Reporter’s Take | MHRD softens stand on foreign institutes’ India entry

Ten years after a bill to the effect was turned down, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is trying to revive proposals allowing the entry of foreign educational institutes in India. The Foreign Educational (Regulations of Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010 had proposed to allow international institutes to set-up campuses in India, but it could […]

Various institutes in Pune host a series of events to mark National Science Day

The scientific exhibition at Science park department of SPPU drew a huge crowd.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo) The National Science Day was celebrated with enthusiasm across the city on Thursday, as various science exhibitions, talks and programs were organised by the educational institutions, and science and technology centres. National Science Day is observed every year to mark […]

Govt plans to expand rural job scheme, gets poor response from institutes

Data from Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission shows the government has linked 110 institutes since 2016 which have trained 26,521 youth and provided employment to 20,554. While the Maharashtra government has ambitious plans to expand the scope of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), that provides skill training and generates employment for socio-economically backward […]

Sharad Pawar to PM Modi: 63 out of 103 ICAR institutes without regular directors

Former Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has expressed concern over the large number of vacancies in top leadership positions at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the 100-plus institutes under the country’s premier farm research organisation having an annual budget of nearly Rs 8,000 crore. Currently, out of ICAR’s 103 research institutes, “nearly […]

Govt to ease norms for technical institutes from coming session

NEW DELHI: The Union government will reduce inspection, curb over-regulation and allow a degree of autonomy to technical institutions, including business and IT schools. The new rules will come into force from the coming academic year and once in place, will allow better performing schools to hire teaching staff from abroad without government approval. It will […]