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More tech schools

More reason to cheer for would-be technology students. The Indian government has just approved nine more National Institutes of Technology (NITs) that will become operational from next year onwards either on lease campuses or in older NITs. The campuses themselves will take five more years to come up.  Read more

Post-school science

The premier science academies of the country — Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences and The National Academy of Science, India — had a brainstorming meeting earlier this month. Following extensive deliberations, the trio has prepared a position paper on the post-school science education in the country. The need for reforms in learning sciences at the post-school level has been duly emphasised in the paper.  Read more

All-women tech school

There are murmurs in Vigyan Bhavan about a proposal to set up the country’s first all-women engineering and technology institute in President Pratibha Patil’s hometown in Maharashtra. The HRD ministry is mulling over the proposal for this exclusive women’s technology school in Amravati near Nagpur on Patil’s recommendation. The country’s first woman president was apparently worried about the small number of girl students getting into the IITs.  Read more

Costlier tech schools

After the management schools, now the technology schools are thinking of doubling their tuition fees. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have proposed to charge students Rs 50,000 annually as against the current Rs 21,000 to Rs 25,000. The proposal put forth by the standing committee of the IIT Council is being reviewed by the Indian ministry of Human Resource Development. If all goes well, the new fee structure would be applicable to admissions in 2008.  Read more