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Free education for the disabled

The differently-abled can avail of education up to Class X in all government schools of the state.

The ambitious arrangements would be part of an “inclusive education system” sponsored by the Centre.

The scheme would be implemented with the help of NGOs. First, a team of experts including doctors, psychologists, special therapists, teachers and parents would conduct a multi-disciplinary assessment of the disabled children.

“The first step is to assess the disability of the concerned child. Then, we would study their needs, whether they require braille books or need to learn the sign language, among others,” said Diwakar, the distance education director of Jharkhand Education Project Council (JEPC).

Students would also be given transport allowance, hostel expenditure and can avail an escort.

The department would also work towards creating a barrier-free environment in schools.

J.B. Tubid, the state HRD secretary, who today scrutinised the proposals submitted by around 80 NGOs, directed representatives to chalk out proposals.

“NGOs have the expertise in community-based rehabilitation. The JEPC has pegged around 50,000 students currently enrolled in schools,” said Tubid.

Around 3 per cent of our population comes under some kind of disability or the other. Sources said that under the inclusive education system children in the age groups of six and 18 would be targeted.

But battling infrastructure issues would be a hurdle for the department.

More : telegraphindia.com

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Cisco recently conducted at GB Pant Agriculture and Technology University, in Pantnagar

Curriculum Upgrade
Cisco recently conducted a day-long retooling session at GB Pant Agriculture and Technology University, in Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) to discuss recent trends in networking technologies and the updated curriculum for the Cisco Networking Academy Programme. More than 40 academicians from all affiliated local academies in north India were present to share their views on the curriculum. The Cisco Networking Academy Programme (NAP) imparts updated knowledge of the principles, trends and practices of designing, building and maintaining communication networks that are the foundation of the global knowledge economy. Cisco presently provides free web-based curriculum, online NAP course material, and full-time technical support to 160 networking academies in India.

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Washingrton based Sikh body awards scholarship to 153 Punjab students

Washington-based Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) has awarded 153 scholarships this year to needy students in Punjab and neighboring states in India. This is the highest number of need-based scholarships granted in any single year by SHDF to meritorious Sikh and non-Sikh students pursuing professional degree courses. The last years record number was 127.

Starting with 24 scholarships in 2000-01, SHDF has continuously improved upon its previous years record. By now it has awarded a total of 580 scholarships of which more than 160 recipients have already graduated. SHDF is now tracking their placement in appropriate jobs, said Gajinder S. Ahuja, SHDF Secretary General.

Continuing, Ahuja said that An analysis of the scholarships for 2006-07 shows that 53% of the scholarships went to male and 47% to female students. 60% of the scholarship recipients, boys and girls, came from villages and 40% from urban centers. The professional split of scholarships was: 44% for different branches of engineering and technology, 22% for medicine and health, 20% in computer sciences and the balance for disciplines like agriculture, aeronautics, business management and journalism. A number of these students are children of widows, terminally sick parents, domestic servants, pensioners and daily wage laborers in urban as well as rural areas. 58% of the students are from families with income of less than a dollar a day per person. In fact 39% of the students are from families with incomes of less than 60 cents per day per person.

More : punjabnewsline.com

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Judith Munter has been selected as a Fulbright scholar by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

Judith Munter, associate dean for UTEPs College of Education, has been selected as a Fulbright scholar by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Munter in August will start a nine-month project to develop a collaborative research network that will help evaluate the teaching and learning process in Mexico, according to a news release.

She will also study the impact it has on the success of students who immigrate to the United States, the release said.

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Microsoft Hyderabad Teched India Conference

It is a contest based on your architectural skill. It would be judged based on the judging criteria and the top three candidates would be invited to Tech.Ed- India 200 showdown to present their proposal in front of a live audience and a panel of judges.

Eligibility:
1. Must be residence of India.
2. Should be employees of Microsoft Corporation, and their affiliates, parent companies, participating vendors, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and anyone working directly on this program, product and promotion

How to apply:
For this contest, the submission is held online website of the Microsoft Hyderabad.

Important dates:
05/13/09 – Contest starts
05/15/09 – Contest stops

Contact detail:
Microsoft
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh,
India

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CBSE schedule for Boards announced

CBSE schedule for Boards announced

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the date sheet for the Class X and XII exams scheduled for March.

While Class XII exams start from March 1, Class X exams start a day later.Maintaining the general order, the Class XII exams will start with physics, office and secretarial practice, mechanical engineering and cash management and house keeping followed by fashion studies the next day.

Science students will get some time for revision, with their second paper, chemistry, scheduled for March 6 and mathematics on March 22.

More : timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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New rule requires supervision for distance learning

Over the objections of school administrators and parents, the Montana Board of Public Education on Friday unanimously passed an online-education proposal backed by the teachers union.

It requires that all distance learning, including college courses, be supervised by a Montana-certified K-12 teacher endorsed in the discipline being taught.

However, the board voted to delay implementation of the rule change to no later than July 1, 2009, to tweak the proposal and give the Legislature time to fund it.

More : greatfallstribune.com

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Scholarship program launched

Chesapeake Energy Corporation and two Arkansas Rotary districts announced today that the company has agreed to fund $50,000 in scholarships over the next year to state students who have or will be graduating from high school.

The initial $1,000 scholarship was presented to Jesse Foster, who will attend the Proficiency of Petroleum Technology Program at Arkansas State University — Heber Springs. Chesapeake contributed the funds to the Cleburne County Rotary Club, which provided it to the university.

Our hope is that this scholarship program will help encourage young people to consider fields of study that are relevant to the energy industry, said Carol Troy, Chesapeakes director of corporate communications. Our significant investment in Arkansas is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, and we are thrilled to establish a solid relationship with Rotary and the community leaders that form the clubs membership base.

More : thedailycitizen.com

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HC Cancels Admission Of 33 Students Into DCE

The Delhi High Court cancelled the admission of 33 students named by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Combined Entrance Examination, after the CBI confirmed irregularities in the examination held for admission to the engineering courses in the Delhi College of Engineering and Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT).

There was, however, good news in store for other students, as the Court ruled that the admission of all other candidates would be completed as per schedule.

The Court, however, added that the admission of any other candidate whose involvement in the scam is established later will also be cancelled.

The petition had been filed by Karan Mendiratta, who ranked 1,459 in the examination, and had alleged that there had been irregularities in the examination.

He had demanded for an impartial inquiry into the allegations and cancellation of the examination if the alleged irregularities were proved.

The petition filed through advocate Rajneesh Kumar Gaind had alleged that 11 of the successful candidates, all ranked 56th, obtained same marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Similarly, three and five of the successful aspirants, all ranked 25th and 13 respectively, scored the same marks in the three subjects, the petition stated.

The Combined Entrance Examination was conducted in May for admission to engineering courses in the Delhi College of Engineering and the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology.

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Scholarships for international postgraduate studies to be awarded by the Faculty of Medicine Graduate School, University of Glasgow

Glasgow scholarships
More than 20 part scholarships for international applicants commencing taught and research postgraduate studies in September 2007 are to be awarded by the Faculty of Medicine Graduate School, University of Glasgow. The part scholarships will typically cover the home/EU fee component, department for education and skills rates, of the international programme fees. Part scholarships are also available for research study leading to the degrees of MSc (medical science), MD, DDS and PhD in five-rated groups within the faculty’s main research based divisions: cancer sciences and molecular pathology, cardiovascular and medical sciences, immunology, infection and inflammation, community based sciences, developmental medicine and clinical neurosciences. Opportunities may also be available for research in dentistry and nursing and health care.

Requirements: All applicants must hold or expect to achieve a first class or upper second-class honours degree, or Masters, in a relevant discipline. Exceptions apply where no honours degree classification exists. Applications are invited from international applicants applying for taught Masters programmes including MSc in medical science, applied neuro psychology, MSc medical science in human nutrition, MSc medical science in clinical nutrition, MSc medical science in medical genetics, MSc medical science in clinical pharmacology. Master of public health, MSc medical science in clinical physics, MSc medical science in sport and exercise medicine, MSc medical science in health care and new Masters’ programmes commencing in September 2007, subject to Senate approval. A number of part scholarships will be strategically earmarked for international applicants applying to these new programmes.

Submission: May 31,2007.

In Indias higher education, few prizes for 2nd place

In Indias higher education, few prizes for 2nd place

It would seem a good time to be Kinjal Bhuptani. She is a college student studying business in the financial capital of one of hottest economies on earth.

But she has no illusions of sharing in Indias newfound prosperity when she graduates from Hinduja College this spring. While others land $100,000-a- year jobs at Goldman Sachs and Microsoft, she is more likely to make $4 a day selling credit cards door to door.

Bhuptanis mistake, if you can call it that, was not getting into one of Indias most elite universities, like the Indian Institutes of Management or Indian Institutes of Technology. Those who are admitted go on to enjoy handsome paychecks on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, and to steward some of the worlds largest companies.

More : iht.com

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UPSC IES ISSE Indian Economic Service, Indian Statistical Service Examination

Indian Economic/Statistical Services Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruit Grade IV officers for the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) and Indian Economic Service (IES). Indian Economic/Statistical Services Exam is held in the month of November. Selected candidates in Indian Economic/Statistical Services Exam are placed in the planning commission, planning board, ministry of economic affairs, National sample survey and other allied offices where specialists in economics and statistics are required.

Eligibility Criteria
A candidate for Indian Economic Service must have obtained a degree with Economics or Statistics as a subject and a candidate for the Indian Statistical Service must have a degree with Statistics or Mathematics or Economics as a subject from any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the Universities Grant Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.
The candidate should not below 21 years of Age.

Examination Centres
Exam is held on following Center
Agartla, Ahmedabd, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur (Guwahati), Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi (Cochin), Kolkata (Calcutta), Kohima, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Portblair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

How to apply for NDA 2010
The application form along with an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the form, an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending the application will be obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III of Notice against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Form should be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/ Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This form can be used only once and for only one examination.

Contact details of NDA 2010
Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi-110069

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Design Modules To Empower IT Students`

Educational institutions should initiate object-oriented analysis and design modules (OOAD) for students. These modules could be implemented using institutional intranet, thus empowering them to face the needs of the IT industry.

This is what speakers had to say at the discussion on Learning Experience in Software Engineering organised by Ascendum on Saturday.

In his opening remarks, K R V Subramaniam, CEO, Ascendum said that with the employment base in Indias IT sector (excluding hardware) crossing the one million mark, the demand for trained software engineers who can deliver from day one is on the rise.

While academic institutions are churning out software engineers with generic skills, most of them are faced with a severe faculty crunch, he added.

While institutions today emphasise on imparting lessons based on the industry requirements, the mode of doing so is still largely traditional.

He pointed out that typically corporate training programmes for new recruits were too traditional for the recruits to absorb and retain that knowledge.

At the panel discussion Chandar Sundaram, academic lead, Microsoft India, Sandhya Ramachandran, founder and CEO, Sudiksha Learning Dimensions, R K Gupta, principal, ICFAI Institute of Science & Technology shared their experiences.

Reinforcing the need to adopt e-learning as an effective tool in corporate training, Y C Roy, associate vice-president, training & education – Valtech India, said, Ascendums e-learning courseware caters to three kinds of learners, the oratory learners, who learn by hearing: the visual learners who learn by watching and the kinesthetic learners who learn hands-on through trial and error.

Every software engineering course should have a kinesthetic learning module so that students are able to retain much more and thus the learning process is enhanced.

Ascendums Learning Solutions is involved in various custom e-Learning development initiatives for its global clientele like Broadcom, LogicVision and CDISC.

Ascendum also has an in-house initiative to design, develop and offer excellent e-Learning courseware products aimed at students and professionals alike, said Subramaniam.

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Aptech Computer Education has launched a state of the art centre at San and El Salvador

Aptech Computer Education has launched a state of the art centre at San and El Salvador

VENTURE EL SALVADOR
Aptech Computer Education has launched a state-of-the-art centre at San Salvador, El Salvador. This centre is placed at the Universidad Francisco Gavidia (UFG) campus. UFG is San Salvadors premier university for technology and science studies with over 10,000 students. The Aptech Certified Computer Professional programme would be offered as one of the higher education professional programmes, from their Centra de Educacion Continua (Centre of Continuing Education).

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IIMs Changes Admission Rules

The six Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have decided to change their admission rules.
Till now the IIMs accepted only graduates from educational institutions recognised by the Associaiton of Indian Universities (AIU).

However, anyone who qualifies in the CAT exam will now be eligible for admission to an IIM.

The earlier rule, created in 1993, now stands void. This would open up opportunities from students from non-AIU member institutions to prove their talent, said Bakul Dholakia, Director, IIM Ahmedabad.

Two graduates from DAIICT, one of whom had scored over 99 per cent in CAT, were earlier denied admission in IIM(A) because the institute was not an AIU member, said Gaurav Mundra, a DAIICT graduate.

With the new CAT rules, the competition will intensify as more and more students appear for the test, he added.

Last year, around 1.37 lakh graduates took the CAT to compete for the 1000-odd IIM seats. With the new decision, this number is likely to cross 1.7 lakh.

As the numbers rise, the government is now considering increasing the number of seats in the existing IIMs, as well as starting a seventh IIM in the Northeast.

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Carry-over system demanded

Source
DECCAN HERALD

Date
2005-07-12

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Responding to a call given by Akhila Bharatiya Vidhyarti Parishat (ABVP), degree students boycotted classes and observed college bundh demanding carry-over facility for students studying under semester system in colleges affiliated to the Kuvempu University, in the City on Monday.

The students of AGB College, SBC College, MSB College and AVK College boycotted classes and took out a procession from the Government First Grade College till Ambedkar Circle.

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IIT Delhi to display innovations for image makeover

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi wants now for a change of image bewerkstelligte by the announcement of its innovations and become popular, like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and l ‘Stanford University. “For decades, we have achieved excellence in education, and it is high time, which became famous for a change of image bewerkstelligte,” said Balakrishnan, Dean, Post-Graduate Studies and Research at IIT Delhi.

“It is a temple of learning, and we need for this message by our innovations,” said Balakrishnan IANS.

“To showcase our work for the whole world, we are asked to 275 innovations Saturday. We invited industry, experts, schools and universities to come and get an idea of what we do here.”

In a disaster resistant intelligent house, a prototype of sugar cane for the visually impaired, a car to a formula of robots and other fuels for vehicles in progress, these innovations from IIT Delhi, students and their teachers on the screen.

“Everyone can be on the inside, ask questions and participate in our special conferences. We have also invited the faculties of science in schools and universities to come and get an idea of innovation, “said Subrat Kar, a professor I2tech and in the event.

What do people need to know what IIT Delhi. “If we are talking about items that famous institutes, names such as MIT, Stanford, Oxford and our minds. Why can we not, like herself?”

IITs have told teachers, the quality of education, like all the best international institutions or universities, but “few, as they are more than we know. It is a question of image building” .

What does he tried to ITT, as far as possible, students interact with a special program called “our right to speak.”

What does it say to technology such as schools and try to find out, at school by FOSS.

Sunit Tuli, associate dean of industrial research and development in IIT Delhi, people should know IIT innovations.

“We have the know-how and technology learning and what we have, that is to say, all over the world. This can we popularity in the international arena,” Tuli said.

Each year, IIT Delhi entry to nearly 550 students in various Undergraduate courses. Hundreds of also doctoral and post-graduate courses.

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Govs gift spurs review of Katz scholarship

Govs gift spurs review of Katz scholarship

The archbishop of Newark has ordered a review of union leader Carla Katzs scholarship to Seton Hall Law School after questions were raised about donations made by her former boyfriend, Gov. Corzine.

Archbishop John Myers, chairman of the Catholic universitys board, ordered the review Friday, according to Newark Archdiocese spokesman James Goodness.

Just because this issue has come up, it is just incumbent on us to look into it to make sure everything was done appropriately, Goodness told The Record of Bergen County for Saturdays editions. If theres a solid reason for her having it, thats fine.

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M.A. English and Communication Studies Courses at GGSIPU

Course at GGSIPU
Launched under the aegis of the University School of Humanities and Social Sciences (USHSS), M.A. English and Communication Studies, a two-year Masters degree programme was inaugurated by Prof. K.K. Agarwal, Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) at the University Campus. Welcoming, the first batch of 30 students for this programme, Prof. Agawal said, We have always tried to diffuse the boundaries between different subjects and encourage interaction among the students and faculty of varied disciplines. This course is an amalgamation of English Literature and communication skills. I am hopeful that at the end of this programme, students will be able to write, analyse and communicate in a much better manner. The programme is designed to open employment opportunities in varied streams like Media, Advertising and Public Relations, Publishing and Editing, Corporate and Government Communication Centers, the burgeoning BPO sector or even teaching of English and communication skills.

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Assam floods: Govt seeks IIT help to identify erring engineers

Only technologists can call technocrats’ bluff. This conclusion has made the Assam government approach IIT Guwahati to get to the bottom of brittle embankments and misplaced priorities leading to devastating floods every year.

This year, 17 of Assam’s 27 districts have turned into waterworlds leaving 23 dead and 20.68 lakh people displaced besides wasting 3,77,178 hectares of agricultural land. The flood related death toll since the 2006-07 fiscal has crossed 165.

According to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, flood management experts and engineers often come up with ineffective measures that they justify on one pretext or the other. “As laymen, we take them for their words, but this cannot go on. So we have asked IIT Guwahati to prepare a long-term, cost-effective solution,” he said.

The IIT’s mandate includes finding out where engineers have erred all these years and what needs to be done to rescue the flood-prone areas from doom. Some districts like Dhemaji are always under water even during ‘’dry’ years. No deadline has been set for the IIT.

Gogoi, however, said erosion has been a greater worry than floods in Assam.

Official estimates say Assam has lost 8 per cent of her land area of 78,438 sq km over the past few decades. Between 1954 and 2007, a network of rivers headed by the Brahmaputra ate away 4,25,932 hectares, and in the process displaced over 10 lakh people.

“We have been pushing for an erosion rehabilitation scheme too,” the CM said while countering criticisms that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s bled more for flood-affected Bihar than his equally deluged “home state”. Singh is a Rajya Sabha member from Assam.

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