(New Delhi)Indian Students in USA Reaches to 2 Lakh
The number of Indians studying in the United States increased by almost three per cent to over 2 lakh in the 2018-19
Indians make up over 18 per cent of all international students in the US and the number of foreign students is at an all-time high in 2018-19, the fourth consecutive year with more than 10 lakh international students, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange.
(New Delhi) JNU To Rollback Hike in Hostel Fee
The Jawaharlal Nehru University on Wednesday decided to partially rollback the hike in hostel fees following protests by students for 16 days.
The decision was taken in varsity’s Executive Council (EC) meeting which had to be shifted outside the campus at the last moment fearing agitation by students.
According to sources, the room rent which was raised to Rs 600 from Rs 20 for single occupancy will now be Rs 200. Similarly, for double occupancy the rent was hiked from Rs 10 to Rs 300. The amount will now be Rs 100.
(Kolkata)National Event at Tagore,s University Rattles Anti RSS Forces
A national worskshop on heritage and culture at Visva-Bharati University to be hosted by Rashtriya Kala Manch has triggered controversy in the institute founded by Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore.
The central university is collaborating with Rashtriya Kala Manch for the workshop and a section of its students and the faculty have alleged that the 98-year-old institution is allowing organisations close to saffron outfits to set up their base in it.
Leader of SFI’s are against the entry of Rashtriya Kala Manch, an organisation known for its closeness to VHP.”
The programme, , is being held by the university’s journalism department in association with Rashtriya Kala Manch,
(Noida ,UP)4 Schools For Violating Fee+Books Rules Penalised in Noida
Four private schools here on Friday were penalised for violating law related to regulation of fees and availability of books,
The action was taken by the District Fees Regulatory Committee, chaired by District Magistrate B N Singh po, under the Uttar Pradesh Self-Financed Independent Schools (Fee Regulation) Act, 2018, it said.
Modern School, Ryan International and Ramagya School were slapped a penalty of Rs 50,000 each, while Billabong School was penalised Rs 25,000 by the committee, an administration spokesperson said.
Books for Billabong franchise schools were not available anywhere in the market and were being exclusively sold by them, in violation of the law, the spokesperson said.
Ryan School in Noida Extension did not provide details sought related to fees structure despite multiple notices and hence attracted the action, the official said.
The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration had in June imposed a penalty of Rs 8.30 lakh on 17 private schools for charging excessive fees from students under the same law brought in last year for regulation of fees in private schools, according to officials.
(New Delhi)Fee Hike Only for New Students of M. Tech in IITs :HRD
The Ministry of Human Resource Developments has issued a clarification regarding the news relating to the hike in the fee of M. Tech programme in IITs.
There is no fee hike for the existing students.
For new admissions, hike will be gradual over a period of three years or more, as will be decided by the respective Board of Governors of IITs.
Needy students will be provided necessary financial support.
All concessions and scholarships for SC/ST/OBC and others will continue without change.
The fee hike will discourage non-serious students, who after a few months of stay in IITs, leave the programme midway to take up employment or to prepare for competitive exams.
This drop out in the middle of the programme leads to wastage of coveted seats on the one hand and denies opportunity to other serious and meritorious students, on the other.
IITs will offer only those programmes that have demand in the market. This will ensure immediate placement after completion of the course.
Good and deserving students will be provided Teaching Assistantship/Scholarship.
The fee for the M.Tech. programmes in IITs have not been revised for a long time whereas the cost per student has gone up substantially.
The Ministry has assured to all future students who will come to study at IITs that no student will be deprived of opportunity for education because of weak financial condition.