digitalLEARNING Magazine | Weekly Newsletter | 22 January 2021 | Volume 17 | Issue 03
Education Minister waives off 75% criteria for admissions to NIT, IIITs
The Education Ministry said Tuesday that it would relax the admission criteria for NITs and centrally funded technical educational institutions by removing the 75% requirement in grade 12.“Taking into account the decision on IIT JEE (advanced) and in accordance with the decision of the last academic year...Read More >
NTA releases syllabus for Engineering Entrance exam
As per the latest update, the National Testing Agency (NTA), which hosts the 2021 JEE Main Engineering Entrance Exam, officially released the exam schedule today. Technical candidates to take the JEE Main can download the entrance exam program by logging into the exam portal jeemain.nta.nic.in.Read More >
CBSE to start two levels of English and Sanskrit from 2021-22 session
For the academic year 2021-2022, the Central Board of Secondary Education, (CBSE) will present the articles in English and Sanskrit in two stages. Currently, the board offers math and Hindi in two levels to reduce stress for students. In addition, beginning next academic year, the board will introduce improvement tests as part of NEP’s implementation of national education policy.
28 new private universities and 51 state colleges to be open in UP
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said the state has seen “massive changes” in education over the past four years, opening new colleges and universities and regulating university sessions.The deputy CM said around 28 new private universities and 51 state colleges coming across the state.
UGC asks Universities to help in COVID -19 vaccine rollout
The Union Health Department has written to the University Grants Commission (UGC) asking universities to work together on mass immunization against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry said that universities and institutions should help spread information about the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine among the population.