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We Don’t Want To Produce Graduates Who Are Not Employable: Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE

Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE was speaking at the BW Higher Education Conclave in Bengaluru While India has over 800 Universities that offer higher education, however, the crisis of quality education has stopped the sector from leveraging its full potential. Underling the challenges that the higher education sector is beset with, Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE during his keynote address at the BW Higher Education Conclave stated, “There has been a constant challenge for the higher education sector in the country. If you look at the data, more institutions were established in the last one and a half decades compared…

AICTE to make teachers’ training mandatory for all faculties in technical colleges

BHUBANESWAR: All India Council of Technical Education(AICTE) is to introduce six-month faculty training programme mandatory for all teachers. Through this programme AICTE aims to train and upgrade around five lakh faculty members in different technical colleges across the country in the next two to three years, said chairman of the council Anil D Sahasrabudhe here on Tuesday.   “AICTE is developing the teachers’ training programme through which we want our teachers to understand new ways of teaching and learning. In the past we used to have lecturers, who come to class and write notes on black boards for an hour. But now students don’t have patience…

Lack Of Job Opportunities Behind Fall In Engineering Admissions: AICTE Chairman

Bhubaneswar: Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education  (AICTE) Anil Sahasrabudhe, while attending an event in Bhubaneswar today, said lack of job opportunities is responsible for the fall in admissions into engineering courses.   Talking to OTV Sahasrabudhe said, “As the large scale industries, especially the multinationals, are not increasing the jobs rather decreasing, a student gets disheartened without a job offer after completing four years of education.”   The second problem which is not apparent is that a number of private and deemed universities have come up that are also providing engineering courses. So it is not that…

Prakash Javadekar: Government planning Rs 75,000 scholarships for 1000 best innovative minds

To encourage research and innovation, the Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced that 1000 best innovative minds will get monthly scholarships of Rs 75,000 under the proposed Prime Minister’s Scholarship scheme. Speaking at the fourth convocation of Sri Sri University, Javadekar the government is building a better research infrastructure in the country at a cost of Rs 20,000 crore. “India lacks in innovation therefore, turn this adversary into your strength”, Javadekar said. The Union HRD minister also said that his ministry is working towards reducing the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical…

More than 50% engineering seats vacant in country, here’re the reasons.

In mid 90s, being an engineer was seen as one of the top ranked professional. Till a decade ago, engineering pass out would easily get high profile job and there was high demand of engineers in all fields like constructions, power, automobile, electronics, IT & manufacture. Engineers used to proudly prefix Er. To their names as doctors write Dr. But now being an engineer has lost its grace as there a millions of jobless engineering students all over the country. Latest official data released by government further reinforces this fact.   Engineering education in the country seems to have reached…

UGC urges universities, colleges to apply for innovation funding scheme AIC

The Atal Incubation Centre is an innovation funding scheme which provides for a grant-in-aid of up to Rs 10 crore for a maximum period of five years.   New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged all public universities and the colleges under them to apply for aid from the Atal Incubation Centre (AIC), an innovation funding scheme formulated by the Niti Aayog last year.   In a letter issued on Wednesday, the central funding agency for the universities asked the latter to “encourage the academic fraternity of your esteemed University and your affiliated colleges” by applying to the…

Elon Musk didn’t like his kids’ school, so he made his own small, secretive school without grade levels

Elon Musk didn’t like his kids’ school, so he started his own, the inventor and entrepreneur said in an interview on Beijing Television. The school is called Ad Astra – which means “To the stars” – and is small and relatively secretive. It doesn’t have its own website or a social media presence. Christina Simon, who writes about private elementary schools in Los Angeles , has done some digging around Ad Astra.   She says she’s been in contact with a mother whose child attends Musk’s school. The mother told Simon that the relatively new Ad Astra School is “very…

AGENCIES TO WHICH WE CAN APPLY FOR R&D FUNDS

(1) University Grants Commission (UGC) I. Introduction UGC strives to promote teaching and research in emerging areas in Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Literature, Pure Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Medical, Agricultural Sciences etc. II Name of scheme(s) Major and Minor Research Projects Objective(s): To promote excellence in research in higher education by supporting research programmes of University and College teachers in various disciplines.Traditionally, universities have been the centers of research. Although, the Government has a network of science and technology laboratories for research and development, the major base of researchers in science and technology remains with the universities. Therefore, university…

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MHRD and Focus States for TEQIP-III

The Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar signed MoU for Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (Phase- III) with 18 States and 1 UT in New Delhi today. The Union HRD Minister expressed his happiness on the occasion as the programme is implemented in assistance with World Bank in a sustainable way to improve over all standard and quality of technical institutes. The Union Minister emphasised that innovation and research can happen only when physical infrastructure and trained manpower is available, and therefore this programme is vital for much needed technical up-gradation in education institutes.   For implementation of the project,…

MIT: Drones that drive

CSAIL team’s system of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars.     Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature — many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren’t near roads and then squeeze through tight spaces on the ground to transport objects or rescue people.   The problem is that robots that are good at one mode of transportation are usually…

COEP RSC: BY THE POWER OF DEADSHOT

In August, Japan may fall in love with a new robot from India. And no, it’s not Rajinikanth   Deadshot looks more like a portable table than a highly advanced robot. Its metal frame fitted with wires, motors, and sensors only accentuate its odd appearance. Yet, beneath the haphazard network of cables, lies a champion bot that can toss a frisbeeshaped disc and make it land on designated targets with pinpoint accuracy. In fact, Deadshot is so accomplished at the task, he beat others like him in the national finals of Robocon, a robotics competition organised three months ago in…

Niti to set up 1,000 innovation labs in schools this year

New Delhi, (Jun 16): NITI Aayog will set up 1,000 Atal Tinkering Labs(ATL) in various schools this year under a mission aimed at fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.   The Aayog , last year, had selected 457 schools to set up Atal Tinkering Labs under the Atal Innovation Mission(AIM). It had received more than 13,000 applications from various schools from all states and Union Territories.    ATLs are dedicated work spaces for students (Class 6th and Class 12th) to acquire innovation skills, develop ideas and build prototypes using latest equipment such as 3D printers, robotics…

NITI Aayog to set up 1,000 labs in schools under Atal Innovation Mission

New Delhi: The founders of three start-ups have expressed interest in mentoring students under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog chief executive officer Amitabh Kant said on Friday.   The three are Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal and Oyo Rooms’ Ritesh Agarwal. Mint couldn’t immediately reach Sharma, Aggarwal and Agarwal for comment.   Also, firms such as Intel Corp., International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Robert Bosch GmbH and Schneider Electric SE want to partner with schools as part of the Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) initiative. These tinkering labs are equipped with “do it yourself” kits and instruments…

AICTE chairman Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe bats for startups

GUWAHATI: Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) Anil D Sahasrabudhe , who was here on Tuesday, urged engineering students and technocrats to create startups at the college level which can be moulded into multinational companies in future.   “If you look at America, all the major companies had their origin in some university or the other. In India, too, we need to have a similar culture. Our start-ups should be able to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Google ,” Sahasrabudhe said at a ceremony held at Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology.   He…

‘Need to establish legal infras for India to take lead in artificial intelligence’

Titled ‘Leveraging artificial intelligence and robotics for sustainable growth’, the study highlighted how an early public sector interest could trigger a spurt of activity in the AI field in India, instead of waiting for technology to reach a level where regulatory intervention becomes necessary.   India should take lead in establishing a legal infrastructure on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to become a front runner, according to a ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study.   Titled ‘Leveraging artificial intelligence and robotics for sustainable growth’, the study highlighted how an early public sector interest could trigger a spurt of activity in the AI…

1.5 million jobs in rural India within one year: AICTE chairman

New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and All India Technical and Management Council (AITMC) launched “Earn While Learn” to educate and develop the skill set of over 1.5 million youth pan-India across industries, and provide them assured livelihood on Thursday.   The initiative will be implemented in collaboration with industries and business owners, said Anil D Sahasrabudhe, chairman, AICTE. The plan is to create 1.5 million jobs in 550 districts of India within one year.   The initiative has been launched jointly by AICTE under MHRD, National Career Service under ministry of labour and employment and…

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