digitalLEARNING Magazine | Weekly Newsletter | 27 January 2022 | Volume 17 | Issue 64
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
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)
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.
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.