AIIMS Delhi: Changing The Way It Teaches
AIIMS Delhi has started reforming the way fourth-year MBBS students are taught to draw them away from coaching and in lecture classes.
249 New Universities In 5 Years
Private universities have grown but over 70% students still attend public universities. Women's enrolment has risen 20%, Tamil Nadu has the higher GER among states.
'BEING OPEN TO NEW EXPERIENCES IS CRUCIAL'
SRM University Andhra Pradesh was set up to offer programmes in three broad academic areas to begin with - engineering, liberal arts and management. These, said P Sathyanarayanan, president and pro-chancellor of SRM University-AP, \"provide a strong foundation for a variety of career paths\" and also address the evolving challenges thrown by industry. Former VC of SRM University and head of several organisations operating in fields as diverse as information technology, media and construction, Sathyanarayanan spoke to Careers360 about SRM University AP, higher education in general, and employment.
'FEELS LIKE HOME HERE'
With apps for using everything from the mess to laundry services, specialist firms are bringing a new level of ease and convenience to private university hostel residents.
THESE ARE INDIA'S BEST YOUNG UNIVERSITIES
Careers360 ranks the 100 best public and private universities established since 2008. Another 350 have been rated.
'Research funding in this country is absolutely inadequate'
Pramath Raj Sinha is chairman, board of governors, Ashoka University and founding dean of ISB Hyderabad. He is also on the boards several education institutions and helped to set up over a dozen institutions of higher education in India and abroad. He is also a founder of 9.9 group and Harappa Education. He spoke to Careers360 about Ashoka, liberal arts education, online education, and more.
OVER 60 NEW UNIVERSITIES IN 15 YEARS
West Bengal has seen the number of universities rise sharply over the past 15 years. Most new institutions are state public or private.
'WE WANT NRS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST MEDICAL COLLEGES IN THE WORLD'
The alumni of Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, have stepped in to help the 150 years-old institution develop further.
'YOU WILL BE ABLE TO STUDY ENGINEERING WITH MUSIC SOON'
Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) has regularly featured in the top 25 universities in India in the education ministry's National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) lists. Despite being a young university, it had ranked as high as 16th in NIRF's first university rankings in 2016. Pradipta Kumar Nanda, vice-chancellor of SOA, spoke to Careers360 about the university's stellar ranking performance, efforts toward improving research and start-up eco-systems and more.
HOW CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY ROSE TO THE TOP IN HOSPITALITY
Chandigarh University's University Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management has a \"club system\" that ensures students get hands-on training from the first semester.
CAMPUSES OF THEIR OWN
Bihar government set up three new universities in 2018. Five years later, they still don't have permanent campuses.
'A BOON FOR THE DISTRICT'
170 years-old Krishnath College is transforming into Murshidabad University which is keeping the college's heritage but bringing modern, globally-linked education to the district.
A MODERN TOUCH
Sanskrit universities are launching modern courses, and offering programmes in different disciplines after becoming central universities.
NEXT WILL HELP STUDENTS 'FOCUS ON THEIR PRACTICAL TRAINING'
The number of medical colleges has grown by 70% in the last 10 years. Both this expansion as well as the new curriculum require more teachers, said Dr Dinesh Kumar, head of medical education, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. He spoke to Careers360 about the need for quality teachers, the National Exit Test (NExT), the inclusion of AYUSH subjects in MBBS curriculum and the district residency programme.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES ARE GETTING NEW NAMES, STRUCTURES
AUGC panel has suggested news names for arts, science, commerce degrees in line with international practices and the NEP 2020. Here's how the new nomenclature will work.
UAU: AI FOR ALL
Just two months ago Universal AI University, received the green signal from University Grant Commission and Maharashtra Government. With special focus on artificial intelligence and its uses in different fields, its maiden academic year starts this August. Tarun Anand, chancellor and founder of Universal AI University, spoke to Careers360 on the AI revolution and how it's changing education in India.
BREAKTHROUGH OR GOING BACKWARDS?
There have been few takers for MBBS books in Hindi. Do they aid comprehension or hold some medical students back?
POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' DRP WOES
The District Residency Programme has been introduced on the heels of the pandemic, without adequate planning or preparation, complained postgraduate students.
HOW MEDICAL EDUCATION IS CHANGING
A new 'exit' exam, proposal for common NEET counselling, new regulations on making medical college assessment reports public - here's everything that NMC is changing.
'Every UP district will have at least one medical college by 2027'
Thirteen new government medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh are set to begin their first academic session from 2023, raising the tally of government MBBS seats in the state to 5,128. Alok Kumar, principal secretary, department of medical education, UP, spoke to Careers360 about the expansion, meeting staff requirements, the government's focus on nursing and improving healthcare.
'EDUCATION CANNOT BE IN VERTICAL SILOS ANYMORE'
Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda, better known as Sam Pitroda, wears many hats. He served as an advisor to the prime minister during Manmohan Singh's tenure, led the National Knowledge Commission and is credited for contributions to India's telecom industry. Pitroda founded the University of TransDisciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU) in Bengaluru in 2013. The University promotes trans-disciplinary research and education in modern and traditional medicine, biomedicine and life sciences. He spoke to Careers360 about the need for transdisciplinary medicine, the controversies around it and concerns about the current education policies.
'WE ARE TRYING TO REIMAGINE TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN INDIA'
Aakash Chaudhry is founder and trustee of Plaksha University and chief mentor and co-promoter of Aakash Educational Services Limited. He spoke to Careers360 about what makes Plaksha University different, placements and tech jobs and also regulating the coaching sector.
MEET THE DOCTOR WHO SAVED THE JARAWA TRIBE FROM EXTINCTION
The Jarawas, an indigenous tribe of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been inhabiting the islands for over 2,000 years. Contact with the outside world had put them at risk of deadly diseases including measles. For 15 years from the late 90's, Dr. Ratan Chandra Kar, alumnus of Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College in Kolkata, treated and protected the Jarawas, preventing their extinction. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2023 and recognised by NRS Medical College. He spoke to Careers360 about his experience and why young doctors must serve in remote areas.
'WE ARE CONSIDERED OUTSIDERS'
Medical students who returned to India before completing their programmes abroad due to Covid or war have had to pay for internships even in public medical colleges. Frequent policy changes about their future haven't helped.
Five Changes For Engineering Colleges
The AICTE has relaxed norms for new engineering colleges, courses, seat increase. It has also scrapped mandatory physical visits.
39 ENGINEERING COLLEGES GET TOP RATING
1,200 engineering, 40 design colleges rated; and 50 architecture colleges ranked in Careers360's 2023 evaluation of top Indian institutions in these domains
HOW TO ASSEMBLE A STRONG DESIGN PORTFOLIO
Academics, students on what makes a winning portfolio and how to build one. If you're serious about studying design, start at school.
SOLD THE IIT DREAM
In 2022, Karnataka CM announced that some of the state's engineering colleges would be upgraded into institutions \"on par with\" the IITs. One year on, that project has seen little progress.
BREAKING THE CYCLE
An IIT Kanpur Students Gymkhana initiative, Prayas, is helping children from poor, marginalised communities around the campus do well in school and join higher education.
PUBLIC loES HAVE RECEIVED LESS THAN HALF THE PROMISED FUNDS
The union government had committed Rs. 1,000 crore for every public Institution of Eminence. Since 2018, it has sanctioned only around Rs 3,400 crore for all eight taken together.