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According to new challenges, Universities need to renovate themselves, says Uttarakhand governor
The universities should renovate themselves keeping in step with the changing times and develop an academic base which gives confidence to students, said Uttarakhand governor K.k Paul. Addressing as the chief guest at the 13th conference of Kumaun University, the governor said, “In this era of globalization, universities face the challenge of creating a global cadre of youth with education that helps them to take up research and leadership roles.”
“They need to align themselves accordingly to achieve this end. So that students feel confident enough and have the skills required for start-ups and entrepreneurship,” he said Emphasizing the need for the universities to move with the changing times and think in terms of special courses on various skills, he said, “In a fast changing global economic scenario, our youth have to be prepared with specific skills to face the challenge of competition and feel at home anywhere in the world.””Educational institutions must draw up curriculum designs that are not only more relevant and job-oriented, but also futuristic,” he said “The Kumaun University has held to its academic calendar which is an achievement. It has got an ‘A’ certificate from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and should ensure, through constant efforts that it moves towards greater achievements” Paul said.
To ease foreign faculty appointment in IITs, government ready to execute their plans
Apart from the faculty coming from ahead requirement countries, the norms for others teaching in India can also be eased, as per sources. The government has decided to ease the administrative norms for the appointment of foreign faculty in IITs. The HRD ministry has put forward a proposal to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to ensure the norms related to allowing foreign faculty are made easier, according to official sources. “The HRD ministry has proposed that norms related to allowing qualified foreign faculty to teach in the IITs be eased. Both MEA and MHA have been positive in this regard during the consultations,” a source said Apart from the faculty coming from ahead requirement countries, the norms for others teaching in India can also be eased, as per sources. According to sources, there is a move to relax work visa system by bringing down the outset annual salary to Rs 9.1 lakh per annum from the current limit of Rs 16.7 lakhs (USD 25,000).
Two-day international conference in Hyderabad conducted by ICAI
For the first time, the International Conference is being held in Hyderabad and around 3,500 from five regional centre’s, 154 branches and from 28 chapters from abroad will attend the conference, said, ICAI President M Devaraja Reddy and ICAI Vice-President Nilesh S VikamseyA two-day international conference on ‘Jnana- Yajna- The Quest for Excellence’ is being organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) from October 22 at HICC in Hyderabad. Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the conference. Among other distinguish members, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Meghwal will participate at the event.For the first time, the International Conference is being held in Hyderabad and around 3,500 representative from five regional centre’s, 154 branches and from 28 chapters from abroad will attend the conference, said, ICAI President M Devaraja Reddy and ICAI Vice-President Nilesh S Vikamsey.