Higher Education Survey Report

Ushering in new medical regime

With the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test finally set to execute a new regime in medical college admissions from 2017 - and in all its glory at that - and the Modi government and the Supreme Court firm to overhaul the Medical Council of India, the coming years may usher in a new system for the new age.

The proliferation of engineering colleges in 1990 had necessitated setting up of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and now, 25 years later, the Judiciary and Parliament have tacitly concurred to change the medical education set up in the country. With the Opposition in favour for a change and the Judiciary favourably inclined, the proposed National Medical Commission Bill, 2016 may be a reality during the winter session of Parliament.

The draft Bill has no place for the Lodha committee so the short-lived committee which has raised more questions than it could answer, would have to wind up or may perpetuate in its new avatar like the oversight committee for medical admissions or fee structure adjudication/arbitration authority under the new regime.

With the Supreme Court order dated April 28 and May 9, 2016 specifically more


India Rankings 2017 : Jadavpur, Anna universities break the glass ceiling

A view of Jadavpur University

NEW DELHI : While the results of the India Rankings 2017, released here on April 3, were strictly on the expected lines, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, and two universities from Tamil Nadu made surprise appearance on the national scene. The results were announced by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar here at a press conference in which most Centrally funded institutes and universities scored top positions leaving poor state universities/institution far behind. Despite all odds that the state universities face, Jadavpur University scored 12th, Anna University, Chennai, 13th and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore scored 16th positions respectively. more


Supreme Court removes age bar for NEET this year
NEW DELHI : On March 31 the Supreme Court allowed NEET aspirants above 25 to appear for this year’s exam. A Bench said the candidates could fill forms till April 5 for the test scheduled for May 7. more

UGC's stick and carrot policy for deemed universities
Human Resource Development Ministry has approved amendments to UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2010 that would restrict early fee realisation from students but grant relief in land requirement and opening of off-campus centres. more

Javadekar pushes seat hike agenda at IIT Council meet   
On August 23 Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar pushed through his seat hike agenda at the IIT Council meeting here despite objections from directors. more

Most B-schools producing sub-standard passouts : ASSOCHAM
NEW DELHI : Except some top Business schools like the IIMs most of 5,500 B-schools in the country are producing sub-standard passouts who are largely un-employable, says an ASSOCHAM study. more



punjab private varsities running diploma courses

varsities resent re-recognition of distance edu courses



U-turn by MHRD, engg entrance test on hold

NEW DELHI : Just 80 days after it told the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to hold a NEET-type all-India test for admission to undergraduate engineering and architecture courses, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) took a U-turn on April 28 and directed the AICTE to put the process on hold. more


Sunaina Singh made Nalanda varsity VC

Sunaina Singh

PATNA : On March 28 Dr Sunaina Singh, vice-chancellor of English and Foreign Languages University in Hyderabad, was appointed new vice-chancellor of Nalanda University. She is expected to join her new job in the second week of April. more


Dinesh Sharma sparks hope in UP Higher edu

LUCKNOW : The appointment of Dr Dinesh Sharma, a commerce professor, as Deputy Chief Minister with Higher Education and Secondary Education portfolios has, after a long time, sparked hope in the much neglected sectors of Uttar Pradesh. more

Dr Dinesh Sharma


NEET : Lodha against bar on age, attempts

NEW DELHI: The R.M. Lodha led Supreme Court-appointed committee has reportedly vetoed a government move to cap the age of students and the number of attempts they are allowed to clear National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The three member committee, headed by former chief justice Lodha, said it was in favour of striking down the government’s eligibility criteria because there is a “dearth of doctors in the country”. more


Integral varsity told
to remove VC

Akhtar S W

LUCKNOW : On March 7 Allahabad High Court upheld the contention that the VC's office in Integral University was a public office, and ordered the EC to remove its vice-chancellor S Waseem Akhtar as he was ineligible for the post. more






Furqan Qamar

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