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Delhi to get 2 new universities, in a step towards strengthening higher education

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In a step towards strengthening higher education, the Delhi government has proposed two new universities in the national capital.

State Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, keeping the Budget share for the education sector over 25 per cent for 2019-20, said the University of Applied Sciences will help to change the way people see the professional courses.

The varsity will offer courses from the modular of three months to the Ph.D. and M.Phil level, he said.

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The second proposed varsity is for teachers’ training.

“Education will get 26 per cent of the total expenditure Budget in 2019-2020,” Sisodia said in his Budget speech.

“The government will give tablet computers to all Class 11 and 12 students of Pratibha Schools and Schools of Excellence and those scoring over 80 per cent in Class 10.”

Entrepreneurship Curriculum, which will also give seed money to students, will also be launched from the coming session, he added.

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Jamia Millia Islamia for first time in history gets its woman vice-chancellor

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New Delhi: Professor Najma Akhtar was Thursday appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, making her the first woman to hold the charge.

 

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In exercise of powers conferred under Statutes of Jamia Millia Islamia Act, 1988, the President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of the JMI, has been pleased to appoint Prof Najma Akhtar, NIEPA, New Delhi as the vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, for a period of five years, an official order said.

 

For first time in history of Jamia Millia Islamia gets its woman vice-chancellor:

 

The other persons, who were shortlisted by the government for the post were S M Ishtiaque of IIT-Delhi and Furqan Qamar, currently the secretary-general of Association of Universities.

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla is the chancellor of the varsity.

The varsity had been functioning without a VC after Talat Ahmad resigned from the post last year to join as the head of Kashmir University.

 

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