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AICTE, Microsoft Join Hands to Provide Cloud Technology for Engineering Students

AICTEAICTE Chairman Dr S S Mantha in the presence of Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, has announced that it is deploying microsoftlive@edu as one solution amongst many such initiatives with IT majors and Industries to more than 10,000 technical colleges and institutes throughout India. The initiative has been taken in a bid to broaden educational reform to improve technical education and prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow, Live@edu is the first step in AICTE’s deployment of Microsoft cloud computing for education.This initiative make AICTE into Microsoft’s largest cloud customer in the world. This will expand students’ access to high-quality technical education and collaboration.

Kapil Sibal has also launched AICTE’S two new management programmes. A Five year integrated masters level management programme and five year dual degree management course.


MHRD-Reschedules-59th-CABE-MeetingMHRD Reschedules 59th CABE Meeting

The 59th Meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), which was schedule to be held on 23rd April 2012 has been rescheduled to 6th June 2012.

The Minister of Human Resource Development also proposes to hold Education Minister’s conference to have wide-ranging discussion on various issues concerning both sectors of education on 5th June 2012.


Mallikarjun Kharge unveils Web Portal of DGET for Effective Implementation of Skill Development Scheme

Union Labour & Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has unveiled and dedicated the Official Web portal Directorate General of Training & Employment (DGET), M/o Labour & Employment to the nation for the effective implementation of Skill Development Scheme (SDIS) to promote training of around 6 lakh people in the Country annually. The portal is is developed by the Helwatt Paackard, India.

“I am quite confident that this powerful Web-portal would not only facilitate DGET in all these aspects but also enable to keep a track over outcome of the Scheme,” Kharge said.


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