Create supernumerary seats for children who lost parents during Covid pandemic, UGC to universities

New Delhi, March 30The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to Vice-Chancellors of all varsities asking them to create supernumerary seats for children who have lost their parents during the Covid pandemic.It said the Ministry of Women and Child Development is identifying these children from across the country so that…

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Physics, chemistry, mathematics not required for admission to architecture course

New Delhi, March 29 Study of physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM) in Class XII will not be must for admission to architecture, fashion technology and packaging technology courses, said the AICTE on Tuesday. Students with non-PCM subjects in Class XII can also apply to UG courses in these three disciplines,…

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Ban on new engineering colleges to continue for 2 more years barring few exceptions: AICTE

New Delhi, March 29The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has extended the moratorium on setting up new engineering institutes for two more years with certain exceptions, according to its chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe.The move comes after a government-constituted panel had recommended continuation of the ongoing moratorium. The AICTE had…

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Australia offers visa relaxations to students returning after Covid-19 disruption

Chandigarh, March 28 With relaxation in restrictions imposed due to Covid-19 pandemic, Australia, one of the top study abroad desitnations, is wooing Indian students again. Aiming to attract students from Chandigarh region to study in Australia, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, organised a roadshow in the city today, highlighting…

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Truman State University announces President’s Honorary Scholarship for meritorious students from India

Truman State University, United States, has announced the second cohort of scholarships up to $10,000 for meritorious students from India for the Fall 2022 intake. Truman strives to offer quality tertiary education and career opportunities for bright young students aspiring for international education. The university offers a wide array…

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Engineering, telecom, healthcare to add 12 mn jobs by FY26

Engineering, telecom and healthcare sectors are likely to add close to 12 million new jobs by FY26, largely due to the focus on recovery along with technology proliferation and digitisation in these segments, according to a report.A report by TeamLease Digital, the staffing division of TeamLease Services, said specialised staff…

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Use CUET scores to admit students in UG programmes, UGC tells central universities

New Delhi, March 27The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to vice-chancellors of all central universities and colleges to use Common University Entrance Test (CUET) scores to admit students in undergraduate programmes.UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar had said on Monday that CUET scores, and not Class XII scores, will be…

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DU graduate turns eucalyptus oil, honey into business propositions

New Delhi, March 27 Eucalyptus, which is generally used in making oil, can also produce honey through its flowers and it is healthy too! Arun Kumar Pandey of Wazirganj in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district, recognising the medicinal properties of Eucalyptus, started extracting oil and honey from its flowers and leaves…

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Delhi eyes 1 lk ‘green’ jobs in 5 years through ‘Smart Urban Farming’, new solar policy, 25K e-autos

New Delhi, March 26The Delhi government on Saturday said it will create one lakh “green” jobs in the next five years by starting “Smart Urban Farming” campaign, adding 25,000 e-autos and installing rooftop solar plants of a cumulative 2,500-megawatt capacity.Green jobs are jobs that have a direct, positive impact on…

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