Higher Education Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020

On September 16, 2020, Parliament passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 with approval from Rajya Sabha. The lower house, Lok Sabha had already passed the bill. Highlights The bill aims to establish an institute of teaching and research in Ayurveda. The institute is to be declared as an Institute of Read More…

Cabinet approves to give status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs

On February 5, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to confer the status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Tecnology). All the 5 IIITs are to operate in PPP mode. Highlights The Cabinet approved the Information Technology Laws (Amendment) bill, 2020. According to the bill, five IIITs along with 15 Read More…

Budget 2020: 99,300 crores and 3,000 crores allocated for Education and Skill Development

The Budget 2020 was presented at the Parliament under three themes. One of the themes is Aspirational India. The Education and Skills is a Sub theme of Aspirational India. The other two sub themes of Aspirational India are Agriculture, Rural Development and Irrigation Health, Water and Sanitation The GoI believes that there is a need Read More…

Five Documents developed by UGC released

On December 26, 2019, the Union Human Resource Development Ministry released five documents that were developed by UGC covering five verticals of quality mandate. The documents covered eco-friendly and sustainable university campuses, evaluation reforms, human values and professional ethics, academic research integrity and faculty induction. Highlights The document provides new guidelines for values and ethics Read More…

“India Ranking Society” established to rank educational institutes

On December 2, 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development informed Lok Sabha that the “Indian Ranking Society” was approved by the ministry in August 2019. The aim of the society is to develop methodologies and systems to rank higher educational institutions in the country. The proposal was approved in the 127th meeting of the Read More…