subsequently, the ministry has been asked them to submit data of the fees charged, revenue collected, expenditure, fee concessions and loans. 345 more words


The first time anyone hears about the term “Hackathon”, they must surely assume it to be like an event set for a squad full of hackers running through all systems and decoding all important documents. 565 more words