Existing NIFT centers to be upgraded

New Delhi, Feb 26 : Union Cabinet today approved the proposal from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Ministry of Textiles for implementation of Other Backward Class (OBC) quota r

Centre forms group to regulate pvt education

Concerned at the quality of higher education imparted in private institutions, the Centre plans to frame guidelines regulating the standard of education, fee structures and admission procedures in such institutes.

A group of ministers comprising Arjun Singh (HRD), Pranab Mukherjee (finance) and P Chidambaram (home) is examining the possibility of regulating private institutions, such as deemed universities, that come under the central government. The group is expected to submit its report shortly. The move is based on complaints by students who are either duped or imparted poor quality education.

Genuine institutes on Unesco site

Unesco has decided to display on its website names of genuine, accredited institutions across the globe to prevent duping of students.

"We have given a list of genuine institutes of 30 countries. By July, accredited institutes in 60 countries, including those in India, will find their names on the list. Students can verify from our list before applying," an official in Delhi said. The list has been drawn up in consultation with the respective governments. Unesco is also preparing a set of criteria to help students identify fake institutions. "By April this year, we will put out the guidelines to identify fake institutions," the official said.

Want to land a good job? Re-work that CV

As colleges grapple with placements, students are busy re-working resumes and attending programmes on personality development and soft skills

With companies playing hard-to-get at campus placements, students from engineering and management colleges are re-working resumes to attract job offers.

"I've been going over my resume details, but don't feel confident that it will impress company officials. I've added information regarding the clubs on campus, which I joined and the various programmes we organised through the year. I hope that earns extra credit from the interviewer," says Abhijit Sabarwal, an engineering student.

CEPT to study Surat floods

Study will help in assessing the land use pattern for upcoming and existing housing projects

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) will conduct a study to assess land margin and land-use pattern for new development plans after taking lessons from devastating floods that had hit Surat in August 2006. Based upon its suggestions, a proposal will be forwarded to the state government for action.

SU gears up to grab an 'A' from NAAC

NAAC team to visit the varsity for accreditation on Thursday

On the eve of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) team's visit on Thursday, Saurashtra University has made all arrangements to see that it gets an 'A'.

"As far as the recommendations mentioned in the report of the peer team of NAAC after their visit in 2002 are concerned, we have taken care to see that all are fulfilled," says vice chancellor of Saurashtra University Kamlesh Joshipura.