Xavier School of Management, XLRI, Jamshedpur, conducted the inauguration ceremony for the new academic year 2022-23 in an offline mode after a span of two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 555 new students have joined the XLRI student fraternity. The students were taken through a Special Orientation Programme drawn up by XLRI to update their knowledge before regular classes commenced.
As many as 16 students enrolled for the new LSCM programme that is in collaboration with Rutgers Business School, USA. Apart from this, 15 students enrolled in the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and 20 students enrolled in the Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EXEC-FPM).
“XLRI, as an institution, has always taken special care to maintain diversity in the classroom by selecting a very diversified group of students in terms of gender, educational background, economic background, professional background, and region. We have always stressed the gender ratio.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is instituting a special programme in consultation with the Defence Authorities to enable Agniveers who have passed Class 10, to further their education and obtain a Class 12 pass certificate by developing customized courses that are relevant to their area of service, according to Ministry of Education (MoE) officials.
The Government of India on June 14, 2022, approved a recruitment scheme, Agnipath, for Indian youth to serve in the armed forces. The youths selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers. These candidates can stay with the armed forces for a period of four years.
While addressing the audience, Professor Umesh Rai, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu said that education in present-day times need not be confined to the four walls of the classrooms. Instead, these types of outreach activities should be an integral part of the educational curriculum, as the same also promotes social harmony and confidence building.
Prof Umesh Rai while invoking the vision of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said that the National Education Policy is futuristic and aims at fulfilling Dr S Radhakrishnan’s vision of education that empowers the student to participate in national development.
Earlier, speaking to the media personnel, the vice-chancellor besides highlighting the importance and significance of today’s event, also said that this is part of a series of programmes that the University of Jammu plans to organise under India @100 Amrit Kaal.
In a major decision by the Bihar government, it has decided that candidates aspiring to become a government school teacher in the state will not need to give a separate teacher recruitment test i.e. STET (State Teacher’s Eligibility Test), and instead be recruited though CTET (Central Teacher’s Eligibility Test) itself.
This would come as a big relief to teaching aspirants as now they would only need to clear CTET to be automatically eligible for a teaching post in Bihar government schools.
They will not need to appear for both CTET and STET anymore.
According to media reports, the Bihar government has given information about this decision to the Bihar School Examination Committee i.e. Bihar Board, which organises the teacher recruitment examination in the state.
The Bihar School Examination Committee will soon give this information to the Patna High Court as well.
The letter issued by Ravi Prakash, Director, Directorate of Primary Education, Government of Bihar, said.
The researchers found that lack of education and skill, credit constraints, and poor access to social capital were the predominant entry barriers into the non-farming sector. They also showed that farm income and land assets have a negative influence on diversification, and household size has a positive impact on the participation of the rural community in non-farming activities.
The researchers called for Regional Rural Banks to allow micro-financing and composite finance services to remove the financial barriers to rural job diversification.
The IIT Madras study shows that increasing the flow of information via access to telecommunication devices such as mobile phones can enhance awareness about the benefits of non-farming occupations among the rural community, thereby enabling participation.
The research was undertaken by Dr. Sabuj Kumar Mandal, Associate Professor (Economics), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, and his student Anviksha Drall, PhD Research Scholar, IIT Madras.
As per the order issued by Additional Chief Secretary Home Department RK Goyal, the quota so reserved shall not be carried forward to the subsequent year in case suitable women candidates are not available.
According to a notification issued by the J&K Home Department, the reservation has been accorded by the government in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of Section 43 of the Police Act, 1983, by virtue of an insertion after rule 172 of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Rules, 1960, as ‘rule 172-A’.
Rule 172-A dealing with ‘Reservation of vacancies for women’ will read as: “Horizontal reservation to the extent of 15 percent of the vacancies in direct recruitment shall be earmarked for women candidates in non-gazetted ranks. The quota so reserved shall not be carried forward to the subsequent year, in case suitable women available candidates are not available.”
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested all universities and their affiliated colleges to make sure of the early nomination of ‘Gender Champions’ amongst students who would lead efforts to make campuses more inclusive and disseminate gender sensitisation. The senior-most regulatory body for higher education in India further requested institutions to fill in the online compliance details.
In a letter to vice-chancellors and college principals, UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said, “In order to increase the outreach for creating an environment that fosters equal treatment, the government envisages gender champions in all educational institutions across the country as responsible leaders.”
UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain further informed that ‘gender champions’ can be both boys and girls over the age of 16 who are enrolled in educational institutions and will create an enabling atmosphere in their schools, colleges, and academic institutions where girls are treated with dignity and respect.