IIM-Ahmedabad scraps bachelor’s degree as criteria for MBA admissions

The admission committee of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad has decided to scrap the bachelor’s degree as a criterion for admission to the postgraduate programme (PGPM), for the 2022-24 batch. The institute has taken this decision in view of the fact that for the last two years due to the pandemic, many universities were unable to conduct exams.

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IGNOU signs MoU with Skill ministry to link vocational education with higher education

The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to link vocational education and training with higher education. The MOU was signed on January 18, 2022.

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Blended Learning in India

Unless online education is blended with experiential and activity-based learning, it will tend to become a screen-based education with limited focus on the social, affective and psychomotor dimensions of learning. (Pp. 59 National Education Policy 2020)

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Banaras Hindu University introduces course In Hindu Studies

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi has started a new course – MA in Hindu Studies. According to BHU, the postgraduate course is the first-of-its-kind to be offered by a university in the country. BHU director VK Shukla inaugurated the course and said it is an interdisciplinary programme designed in line with the National Education Policy, 2020.

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Rajasthan government appoints key officers in Education department

In a major administrative reshuffle in Rajasthan, the state government has appointed several officers at key posts in the education department. Bhawani Singh Detha has been appointed as the Secretary in Higher & Technical Education. Narayan Lal Meena has been appointed as the Secretary in the Sanskrit Education department.

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