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MHRD: Ms Ray repatriated, Khare gets additional charge

The NaMO administration, in a sudden move on Tuesday, repatriated Ms Rina Ray (IAS:1984:UT), Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy (MHRD) to her parent cadre with immediate effect.

The additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy to Amit Khare (IAS:1985:JH), the incumbent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting till the appointment of a regular incumbent.

15 Oct 2019
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Higher educational institutions face a severe faculty crunch

The dismal performance of the government on generating employment has been visible on many fronts but in the case university teachers, the government simply failed to fill up even sanctioned vacancies in central universities, state universities and many other central institutions. Classes in various universities, colleges and higher institution are going on with full swing but with acute shortage of teachers. In certain cases a teachers is taking classes of over 100 students.

As per guidelines issued by UGC in June 2019 asking the government-run higher education institutions to fill up over three lakh vacancies within six months but nothing has been done so far. Prof Sidheshwar Pd Shukla of Delhi University said: “The government is not sensitive about education in the country. In the entire country, there are lots of vacancies. If I talk about Delhi University, around 7000 posts of teachers vacant on which 4500 people are working on ad hoc and rest of the people are working as guests. You can’t run higher education on adhocism and contractual basis. You need to have permanent faculty members for the smooth running of academic activities in the colleges and universities of the country.”

The ministry has been talking about filling up vacancies on war footing for many years but nothing has been done so far. The teacher and student ratio in India is 24:1 which is lower than Brazil and China where it is 19:1. If best practices are talked about, among the eight countries compared, India's student-ratio has turned out to be the lowest against Sweden 12:1, Britain 16:1, Russia 10:1 and Canada 9:1.

With every passing day, the shortage of teachers in higher educational institutions is worsening due to growing number of enrolment of the students and declining number of teachers. According to a survey, conducted by the HRD, All India Survey on Higher Education statistics, the number of student enrolment in higher education institutes have gone up from 3.23 crore in 2013-14 to 3.66 crore in 2017-18, the total number of teachers have declined from 13,67,535 to 12,84,755.

 As per a rough estimate, the country's higher education sector -- central, state and private universities - is facing a shortfall of over 5 lakh teachers across the country.

30 Sep 2019
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MHRD: Ms Ray repatriated, Khare gets additional charge

By IndianMandarins 15 Oct 2019

The NaMO administration, in a sudden move on Tuesday, repatriated Ms Rina Ray (IAS:1984:UT), Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy (MHRD) to her parent cadre with immediate effect.

The additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy to Amit Khare (IAS:1985:JH), the incumbent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting till the appointment of a regular incumbent.

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Higher educational institutions face a severe faculty crunch

By IndianMandarins 30 Sep 2019

The dismal performance of the government on generating employment has been visible on many fronts but in the case university teachers, the government simply failed to fill up even sanctioned vacancies in central universities, state universities and many other central institutions. Classes in various universities, colleges and higher institution are going on with full swing but with acute shortage of teachers. In certain cases a teachers is taking classes of over 100 students.

As per guidelines issued by UGC in June 2019 asking the government-run higher education institutions to fill up over three lakh vacancies within six months but nothing has been done so far. Prof Sidheshwar Pd Shukla of Delhi University said: “The government is not sensitive about education in the country. In the entire country, there are lots of vacancies. If I talk about Delhi University, around 7000 posts of teachers vacant on which 4500 people are working on ad hoc and rest of the people are working as guests. You can’t run higher education on adhocism and contractual basis. You need to have permanent faculty members for the smooth running of academic activities in the colleges and universities of the country.”

The ministry has been talking about filling up vacancies on war footing for many years but nothing has been done so far. The teacher and student ratio in India is 24:1 which is lower than Brazil and China where it is 19:1. If best practices are talked about, among the eight countries compared, India's student-ratio has turned out to be the lowest against Sweden 12:1, Britain 16:1, Russia 10:1 and Canada 9:1.

With every passing day, the shortage of teachers in higher educational institutions is worsening due to growing number of enrolment of the students and declining number of teachers. According to a survey, conducted by the HRD, All India Survey on Higher Education statistics, the number of student enrolment in higher education institutes have gone up from 3.23 crore in 2013-14 to 3.66 crore in 2017-18, the total number of teachers have declined from 13,67,535 to 12,84,755.

 As per a rough estimate, the country's higher education sector -- central, state and private universities - is facing a shortfall of over 5 lakh teachers across the country.

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HAL: Verma selected for Director Post

By IndianMandarins 07 Sep 2019

The public-sector headhunter (PESB), on Friday, selected Alok Verma (GM, HAL) for the post of Director (Human Resources), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

Altogether Seven candidates appeared before the selection board for interview held at PESB today.

Subject to requisite clearances and ACC approval he may replace V M Chamola; the outgoing Director retiring on December 31, 2019.

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Vishwajeet appointed Director in MHRD

By IndianMandarins 30 Jan 2019

Vishwajeet Kumar (ISS:2008) was, on Wednesday, appointed Director, Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Human Resources Development for a period of five years. 

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British Council to train teachers of NE: Anthony

By IndianMandarins 13 Oct 2018

The British Council Thursday signed an MoU with the North Eastern Council (NEC) for imparting training to 1600 teachers on English, Mathematics and Science over a period of ten months in eight north eastern states, officials said.

The 2-phase pilot project, which will begin from November this year, will see academicians of the British Council imparting training to 100 teachers each from each state in the North East, they said.

"An MoU was signed at the NEC secretariat here between the British Council and the NEC for imparting training to English, Mathematics and Science teachers in the region to improve quality of teaching," NEC Human Resources Development Director told PTI.

He said training would be for primary and secondary school teachers of government and private schools, the identification of which would be done by respective state governments.

In the first phase, teachers of each state would start take training and the best 50 would be further trained to become master trainers.

Anthony said the master trainers would then go to remote blocks and begin imparting similar training to other teachers in the region.

The second phase of the training program will begin from April 2019, he said.

NEC has projected an expenditure of Rs 4.66 crore for logistics, food and lodging while the state governments will provide training infrastructure.

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