With the passage of time, MHRD has come up with lot of new schemes and projects, with the help of premier institutions, i.e, IITs, and NITs to improvise the quality of education, especially technical and higher education in rural areas. One of the most recent and talked about project is Unnat Bhara..
NITs & IIEST to offer at least 14% admission to femal e candidates. This has come after MHRD has sent a directive to these institutes and asked to increase seats, if required.
Bringing in quantum jump to quality of education: 1225 graduates from IITs, NITs to teach in rural areas
1200 plus IITs, NITs graduates are selected to help improve technical education quality in backward areas. These graduates will be teaching in engineering colleges in rural areas for the period of 3 years.
The apex technical education regulator, AICTE has launched the Model Curriculum for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree courses in Engineering and Management courses (MBA and PGDM). The curriculum was launched by the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Prakash Javadekar, Minister for HRD, speaking at IIT Madras has announced the constitution of an expert level committee to monitor functioning of research parks in IITs.
From the academic year 2018-19, there may be only one engineering entrance test for admission to all technical institutes in the country, however, the states of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have not agreed to participate in the single entrance test.
AICTE has released new norms for technical institutes where council has asked them to publish a complete list of fees, charged to the students clearly on their websites. If institutes fail to follow or violates these norms, they will have to pay a fine that is twice the total fee collected per stude..
A 3 members committee formed by HRD Ministry to check the working of deemed-to-be universities and suggest necessary changes in their working system. The committee consists of big names from the education industry.
This page carries information about the deemed universities which have dropped university name from their name. These institutions have also come up with new names.
This page carries detailed information about the institutions which have been asked to shut down operations from the year 2018. These colleges have been asked to look for alternative options.