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India Education Diary | September 14, 2017 |
Delhi: All India Council of Technical Education, under which more than 10,300 technical institutions & about 80 Lac students are regulated, today signed an MOU with Youth4work.com, a leading assessment and Skill profiling portal in India which has over 21 Lac Youth across India tested and profiled for their skills. The aim of the MOU is to get all students under AICTE to get access to Youth4work’s Skill based test online for Building their skill profiles and get Internship & Job opportunities. All AICTE approved institutes & students studying in 1st years to Final year will benefit from this collaboration. Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE says, “The need of imparting right skills for institutes and finding the right person with skills for employers is one of the key challenges that India faces in this era. The platform with its unique way of skill based testing & profiling technology for youth is a powerful way to address this need.” “Now all Students can give an online talent test on Youth4work, which builds their online skill profile and enables thousands of employers to find and contact them based on the skills for the internships and Jobs that they have. We encourage all institutes and students across India to build their profiles and showcase the skills directly to the recruiters associated with us.
Rachit Jain, CEO of Youth4work says, “Being an engineer myself, I really believe that there is no dearth of Skills in Indian Institutes, The challenge for every student in India is to identify his/her own talent and showcase it in front of the world. India has 16 Lac technical students graduating every year, which is more than population of most cities across the world. The problem that companies are facing today is to find the right person for the right job with the right skill set and that’s what Youth4work is trying to do by showcasing the uniqueness and skills in front of employers” “We believe that every person is unique and employable. Our technology and assessments allows students to give any of the 500+ skill test that we have online and get ranked. More than 20 Lac youth globally have built their profile and over 12,000 employers use our platform. With this tie-up we aim to profile 10 Million Youth across India in the next 18 months” With governments initiative like Digital India, Startup India and Skill India and the focus of AICTE on Providing Skill based outcomes and trying to improve quality of education, this is an interesting development which has powerful use of tech that allow Millions of Youth in India to be publically profiled, searchable & contactable for their skills. It provides a platform to the students across the nation even from remote towns to showcase themselves. Hopefully we will see extensive participation from all institutes under AICTE in this. –
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India Education Diary | September 14, 2017 |
Bengaluru: HireMee, a digital portal and mobile application, has joined hands with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to connect thousands of recruiters with tens of thousands of students spread across mini metros and deep interiors of the country with the first of its kind skill testing recruitment platform. Under the agreement HireMee will provide its unique placement solution to students of colleges and institutions affiliated to AICTE. The Council will, in turn, support HireMee to expand the scope of its portal and app by helping expand its reach among AICTE accredited institutions. Dr Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE, said, “HireMee is a dream come true app for the youth looking for jobs. By locating the right candidate for a job, HireMee will not only bridge the “recruiter-student” gap but will also contribute to employment generation in the country especially the rural literate population. The MOU was vetted by AICTE teams to assess its value to the student community.”
Mr Chocko Valliappa, Founder, HireMee said, “We aim to flip the current recruitment model where most recruiters work on tight budget visiting only a handful of top ranked institutes in the respective field for campus placement. Students from other lesser known and far off institutes are left out of the campus placement. We have lots of brilliant students in these institutes and we want all of them to realize their potential to the fullest. HireMee does not charge students for accessing its portal and app and at the same time ensure that they get jobs commensurate with their skills and capabilities.” The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between AICTE and HireMee was signed by Dr Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE and Mr Chocko Valliappa, Founder, HireMee in the presence of and senior officials from AICTE and NASSCOM at New Delhi on Tuesday at New Delhi.
Recruiters to get Skill Assessment Score in pre-assessed student profile
HireMee conducts free skill assessments for students by giving them a 7-digit score that goes into their pre-assessed profiles. Students can upload their video profiles through the mobile app. These two features provide the recruiter with a detailed analytics of each candidate. The employers can then shortlist candidates directly from the HireMee website or mobile app. Mr Chocko Valliappa added, “We aspire to conduct one million job assessments in 2017-18 so as to generate 100,000 jobs by 2018 end. The MOU with AICTE will help us move a step ahead and help us bridge the “recruiter-student” gap.
Helping companies Discover Their Diamonds
HireMee, a social enterprise of Vee Technologies, a Bengaluru and New York based strategic services company, grooms and channelizes the young minds to achieve their career dreams and helps the recruiters get pre-assessed candidates. Since opportunities for campus placement in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities are limited the students have to hunt for job often ending up with one that is ill-suited to them. HireMee aspires to connect millions of students across India with a wide range of recruiting companies.
• Direct connect
Connects recruiters with students and colleges faster and with ease
• Video profile
Minimizes assessment time
• Pre assessment
Students Knowledge, Skill and Personality shine
• Minimal logistics
We go to hundreds of institutions saving everyone time and money
• Higher Reach
Thousands of companies connect to millions of students – Courtesy /
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‘Those which have had enrolment of less than 30% of their capacity for 5 years will be told to shut down’
Over 800 engineering colleges across the country that have had a student enrolment of less than 30% of their capacity for five consecutive years will be asked to shut down from the coming academic year (2018–19). The chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, said here on Friday that this was inevitable as it reflected on the quality of the colleges. “Students can be shifted to engineering colleges in the vicinity that have sufficient student strength,” he said, and added that the decision was taken after several deliberations and collating data from colleges from different States. “We compared the figures for the total intake and the admissions made for five years, and made a list of colleges that need to be shut down,” he said.
There are 10,363 engineering colleges across the country. The AICTE has taken this decision as thousands of engineering seats go vacant each year as supply outstrips demand. For the 2017–18 academic year, over 29,000 engineering seats went vacant in Karnataka alone. “The seats that go vacant are in colleges where infrastructure is inadequate and faculty members are not up to the mark. So it is better if such institutions close down,” an official from the Karnataka’s Department of Technical Education said.
According to the official, some streams were losing their “sheen”. Even reputed colleges were approaching the AICTE to close down streams that do not have demand, he said. However, despite the large number of vacant seats, managements of several college continue to file applications with the AICTE for starting new engineering colleges. An official with the Department of Technical Education said, “It is the logic of demand and supply. There is no need for the AICTE to intervene and close down colleges. These institutions will eventually shut down.” – Courtesy
Prakash Kumar | DH News Service | New Delhi, Sep 2 2017 |
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has asked all technical institutes to ‘regulate’ food items at their canteens to ensure that students do not get junk food to eat on the campus.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has asked all technical institutes to ‘regulate’ food items in their canteens to ensure that students do not get junk food to eat in the campus. It has also asked the institutes to regulate other food outlets ‘around the campus’ to stop cooking and supply of junk food. “Junk food is causing obesity and other health problems among the students and government is very much concerned about the harmful effects of junk food on student’s health. It is, therefore, suggested that institutions should regulate the food available in the canteen and around the institutions and ensure that junk food is not available to students in campus,” the technical education regulator said in a recent circular issued to all technical institutes. Universities and colleges offering degree and diploma programmes in engineering and technology, pharmacy, nursing, management come under the jurisdiction of the AICTE. The council also directed the institutes to start a campaign in their campus by involving volunteers of the NSS and NCC to make students aware of the harmful effect of smoking cigarettes and consumption of gutkha, drugs and other intoxicants and to check the use of these items in their campus. – Courtesy
The Times of India | Minati Singha | TNN | Aug 29, 2017 |
BHUBANESWAR: All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) is to introduce six-month faculty training programme mandatory for all teachers. Through this programme AICTE aims to train and upgrade around five lakh faculty members in different technical colleges across the country in the next two to three years, said chairman of the council Anil D Sahasrabudhe here on Tuesday. “AICTE is developing the teachers’ training programme through which we want our teachers to understand new ways of teaching and learning. In the past we used to have lecturers, who come to class and write notes on black boards for an hour. But now students don’t have patience to listen to someone for an hour. So it should be 10 minutes of teaching, some discussions and watch videos from professors across the world,” said Sahasrabudhe. He said, all new teachers who are likely to join the profession have to undergo the training while for existing teachers it will be a precondition to attend the training to get promotion. “So naturally all four to five lakh teachers will be upgraded in the next three years and we can have best quality teachers,” he added. The apex body of technical education in the country AICTE has also asked all affiliated colleges to follow a model curriculum developed by the council by this year end. “Curriculum revision and update is top of our priority. AICTE has revised the curriculum of all programmes and provided it to the colleges to follow it. They colleges have to adopt 80% from it and the rest 20% they can include depending on the local needs,” he said.
NITI Aayog calls for applications for ‘Mentor India’
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Government of India’s flagship program to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, is inviting applications for ‘Mentor India’. Mentor India is as a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor schools students in 900+ Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) established by AIM in schools across India. Through Mentor India, AIM is looking to engage leaders who can dedicate 1 – 2 hours every week in one or more such labs and enable school students to experience, learn and practice future skills such as design and computational thinking. Envisaged to be the largest formal volunteer mentor network, it is aimed at maximizing the impact of ATLs. AIM is looking for corporates / professionals / academicians / students etc. who are keen to contribute to this strategic nation building initiative. ATLs are dedicated works spaces where students (from Class 6th to Class 12th) learn innovation skills and develop ideas that will go on to transform India. The labs are powered to acquaint students with state-of-the-art equipment such as 3D printers, robotics & electronics development tools, IoT & sensors etc. With 900+ labs already identified, AIM will establish 2,000 such labs by end of 2017. The labs are designed to spur the spark of creativity, and go beyond regular curriculum and text book learning. The labs will let students explore skills of future such as design and computational thinking, adaptive learning and artificial intelligence.
Mentor India has already received strong support from Corporate India. More than 30 of India’s top thought leaders have signed up as Brand Ambassadors for the initiative. More than 90 ATLs in schools across India have been adopted and are being supported by various corporations / institutions from multiple sectors. AIM is actively looking to engage with more corporations / institutions to adopt ATLs and enable their employees to join Mentor India as volunteers. Furthermore, AIM has signed a SoI with AICTE to provide mentorship support of affiliated colleges for 366 ATLs.
Possible areas of contribution from mentors include technical knowhow, innovation and design, inspirational, and business and entrepreneurship. Mentors are expected to discuss with students the various problems our Indian society is facing across multiple themes, and motivate students to develop solutions to these community problems. Mentor India program will be further extended to provide support to Atal Incubation Centres and Existing Incubation Centres as well. Proposed recognition for mentors include digital certificate of recognition, honour board for top mentors, meet and greet with prominent dignitaries and invites to Government of India events. The deadline for submission of applications to join Mentor India is 30 Sep 2017. The applications can be submitted online at: http://aim.gov.in/mentor.php / More Details …http://niti.gov.in/content/atal-innovation-mission-aim
The Free Press Journal | By | Opinion | | Aug 22, 2017
New Delhi: Hindu Gods are making a quiet entry into the awards and scholarships given by the government-run All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) that was set up for promotion of higher education in India. So far, the awards used to be instituted in the name of eminent scientists and engineers. First came Goddess Laxmi in the form of Pradhan Mantri Laxmi Programme introduced last fiscal to provide scholarships to students of poor and middle class families to pursue technical education. Now, the AICTE in a joint collaboration with India’s apex engineering body Engineering Council of India (ECI) is promoting “spirit of engineering and creation patronised by Lord Vishwakarma”, describing him as the ruling deity of construction practices in India. The two bodies are jointly conducting competition for AICTE-ECI Awards for outstanding students and teachers of degree and diploma-level technical education institutions as well as to promote innovations of individuals. Nominations are invited for these awards latest by August 25.
The AICTE has also instituted the Clean Campus Award 2017, though without affixing the name of any God. The last date set for this award is September 8. The award is to recognise institutions that are doing a good job in waste management of various kinds to spur others into action. The guidelines for the Vishwakarma Awards say there shall be three awards each in civil, electrical, mechanical, electronics, computer science an biotechnology streams and will be given to outstanding student engineers. Similarly there will be three awards each to the teachers in these streams.There are also three outstanding institution awards to be given on the basis of the maximum number of awards won by their students and teachers. – Courtesy
AICTE – ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards 2017
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India & Engineering Council of India (ECI)), the apex Engineering Body of India are jointly holding a competition “AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards” for the students of AICTE approved technical institutions. ECI is registered as a Not–for-profit Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and is the prime institution to standardize and harmonize, in various major engineering disciplines, professional practices in India and competency standards of practicing professionals with their counterparts in other member countries of WTO. Its members include all major Councils & Bodies of each stream of Engineering.
The ‘AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards’ are inspired by the spirit of engineering and creation patronized by Lord Vishwakarma, the ruling deity of construction practices in India. At the ‘AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards’, the innovations and achievements of individuals and institutions/ organizations shall be recognized and applauded. These awards are an embodiment of encouraging truly successful efforts that have made a mark on the industry in terms of delivering better outputs & processes and creating higher benchmarks for the industry to help in nation building. The ‘AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards’ are an epitome for motivating individuals and institutions/ organizations to raise their performance in their specific domains leading to significant contribution towards the growth & development of the nation. Applications shall be short listed based on their conformity to the guidelines issued by ECI and information furnished by nominees for specific categories. The recipients will be finalised based on the scrutiny of the applications by the jury, interviews and site visits.
Objectives of the Awards
To recognize and honour innovative work of the students displaying exceptional skills in different Engineering streams.
Awards will be in following Categories separately for Degree and Diploma Students:
1. Category I – Outstanding Student Engineers (3 Awards each in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics Engineering & Computer Science streams and their allied branches) (Ref. Annexure-A for allied Branches)
2. Category II – Outstanding Teachers Awards (3 Awards each in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics Engineering & Computer Science streams and their allied branches)
3. Category III – Outstanding Institutions Awards (3 Awards) based on maximum awards won and other criteria.
Nominations for all categories are welcome and it may be kindly noted that entries close on 31st August 2017.
For details about :-
Start-up Contest 2017: Inviting Entries from Students, Faculty & Institutions latest by 31st of August 2017. Please visit www.startup.aicte-india.org for entries in Start-up Contest 2017.
Student/ Early Stage Startup
Student Start-up which is in pre-incubation stage or similar having been started by one or more co-founders in his/her college days or having been started by an alumni of any institute in India within 2 years of passing out from any academic program. This also includes any other start-up which is incubated or otherwise but it is between 0-3 years of its operation since its incorporation.
Faculty Lead Startup
Entrepreneurial faculties who are currently continuing their academic research profession in any Institute in India may submit their start-ups established by them (as Founder or co-founder)
Institution Supporting Startups
Under this category, academic & research institutions those are actively promoting and supporting innovation and startups in their campus and region are requested to submit. Interested institute has to send the filled application as per the below format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st August 2017. – Click here for Eligibility and Application : http://www.startup.aicte-india.org/
Start-up Contest 2017: Inviting Entries from Students, Faculty & Institutions latest by 10th September, 2017. Please visit http://www.startup.aicte-india.org for entries in Start-up Contest 2017