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Education Column/ January,30 2023
2024 H-1B Registrations are to be Open From March 1 to March 17

According to the notice, USCIS will allocate a confirmation number to every registration submitted for the FY 2024 H-1B cap. This confirmation number can be used only to track registrations; applicants and representatives cannot use the number to track their case status in Case Status Online.

Education Column/ January,19 2023
ASER Report: Only 20.5% of Class 3 Children can Read a Class 2 Textbook in Rural Areas

As per the report, the children’s ability to read has revealed a decline of nearly seven percentage points in 2022 compared to ASER 2018, in which 27.5% of Class 3 children could read a Class 2 book. The reading ability has dropped even below the 2012 level when 21.4% of Class 3 students could read textbooks of Class 2.

Education Column/ January,12 2023
JEE Main 2023: NTA Adds New Eligibility Measure for JEE-based Admissions

The previous standard required students to secure at least 75 percent marks in Class 12, in addition to a JEE Main rank, to take admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other Government Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs).

Education Column/ January,06 2023
Biden administration Introduces Global Strategy to Increase Women’s Access to Work & Education

On Wednesday, the Biden administration introduced its first-ever approach to global women’s economic security, a measure to boost women’s participation in the workforce across the globe.

Education Column/ December,29 2022
IIT Ropar to Join Hands with IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad's Incubated Startup to Deliver E-learning Services

GUVI- an edtech startup, is an IIT Madras & IIM Ahmedabad incubated company that develops candidates for IT (information technology) and software jobs via self-paced tech, career programmes, and other edtech services.

Education Column/ December,28 2022
NMC Released Updated Guidelines for Medical Education, Including no Additional Qualification for Faculty

In an official statement, the commission stated that the guidelines have been updated because medical colleges are not fulfilling the requirement of additional qualifications, influencing the faculty's preparation for the Revised Basic Course Workshop (rBCW).

Education Column/ December,23 2022
United States to Issue Additional H-2B Visas for Fiscal Year 2023

In an official statement, the (USCIS) US Citizenship and Immigration Services said these supplemental- H-2B visas are for American employers aiming to petition for more workers at specific periods of the fiscal year before September 15 next year.

Education Column/ December,19 2022
Amazon Chooses Miami University as Education Partner for Amazon's Career Choice Programme

Recently, Miami University announced it had been selected as an education partner for the Career Choice program by Amazon, providing hourly employees of Amazon access to a college degree or micro-credential at a less rate or no cost.

Education Column/ December,14 2022
UGC Released Re-worked Curriculum, Credit Framework for UG Programmes Under NEP 2020

According to the changed guidelines, students will now have a preference between single major and double major and interdisciplinary choices of subjects.

Education Column/ December,09 2022
UGC Chairman: International Publishers Ready to Publish UG Textbooks in Indian/Regional languages

On Wednesday, UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar held a meeting with multiple international publishers in order to discuss printing undergraduate textbooks in Indian languages.

Education Column/ November,30 2022
IIT Madras to Offer Online Master's in Technolgy Course for Working Professionals

IIT Madras has become the first IIT institute to deliver an MTech course via the distance mode through its Centre for Continuing Education.

Education Column/ November,26 2022
Educators From India & Singapore to Collaborate to Enhance Early Childhood Education

Since the beginning of the project in 2017, around 32 educators from Singapore have worked closely with nearly 700 educators in Mumbai in order to increase the professional standards of ECE- early childhood education in Maharashtra.

Education Column/ November,23 2022
IIT-Roorkee to Launch a Programme on HR Analytics

The programme will consist of real-world analytics applications across HR and numerous other fields and sectors, practical exposure via hands-on projects and a Capstone, and industry-relevant case-based knowledge.

Education Column/ November,21 2022
Abrupt decline in Enrollment of Keralite Students at Delhi University

With the adoption of the CUET scores for undergraduate admissions, there is an abrupt fall in the number of students of the Kerala Board who secured entry to courses at Delhi University this year. The number of Kerala students who made it to prominent colleges in the national capital has also decreased.

Education Column/ November,19 2022
IIT Kanpur Introduced Five new eMasters Programmes in Economics, Fintech, and Business analytics

Interested candidates can apply for the programmes by visiting the official website- emasters.iitk.ac.in. The deadline to apply for the January 2023 academic batch is December 4.

Education Column/ November,17 2022
G20 Summit: World Leaders Pledge to Help Developing Countries to Revamp Accessible, Effective Education Systems

On Wednesday, the Bali G20 declaration pledged to act in solidarity with developing countries to revamp more resilient, tech-enabled, accessible, and efficacious education systems highlighting that access to education is a human right and a powerful tool for inclusive and sustainable economic recovery.

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