Private Universities should Encourage Vocational Courses
25 October 2017
Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya said that private universities have multi-dimensional responsibility. Private universities must encourage vocational courses in this era of competition. They should also provide employment opportunities by adopting few villages or settlements. Shri Pawayya was addressing the 9th foundation day programme of Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission today. Discussions on the subject 'Shiksha ki Gunvatta mein Manak Sansthaaon ki Bhoomika evam Dayitva' were held on this occasion. Shri Pawayya mentioned that the students of many institutions achieve excellence by participating in other creative activities besides academic competitions. A reflection of personality development also flashes on the faces of these students and they are full of self confidence. He further mentioned that keeping in view the population, more private universities are needed. Madhya Pradesh requires such prestigious institutions which undertake good works. Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu said that expansion is needed in education sector besides quality. Efforts will be made to apply suggestions being received in the workshop. Vice Chancellor Jagran Lake City University Dr. Anoop Swaroop stated that 70 percent children of the state are pursuing studies in the private universities and colleges. Madhya Pradesh could become an educational hub in future. Chairman of the Commission Dr. Akhilesh Pandey informed about the activities of the commission. Member of the Commission Dr. Swaraj Puri was also present on the occasion. The programme begun with lighting a lamp before Maa Sarasvati and recital of Sarasvati Vandana and Vande Matram was conducted by Sushri Anjali Dubey and Shri Sandeep Dubey. Guests were welcomed with bouquet and shawl-shreephals. Mementoes were also presented to the guests at the end of the programme.


Dr. Sangeeta Shukla Becomes Vice Chancellor of Jiwaji University
25 October 2017
Chancellor and Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli has appointed Dr. Sangeeta Shukla as the Vice Chancellor of Jiwaji University,
Gwalior again after the end of her present tenure as the Vice Chancellor of the Jiwaji University, Gwalior.
She has been appointed for a period of 4 years from the date of her joining






Certificate Distributed to Participants on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of SIN-2017 at MUJ
16 October 2017
National Cyber ??Security Coordinator, PMO, India, Dr. Gulshan Rai was the Chief Gust of the Programme
MUJ, President, Prof. Sandeep Sancheti welcomed the Chief Guest, Dr. Gulshan Kumar and presented a memento to him
Around 100 participants came from USA, France, Australia, Sydney, Italy, Russia and Turkey
The three-day 10 th International conference on the Security of Information and Networks (SIN-2017) closing ceremony organized at Manipal University Jaipur. Chief Guest of the closing ceremony and National Cyber ??Security Coordinator, PMO, India, Dr. Gulshan Rai, President, Manipal University Jaipur, Prof. Sandeep Sancheti, Director School of Commuting and IT, Prof. Rajveer Singh Shekhawat, Director, IIT, Jammu, Prof. Manoj Singh Gaur, Chairman, Aksaray University, Turkey, Prof. Atilla Elci distributed certificates to the participants. Dr. V.S. Dhaka told that about 100 participants from USA, France, Australia, Sydney, Italy, Russia and Turkey participated in this three-days international conference. Prof. Rajveer Singh Shekhawat, Dr. Priyadarsi Nanda, Dr. Sushmita and many speakers express their views on the theme of the conference in the various technical sessions of the conference. MUJ, President, Prof. Sandeep Sancheti welcomed the Chief Guest, Dr. Gulshan Kumar and presented a memento to him. In the end of the programme vote of thanks given by Dr. Manoj Bohra


Prof. Manoj Srivastava made the fourth Limca Book of World Records at Manipal University Jaiput with 387 Kg “Sahai Tukada”
7 October 2017
Prof. Manoj Srivastava again achieved a new mile stone made 4th Limka World record at Manipal University Jaipur. He made the world’s biggest 8feet long and 4 feet wide and heaviest with 387 Kg “Sahai Tukada”. He made it with the help of 7 faculty members and 120 students of School of Hotel Management. The President of MUJ, Prof. Sandeep Sancheti congratulated to Prof. Manoj Srivastava and his team members for the same. This is his 9 th world record of Prof. Manoj Srivastava. Prof. Srivastava told that this is a Mughali Pakistani-Awadhi Sweet Dish. Its weight is 387 kg. The cook & Roost technique used to make the product. It took 8 hours to prepare it. Before attempting for the world record research work has been done for one year by him and his team members. He told to press that the ingredients used in it are 150 kg of bread, 160 kg milk, 18 kg of mawa, 60 kg of sugar, 20 KG Desi ghee, 20 KG Dry fruit, 6 Kg. chironji, and 20 grams of saffron has been used to prepare this dish. Self-invented flame gun technology has been used to make it. To make this, a specially Fabricated Tray was used, 06 Industrial burner, Palta and flame gun has been used. The team members are Prof. Dr. Gaurav Bhattacharya, Amit Datta, Arvind Roy, Shweta Upmanyu, Dr. Sonal, Mukesh, Deepak Pokhariyal and 120 students have played important role for prepare it under guidance of Prof. Manoj Shrivastav. Prof. Manoj Shrivastav said that due to its cost and expensive nature, only the emperors and rich people could afford this dish in mughel era. The method of making it, is also very unique. This is a combination of hard and soft product. It has to be made very careful . First of all, the double roti is well-cooked. After this, the dish is prepared on a big iron tray. On this tray set two layers of double roti. On these layers spread milk, mawa, ghee, drifruits. After spread this layers it is wait for about two hours until the double roti does not absorb the all spread things. After absorb than cooked with the help of flame gun technology.After absorbing, start again same process with the help of flamed gun. After about half an hour, spread layer of milk, mawa, ghee, drifrute etc. This process is adopted 3 to 4 times. So that all the ingredients absorbing in the double roti and “Sahai Tukda” dish can prepare in royal pickup becomes the royal test. After making this royal piece of “Sahai Tukada” its inaugurated & cutting ceremony done by President, Prof. Sandeep Sancheti, Prof. President, Prof. N. N. Sharma, Registrar, Prof. Vandana Suhag. On this occasion, Dean, Faculty of Art and Law, Prof. Mridul Shrivastav, Dean, Faculty of Research and Innovation, Prof. B. K. Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Management, Prof. Nilanja n Chattopadhyay, Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. G. C. Tikkiwal, Director, School of Hotel Management, Prof. Amit Jain, Prof. N. D. Mathur, various schools directors, Departments HoD, faculty member, employees and students were present.


Law is the oldest, glorious and best profession: Justice R.C. Lahoti
1 October 2017
“Law is the oldest, glorious and best profession”. These words were said by former Chief Justice of India Hon'ble Justice R. C. Lahoti on the occasion of inaugural function of the 3rd Manipal Ranka National Moot Court Competition organized jointly by Manipal University Jaipur and Ranka Public Charitable Trust at MUJ campus, on October 1, 2017. He advised students to read many books including Gita. He asked them to take inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein. He also explained the importance of black coat, and he said that every lawyer and judge should follow spirituality in their work. He discussed about all the qualities of an advocate. In the inaugural session, the Honorable Justice R. K. Agrawal of the Supreme Court of India asked the students to develop writing skills. He also highlighted the morality of law profession and the duties of advocates. He described the hard work as the basic mantra of success. During the programme Honorable Justice K. S. Zaveri senior most judge of the Rajasthan High Court highlighted the history, importance and utility of Moot Court. At the same time, he said that Moot Court works in skill development of law professionals and students. In this connection Chairperson of the MUJ, Prof. K. Ramnarayan asked the students to show their talent through Moot Court. At the same time, he called upon the students to consciously and subconsciously concentrate. President of the MUJ Prof. Sandeep Sancheti said about Manipal Education Group and Manipal University Jaipur's educational activities, facilities, infrastructure, faculty, schools, departments and courses. Chairman of Ranka Public Charitable Trust N. M. Ranka highlighted the life of Gandhi Ji and introduced all the distinguished guests. The Dean Faculty of Arts and Law Prof. Mridul Shrivastava welcomed all the guests and in the end of the programme Sambhav Ranka thanked everyone. In the beginning of the program, all guests were welcomed with a bouquet and finally all were presented with mementos. Prior to the inauguration program the guests unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the New Auditorium and planted plants in MUJ campus. The Dean Faculty of Arts and Law Prof. Mridul Shrivastav said that in this third moot court competition, 86 teams from entire India, including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Bihar, and Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir are participating. The winners of competition will be rewarded in the closing ceremony to be held on October 3 and the certificates will be distributed to all the participants also. The program was started with lighting of the lamp by the guests and students of the university presented saraswati vandana on this occasion. Urmila Ranka, Justice J. K. Ranka, Additional Solicitor General, S. P Gupta, Rotorian Pradeep Kothari, O. P. Agrawal, Nilesh Mehta, Lata Todarwal, Pro-President of MUJ, Prof. N. N. Sharma, Dean, Research and Innovation, Prof. B. K. Sharma, Dean, Faculty Affairs and Pro- Vost, Prof. Awdhesh Kumar, Dr. Vijay Laxmi Sharma, Dr. Anil Mehta, Dr. N. D. Mathur, Senior Advocates, Dean, Directors, faculty members, employees, students and dignitaries were present in the programme. At the same time, guests from India, Japan, Australia and the US were also welcomed.


CAMPIONITE 78 BATCH ASSOCIATIONS
11 September 2017
Campoionite 78 Batch Assocition officials met today for their monthly meeteing.In the meeteing the officials and members discussed about the programs been taken up by association for the society.
Spokesperson Shailendra Ojha informed that our association would be focusing on latest development in the IT sector. Member Sunil Lingayat residing in Washington US in his next visit to Bhopal in November would be making aware to the students about the same.
He added that our association under the expertise of Rajeev Athotra would also be working making the farmers aware about the latest technology in the farming to make farming more cost effective and productive.They also would be made aware of the business module for farmers and young enterpreneur in food processing sector alongwith cold chain management solution which is need of today.
Rajeev Athotra,Sanjay Gadkari,Parag Mehta,Bharat Bhatia,Saurabh Shrivastava,Deepak Sharma,Niraj Bhargava,Shailendra Ojha attended the meeting,Campionite 78 Batch Association would be focusing on bringing latest technology in every segment.


Rajasthan Govt to establish multiple skill training centres
26 Aug. 2016
The Rajasthan Government has signed an agreement with strategic investment firm Rise India, to set up large state-of-the-art driving training centres in the state.
According to the MoU, the organisation will also provide skill training in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, and animal husbandry.
Rajasthan government with the Department of Skills, Employment and Entrepreneurship (DSEE) will extend support to Rise India in setting up skill centres at major cities including Jaipur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Bharatpur and Jhalawar.
Rise India, through its entity RVS Rise, would set up centres of excellence to impart training in Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy Technology and Animal Husbandry across the state in partnership with DSEE.
At the centres, candidates would go through training in soft skills, IT skills and basic financial skills to help them become independent and earn a livelihood for themselves. "Rajasthan has a pulsating industry with a huge demand for skilled workforce.
Together with the state Government, Rise India will be developing a strong network of skill centres, equipped with cutting-edge technology, to provide employable skilled youth to the industry," Ajay Chhanagni, CEO, Rise India said.


Lecture series inaugurated at Sanchi University
MMNN:2 Mar. 2016
"Bhagavadagita can help a person to understand the self and realize the universe in true sense of words. The teachings of Bhagavadagita are eternal and can uplift our souls. It is very difficult to be extraordinary but matter of fact only ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Ordinary people need to acknowledge their hidden traits and potentials." said by Swami Sukhbodhanand in his inaugural speech on the topic "Form Ordinary to Extraordinary" during inaugural ceremony of Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies Lecture Series-Tattvabodhani. Swami Sukhbodhanand is the Head of Prassana Trust and a renowned author of more than 100 books related to religion and spirituality. This lecture series is being organised under the aegis of SUBIS at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration & Management in the city from 1stto 9th March.

Welcome speech was delivered by Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Shashiprabha Kumar. She highlighted the objective behind organising this lecture series and stated that lecturing is an age old tradition and art that involves the intelligent interpretation of thoughts, arrangement of words and skilful presentation before the gathering when it fused with knowledge; it becomes a treasure house for the seekers of knowledge. The first inaugural session was chaired by Sri Rakesh Aggrawal, Additional Chief Secretary of Government of MP. He emphasised need of spiritual awakening in the society. Registrar of the University, Sri Rajesh Gupta also graced the occasion. Scholars from various walks of life, retired officers and common people were present in large number to listen to the speakers.
On the second day of the lecture series, the noted Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Shashibhushan Mishra will be delivering his lecture on the topic "Dhyan Ke Veghyanik Pahlu". The eminent Yoga Guru Shri Ramesh Kumar Dhanoriya will chair the session. On 3rd March the topic is the universal message of Upanishada which will be delivered by Vice Chancellor of SUBIS Prof. Dr. ShashiPrabha Kumar. Vipashyana & personality development is the topic on 4th March and the speaker will be Bhadant VimalKirti. Noted Former police commissioner .


Rajasthan to regulate private school fees
Jaipur:MMNN:2 Mar. 2016
Rajasthan state education department is likely to replace the existing Rajasthan Fee Act (regulation of the collection of fees) 2013 with Maharashtra Fee Act-2014 to regulate the fees of 35,500 private unaided schools in Rajasthan.
Education minister Vasudev Devnani will introduce the bill in the state assembly next week.
The existing act here is empowered to determine only academic fees whereas, the Maharashtra model determine all kinds of fees, including academic, hostel, mess etc.
Devnani met with Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde last week to discuss the success of this act in his state.
The move came after the Rajasthan Fee Act enacted by state assembly failed to give desired result in last 18 months.
So far, fees committee had determined the fees of over 8,000 schools against the 35,000 private schools.
The act is likely to be opposed by the private school bodies as the Maharashtra act allows parents and teachers to have a say in deciding the fees proposed by the school.
Here private schools have also conveyed to the minister that any infringement in their autonomy will not be tolerated.


Rajasthan: Highest school dropout rates among Muslims, SCs/STs
Jaipur:MMNN:2 Nov. 2015
Children of scheduled caste/scheduled tribes and Muslim communities in Rajasthan are the worst affected in cases of school dropouts, a report of a joint survey by district information system for education (DISE) and independent bodies has revealed.
The survey report was presented by educationalist Ganesh Nigam at the two-day national consultation on right to education (RTE) organised jointly by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)and Ajit foundation on Saturday.
According to the report, the annual average dropout rate at primary level for the state was at 8.39% in 2013-14 and 18.50% for the Muslim community. Similarly, the dropout rate was higher in SC and ST communities with 9.57% and 10.04% respectively.
In the upper primary level, Muslim dropouts form the highest average with 20.59% as compared to the state average of 6.03%. SC and ST communities mark steep averages of 7.51% and 7% respectively. Muslim students have the lowest transition rate (from primary to upper primary level of education) with 70.46% as compared to the state average of 88.23%. SC/ST kids have lower transition rates of 87.70% and 81.60% respectively.
“Children of SC/ST and Muslim communities have the lowest attendance in schools. Unless education is inclusive to all communities, the RTE act is nothing but a failure,” said Nigam.
“Government schools provide free education. But disdain by teachers and an inactive administration force parents to pull out their kids from schools.
Economic disparity is the biggest reason behind this trend,” said Sayyed Masood Akhtar, state president, Rajasthan Madarsa Education Helpers’ Association (RMEHA).
“Access to public schools is anyway very limited to this community due to poverty but the dropouts can join madarsas,” said Saeed Ahmed, additional director, Madarsa Board.
Dalit activists, however, believe that social disparity is the reason behind the increasing dropouts among the SC/ST and Muslim sections. “Teachers have a negative mindset against the deprived sections and discourage children at the initial level. Children of Valmiki community have stopped going to school as they were asked to be manual scavengers there,” said PL Minroth, chief functionary, center for Dalit rights.
The report adds that Muslim girls constitute 22.90 % of annual average dropout rate at the upper primary level as compared to that of boys at 18.77%, citing lack of safety assurances from the government and societal bodies as the reason for this trend.
“Numerous reasons including patriarchy, lack of safety and poverty are responsible for this trend. Parents are not usually willing to send their daughters to distant schools. If more female staff are included in government schools, then we can certainly improve this figure,” said Ameen Kayamkhani, patron, RMEHA.


Vinoba Bhave University (VBU) host 68th All India Commerce Conference 2015
MMNN:23 Oct. 2015
Vinoba Bhave University (VBU), Hazaribag to host the three day 68th All India Commerce Conference 2015 from 6 to 8th November 2015. The conference theme would be based on Prime Minister Modi’s campaign of “Make in India-The Road Ahead”. It would be an academic event of National importance, as it will bring together nearly 2000 delegates from all over the country and abroad. The event is India's biggest and the most comprehensive gathering of its kind. Hon’ble PM Sri Narendra Modi’s presence is expected during the inauguration of the Conference. Hon’ble Governor of Jharkhand cum Chancellor of Universities,Jharkhand State, and Hon’ble State Minister of Finance Sri Jayant Sinha, Government of India has already confirmed their gracious presence to inaugurate the event.
The conference will be attended by renowned Commerce Academicians, Economists, Management Experts, Government Representatives, Industrialists, researchers working in Behavioral Finance, E-retailing, Social Media, Skill Development in Business Education and Undergraduate, post graduate and doctorial students from across the country and abroad. Representatives from different industries including ISDC (International Skill Development Corporation), London (UK) will attend the panel discussion on ‘‘Skill for tomorrow-Re-define in the Commerce Education’’.
The primary activities of the ICA include organizing of seminars, workshops, conferences and meetings; promoting research; helping with technical assistance and consultancy to clientele world and the publication of books, periodicals, journals, etc. The ICA, has successfully organized a total of 67 Annual Conferences throughout our country till date. Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand a renowned and prestigious university of Jharkhand is organizing its 68th Conference. Dr Gurdeep Singh, Vice Chancellor, VBU and & Shri Yashwant Sinha,,former union minister of finance & external affairs,GOI is the Chief Patron of the conference.
Prof(Dr) M.P.Sinha,Pro Vice Chancellor,VBU,Sri Gopal Singh,CMD,CCL,Ranchi & Sri Harvinder Singh,Vice President,Jindal Steel & Power,Ranchi would also play a key role in organizing this mega event.
Prof M.K Singh Conference Secretary, VBU, Hazaribag said that the conference will be highly informative and of academic importance of national level and international standard. With the wider topics including Behavioral Finance: Emerging Dimensions, E-retailing: Challenges & Opportunities in Global Scenario, Social Media: HR Interventions, Skill Development in Business Education, the forthcoming conference to be discussed during the conference, will pave the path for the economically strong nation. Participation from the academia and different industries would make the event an amalgamation of academic knowledge and practical experience.
The Indian Commerce Association (ICA) one of the oldest professional bodies founded in the year 1947, stands as the cohesive group of economists, management experts, technologists, business community, and so on, with multifaceted objectives to serve continually as a forum of exchange of experiences, ideas, collection along with dissemination of the information on trade, business, commerce and management; for promoting research activities and to permit coordination in the curriculum of Commerce and Management at the national level. Members of this excellent professional association include a team of academicians, administrators, business industrialists, management experts, students, economists, educational institutions and such other interested professionals.
Dr M.K. Singh is the conference secretary along with the team and patrons and working day and night to make the event grand.


New school syllabus from next academic session in Rajasthan
Jaipur:MMNN:7 Sept. 2015
To make the children aware about Indian culture and values, the Rajasthan Government has planned to introduce a new syllabus in the schools from next academic session, which would include stories of ‘mahapursh’ (great leaders) among other topics.
The new syllabus, for Class 1 to X11, would bring major changes in books covering Indian culture, moral science and would include stories of ‘mahapurush’ (great leaders) and latest technologies, Rajasthan Minister of State for Education Vasudev Devanani said on Teachers Day on Saturday.
Students should learn about ‘mahapurush’ , take lessons from their lives, the minister said.
The new curriculum would not only increase the student’s knowledge but also prepare them for global competition and present day challenges, he said.
Books would be printed according to the new syllabus and distributed to students of over 83,500 schools in the State, Mr. Devanani said.
Following objection from teachers’ association and groups against increasing school duration by 40 minutes, the minister said, the State Education Department has decided to reduce it by 20 minutes and do away with separate timings during winters and summers.
The State government had increased the school duration by 40 minutes from July 1, Mr. Devanani said, adding, the total duration would now be of 6 hours and 10 minutes.


Weltweit College Hazaribag ropes in Star Cricketer Shubh Lakshmi Sharma as the brand ambassador
Ranchi:MMNN: 26 Aug. 2015
Weltweit College Hazaribag announced the signing of Shubh Lakshmi Sharma, Star Cricketer, Indian Women Cricket Team as the brand ambassador here today. This is an important milestone in the institute's journey. Weltweit College is an instructional activity of Weltweit Foundation, New Delhi centered for giving training in the field of business administration, computer applications and journalism. The institute is focused to train students, essentially by giving them industrial exposure through real ventures in the field, along with conventional classroom teaching in the modern infrastructure.
Affiliated to the renowned Vinoba Bhave University Hazaribag, Weltweit unites experienced educators and a decent companion gathering to make a dynamic on - grounds involvement in the very heart of the Jharkhand. The organization is prepared to roll out noteworthy improvement and put resources into a student, where desire leads them and make the next move to follow their dreams, to get the best out of their lifetime opportunities.
CA Manoj K Pahwa, Chairman, Welt Weit College,said that "Virtues like passion, hard-work, sincerity and commitment are what we would like to inculcate in all our students. Our main objective to introduce the star cricketer as the brand ambassador is to make the young generation aware of the institute’s academic features and teaching methodology. We have only one target to prepare each student with the assistance of the best brains as the faculty members".
Abhishek Sinha, Managing Director, Welt Weit College said, In Shubh Lakshmi Sharma, we see a "go-getter". She with her passion and commitment has crafted her own space in the highly competitive sports arena. He added" Introduction of Ms Shubh Lakshmi Sharma as the brand ambassador is part of our expansion strategy to make young generation aware of our unique training system through a popular face of Jharkhand. The reputation of an institution is, in large part, measured by the excellence of its students. The Weltweit College will help the students to push boundaries of their development, and expand their potential to deliver their best".
Ms Shubh Lakshmi Sharma, Star Cricketer, said that "As a person I have always worked towards excellence. In Weltweit College Hazaribag, I see the same commitment towards their students, faculty and external stakeholders. I'm happy to get associated with the iconic institute like Weltweit College and would definitely spread the positive steps taken by the institute to train the students in the field of business administration".
Weltweit College Hazaribag has always lived up to its motto of – Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Lives.


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Awarded CRISP for excellent work done in Skill Development
MMNN: 3 Aug. 2015
Honorable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has awarded appreciation certificate to CRISP for excellent work done in Skill Development activities. The award was received by Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mukesh Sharma.
A function was organized to distribute appointment letters to SC students trained by CRISP. The training was sponsored by Department of SC Welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh. CRISP has trained 300 youth from Scheduled Caste category and around 50% of them got employment.
Mukesh Sharma, CEO, CRISP India says " CRISP is inching closer to its vision of being the most admired learning and skill development training centre , enabling sustainable transformation.
Centre for Research and Industrial Staff Performance, (CRISP), Bhopal has been established in the year 1997 as a Society under the Indo –German Technical Cooperation agreement.
Ministry of MSME, Government of India was the line ministry for this project whereas the Department of Technical Education & Skill Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh and German Technical Cooperation agency (GTZ) were the implementation partners.
It is head quartered in Bhopal with national & international operations dedicated to human resource development & organizational development. These activities are targeted at Government, Industries, Academic Institutions, Developmental Organizations as well as the Civil Society.


Governor calls for making education 'cheating free'
Jaipur:MMNN:8 July 2015
Governor of Rajasthan and Chancellor Kalyan Singh on Tuesday called upon universities to make examination process free of copying and cheating practices to improve the standard and values of degrees that the students obtain.
Addressing the 26th convocation of University of Rajasthan (UoR), held after 25 years, the governor said, "I got no hesitation to label, if a degree is obtained after copying in examination, it would be poisonous and adulterated.
"There is a need to be cautious of poisonous degrees and it is like any disease due to adulterated food...Such disease spread in society. In a similar way, a degree obtained through copying will spoil the brain of youth," the governor said while reading his four-page-long speech at a mega convocation in which over 100 students were given away gold medals and merit certificates.
"To do copying and allow copying in examination is mockery of youth's future because one get degree by copying but his talent could not be developed. Hence every university has been directed to make nakal mukt pariksha. Students, parents and society should uproot the creeper of copying from the education system," he said.
Among others who spoke on the occasion included Education Minister K C Saraf, MoS Education (Primary) Vasudev Devnani, and acting vice chancellor of UoR Hanuman Singh Bhati.
Education Minister Saraf announced that three more universities in Bharatpur, Alwar and Sikar districts have started academic session this july. A norm of seventy-five per cent of attenance for students in all universities be implemented strictly, Saraf said.
Students should also undertake "cleaning drive" once a month atleast, he added.
According to a plan to distribute 20 lakh degrees to qualifying students which is pending since 1990, about 17.54 lakh degrees were prepared and being distributed through 53 nodal centres.


Paper leak: Governor seeks report from Rajasthan University

10 April 2015

Jaipur: Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on Thursday sought a factual report from the administration of the
Rajasthan University on the paper leak incident.
Expressing concern on the B.Com part-1 paper leak three days back,
Singh directed the university administration to probe the matter properly and make sure that no such incident is repeated in future, according to an official release.
On Monday, Rajasthan University has cancelled B.Com examination for the subject of Economic Administration and Financial Management (EAFM)
after its question paper was leaked and circulated through WhatsApp by unknown person.


IIIT Kota-Expected Cutoffs 2015

3 April 2015

Since the JEE Main 2015 exam is coming up shortly, here the expected cutoffs of various good colleges. This will tell you which colleges you are likely to get through and what branches you may get. In this article, we look at the cutoff for Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota (IIIT, Kota).
Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota (IIIT, Kota) is located at Ranpur near Kota, Rajasthan. The academic session of IIIT Kota started form its temporary campus at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur from year 2013. Students of IIIT-K are currently studying in MNIT, Jaipur while the campus is under construction at Ranpur, Kota.
IIIT-Kota is a central government institute based on the PPP (Public Private Partnership) model as it partners with companies like Cairn India Limited, Hindustan Motors, Genpact India and Vakrangee Software Limited. The MNIT campus is spread over an area of 317 acres of lush greenery and is imaginatively laid-out with a picturesque landscape.
At the undergraduate level (B. E. / B. Tech.), this college offers 30 seats in Computer Engineering. Selections to these seats is done on the basis of a student's All India Rank in the JEE Main 2015.
The following list gives the opening and closing ranks of students across different categories last year who were selected to the various courses at the college. This list will help you understand the likely ranks that will help you secure admission to this college.


IIIT Kota -Placing Kota on the map

30 March 2015

Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota (IIIT, Kota) is located at Ranpur near Kota, Rajasthan. The academic session of IIIT Kota started form its temporary campus at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur from year 2013. Students of IIIT-K are currently studying in MNIT, Jaipur while the campus is under construction at Ranpur, Kota. IIIT-Kota is a central government institute based on the PPP (Public Private Partnership) model as it partners with companies like Cairn India Limited, Hindustan Motors, Genpact India and Vakrangee Software Limited.
The MNIT campus is spread over an area of 317 acres of lush greenery and is imaginatively laid-out with a picturesque landscape. The instructional buildings and library have been located at walking distance to both the hostels and the staff quarters. There is a branch of ICICI Bank Ltd and a Post-office in the campus. A full-fledged dispensary is available on campus with Homeopathic and Ayurvedic doctors too.
The college has two international size basketball courts, a football ground, two tennis courts, badminton and table tennis courts (separate in every hostel, open 24 hours). There is an indoor badminton court in the sports department and a gymnasium. There are three standard volleyball courts.
Admission procedure is through the JEE-Mains examination. MNIT is currently home to two batches of IIITK who participate in the college academic and co-curricular activities like any other student from the NIT
Studying at IIIT Kota
Currently the institute offers is BTechP in Computer Engineering with an intake of 30 students per year.
More than just studies
Till the institute shifts to its permanent campus, the activities are the same as those enjoyed by the MNIT students.


IIHMR University conducts a study tour for Management, Media and Finance students

13 March 2015

Jaipur: India’s globally recognized and leading healthcare research institutions’ of the country, The IIHMR University, organized an orientation program that included a study tour for students of Chetna’s H.S College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. The study tour was conducted to share additional information on the operations and management of the organization.
Dr. (Col) Ashok Kaushik, Dean Academics, The IIHMR University said, “We at The IIHMR University, feel honored to be chosen by Chetna’s H.S College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai for a study tour at our campus. We are delighted to conduct this orientation visit for students of Management, Media and Finance and allow them to interact with people to broaden their outlook and widen their spectrum on their fields of specializations.
The objective of this orientation was to enable students to access the management, operations, infrastructure and co-ordinate with the growth and missions of The IIHMR University which would further allow them to relate to their streams.”
Speaking about one of the MBA programs conducted at The IIHMR University, Dr. Kaushik said, “We at The IIHMR University offer a unique education program under the name MBA in Health Economics, Finance and Insurance.
The primary objective of the MBA in Health Economics, Finance and Insurance is to facilitate integrative learning in the deepest sense of the term, so that graduates are able to walk into professional roles with ease, and play a vital role both at the operational and strategic levels in their jobs. The programme is designed to promote efficient and equitable allocation of resources and development strategies to promote public health and cost-effective healthcare. Health Insurance being the actively debated subject in India and abroad will provide the students an insight into health insurance systems.”
The Orientation also included a discussion by Dr. Monika Choudhury, Associate Professor at The IIHMR University by discussing, challenges and the roles of a health economist, importance of health economics in the growth and the development of the economy.


Can online courses address India's rising university demand?

18 Feb. 2015

With student numbers rising and a shortage of faculty, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and small private online courses (SPOCS) are being viewed as a possible panacea in India.
“There are more and more students wanting to study at college or university… it could almost double,” says Bijendra Nath Jain, Vice-Chancellor at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani in Rajasthan, India. “There aren’t people wanting to become teachers [in India] – the only solution to the problem is technology. But who is going to embrace technology to solve these problems?”
BITS Pilani has four campuses, with 12,000 on-campus students and 20,000 more off-campus students studying engineering, science, management, pharmacy and social science subjects. It is one of many Indian universities that has turned to US-based online learning providers to offer alternative learning experiences to its students. BITS Pilani currently offers courses to its students through the MOOC platform Coursera along with IIT Bombay University.
The content is taught to BITS Pilani students via a SPOC, although Professor Jain says it is likely to adopt MOOCs in the future with rising student demand. “This is not going to be the mode of delivery going forward,” said Professor Jain. “My own sense is that it has to be offline, ‘anywhere, everywhere’ kind of delivery that MOOCs offers.”
MOOCs are viewed as a solution to managing the growing demand for higher education in India, where student numbers grew from 8.4m students in 2000 to 30m in 2012, and are predicted by some to reach 50m by 2020. The SPOCS model is being used as a means of delivering richer content to very large classes in Indian universities.
“There is a huge scope for SPOCs in countries such as India where we handle very large classes – 5,000 students enrolled in Bachelor or Physics degree programme requiring 50 faculty members to teach the same course simultaneously in the same semester,” Professor Nath Jain said. The market for online learning products is projected to reach US$42.7bn billion by 2018, according to international research company Ambient Insight. Asia’s appetite for online degree programmes is growing at a rate of 17.3%—faster than anywhere else in the world. Seven out of the top 10 countries with the highest e-learning growth rates in the world are in Asia.
Professor Nath Jain says the popular adoption of MOOCs as a brand-building platform to appeal to foreign students, however, is not the objective in South Asian universities, where it can deployed to build up capacity in under-resourced institutions. “If you look at the way universities have embraced MOOCs the motivation is not to expand the student body they cater to; it’s not going to suddenly double their intake soas to serve their needs… they are offering a few MOOCs courses for brand building beyond their own country, so they can attract a better quality and more graduate and Phd students to their programmes,” he said.
“In India, brand building is not going to be the motivation for this; what will drive embracement of MOOCs and SPOCs is the need to improve the quality of the instruction that we give or to expand the opportunities for our young.” He said that large universities such as Delhi, Mumbai or Pune University were using SPOCS to improve the quality of the courses they delivered, given a chronic shortage of trained faculty. Big universities in India would unlikely embrace MOOCs for the next three or four years, he said, although they would be more popular among the private higher education sector.
“I have to ask myself what is the motivation for many universities to be doing this… the large number of universities that are publicly funded are unlikely to be motivated enough to be able to use technology in any significant way, to expand access to higher education,” he said.
“These universities will offer two or three MOOC courses or a MOOC programme just to be sure that they are seen to be part of the wave.”


Union Minister Smriti Irani inaugurates IIM Udaipur

16 Feb. 2015

UDAIPUR: Union Minister Smriti Irani today said a special 'centre for tourism hospitality' will be constructed in the IIM campus here, in which students from across the country, interested in learning hospitality management can enroll themselves.
Keeping in view the hospitable nature of Rajasthan, this centre will be brought up in the Indian Institute of Management campus here, the Union HRD Minister said.
She was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the first IIM campus, situated in Balicha in the city. Through IIM, Rajasthan can become one of the leading states in education, she said.
Mentioning the 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' -- an initiative of the HRD Ministry involving engagement of institutions such as IITs and IIMs with communities around them -- Irani said, IIM Udaipur has also been directed to adopt villages near it for their upliftment.
The 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' involves engaging with communities around each institute and for their upliftment. Under the programme, each IIT will identify 10 villages in its neighbourhood and work out technologies to solve the most pressing issues of the region.
"A country's soul lies in its villages. We are thinking upon including issues related to agro based industries in the syllabus," she said.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje said, "Centres like IIM should should be set-up in different corners of Rajasthan for a bright future of the state's youth".
The chief minister said due to coming up of an IIM here, Rajasthan will now be included in the list of developed states.


Pvt varsities’ test off to poor start

11 Feb. 2015

The Uni-Gauge entrance test, projected as a common entrance exam for admission to professional courses in private and deemed universities, hasn't quite taken off.
Only one varsity has agreed use the score of the February 15 test.
The ERA Foundation, formed by a group of well-known private and deemed universities, floated the test on the lines of GRE where each university would use the test scores but conduct its own counselling for admissions.
Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research is the only varsity accepting the test score. Around 1,350 students will take it. Three other institutions, including MS Ramaiah Medical College, want aspirants for its dental course to take the test.
With regard to the UG entrance test, two medical, three dental and eight engineering institutes have agreed to use the scores. "We're speaking to other universities, including some in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Since the registration is open till April for UG courses, there is still time for it," said BN Subramanya, CEO, ERA Foundation.
Interestingly, the foundation's few member institutions themselves aren't using the scores this year. "We had already initiated the processes for our own entrance tests. The Uni-Gauge came in a little late. We'll think about taking their scores next year," said RP Reddy, pro-VC, Reva University.
"JSS University withdrew this year because it wanted to maintain the same procedure of last year for internal reasons," said Subramanya.
It was mooted as a common entrance test for private and deemed varsities as it would cut down on the number of entrance exams that the students have to take. "The numbers are low as it's being conducted for the first time. The immediate task would be to conduct it in a flawless manner so that it gains people's confidence. As more people have confidence in the test scores, they will be widely accepted," said a member.


Earthians offer 500 water-saving ideas

9 Feb. 2015

In order to conserve water in their school, students of Government Girls secondary school, Dausa in Rajasthan calculated the leakage through the taps in their school. Shockingly, 20 litres per day was wasted everyday though the water taps, said Priyanka Rajput, a class 10 student. The students themselves did the audit and informed the school authorities. The leakage finally stopped.
Remote areas of Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh have sewage directly flowing to the water bodies. As a part of their Earthian project, students of ML Convent School conducted a water sampling test, which revealed that the pH value in the water sample was higher, thus making the water acidic. "The villagers in our remote areas are not aware of the quality of water they use. We started campaigning for clean water and using purifying methods at home," said Chaya Singh, a teacher of the school.
The 441 acres of IISc campus receive 817mm of rainfall annually. If the rain water is trapped scientifically and if the ground water is enriched, the premier institute of science need not depend on any other source of water and can be self-sufficient. This is what the Earthian awardees from IISc found out. Students of BSc in IISc, Pranav Kantroo and Sushant Bangru, came up with a study on water conversation possibilities on the campus campus. Carbon footprint here was more due to the higher usage of power on the campus for research purposes, students discovered.
Engineering students from Shastra University in Tamil Nadu conducted a survey in their college for the water usage audit. They realized that it was the hostel section of the college that was consuming the lion's share of water. "We restricted the timings for piped supply of water in hostels. Only in the morning and evening, tap water was made available and for any requirement stored water could be used. This helped us in saving water," said Rohan Chandra, a student whose team won the Earthian award.
Imagine water in hospitals to be unsafe! That's what students of Gyan Mandir Public School in Delhi realized after they collected drinking water samples from various houses, nursing homes, restaurants and got them tested for drinkability. The results were shocking as even samples taken from hospitals and hotels were contaminated with bacterial presence. "We covered West Delhi, and the result may be the same in other parts of Delhi too. The contamination has to be trapped at the source itself," said Harshavardhan Bhatia, a 10th graded student, from the school. The team was one of the Earthian awardees.