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IISc ranked India’s top university in 2017 NIRF Survey

The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru was adjudged as the best Indian university in the 2017 National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released by Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

This year it is second edition NIRF survey and was released as part of the India Rankings 2017 for the Educational Institutions.

What is NIRF Survey?

NIRF survey is first of its kind of indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions in the country. It outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country based on the parameters broadly covering Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional practices, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and inclusivity and Perception. It covers six categories of institutions including universities, engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture and colleges.

Background

In the second edition of India Rankings, a total of 2995 institutions had participated. It included 232 Universities, 1024 Engineering Institutions, 546 Management Institutions, 318 Pharmacy Institutions and 637 General Degree Colleges, and others. Many of these had participated in multiple disciplines, adding to a total of 3319 participants across disciplines.

List of top 5 India Rankings 2017

Overall
  • Indian Institute of Science, Banglore.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Engineering
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Tchnology, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Management
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, Banglore
  • Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
University
  • Indian Institute of Science, Banglore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Banglore
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal
Colleges
  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Loyola College, District Chennai
  • Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
  • Bishop Heber College, District Tiruchirapalli
  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College,New Delhi
Pharmacy
  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali), Punjab
  • University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad

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HRD ministry constitute sub-committee of CABE on issues of girl’s education

The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has constituted a sub-committee of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) to look into issues of girl’s education.

It will be headed by Telangana’s Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari. It will submit its report to the Union government within one year.

Terms of reference of sub-committee
  • Examine reasons for low participation of girls in education, including the socio-economic factors with resultant gender bias and suggest ways to reduce gender disparity to achieve better gender parity index.
  • Assess current status of enrolment of girls across the country at primary, upper primary, secondary education and senior secondary levels.
  • Analyse girls’ participation at all levels of school education across socio-economic groups of minorities, SC/ST and in rural-urban areas and reduce existing educational disparities among them.
  • Examine the existing schemes, incentives and measures aimed at enhancing girls’ participation and ensure their retention in education.
  • Suggest improvements and modifications in the existing schemes. Look into the issues of safety of girl students in schools, particularly in hostels and residential schools.
  • Identify infrastructure gaps such as non-availability or non-functionality of separated toilets for girls which impede retention of girls.
  • Compile best practices adopted by states/UTs for raising standards of girl’s education. Hold consultations with the Central/state governments and other stakeholders.

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Union HRD Ministry launches Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan

Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA) was launched by the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development (HRD) to make people aware about cashless economic system.

It was launched by Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. It is campaign by Higher Educational institutions for digital econmy.

Key Facts
  • VISAKA aims to create awareness among people about digital economy and cashless modes of transactions
  • It was launched on line with Prime Minister’s appeal to youth in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ for creating awareness for making India digital and cashless economy.
  • Under it, young students and faculty members will be roped to encourage and motivate people to use a digitally enabled cashless economic system for transfer of fund.
  • For active participation of youth and faculty, HRD Minister also launched a webpage where students can register themselves.
  • On this website, students and faculty members also can provide their feedback and suggestions on the initiative as well as upload the progress of their work.

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