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Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh



Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui



Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

Category: Education

The government  passed a proposal to have a common entrance examination for admissions to all the engineering colleges across the country. The common exam would be on the lines of the National Entrance cum Exit test (NEET) for medicine.

The HRD ministry on Friday cleared a proposal submitted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to have a single exam. Right now, states have their own common entrance exams (CETs) which are governed by their own regulations.

Admissions to the Indian Institute of Technology would, however, continue to happen through the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). “The exam is introduced to ensure that there is a single entrance with same rules all over the country. This would help prepare students from the beginning” said an AICTE official while speaking to DNA.

The exam will be introduced from 2018 as most states have already started the registration process for the 2017 exams.

“It is a welcome move. This would help reduce the confusion and would streamline the admission process. The only concern is that there are hundreds of seats that are lying vacant across the state and the country. If the criteria is made tougher, a lot of students might not be able to score well” said Gopakumaran Thampi, Principal of Thadomal Shahani College of Engineering in Mumbai.

While the ministry has still not specified the difficulty level, sources say that it would be on the lines of JEE.

SSGI organized an awareness campaign on “Stop female feticide” The program was conducted in the presence of Honourable Mr.Santosh Singh, SDM, Gosainganj. The program included the peaceful rally followed by the Nukkad Natak (Street Play).The rally began after chief guest Mr. Santosh Singh showed the green flag to the students of SSGI.

Students were marching in a procession holding boards focusing on quotations like

“Stop female feticide”

“A Girl child makes the world bright but struggles to see the light”

In a bid to encourage birth and education of girls and tackle the abysmally low child sex ratio of 918 girls for 1000 boys, Prime Minister, ShriNarendraModi launched “Betibachao, betipadhao” (BBBP) Yojana. Coming out in full support of prime minister’s initiative, Students of Sri Sharda Group of Institutions contributed to this splendid campaign by conducting engagement sessions and NukkadNatak programs on 15th November 2016 across various locations in Lucknow viz. Gosainganj & Arjunganj.

Female infanticide is the deliberate killing of newborn female children. In countries with a history of female infanticide, the modern practice of sex-selective abortion is often discussed as a closely related issue. Female infanticide is a major cause of concern in India. It has been argued that the “low status” in which women are viewed in patriarchal societies creates a bias against females

The programs were designed to bring focus to the core concerns like female feticide and female infanticide. Students including girls and boys from PGDM, BBA and B.Com participated in NukkadNatak tried to encourage varied classes of society by putting across the message of saving, nurturing and educating the girl child.

Adding to the points Mr.Nirmesh Singh,Vice Chirman, Sri Sharda Group of Institutions ,laid emphasis that at Sri Sharda Group of Institutions  students are always trained on the benefits of self discipline, the importance of human values, moral values and integrity in ones life by conducting such types of activities. While interaction with the students Prof. Vivek Mishra, Dean, SSIMT quoted that the primary objective of this event was to foster, promote and create awareness among general mass about promoting the girl child education for a strong nation. The complete program was successful in providing a platform to students for the overall development of the students by exposing them to various burning problems of the society apart from mainstream academia.

Sri Sharda Group of Institutions has been always in front foot for ethical framework and recommends that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. It is a duty which every individual has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the Healthy society and strong nation.

This is an initiative to respond to the cries for justice of children who have suffered violence in any form. We have to do much more to end these horrible abuses and the impunity that allows these human rights violations to continue.

IIT, Mumbai chooses Khadi as their Convocation robe. After Gujarat University now khadi has also made a niche in the hearts of authorities of premiere Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Appeal and popularity of Khadi has fascinated them to place an order for 3,500 uttarias or angavastrams made of honey comb towel cotton Khadi for use by students at the time of Institute’s convocation. It is a significant development and this shows that Khadi is gaining ground in every sphere of life. IIT, Mumbai Director Prof Devang Khakhar said that Khadi is our national symbol and we have adopted Khadi to inculcate feeling of Nationalism in the students.

The International Yoga Day is the brainchild of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who suggested this idea during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014.
175 nations including USA, Canada and China co-sponsored the resolution. It had the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature.
On Tuesday the 21st June 2016, 173 countries had activities to celebrate this ancient discipline, which originated in India but has now spread around the world.
The day was also celebrated at The Neotia University Campus , West Bengal on 21st June, 2016 with much enthusiasm. The programme was co-ordinated by Mr. Gopal Bhandari, Sports Officer with the support committee constituted by the Dr. Rajeev Verma, Registrar of the University for this purpose.

A group demonstrated colourful Rhythm Yoga and Posture Yoga on the Campus. The hour-long programme was headed by Mr Biplab Hom. Who explained about Yoga Practice and its importance in day to day life and various Asanas which can be practiced to relieve stress, anxiety, anger, long sitting problems, diabetes, frozen shoulder, backache and spondylities etc.

Dr. Rajeev Verma, Registrar in his address praised the group for their outstanding performance and explained about the necessity of Yoga in the daily life to every individual.

Finally, Prof. A.K. Bose, Advisor, Mechanical Engineering Department delivered lecture on Yoga and explained on how Yoga culture was developed in India and the same has been adopted by other foreign countries later-on. He highlighted the importance of Yoga in day to day living and shared his personal experiences about the benefits from the Practice of Yoga.

Prizes were given to the students who have participated, and demonstrated the Yoga. Sweets were distributed to faculties, students and guests.

The programme ended with a vote of thanks speech delivered by Dr. Rajeev Verma, Registrar of The Neotia University West Bengal.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced a new procedure for submitting application/proposal for application to Medical Colleges. It is an add-on procedure which will run parallel with conventional procedure of manual submission of applications. As per the revised procedure an online application is mandatory and comes into effect from 15-03-2016. The last date for application is 7th April, 2016.

Applicant/Colleges desirous of filing an application for purposes of (i) Starting of PG courses (Broad Specialities) and/or (ii) Increase of seats in PG courses (Broad Specialities), in an existing Medical College are requested to follow these steps:

Visit www.mohfw.nic.in, and click on the link medicalcollegeappication.gov.in. Candidates are requested to do a ‘one time registration’ using a valid email-address at the ‘registration window’ provided at the link. After the successful registration, applicant will obtain an ID (colleges registered last year may use the previous login ID and Password). Candidate shall login using the provided ID and Password and shall read and accept the Terms of Online Application. All the ‘enabled’ columns of the application form must be filled. Applicants are also requested to upload a scanned copy of consent of University Affiliation, Demand Draft (as evidence of Fee paid) and any other document, if required. The application shall be uploaded thereafter. An acknowledgement, provided after successful submission of the application-form, shall be kept/saved by the applicants for any further follow-up.

Applicants are also requested to file a manual copy of the complete application as prescribed by the MCI Regulation, along with all valid documents along with a Draft in original as evidence of the fee-paid and a ‘signed copy’ of the system generated online application acknowledgement on or before due date and time as notified. It may be noted that an online application is not a complete application and only on fulfilment of the above mentioned condition, an application will be deemed to be complete.

Sri Sharda Group of Institutions has successfully organized the Mega Job Fair on 26 February 2016 at the premises of Sri Sharda Group of Institutions. More than 500 students participated from 30+ engineering and management Colleges across Lucknow and nearby locations where more than 200 students got the placements in 20+ companies.
In order to facilitate visitors from all segments of the society, a free entry was been announced. The job fair is poised to serve as a cost-effective way for the organisations to directly interact with prospective candidates and recruit the required talent without going through the hassle of traditional hiring practices.The job fair turned out to be a blockbuster for job seekers and exhibitors alike.

New Delhi (DKJ): Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani conferred National Award for Innovations in Educational Administration-2015 in a function held in New Delhi today. Felicitating and saluting the award winners for their untiring efforts in educational administration, she said that todays’ award presentation was recognition of innovative work done by the winners to keep humanity alive through the spread of education within the framework of rules. Calling them ‘unsung heroes’ of great change brought through their innovative work at grassroots level, she expressed her gratitude to the family members of award winners who, with their cooperation, contributed to their success.

This Award aims to recognize and encourage District and Block Education officers (DEOs and BEOs) for their contributions in enhancing the credibility of the public educational system in educational delivery and ensuring efficient functioning of the system of educational administration by adopting innovative practices at field level educational administration.

All the nominations of the DEOs and BEOs, received through the States, were evaluated by a panel of experts and 62 nominations finally shortlisted for the award.

A two day National Conference on Innovation in Educational Administration was also held to discuss and disseminate innovations introduced by the field officers. Prof. Muchkund Dubey, President, Council for Social Development and former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India delivered the key note address at the conference.

Dignitaries present on the occasion included Shri J. Veera Raghavan, former Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shri Jandhyala B.G. Tilak, Vice-Chancellor, NUEPA.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore broke India’s poor ranking spell by making a debut in the world’s top 100 universities for engineering and technology.

IISc made its entry at 99th spot in a list that remains dominated by US institutions with Stanford, CalTech and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the top three positions in the ‘Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking for Engineering & Technology’.

“This year’s stand out success story has to be India, making its debut in this prestigious engineering and technology ranking, which represents the top few per cent of world universities for these subject disciplines.

“Whether you look at high tech sectors such as IT or aerospace engineering or more traditional fields such as steelmaking, India’s engineering and technology prowess is highly visible the world over in the shape of companies based in India or run by people born in India, such as Google and Microsoft, Infosys and Wipro or Tata and Mittal,” said Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings editor.

THE has singled out the year as one of Asian progress, with the US holding 31 positions – down from 34 last year –while Asia holds 25 positions in the Top 100, up from 18 last year.

Asian universities occupied six positions in the Top 30 this year, with Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and India all improving their representation, while Singapore and Hong Kong maintained theirs.

“While the US and UK still dominate the upper echelons of this table, Asia is shifting the balance of power, proving that its institutions are world-class in this field.

“Asia’s success mounts serious pressure on universities in North America and Europe, which will have to run fast just to stand still in this table,” Baty said.

“Like our flagship World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education ranking for engineering and technology subjects applies rigorous standards, using tough global benchmarks across all of a global research university’s key missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook,” he added.

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that education is only a means and not an end in itself. He was addressing the 95th Foundation Day function of Jamia Milia Islamia University here today.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that education can be a means to learn the skills or to groom the inner talent to gain employment, but education without skill or without talent may not per se help an individual to become employable. He also said that education can help a person to become a better citizen through the study of scriptures and books of social or moral relevance, but education, per se, alone may not make an individual socially relevant, he added. He said that the end is far beyond and the journey to reach the end is continuous and education is like a road on which this journey is to be undertaken.

Complimenting the faculty and students of Jamia Milia for being a part of one of the most cherished universities of India, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that besides Jamia Milia there are only two or three other universities in the country which were not established as a part of a planned state or corporate initiative, but were a result of passion of certain individuals who were committed to prove that they could make it, notwithstanding all other constraints. Just as Jamia Milia was the brainchild of great educationalist Dr. Zakir Hussain, Banaras Hindu University was the result of similar passion of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and Aligarh Muslim University result of passion of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, he added.

Dwelling on certain contradictions and confusion in today’s education system, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that for an education pattern to be absolutely relevant, it has to be essentially based on social and economical determinants of any given time. He said that unfortunately, education sometimes tends to lose its relevance partially because of the conditioned approach of the teachers themselves or social competitiveness among parents who are keen to push their adolescent children into all sorts of tutorials and coaching classes without themselves being clear about what actually they expect from their children. This queer phenomenon, he said, often ends up making the aptitude a casualty and thus even the most highly educated youngsters may be unable to live up to their expected parameters.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the present Government headed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi encourages healthy innovation, fruitful experimentation and out-of-box initiatives. In this context, he announced the introduction of India’s first ever formal post graduate degree course in North-East studies which will begin in Jamia Milia University from the next academic year.

Calling upon the students to become a part of “Make in India” initiative, he also appealed to the faculty members and researchers to evolve “Make in India” reforms in India’s education system, which will be best suited to the Indian conditions.

Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Milia Islamia University and faculty members and students were present during the Foundation day celebrations.

New Delhi: Putting an end to the anxiety among PhD aspirants, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today made it clear that the non-NET fellowship is not being discontinued.

Her assertion came on a day when she met an eight-member delegation including representatives from student unions of Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University at her residence.

“Not being discontinued. Need to include state university students and direct benefit transfer (DBT) so that students accrue benefit directly,” she tweeted following her meeting with the students.

Ms Irani’s tweet came in response to a concern raised by CPI (M) MP in Rajya Sabha Ritabrata Banerjee who had also written to the minister expressing her concern over the decision of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to scrap the non-NET fellowship.

The UGC, had resolved to discontinue the scheme of non-National Eligibility Test (NET) fellowship, which is provided to those undertaking research in central universities across India, in a meeting held on October 7. The commission contended that the fellowship programme was discriminatory in nature and lacked uniformity among universities in the selection process.

The commission had also cited shortage of funds as the reason behind inability to provide fellowships.

Under the scheme, financial assistance was provided to students undertaking MPhil and PhD. Students were provided Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 8,000 per month respectively.

PhD students got assistance for four years and MPhil students for 18 months.

They also got a contingency amount per year to help them carry out their research. Hundreds of students from JNU, DU, Jamia Millia, Ambedkar University and other institutions have been protesting since last week at the UGC office demanding the authorities to restore the fellowships.

While 100 of them were detained on last Friday and released later in the evening, the UGC officials had assured a student delegation that the decision will be reviewed.

However, students chose to continue the protest until their demands were met. Meanwhile, the left-backed All India Students Association (AISA) which has been protesting since last week claimed that the delegation included only representatives from BJP’s student wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

“We will continue our protest and organise a strike at JNU tomorrow. The protest will go on until a circular is issued by UGC revoking the decision,” the party said in a statement.