HRD Ministry extends last date for application to October 16

Jobs in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas: HRD Ministry extends last date for application to October 16

New Delhi: The HRD ministry has extended the last date of submission of application forms for various jobs vacancies in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) to October 16.

Notably, Monday was the last day for submitting the forms.

“Don’t worry. The last date for submission has been extended up to October 16,” Javadekar tweeted.

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar intervened after receiving complaints from some applicants through social media that because of the problems on the JNV website, they could not fill up the forms, officials said.

“On the request of aspiring candidates for NVS recruitment 2016 the HRD Minister directed Navodaya Vidayalaya Samiti to extend the online portal for registration of applications up to  October 16, 2016. Accordingly it has been extended up to 16th October. Edit Window on the portal will also be made available from October 17 to October 20 for registered candidates for further making corrections,” a senior official said.

HRD Ministry unveils ranking framework for colleges and universities

college rankings, university rankings, higher study institution rankings, hrd, hrd ministry, smriti irani, ranking guidelines, college ranking guidelines, top colleges in india, top universities in india, india news, latest newsThe Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry Tuesday unveiled a first-of-its-kind indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions, in response to global rankings in which Indian universities and colleges usually do not fare too well.

The framework is different from global rankings in that it will judge institutions based on country-specific parameters.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani said the new ranking framework has been drafted to provide “an Indian context to educational aspirations and needs”. This will, she added, help institutions that conduct research in languages other than English and are focused on inclusive education, two factors that are overlooked by international agencies.

The government aims to come out with the first round of ranking before the next academic year. The initiative is open to both private and public institutions across all disciplines and is not mandatory. However, VS Oberoi, secretary, higher education, said that all 122 centrally-funded institutions — including all central universities, IITs and IIMs —will participate in the first round of ranking which will be unveiled by April next year. The framework is primarily divided into two categories: Category A will cover institutions with academic autonomy and greater focus on research and category B will comprise colleges and centres affiliated to a university and more focused on teaching. An institution can volunteer to be ranked in both categories. Justifying the division of the framework into two categories, Professor Surendra Prasad, chairman of the National Board of Accreditation, said this would enable “an apple-to-apple comparison”. – See more at: