Education Current Affairs - 2019

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Distance Education Council allows students to pursue two degrees

The Distance Education Council (DEC) has allowed students to pursue two programmes simultaneously through distance or combination of distance and regular modes in various combinations.

The DEC has also mentioned some of the combinations which students can opt for. These include one degree and diploma/postgraduate diploma/certificate. Likewise, a student can pursue one postgraduate diploma and one diploma/certificate, one diploma and one certificate, two postgraduate diplomas, two diplomas and two certificate courses.

Month: Categories: Governance & Politics

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IIT-Bombay gears up to take up Aakash-3 as next project

image After a successful launch of Aakash-2  — India’s low cost device for higher education — the IIT Bombay is now planning the next improved version of the tablet Aakash-3. The institute will soon release a global tender for producing 50 lakh units of Aakash-3.

What will be major improvements with Aakash-3?

As proposed, upgraded tablet will:

  • Work on a SIM
  • Faster processor
  • Higher memory capacity

However, it will be challenging to keep the price unchanged.

Currently Aakash-2 is being purchased by the government at Rs. 2,263 per unit, which is being distributed to students and institutions at around 5o% subsidy at Rs. 1,130. Government targets to train 1 lakh teachers once every college and institution gets the device.

Month: Categories: Science & Technology

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