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Crucial IIM meet this week

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), the top management institutes in the country, may soon be going global.

No proper DD listings, Soni intervenes

The Commonwealth Games may be generating huge interest among the masses. Sadly though, the games official broadcaster, Doordarshan, has been unable to reach out to viewers.

All Central univs plan single test & syllabus

In a major attempt at introducing further reforms in India’s higher education system, the government proposes to introduce a single entrance examination, common syllabus and common rules and regulations for all Central universities across the country. The human resources development ministry also wants to make it easier for students to seek transfer from one university to ano-ther to enable them to take the courses of their choice.

More autonomy for CBSE likely

The government is proposing to provide more administrative and financial autonomy to Central Board of Secondary Education, the premiere school education board in the country.

States against Centre’s move

The government’s attempts to create a National Textbook Council, a proposal aimed to create a first-of-its-kind body that will monitor the content of school textbooks, including those taught at school

Govt for law to better legal services

The government has proposed to create a regulatory body for monitoring the legal services in the country in an effort to provide quality legal services and proper grievance redressal mechanism to the

1/3rd IIT faculty slots vacant

Despite claims of expansion, inclusion and maintaining high standards in higher education sector of the country, IITs, the premiere engineering institutes in the country, are facing a massive shortage of teachers with over one-third positions lying vacant.

Opposition to higher education bill continues

The opposition to much-hyped proposal of Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal for creation of the National Council for Higher Education and Research, an overarching body for higher education regulation in the country, has continued.

Ministry mulls 14 more law varsities

In a major step towards promotion and expansion of legal education in the country, the Union law and justice ministry is preparing a proposal to establish 14 more national law universities in the country.

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