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Maharashtra Governor urges students to know about spiritual intelligence - education

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday said that the world was moving towards Artificial Intelligence (AI), but students should also acquire the knowledge of ‘spiritual intelligence’.He also said that educational institutions will have to combine innovation and incubation with research and invention to become centers of excellence.He was speaking while inaugurating HSNC Cluster University, a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative of the Hyderabad Sind National Collegiate (HSNC) Board and the Maharashtra government, via video-conference.“The world is moving towards Artificial Intelligence,” the governor said, and urged the students to also acquire the knowledge of ‘adhyatmik’ (spiritual) intelligence, which is the “core heritage of the country”.Recalling the words of Swami Vivekananda on education, the governor said students should endeavour to awaken the divinity and perfection within them through acquisition of knowledge.He also said that all stakeholders need t…

NIRF Rankings 2020: IITs, IIMs and Delhi colleges dominate HRD Ministry’s India Rankings list - education

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IIT Madras was again chosen as the top institution to study in the country while Bangalore based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and IIT Delhi bagged the second and the third spot in the India Rankings 2020, the HRD ministry’s rankings of Indian colleges and universities.Seven IITs, including the ones in Bombay, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and Roorkee, featured in the overall top ten list with the IISc, Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Benaras Hindu University (BHU) being the three non-IITs who made it.HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced the results of the rankings which are brought out every year by his ministry. IIT Madras was the top institution in the overall category in last year’s rankings as well.Category wise, among universities, the top three positions went to IISc, JNU and BHU followed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (fourth), Jadavpur University (fifth), University of Hyderabad (sixth), Calcutta University (seventh) and Manipal Academy …

Schools, parents have increased role to play to ensure kids’ mental health during Covid-19: Experts - education

Schools and parents have bigger roles to play with kids being home-bound due to the COVID-19 pandemic so that the mental health issues arising due to outdoor activities being restricted can be addressed, according to experts.Samir Parikh, director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Hospital, has pointed out that the prevailing uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic can give rise to feelings of stress and anxiety in adults and children alike.“The lack of outdoor physical activity may lead children to feel more restless. The inability to meet and interact with peers may also create feelings of loneliness and isolation. In these times, it is important to allow children the space to express their thoughts and feelings and for adults to talk to children about the situation, but in a manner that is age-appropriate,” he said.“It is recommended for parents to help provide a sense of normalcy in a child’s life by incorporating a structure and routine. Alongside…

AP Inter Results 2020 Date and Time: Andhra intermediate results to be declared tomorrow - education

AP Inter Results 2020 Date and Time: The Board of Intermediate Education Andhra Pradesh (BIEAP) will declare the Andhra Pradesh inter exam results 2020 on Friday, June 12. The results will be announced for first and second-year students at 4pm.Students who have appeared in the AP inter exam will be able to check their results online at bieap.gov.in after it is declared.Last year, a total of 10,17,600 students appeared in the exams, in which 5,07,302 appeared for the Ist year and 5,10,298 appeared for the IInd year. The pass percentage was 60% for the 1st year and 72% for 2nd year.AP Intermediate Results 2020: How to checkStep 1: Visit the official website at bie.ap.gov.inStep 2: Click on the link active for AP Inter Results 2020Step 3: Key in your roll number and other details and log inStep 4: The AP Intermediate Result 2020 will appear on the display screenStep 5: Download the AP Inter Results Marksheet and take its print out for future references.The announcement of AP 1st year Int…

NIRF India Rankings 2020: Here’s list of top dental institutes in India - education

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NIRF India Rankings 2020: Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi has topped the list of dental institutes in the county, in the National Institutional Ranking Framework list of 2020, released by the Human Resource Development Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokriyal on Thursday. This is the first time that dental colleges have been ranked under NIRF.Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi came at the second place in the list, while Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapith stood at the third place. The fourth, fifth, and sixth spots were secured by Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai, A. B. S. M. Institute of Dental Sciences Mangaluru, and Manipal College of Dental Sciences Mangalore respectively. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research Chennai, Nair Hospital Dental College Mumbai, SRM Dental College Chennai, and JSS Dental College and Hospital Mysuru bagged the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth spots respectively.The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madr…

NIRF Ranking 2020: IIT Roorkee stands 1st in citations per faculty - education

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee secured first position among the IITs in the Citations per Faculty parameter in the QS World University Rankings published on Wednesday, a statement said.The Institute secured the first position among IITs in the International Students parameter as well, it said.The high score (92.7) on citations per faculty puts IIT Roorkee in the league of the top 20 universities worldwide and reflects the high impact research carried out by faculty in their respective research areas, the statement said.QS Rankings classified IIT Roorkee as a “historic” public institution with “very high” focus in “research intensity” as the strongest indicator for the institute, it said.Overall, IIT Roorkee has retained its national and global ranking as in the previous year. It is ranked 6th among IITs and 383 globally, the statement said.“We are glad on securing the 1st position among IITs in the citations per faculty score. It is the result of dedication and the high prior…

Uttarakhand Boards 2020: Confusion prevails among students in containment zones - education

As Uttarakhand government released the date sheet for the remaining board exams to be held from June 22-25, confusion still prevails among students who live in containment zones.RK Kunwar, director for school education department said that the board examination dates were changed from June 20-23 to June 22-25 Tuesday as the state government has decided to keep everything shut on weekends in Dehradun and one of the earlier dates was falling on a weekend.“With everything being closed in Dehradun, it would be difficult for teachers and students to reach the examination centers so we decided to change the dates. Officials are still discussing on what exactly will be done for students who stay in containment zones so that they do not face any difficulty in reaching the exam center. For now, as per the instructions of the central government, exam centers will not be set up in containment zones,” said Kunwar.Speaking on arrangements at the examination center, Kunwar said, “Keeping social and…