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August 23, 2018

Prime Minister of India attends convocation of Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

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Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, addressing at the 4th Convocation of the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on August 23, 2018.

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Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, at the 4th Convocation of the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on August 23, 2018. The Governor of Gujarat, O.P. Kohli, and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, are also seen.

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today attended the convocation ceremony of the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

He described the University and its students as pioneers. He appreciated the students for their persistence in selecting a stream that is conventionally believed to be unconventional but is highly essential for today’s age. He said that these traits of self-belief and determination would help the students in times to come.

The Prime Minister said that a robust forensic science setup helps in ensuring public safety and curbing crime much the same way as an efficient police force and a competent judiciary.

Forensic science is crucial since it makes a potential criminal fear that he is very likely to be caught if he commits a crime, the Prime Minister said.

“Not just India, but from across the globe, Law Enforcement Agencies are coming forward to ask for help from your university. Your university is getting a reputation at the international level by helping many countries by providing training and consultancy to their people.”

“I have been told that in the last five years, Gujarat Forensic Science University has trained more than six thousand officers. The University has trained more than 700 police officers from more than 20 countries. After returning to their respective countries, the officers are using their knowledge and skills to keep their country and society safe today. It is a matter of great pride for all of you and Gujarat that this University is playing such a decisive role in Global Security on the strength of its training and education.”

“Friends, criminals and ways of committing crime are constantly changing. To deal with the rapidly changing crime scenario, you have to develop newer techniques to make it clear that we will not spare the criminals. The Government is establishing a State of the Art lab at Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh. I am confident that in the coming times, we will be able to speedily and accurately investigate crimes,” Mr. Modi told the audience.

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August 11, 2018

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, addresses Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, delivering the convocation address at the 56th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in Mumbai on August 11, 2018.

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Photo: An award winner at the 56th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in Mumbai on August 11, 2018.

Mumbai, India, August 11, 2018 — The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today delivered the convocation address at the 56th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

“IIT Bombay is one of those institutions of independent India which were conceived to give a new direction to nation building through technology. For the past 60 years, you have continued in this mission. During this time, you have established yourself among the top institutions of the world. Your institution is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. However, more important than that, all the diamonds which are present here in front of me, who are graduating today, who have been graduating from here, are illuminating the name of India all over the world,” Mr. Modi told the gathering.

“The result of the continuous efforts of the last six decades is that IIT Bombay has made its place among the country’s selected Institutions of Eminence. So now you are going to get the financial help of Rs. 1000 crores which would be useful in the development of infrastructure here in the future. I congratulate you and the whole team for this,” Mr. Modi said, referring to the “Institution of Eminence” status the Government of India has accorded to the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. See this post for more information —

Government of India grants "Institution of Eminence" status to Six institutes

“The nation is proud of the IITs, and what IIT graduates have achieved. The success of the IITs led to the creation of several engineering colleges around the country. The IITs inspired them, and this led to India becoming one of the world’s largest pools of technical workforce. Over the years, the IITs have built Brand India globally. IIT graduates went to America and excelled there: first as students in Universities and then as technology experts, entrepreneurs, executives and in academics. It was a large number of IIT students who built the IT sector in India, brick by brick..or I should say, click by click,” Mr. Modi declared.

“The degree you have received today is a symbol of your dedication to your goal. Remember that this is just a pause, the real challenge is waiting outside. What you have achieved till today and what you are going to do now is linked with the expectations of yourself, your family, and the hundred and fifty million countrymen. What you are going to do will be the basis of the New India. Once again many Good Wishes and Congratulations. I consider myself honored that I have had the opportunity to spend some time among you all,” Mr. Modi concluded.

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar; the Governor of Maharashtra, C. Vidyasagar Rao; the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis; and many other dignitaries attended the gathering.

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August 8, 2018

Vice President of India calls for Strong, Non-Profit, Philanthropic Private Universities

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Photo: The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, presenting medals to the students at the 7th Convocation of O.P. Jindal Global University, in New Delhi on August 07, 2018.

New Delhi, India, August 7, 2018 — “Strong, non-profit, philanthropic private universities, aimed at providing quality education and promoting academic freedom need to emerge at the earliest,” the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, said while addressing the 7th Convocation of O.P. Jindal Global University, here today.

“This process needs to go hand-in-hand with the development of existing public universities that suffer from inadequate funding for faculty and infrastructure,” Mr. Naidu added.

“Sadly, the World University Rankings over the years have not been featuring even a single Indian university in the list of top 200 ranked institutions of the world. I am deeply conscious of the fact that other developing countries like China have made vast strides in quality higher education, while India has lagged behind. We need to change this dismal scenario and infuse new values and future-oriented thinking in our universities, particularly by learning from best practices of other universities around the world which have leapfrogged in a short duration,” Mr. Naidu said.

“I believe that our universities should have open doors to collaborations with the best institutions in the world to ensure student mobility, joint faculty research, and joint projects. That way, some of the deficits in our system can be overcome through knowledge transfer. We are in an era where innovation need not mean reinventing the wheel on all aspects of university management and functioning. We can easily pick up good ideas and adapt them to Indian conditions, provided we have an open mind.”

“Our institutions are still saddled with unnecessary bureaucratic baggage, narrow academic politics, and absence of visionary administrative leadership. Financial weakness and low quality of higher education are two sides of the same coin. I wish to emphasize that significant private sector contributions are vital for new and innovative universities to come up.”

“To create world-class universities, we must draw from experiences around the world, and, a mere glance at top-ranked public and private universities around the world makes it apparent that the non-profit system is one effective way to ensure excellence in teaching, research, and capacity-building,” Mr. Naidu observed.

“I have noted that O.P. Jindal Global University has a large number of full-time foreign faculty members recruited from top universities across the world. Let me end by congratulating once again the graduating students. Remember that India and the world are waiting for you to make a valuable contribution to public well-being. No matter which profession you take up after graduating, always keep high moral values as your guiding principle,” Mr. Naidu concluded.

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August 6, 2018

University Grants Commission of India (UGC) asks Registrars of all Universities to Refund Interest Gained against Grants or Aids and Report Compliance

University Grants Commission, India

New Delhi, August 6, 2018 — The University Grants Commission of India (UGC) has asked all the Universities to refund the interest against grants or aids released to them.

“All interests earned against grants-in-aid released to university should be mandatorily remitted to the UGC account after finalization of accounts. Any interests earned out of grants-in-aid should not be treated as additional funds over and above the allocation,” the commission said in a communication to Registrars of all Universities.

The UGC has asked the universities to refund the amount at the earliest and send the compliance report to it.

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August 4, 2018

UN Information Service conducts the United Nations Graduate Study Programme at the UN Office, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

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United Nations, Geneva

Photos: Participants of the United Nations Graduate Study Programme in front of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. 13 July 2018. UN Photos / Jean-Marc Ferré.

To deepen the understanding of the United Nations system through first-hand observation and study, the United Nations Information Service conducts Graduate Study Programme at the United Nations Office at Geneva each year.

This seminar provides an opportunity for outstanding graduate and postgraduate students from all over the world to deepen their understanding of the principles, purposes, and activities of the United Nations and its related agencies.

The 56th Graduate Study Programme was held at the Palais des Nations from 2 to 13 July 2018. It comprised lectures given by senior members of the United Nations and the Geneva-based specialized agencies.

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August 1, 2018

Higher Education Institutions remain committed to advancing the Global Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with the United Nations

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Photo: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed (left), meets with Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

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Photo: UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, speaks at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea while attending the Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF-SD). Seoul, South Korea. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

New York: UNESCO, as a partner of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI), joined the “Higher Education Sustainability Initiative Global Event,” held at United Nations Headquarters, at the margins of the High-level Political Forum 2018.

The global event for higher education institutions brought together diplomats, UN officials, education experts, university administrators and students to share their experiences and strategies for advancing the sustainable development agenda. University administrators from all over the world participated in the discussion, including from the University of São Paulo, Universidade de Cabo Verde, Universidad de Monterrey, Rutgers University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.

Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, underscored that equal access to education for all men and women is a fundamental building block for sustainable peace and sustainable development.

Lily Gray, Senior Program Specialist and Liaison Officer from UNESCO’s New York office, moderated the session on highlighting innovative collaborations between Higher Education Institutions and the United Nations. In her opening remarks, Ms. Gray stressed the importance of Education for Sustainable Development, which empowers learners with knowledge, skills, and values they need to address the social, environmental and economic challenges of the 21st century. UNESCO representative emphasized that universities and higher education institutions have a pivotal role to play in Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development, by contributing to analysis and diagnosis of sustainability challenges to inform policy, conducting research and providing advice on strengthening national education systems and capacity building for sustainable development across different sectors.

The interactive discussion explored how the world is integrating 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into sustainability strategies, research, teaching, pedagogy, and campus practices, and how it is positioning higher education institutions as crucial drivers for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI), is a partnership between United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO, United Nations Environment, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, United Nations University (UNU), UN-HABITAT, UNCTAD, and UNITAR. With commitments from over 300 universities from around the world, it provides higher education institutions with a unique interface between higher education, science, and policy-making.

UNESCO is the only UN agency with a mandate in higher education. As such, it contributes to developing evidence-based higher education policies. In line with Target 4.3 of Sustainable Development Goal 4 that says “by 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university,” UNESCO provides technical support to the Member States to review higher education strategies and policies in order to improve equitable access to quality higher education and enhance mobility and accountability. Through its UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, UNESCO partners with higher education institutions to advance teaching, learning and research that supports the development of sustainable knowledge societies.

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July 28, 2018

India's Three-Day VCs’ Conference on Research & Innovation in Higher Education ends with a 10-point resolution for transforming Universities into institutions engaged in cutting-edge research

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New Delhi, India, July 28, 2018 — Vice-Chancellors from across the country today reaffirmed their commitment to improving the quality of teaching-learning process and achieving the UGC Quality Mandate in Universities and the affiliated institutions by 2020 and NAAC accreditation for all institutions by 2022.

The one-of-its-kind 3-day Conference on “Research and Innovation” for the Vice-Chancellors & Directors of Higher Educational Institutions was organized from July 26-28 and inaugurated by Prakash Javadekar, the Minister for Human Resource Development with Dr. Satya Pal Singh, MoS for Human Resource Development as Guest of Honour. The Secretary (Higher Education), MHRD; the Chairman, UGC; Chairman, AICTE; officials of MHRD and the UGC; Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities, State Public Universities, Deemed to be Universities, State Private Universities; Directors of Central Institutions such as IITs, IIMs, IISc, NITs, IIITs, IISERs and other central institutions participated in the conference.

More than 600 Vice-Chancellors and Directors attended the conference, which coincided with the auspicious occasion of “Guru Purnima.”

The Conference had six sessions on themes ‘promoting research and innovations’, ‘quality mandate,’ ‘teachers training,’ and ‘digital initiatives.’ The conference had open forums where all delegates freely interacted with the HRD Minister on the issues of higher education and deliberated over the actions required to achieve the quality education. 65 universities/institutions made presentations on achievements and best practices related to the themes of the conference.

The Conference unanimously adopted the following 10-Point Resolution:

WE RESOLVE TO:

  1. Reaffirm our commitment for achieving the UGC Quality Mandate in our respective Universities and the affiliated institutions by 2020 and NAAC accreditation for all institutions by 2022;
  2. Adopt and implement Learning Outcome-Based Curriculum Framework (LOCF) in HEIs by updating curriculum from the academic year 2019-20; Adopt Learner Centric teaching-learning processes by suitable improvement in the pedagogy;
  3. Participate in the Induction Training of newly recruited teachers and annual Refresher Training of all the teachers using the SWAYAM and take measures for improving the motivation levels of teachers;
  4. Enhance research productivity of our respective institutions by orienting teachers and students to participate in competition-based research funding schemes;
  5. Create an innovation culture and eco-system, including administrative and financial support, academic freedom and flexibility for promoting innovation; encourage participation in the Smart India Hackathon; facilitate setting up start-ups by students;
  6. Sensitize the students and encourage them to actively participate in the social/economic betterment of the community by adopting at least five villages under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan;
  7. Give a significant fillip to Vocationalisation of higher education by participating in the relevant schemes under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) duly modified for the requirements of higher education students, and also achieve constructive links with the industry;
  8. Encourage the use of digital learning resources among students and teachers; approve SWAYAM courses for credit transfer; use the resources like e ShodhSindhu, and National Digital Library; and upload degrees on National Academic Depository;
  9. Create awareness about ethics in research and the provisions for checking plagiarism and weeding out predatory journals;
  10. Strive for a smart and Swachh campus, and also mentor the schools around our institution and the affiliated colleges to motivate the students/teachers therein to strive for academic excellence.

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July 27, 2018

India is holding a three day National Conference of Vice Chancellors of Universities and Directors of Higher Education Institutions

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Universities India

Photo: Keep Your University/College Campus Clean! India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, releasing the “Swachh [Clean] Campus” Manual along with the Higher Educational Profile 2017-18 and the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) Report 2017-18.

New Delhi, India, July 27, 2018 — On the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development organized a National Conference of Vice Chancellors & Directors of Higher Education Institutions of India in New Delhi today. Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, chaired the conference and Minister of State for HRD Higher Education Dr. Satya Pal Singh also graced the occasion.

The three- day Conference started on 26th July and will culminate on 28th July 2018. All Vice Chancellors of Central Universities, State Public Universities, Deemed to be Universities, State Private Universities, Directors of Central Institutes, such as IITs, IISc., IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITs and other central institutions are participating in the Conference.

Addressing the participants, Javadekar said that all research projects of the ministry would be made available to teachers and students of all Universities. Turnitin software will be available at no cost basis to all Universities in the country. It would check plagiarism.

The Minister released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report 2017-18, Higher Education Profile 2017-18, and “Swachh [Clean] Campus,” a manual for Swachhta [Cleanliness] of Higher Education Institution campuses.

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July 20, 2018

President of India addresses the Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur; says the Exchange of Ideas with the World Contribute to our Development

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Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the degree certificate to a student at the 64th Annual Convocation of IIT Kharagpur, in West Bengal on July 20, 2018.

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the 64th annual convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur today (July 20, 2018) in Kharagpur, West Bengal.

The President said that IIT Kharagpur has its origins in a committee that was set up by the government shortly after Independence to take stock of technical education. British Nobel laureate Dr. A.V. Hill headed the committee. Dr. Hill recommended the setting up of an institution modeled on the pattern of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. The use of global experts to conceive this Institute was appropriate. The result is the Institute we are in today. Over the years, IIT Kharagpur, and in fact, the IIT network and community has become a critical window to the world. Exchange of ideas, of expertise, of knowledge - across fields, from engineering to economics, from medicine to management - has contributed to our policy choices and our people’s development.

The IIT Kharagpur community is a prized resource for India and the world. As graduating students will soon realize, the IIT Kharagpur brand name and the reputation built by the achievements of generations of illustrious alumni will accompany you wherever you go. You are now part of a transcontinental talent pool that has added value to technology and wealth creation and, above all, to human lives. Your Institute took a significant step towards strengthening India’s global academic linkages when it started the International Summer Winter Term Programme, the President said.

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July 14, 2018

President of India inaugurates Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India

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Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, lighting the lamp at the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute of the Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI), in New Delhi on July 14, 2018.

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Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute of the Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI), in New Delhi on July 14, 2018.

New Delhi, July 14, 2018 — The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, today inaugurated the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

The President said that cost accountants play a substantial part in enhancing the efficiency of processes. Cost accountants are the best managers of the three Ms in a business organization. These are - men and women who work there; the materials used as inputs; and the machines deployed for processing, fabrication, and creation.

As global manufacturing evolves and as manufacturing gets a boost over the coming decade, cost accountants will have a bigger and more prominent role. It will be Cost accountants’ mandate to ensure that products and services are delivered at a competitive price but without compromising on quality.

The President said that it is for cost accountants to ensure that the administrations remove wasteful activities and costs in production. It is for cost accountants to help in innovation and improvement of processes and systems to reduce avoidable costs and make each invested rupee go that much further. It is for cost accountants to help fight the aberrations of gold plating that may sometimes appear on our business landscape. All this will strengthen the national effort in establishing India as a low-cost and competitive manufacturing hub for world-class products.

“I would encourage you to help promote financial literacy among women, particularly young women. I have mentioned this on previous occasions as well and believe this can go very far in changing attitudes and empowering women in our society. As financial and business professionals, you should and must be part of this social change,” the President told the Cost Accountants.

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July 9, 2018

Government of India grants "Institution of Eminence" status to Six institutes

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Photo: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. The original building built in 1937. Image Credit: Bill.

India’s Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar, today, announced the names of six institutes, three in public sector and three in private industry, which have been accorded the status of Institution of Eminence by the government of India.

The government had constituted an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) to select the Institutions of Eminence. All the Applicant Institutions made presentations before the EEC from 2nd April 2018 to 8th May 2018. The Committee in its report recommended selection of only six institutions (three from the public sector and three from the private sector) as Institutions of Eminence.

From the public sector, the government has granted this status to the following three institutes:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
  2. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.
  3. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

From the private sector, the government has granted this status to the following three institutes:

  1. Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka.
  2. Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan.
  3. Jio Institute (Reliance Foundation), Pune. (Greenfield Category)

The Institutions of Eminence will have the freedom to fix and charge the fee from international students without restriction and would have the freedom to determine the domestic students’ costs, subject to the condition that no student who gains admission should be turned away for lack of finance.

The Institutions of Eminence shall have the flexibility of course structure regarding credit hours and the number of years to take a degree under the prevailing minimum standards.

The Institutions of Eminence will have the freedom to enter into academic collaboration with top 500 Global ranking institutions without the approval of the Government.

Each public Institution selected as ‘Institution of Eminence’ will get financial assistance up to Rs. 1000 Crore over the period of five years under this scheme.

The target for the Institutions of Eminence would be to break into the top 500 bracket in the internationally reputed ranking frameworks and then come up in the top 100 over time.

Meanwhile, the Government of India has delivered a rebuff to Panjab University Chandigarh, which, too, had applied for the “Institution of Eminence” status. The Government has rejected its application outright. Panjab University, daughter of the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, is the idol of the Chandigarhians.

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June 27, 2018

India Government proposes to Replace University Grants Commission (UGC) with Higher Education Commission of India (HECI)

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Photo: India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, addressing a press conference.

New Delhi, June 27, 2018 — In a landmark decision, a Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill 2018 which seeks to repeal UGC Act and provides for setting up of Higher Education Commission of India has been prepared by the Ministry of HRD (Human Resource Development) and placed in public domain for comments and suggestions. The focus of Higher Education Commission of India will be on improving academic standards and the quality of Higher Education.

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, has appealed to all educationists, stakeholders and the general public to furnish comments and suggestions by 7th July 2018 till 5 p.m. on the draft Bill.

The Government announced that the draft Act is following its commitment to reform the regulatory systems, provide for more autonomy, and facilitate the holistic growth of the education system that presents more significant opportunities to the Indian students at more affordable cost.

The following principles guide the transformation of the regulatory set up:

Less Government and more Governance:

No more interference in the management issues of the educational institutions.

Separation of grant functions:

The grant functions would be carried out by the HRD Ministry, and the HECI would focus only on academic matters.

End of Inspection Raj:

Regulation will be conducted through transparent public disclosures, merit-­based decision making on matters regarding standards and quality in higher education.

Focus on academic quality:

HECI will have the mandate of improving educational standards with the specific focus on learning outcomes, evaluation of academic performance by institutions, mentoring of institutions, training of teachers, and promoting the use of educational technology. It will develop norms for setting standards for opening and closure of institutions, provide for greater flexibility and autonomy to institutions, and lay rules for appointments to critical leadership positions at the institutional level irrespective of the law under which a University was started.

Powers to enforce:

The Regulator will have powers to enforce compliance with the academic quality standards and will have the authority to order the closure of sub­standard and bogus institutions.

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June 7, 2018

QS World University Rankings 2019 Announced; MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Caltech, Oxford World's Best; IIT Bombay Tops In India; Panjab University Chandigarh Knocked Out

World University Rankings

Harvard University

Photo: Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Image Credit: Jonathan E. Shaw.

London, June 6, 2018 — The fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings was released today by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. QS ranks the world’s 1000 best universities, which come from 85 different countries.

KEY FACTS

QS evaluates the universities according to the following six metrics:

  1. Academic Reputation
  2. Reputation among Employers
  3. Faculty/Student Ratio
  4. Citations per faculty
  5. International Faculty Ratio
  6. International Student Ratio

QS World University Rankings 2019: Top 20

Institution Name — Country/Territory

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — United States
  2. Stanford University — United States
  3. Harvard University — United States
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) — United States
  5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  6. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  7. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) — Switzerland
  8. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
  9. University of Chicago — United States
  10. UCL (University College London) — United Kingdom
  11. National University of Singapore (NUS) — Singapore
  12. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) — Singapore
  13. Princeton University — United States
  14. Cornell University — United States
  15. Yale University — United States
  16. Columbia University — United States
  17. Tsinghua University — China
  18. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  19. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  20. University of Michigan — United States

PERFORMANCE OF SOUTH ASIA (INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, SRI LANKA)

KEY FACTS

INDIA

QS RANK — UNIVERSITY

  1. 162 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  2. 170 Indian Institute of Science
  3. =172 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
  4. =264 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  5. =283 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  6. =295 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
  7. =381 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
  8. =472 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
  9. 487 University of Delhi
  10. 591-600 University of Hyderabad
  11. 601-650 Jadavpur University
  12. 751-800 Anna University
  13. 751-800 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  14. 751-800 Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  15. 801-1000 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh
  16. 801-1000 Amity University
  17. 801-1000 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)
  18. 801-1000 Banaras Hindu University
  19. 801-1000 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  20. 801-1000 Savitribai Phule Pune University
  21. 801-1000 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  22. 801-1000 University of Calcutta
  23. 801-1000 University of Mumbai
  24. 801-1000 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

PAKISTAN

  1. =397 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
  2. =417 National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) Islamabad
  3. 551-560 Quaid-i-Azam University
  4. 701-750 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
  5. 751-800 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
  6. 801-1000 University of the Punjab, Lahore
  7. 801-1000 University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore

BANGLADESH

  1. 801-1000 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  2. 801-1000 University of Dhaka

SRI LANKA

  1. 801-1000 University of Colombo

India’ positive performance is symptomatic of a successful year for the country’s higher education system, said Ben Sowter, QS Research Director.

“Indian progress can be primarily attributed to improvements in QS’s reputational indicators, which account for the insights of 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers. Seventeen of India’s 24 ranked universities improve their rank for Academic Reputation, while 13 improve their rank for Reputation among Employers,” Sowter added.

“Most of India’s other universities are struggling to improve their research impact, relative to global competitors. India’s universities are also struggling to internationalize in an increasingly competitive international education market,” Sowter explained.

R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Higher Education, HRD Ministry, expressed his view that the result of the QS World University Rankings 2019 is an affirmation of faith in the premier Indian higher educational institutions and an endorsement of the effectiveness of the measures being taken by Indian Government to improve the ranking of Indian institutions.

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Mr. Prakash Javadekar said that the successes registered by Indian Institutions in QS World Best Universities Ranking 2019 released today is the result of relentless work in the premier institutions and various initiatives of HRD Ministry under the guidance and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. The minister congratulated the Indian Institutes ranked among the top 500 institutions in the rankings.

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May 30, 2018

World’s Top 100 Most Prestigious Universities in 2018

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London, May 30, 2018 — The most valuable asset in a crowded market is reputation. Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the World Reputation Rankings 2018 comprising the world’s top 100 most prestigious universities.

According to Times Higher Education, its World Reputation Rankings are created using the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey, a unique piece of research.

“The Academic Reputation Survey, available in 15 languages, uses United Nations data as a guide to ensure that the response coverage is as representative of world scholarship as possible. It is also evenly spread across academic disciplines,” THE elucidates.

The reputation table ranks institutions according to an overall measure of their esteem that combines data on their reputation for research and teaching.

World’s Top 100 Most Prestigious Universities in 2018

RANK — INSTITUTION — COUNTRY

  1. Harvard University — United States
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States
  3. Stanford University — United States
  4. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  6. University of California, Berkeley — United States
  7. Princeton University — United States
  8. Yale University — United States
  9. University of California, Los Angeles — United States
  10. University of Chicago — United States
  11. California Institute of Technology — United States
  12. Columbia University — United States
  13. The University of Tokyo — Japan
  14. Tsinghua University — China
  15. University of Michigan — United States
  16. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  17. Peking University — China
  18. Cornell University — United States
  19. UCL — United Kingdom
  20. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
  21. Johns Hopkins University — United States
  22. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich — Switzerland
  23. University of Toronto — Canada
  24. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  25. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom
  26. New York University — United States
  27. Kyoto University — Japan
  28. University of Washington — United States
  29. Duke University — United States
  30. Carnegie Mellon University — United States
  31. University of California, San Diego — United States
  32. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States
  33. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation
  34. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States
  35. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  36. University of Texas at Austin — United States
  37. Northwestern University — United States
  38. University of British Columbia — Canada
  39. Paris Sciences & Lettres - PSL University — France
  40. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  41. McGill University — Canada
  42. King’s College London — United Kingdom
  43. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne — Switzerland
  44. University of California, San Francisco — United States
  45. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States
  46. Seoul National University — South Korea
  47. University of California, Davis — United States
  48. University of Melbourne — Australia
  49. LMU Munich — Germany
  50. Pennsylvania State University — United States

51-60

61-70

71-80

81-90

91-100

The World Reputation Rankings are based on an invitation-only opinion survey of senior, published academics, who were asked to name no more than 15 universities that they believed were the best for research and teaching in their field.

From India, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has made it to the list in the 91-100 band. The last time it was featured was in 2011.

Commenting on IISc Bengaluru’s accomplishment, Phil Baty, editorial director of Global Rankings for THE, said, “Only 100 institutions in the world make it to this annual list of the most powerful university brands. So it is a highly significant achievement to be included. And it is fantastic to see an Indian presence this year.”

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May 9, 2018

Mumbai among World's Best Student Cities for 2018, London Tops the Ranking

London, Best Student City

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Mimbai, Best Student City

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College Student, QS Best Student Cities

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LONDON, May 8, 2018: London is the world’s best student city. The fifth edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking, released today, sees London replace Canada’s Montreal as the world-leader.

London rises to the first position primarily as a result of increasingly positive responses to QS’s student survey, which asks students about the quality of experience in a city, and their willingness to remain there after graduating.

Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS, said: “The 2018 ranking highlights the enduring quality of the student experience available in London. The city benefits from outstanding employment prospects, more world-class universities than any other city, and excellent lifestyle opportunities. These factors mean that the capital remains a great place to study despite eye-watering costs - as more than 50,000 student respondents to QS’s survey have made clear.”

The QS Best Student Cities index, published annually, showcases the best urban destinations for international students. The index assesses cities for its University Rankings, Student Mix, Desirability, Employer Activity, Affordability, and Student View.

Key Observations:

Methodology

QS use six indicator groups to compile the ranking, each analyzing a different aspect of concern to prospective students.

  1. Rankings
  2. Student Mix
  3. Desirability
  4. Employer Activity
  5. Affordability
  6. Student View

QS BEST STUDENT CITIES 2018

RANK — CITY — COUNTRY

  1. London — United Kingdom
  2. Tokyo — Japan
  3. Melbourne — Australia
  4. Montreal — Canada
  5. Paris — France
  6. Munich — Germany
  7. Berlin — Germany
  8. Zurich — Switzerland
  9. Sydney — Australia
  10. Seoul — South Korea
  11. Vienna — Austria
  12. Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  13. Boston — United States
  14. Toronto — Canada
  15. Singapore — Singapore
  16. Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  17. Vancouver — Canada
  18. New York — United States
  19. Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe — Japan
  20. Taipei — Taiwan
  21. Brisbane — Australia
  22. Canberra — Australia
  23. Auckland — New Zealand
  24. Manchester — United Kingdom
  25. Buenos Aires — Argentina
  26. Beijing — China
  27. Amsterdam — Netherlands
  28. Moscow — Russia
  29. Shanghai — China
  30. Prague — Czech Republic
  31. Barcelona — Spain
  32. Madrid — Spain
  33. Stockholm — Sweden
  34. Dublin — Ireland
  35. Los Angeles — United States
  36. Milan — Italy
  37. Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia
  38. San Francisco — United States
  39. Perth — Australia
  40. Chicago — United States
  41. Adelaide — Australia
  42. Lyon — France
  43. Glasgow — United Kingdom
  44. Coventry — United Kingdom
  45. Copenhagen — Denmark
  46. Ottawa — Canada
  47. Nottingham — United Kingdom
  48. Brussels — Belgium
  49. Budapest — Hungary
  50. Lisbon — Portugal
  51. Birmingham — United Kingdom
  52. Mexico City — Mexico
  53. Warsaw — Poland
  54. Bangkok — Thailand
  55. Aberdeen — United Kingdom
  56. Newcastle Upon Tyne — United Kingdom
  57. Gothenburg — Sweden
  58. Philadelphia — United States
  59. Stuttgart — Germany
  60. Washington DC — United States
  61. Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman — United Arab Emirates
  62. Atlanta — United States
  63. Brno — Czech Republic
  64. Santiago — Chile
  65. Oslo — Norway
  66. Rome — Italy
  67. Istanbul — Turkey
  68. Pittsburgh — United States
  69. Christchurch — New Zealand
  70. Sao Paulo — Brazil
  71. Cape Town — South Africa
  72. Riyadh — Saudi Arabia
  73. Hsinchu — Taiwan
  74. Tomsk — Russia
  75. Helsinki — Finland
  76. Athens — Greece
  77. St. Petersburg — Russia
  78. Toulouse — France
  79. Johannesburg — South Africa
  80. San Diego — United States
  81. Bogota — Colombia
  82. Ankara — Turkey
  83. Monterrey — Mexico
  84. Vilnius — Lithuania
  85. Graz — Austria
  86. Daejeon — South Korea
  87. Gold Coast — Australia
  88. Nanjing — China
  89. Quebec — Canada
  90. Balti — United States
  91. Valencia — Spain
  92. Brighton — United Kingdom
  93. Nagoya — Japan
  94. Cairo — Egypt
  95. Manila — Philippines
  96. Novosibirsk — Russia
  97. Houston — United States
  98. Montpellier — France
  99. Mumbai — India
  100. Miami — United States
  101. Rio de Janeiro — Brazil

Mumbai (99th) represents India in the QS top 100 student cities for 2018. Located on the west coast at the site of a deep natural harbor, Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is India’s commercial, financial and entertainment capital. It is home to the Bollywood film industry and the highest number of millionaires in India.

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April 3, 2018

India's Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, Releases ‘NIRF India Rankings 2018’ for Higher Education Institutions

India Rankings 2018

Photo: India Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, releasing the India Rankings 2018 for Higher Educational Institutions at a function in New Delhi on April 03, 2018. The University Grants Commission Chairman and the Minister of State for Human Resource Development are also seen.

New Delhi, India. April 03, 2018. In a programme held in New Delhi today, India’s Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar, released the National Institutional Ranking framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2018 in various categories on the basis of performance of Higher Educational Institutions.

Speaking on the occasion, Prakash Javadekar said that the idea behind these rankings is to promote quality in education and encourage competition to perform better and to set up new benchmarks of performance in Higher education space.

While Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru bags 1st Position in Overall Ranking, IIT Chennai tops in Engineering, and IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management Category.

OVERALL RANKING

INSTITUTION — CITY — STATE

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru Karnataka
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi Delhi
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee Uttarakhand
  9. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
  10. Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu
  11. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana
  12. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati Assam
  13. Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal
  14. University of Delhi Delhi Delhi
  15. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  16. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra
  17. Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh
  18. Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal Karnataka
  19. Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi
  20. Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  21. Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal
  22. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana
  23. King George`s Medical University Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
  24. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu
  25. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata Mohanpur West Bengal
  26. Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani Rajasthan
  27. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad Dhanbad Jharkhand
  28. Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
  29. University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu
  30. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra
  31. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
  32. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Pune Pune Maharashtra
  33. Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh
  34. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal
  35. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu
  36. Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
  37. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi
  38. Siksha O Anusandhan Bhubaneswar Odisha
  39. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Gujarat
  40. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  41. Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra
  42. National Institute of Technology Rourkela Rourkela Odisha
  43. Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamil Nadu
  44. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah West Bengal
  45. Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana
  46. Tezpur University Tezpur Assam
  47. Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
  48. Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal
  49. Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra
  50. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala Punjab
  51. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha
  52. Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam Kerala
  53. G. B. Pant Universtiy of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar Uttarakhand
  54. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
  55. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Mohali Mohali Punjab
  56. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
  57. National Institute of Technology Surathkal Surathkal Karnataka
  58. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
  59. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Mysore Karnataka
  60. Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana Punjab
  61. Gauhati University Guwahati Assam
  62. Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Chennai Tamil Nadu
  63. SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu
  64. PSG College of Technology Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  65. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha
  66. Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi Jharkhand
  67. Symbiosis International Pune Maharashtra
  68. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu
  69. Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna Bihar
  70. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu
  71. University of Kashmir Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir
  72. Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh
  73. Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu
  74. Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
  75. PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  76. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar Haryana
  77. University of Jammu Jammu Tawi Jammu and Kashmir
  78. National Institute of Technology Warangal Warangal Telangana
  79. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra
  80. Amity University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh
  81. Madurai Kamraj University Madurai Tamil Nadu
  82. SVKM Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai Maharashtra
  83. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University Vaddeswaram Andhra Pradesh
  84. KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka
  85. University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad Karnataka
  86. Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry
  87. Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Punjab
  88. North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya
  89. Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
  90. Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra Uttar Pradesh
  91. Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan
  92. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu
  93. Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra
  94. Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
  95. Thiagarajar College of Engineering Madurai Tamil Nadu
  96. College of Engineering Pune Maharashtra
  97. Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute Puducherry Pondicherry
  98. Goa University Goa Goa
  99. Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin Kerala
  100. Delhi Technological University New Delhi Delhi

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March 20, 2018

India's University Grants Commission grants Autonomy to 60 Higher Educational Institutions

India Universities

Photo: India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, briefing media on the decision of granting autonomous status to 60 higher educational institutions, in New Delhi on March 20, 2018.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has granted autonomy to sixty Higher Educational Institutions. This was announced by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, at a media briefing in New Delhi today. Javadekar said that the Government is striving to introduce a liberalized regime in the education sector and emphasis is on linking autonomy with quality.

Giving further details, Javadekar said that the sixty Higher Educational Institutions which have been granted autonomy include 52 Universities i.e. 5 central universities, 21 state universities, 24 deemed universities, and 2 private universities. Javadekar explained that these universities will remain within the ambit of UGC but will have the freedom to start new courses, off campus centers, skill development courses, research parks and any other new academic programs. They will also have the freedom to hire foreign faculty, enroll foreign students, give incentive based emoluments to the faculty, enter into academic collaborations and run open distance learning programmes.

Eight colleges have also been granted autonomy, the HRD Minister said. The eight autonomous collages will be free to set their own syllabus, hold examinations, carry out evaluation as well as declare results. In this case, only the degree will be awarded by the respective university.

Following is the list of universities granted graded autonomy:

UGC, Universities

CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES

University — NAAC Score — Category

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi — 3.77 — I
  2. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad — 3.72 — I
  3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi — 3.41 — II
  4. Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh — 3.35 — II
  5. The English and Foreign Languages University, Telengana — 3.26 — II

STATE UNIVERSITIES

University — NAAC Score — Category

  1. Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata — 3.68 — I
  2. Algappa University, Karaikudi — 3.64 — I
  3. NALSAR University of Law, Telangana — 3.60 — I
  4. SavitribaiPhule Pune University, Pune — 3.60 — I
  5. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam — 3.60 — I
  6. National Law University Delhi, Dwarka — 3.59 — I
  7. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar — 3.53 — I
  8. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra — 3.52 — I
  9. Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati — 3.52 — I
  10. Osmania University, Hyderabad — 3.52 — I
  11. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar — 3.51 — I
  12. University of Jammu, Jammu — 3.51 — I
  13. University of Mysore, Mysuru — 3.47 — II
  14. Anna University, Chennai — 3.46 — II
  15. Punjab University, Chandigarh — 3.35 — II
  16. Kakatiya University, Warangal — 3.35 — II
  17. Punjabi University, Patiala — 3.34 — II
  18. Rajiv Gandhi University of Law, Patiala — 3.32 — II
  19. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack — 3.32 — II
  20. University of Madras, Chennai — 3.32 — II
  21. Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar — 3.28 — II

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March 18, 2018

2018 Laureates mark 20th Anniversary of L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Programme

L'Oreal UNESCO

L'Oreal UNESCO

Photo: L’Oréal-UNESCO Laureate Prof. Thaisa Storchi Bergmann (by Brigitte Lacombe) on display at Orly Airport, Paris, France. Image provided by and copyright © L’Oréal Foundation / Stephane Cardinale / People Avenue.

L'Oreal UNESCO

L'Oreal UNESCO

Photos: L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships awardees. Images provided by and copyright © L’Oréal Corporate Foundation.

L'Oreal UNESCO

Photo: Dr. Weang Kee Ho, Malaysia. 2018 Young Female Talent. Image provided by and copyright © L’Oréal Corporate Foundation.

L'Oreal UNESCO

Photo: Professor Heather Zar. 2018 Women in Science Laureate. Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Director SAMRC Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Image provided by and copyright © L’Oréal Foundation | Thierry Bouët.

UNESCO and the L’Oréal Foundation are preparing to honour five exceptional female scientists with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards at a ceremony on 22 March at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris.

The ceremony will follow a major scientific conference, organized by the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO on 21 March. These events will recognize leading women scientists and shine a spotlight on 15 talented young female scientists. They will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the For Women in Science programme.

This year, UNESCO and the L’Oréal Foundation have recognized five exceptional female scientists.

Each of the five laureates will receive a prize of €100,000 and be honored for her contribution in the fields of medicine, palaeontology, molecular biology, ecology and developmental biology.

Over the last 20 years, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme has raised the profile of 102 laureates and supported more than 3,000 young female scientists, helping them benefit from increased recognition within the scientific community. Three of these laureates have received science Nobel Prizes.

In order to further promote these women in science, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme is raising public awareness of their achievements. It has launched an international communications campaign in seven international airports (Paris, New York, Beijing, London, Dubai, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg) and on the streets of Paris, in partnership with JCDecaux and Aéroports de Paris.

THE 2018 L’OREAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE LAUREATES

AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES

Professor Heather ZAR
Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
Director SAMRC Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

ASIA-PACIFIC

Professor Mee-Mann CHANG
Professor, Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology.
Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

EUROPE

Professor Dame Caroline DEAN
Professor, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, United Kingdom.

LATIN AMERICA

Professor Amy T. AUSTIN
Professor, IFEVA-CONICET, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

NORTH AMERICA

Professor Janet ROSSANT
Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
University Professor, University of Toronto, Canada.
President, Gairdner Foundation, Canada.

THE 2018 L’OREAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL RISING TALENTS

Over the last 20 years, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have supported 3,022 talented young female scientists through research fellowships. These L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships are awarded annually at national and regional ceremonies in 117 countries.

National and regional fellowships are awarded to 275 young women scientists each year. Out of these 275, the International Rising Talents programme targets the most promising 15 of these scientists.

The 15 young female talents honoured in 2018 are:

AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES

ASIA-PACIFIC

EUROPE

LATIN AMERICA

NORTH AMERICA

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March 14, 2018

India forms an Empowered Expert Committee to select ten private and ten public institutions of Eminence

India Universities

Photo: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. The original building built in 1937. Image Credit: Bill.

India Universities

Photo: V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, speaking during the Session “Global Science Outlook” at the Annual Meeting 2018 of the World Economic Forum in Davos. January 23, 2018. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Greg Beadle.

India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has established the regulatory architecture to enable 10 public and 10 private institutions to emerge as World Class Teaching and Research Institutions named as ‘Institutions of Eminence’ (IoEs).

According to India government sources, an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) has been constituted to select 10 Private and 10 Public Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) from the 114 applications which have been received by the Human Resource Development Ministry for the status of IoEs. No timeline has been prescribed in the Regulations for selection of IoE. The composition of the expert committee is as under:

The selected IoEs will have freedom to fix and charge fee from foreign students without restriction and would have the freedom to determine the domestic students fees, subject to the condition that no student who gains admission should be turned away for lack of finance.

The IoEs shall have flexibility of course structure in terms of credit hours and number of years to take a degree, after the approval of its Governing council and subject to broadly conforming the minimum prevailing standards.

The IoEs will have freedom to enter into academic collaboration with top 500 Global ranking institutions without approval of the Government or UGC except with institutions from negative list of countries determined by the Ministry of External Affairs or by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Under Public Sector, 10 Central Universities, 25 State Universities, 6 Deemed to be Universities, 20 Institutions of National Importance and 6 Standalone Institutions have applied. Under Private Sector, 9 Private Universities and 16 Deemed to be Universities have applied.

Among those who have applied from the public sector are seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Madras, Delhi, Bombay, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati, Roorkee), Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jadhavpur University, Goa University and Mangalore University.

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore have also joined the race along with the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

The Central University of Hyderabad, Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, Madras University, Pondicherry University, and Mysore University have also applied.

From the private sector, the O P Jindal Global University, Ashoka University, Manipal University and Amity University, among others, have applied for the tag.

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March 3, 2018

QS releases World University Rankings by Subject 2018

World University Rankings

World University Rankings

Photo: A frosty day. Downing College, University of Cambridge. Image Credit: Steve Day.

World University Rankings

Photo: Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA, at the India Economic Summit 2016, New Delhi, India. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell.

LONDON — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, have released the eighth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The research project enumerates the world’s leading institutions for the study of 48 different subjects and five subject groups. The portfolio - the most extensive of its kind - is designed to provide a crucial comparative guide to university performance for students both aspiring and current, parents, career & study advisors, and academia.

This year, Harvard University retains its global pre-eminence. It ranks number-one for fourteen different subjects, outranking Massachusetts Institute of Technology (12 number-one ranks) and the University of Oxford (four number-one ranks).

Key Findings:

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
Institutions achieving most Top-10 Ranks

Institution — Country — Number of Subjects in which placed in Top-10

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “For perhaps the first year since we began this research project, we see the improvement of Asian nations decelerate somewhat. There is no noteworthy proportional increase in the number of top-50 positions they take, and only the National University of Singapore demonstrates comprehensive competitiveness in the very highest echelons. The results demonstrate the difficulties facing any institution or system aiming to reach world-class research performance standards.”

ACADEMIC REPUTATION

QS RANK — UNIVERSITY — ACADEMIC REPUTATION SCORE

  1. Harvard University — 100
  2. University of Cambridge — 100
  3. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) — 100
  4. University of Oxford — 100
  5. Stanford University — 100
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — 100
  7. The University of Tokyo — 100
  8. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) — 100
  9. Princeton University — 100
  10. Yale University — 100
  11. National University of Singapore (NUS) — 100
  12. Columbia University — 99.9
  13. University of Chicago — 99.9
  14. Peking University — 99.8
  15. The University of Melbourne — 99.8
  16. UCL (University College London) — 99.7
  17. University of Toronto — 99.7
  18. Kyoto University — 99.7
  19. University of Michigan — 99.7
  20. Cornell University — 99.6
  21. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology — 99.6
  22. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) — 99.5
  23. Imperial College London — 99.4
  24. The Australian National University — 99.3
  25. The University of Sydney — 99.3

UNIVERSITIES FROM INDIA

QS RANK — UNIVERSITY — ACADEMIC REPUTATION SCORE

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