Team work is the key word of the Scrum technology and this is being implemented by most of the corporate houses now a days. The plan of the whole production system is so well chalked out that it there is no place for any confusion and the work gets done at ease. The Scrum technology is the one which includes the software which in its own way includes almost every single unit of the office included in the same chain. As a result the coordination is rightly maintained and the work is completed without any flaw.
The key and special features of the scrum technology:
The technology includes in developing a software which takes into its fold the total framework of the not only the production segment. It also includes a total development of the company in manufacturing the products which leads to the hike in the revenue generation of the company. The technology enables a completing a teamwork which includes everyone in the corporate sector. The team includes the traditional system and blends in with the new improved one so that every single person gets to work to make a flawless and improved set of products which has an absolutely different approach in the commercial value. The team members learn the Leading Safe Certification Course in Chicago and the changed theory in the production system. The production system is fast since every single person knows their role perfectly. The team leaders and the supervisors are agile and notice the quality and let the product pass through the quality control test and then only the products are launched in the market.
What do we achieve from the Scrum technology?
There are certain things which act as the pillars of success and each one has its value which adds on to the value of the Scrum. Let’s see the utilities and the value that is implemented in the system.
Commitment: It is one basic line which is followed by the workers in the company. They appreciate the values of each other to reach the ultimate goal.
Focus: The teams become more focused and they have the proficiency to take any kind of challenge that they have to across. They try not to leave any back logs.
Transparency: Each one in the team knows about the ultimate goal and this helps in taking the action plan ahead. At the same time they have the courage to overcome all oddities and come up with flawless production.
They learn to know the values of each other also making sure that they have mutual respect for one another.
With the knowledge of the Leading Safe Training which actually educates them with the product knowhow. It is certainly a great step to make the company well known for the quality goods that is manufactured and which enables the company to increase in the revenue generation part and this is a great step towards the prosperity of the country.
Every year a new batch of students for the medical field to achieve their dreams of becoming doctors. The entire journey of preparation, right from Class 11 to a prestigious medical college is challenging and requires ample amount of hard work. Admission in any respected medical college requires a candidate to secure a good rank in NEET exam.
Every student has a different way of preparing for NEET. A highly competitive exam NEET requires ample amount of dedication and most students join a coaching center that helps them prepare. Aakash Institute is one of the best coaching institutes for students who are preparing for NEET. The unmatched track record of this institute speaks volume of its success. There are several reasons why it excels in providing the best coaching for competitive exams. Here’s my detailed Aakash Institute Chennai Review. Most questions are Read on!
How is the Faculty?
Exceptionally qualified and trained faculty with relevant experience in teaching. Faculty is competent and skilled from central universities and top institutes in the country like the IITs, NITs, and other reputed institutes.
What about Study Material?
Conceptually designed study material is easy to understand and is curated for both competitive and board exams. Study material for every subject has ample amount of information, analysis and graphic representation which makes learning interactive. Subject experts at this institute design question papers for various test series including the All India Test Series which assess students at the national level.
What if I have aweak understanding of the fundamentals and I am unable to cope up with my peers?
Then this is the only way to go! They follow an Action Based Coaching approach which is developed for students that help them understand fundamentalconcepts in a possible manner. This particular technique also sharpens the mental aptitude of the students.
How is the study environment?
The Institute has a highly competitive environment which ensures that every student is motivated to give their best. This kind of environment pushes students to perform better and efficiently manage their time. The faculty completes the syllabus well on time and the remaining time is utilized for practice tests and revision.
If I have doubts regarding concepts and questions?
The expert faculty conducts doubt clearing sessions regularly so that every doubt of students is cleared. The Institute also arranges particular subject-wise experienced faculty who encourages students to ask problems.
Any other facilities?
A well-equipped library with all the reference books, hostels, and even transport facilities are provided to students at a very affordable price. It is suitable for students coming from long distances as it saves time and money.
Does this institute provide any scholarship?
Yes! Scholarships range from 5% to 100% fee waiver based on the eligibility and brilliance of a student. The scholarships are divided into two categories viz. Merit and Special Scholarships.
While many students aim to become a doctor, cracking the NEET syllabus is no easy task. It is the best coaching institute for students who want to prepare for a competitive examination like NEET. Every subject is a key determiner of one’s success, and certain topics can be quite tricky. You might plan to burn the midnight oil inNEET preparation, but without adequate coaching, it will be difficult to crack this competitive exam.I was enrolled in the classroom program, and it helped me in more ways that I can comprehend. Today, I am a student at Madras Medical College, and for the reasons mentioned above I always recommend Aakash for its result oriented philosophy.
It is often seen that demand for a particular profession keeps fluctuating. MBA graduates from established business schools were in top demand but all that changed during the recession. Similarly demand for IT graduates were at all time high during the IT boom, but it came crashing down during the dot com burst. Fortunately, the market has rebounded and there is good demand for both MBAs and IT professions. What we are implying here is that demand for majority of the professional courses are determined by the overall economic condition and performance of a particular sector in the marketplace. The only profession that seems to buck this trend is engineering. It is an evergreen profession the demand for which never slackens. The primary reason for it is that the wheel of technological innovation is continuously churning and engineers are the driving force behind it.
The creation of knowledge economy is important and engineers are the one capable of making it possible. This is the reason the demand for qualified engineers never loses momentum in the marketplace where they are considered as prized assets. Every year close to two million candidates sit for various engineering competitive entrance exams in India. Some of these tests are of the national level where as some are conducted at state level. There are also some universities and institutes which conduct their own personal test to determine the competence and capability of a student to successfully complete the rigorous academic program.
The tremendous popularity engineering as a career choice enjoys in India also has a negative side to it. It has led to mushrooming of engineering colleges in all parts of the country. These engineering colleges lack the expertise and the infrastructure to offer quality engineering education and the degree they dispense carries little weight in the marketplace. It is therefore strongly recommended that you carry out proper research about the quality of a particular engineering institute before making a final commitment. Few of the important factors which can help you determine the true worth ofB.Tech colleges in Madhya Pradesh or for that matter engineering schools anywhere are as following:
Infrastructure of the institute
This is of paramount importance as the infrastructure of an institute is a significant determinant of its overall quality and academic excellence. It would be, however, imprudent to confine the essence of infrastructure solely to a good looking building. When we speak about infrastructure of the institute, we are referring to a broader term that encompasses a series of facilities offered by the engineering school. If possible. Ensure that the institute possess the capability to deliver quality education so that you can achieve all your personal and professional objectives associated with obtaining an engineering degree.
You also need to pay attention to the placement record of the institute. The type of placement it offers also shows its quality and the reputation it enjoys amongst the recruiters. Architectures are highly in demand in the present scenario where rapid urbanization demands their services to build modern buildings that offer the maximum utility in minimum of space. It is important as space is of a premium in towns and cities and their efficient utilization is of premium importance. A degree in architecture engineering from quality B. Arch colleges in Madhya Pradesh can prepare you well for a career as an architecture.
Comedian and actor Vir Das recently announced his class 12 board mark sheet to the world on twitter in a hope to motivate students who are appearing for their board exams this year. On March 9 and 10, he posted two tweets about the boards, exchanging a few tips that may help students.
From the tweet it can be noted that the celebrity had scored great marks in Physics, Chemistry and Economics (73, 79 and 79 per cent), but had not fared so well in Mathematics and English. He commented that people should show their support to students appearing for the boards.
“The reason I try and say something nice to kids about their boards is because someone said the same to me when I messed up… and it helped me when I was in a very rough place,” the celebrity tweeted. He added that it was good to feel supported and asked people to say something nice to the kids instead of questioning him on his reason behind the tweets.
The celebrity also shared six tips for students appearing for their board exams:
1. “These exams WILL NEVER define who you are inside.”
2. “With each passing year, the importance that you and everyone around you attaches to these exams will fade away.”
3. “Whether your results are amazing or not doesn’t prevent your personality from being amazing. At the end of each day of your life, people remember who you are, not how you did.”
4. “If you do well, you have a moral responsibility to look out for those that didn’t and give them love and support. If you don’t do well, you have a moral responsibility to everyone that loves and supports you… to take care of yourself.”
5. “Your parents love you, and they are proud of you. No matter how strangely, silently, loudly, or indirectly they show it, they always will be”
6. “EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE!”
He further added that the students are better than “this piece of paper” and asked them to “breathe”.
The setting up of a funding agency for universities and higher educational institutes or Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) and a National Testing Agency for entrance exams will hardly have an impact on the higher education system as the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) has through the years lost most of its autonomy, an academic expert has said.
The alleged misuse of section 20(1) of the UGC Act by the HRD ministry, which makes it binding on the UGC to act on government directions, has disempowered it, alleges MM Ansari, former UGC member. “The Distance Education Council was transferred from Indira Gandhi National Open University to UGC (when it required amendments in both the UGC Act and Ignou Act) and the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University was scrapped. HEFA has the mandate for funding select public and private institutions, but where is HEFA?” he asks.
Under section 20 (1) of the UGC Act, the Commission is bound to follow the diktat of the government, mainly in the matter of providing policy guidance. “However, under this provision, functional autonomy of the UGC is totally compromised due to its misuse by the Central bureaucracy. This section has been used undemocratically and illegally to bypass the Commission. As a result, it has failed to ensure transparency and objectivity in its decision-making processes as well as implementation of its regulatory guidelines,” adds Ansari.
In fact, Ansari in a presentation before the Hari Gautam Committee set up to assess UGC’s status had said UGC’s funding role, particularly in respect of state universities, had been taken over by the HRD ministry, which in turn had undermined the role and responsibility of UGC for disbursement of grants to universities. The committee had also recommended revamping of the UGC but the report is not in the public domain.There was undue duplication of roles and efforts in funding of universities by the HRD ministry and UGC, Ansari had told the committee. He had also called for greater clarity in sources and methods of funding of universities fix accountability and to seek value for money.
In the last Budget, the government had promised to establish HEFA for supporting 10 universities each from the public and private sector to make them world-class institutions. “The government has forgotten about it and no one knows what happened to HEFA,” Ansari says.
Funding by the UGC also totals a mere one-third of expenditure of Central institutions. “It will hardly have any impact on the higher education system. More than half of Central universities and other institutions like IITs and IIMs established in the last five years have hardly been operational. They continue to suffer due to lack of infrastructure, including shortages of staff to the extent of 40% to 50%. The government is silent on these issues,” Ansari says.
The Centre, last year, had announced the setting up of HEFA to give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions.
The HEFA will be promoted by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) with an authorised capital of Rs 2,000 crore. The government equity will be Rs 1,000 crore. The HRD ministry will leverage this equity to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore for funding projects for infrastructure and development of world-class labs in IITs, IIMs, NITs and such other institutions.
All Centrally-funded higher education institutions will be eligible for joining as HEFA members. Some experts have welcomed these proposed moves and the existing issues related to formation of a National Testing Agency, central depository for degrees, creation of education funding agency or the general revamp of UGC .
Ashok Thakur, former secretary to the government of India, department of higher education, HRD ministry, has pointed to the positives announced in the recent budget. HEFA and a National Testing Agency will free the UGC to apply its energies solely on regulatory aspects without getting distracted by funding matters which are purely administrative and routine.
The National Commission for Higher Education and Research Bill has proposed that instead of UGC, one single regulator be created in the higher education domain in the country instead of 13 at present. “As for general revamping of UGC, no major enactment of legislation is required. All that is needed is to appoint only persons of stature and academic excellence as chairperson and members of the Commission which alone will pave the way of autonomy and re-visioning of the apex higher education regulatory body,” says Thakur.
In his presentation before the Hari Gautam Committee, Ansari had also pointed out legal flaws in the composition of the Commission. “Of all the national commissions in the country, UGC is the only Commission which is functioning without the support of full-time executive members for regulating and for providing funding support to the second largest education system of the world. Clearly, it suffers from deficiencies in organisational structure because of which it is unable to respond to emerging challenges in the field of higher education and research,” Ansari had said.
Keeping in mind these issues, Thakur says immediate steps should be taken to deal comprehensively with the issue of accreditation and making it autonomous of UGC, cleaning up the process of setting up and running state private universities and deemed-to-be universities (including the appointment of its boards, vice chancellors and faculty) are some of the steps that are necessary.
Applications are invited for Australia’s Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship.
The Postgraduate Indian Women’s Scholarship provides a partial tuition fee scholarship for outstanding postgraduate female students to study at Macquarie University. It has been designed to recognise academic excellence and provide financial assistance for female Indian students. The scholarship will be awarded progressively through the year to future applicants to the university based on academic merit.
It is a partial scholarship for postgraduate studies. The amount is up to AUD$11,000 and it will be applied towards the applicant tuition fee.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fields of engineering, environment, human science, media, linguistics, and education. Applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 or 60% in their undergraduate degree.
The scholarship does not provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, overseas student health cover, airfares, accommodation, conferences or other costs associated with study. The scholarship cannot be extended.
Scholarship holders will be responsible for any costs associated with obtaining a student visa to study in Australia.
Recipients of the scholarship will not have further claim to financial support from the university. Scholarship holders can undertake part-time work subject to conditions of their student visa.
The medium of instruction from elementary to higher levels in schools should be the mother tongue. Foreign languages should not be offered as an alternative to any Indian language at the school level. English should no longer be mandatory at any level. All research works must be linked to “national requirements” and projects that do not meet this condition should not get UGC scholarships. References that insult Indian culture, tradition, sects, thoughts, eminent personalities and offer wrong explanations must be removed from textbooks at all levels.
These are some of the recommendations that the RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN) has made to the Ministry of Human Resource Development for the new education policy that is to be formulated soon.
The SSUN leaders have already met HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar with their list of suggestions. An October 14 email by an HRD official to the SSUN acknowledges that “suggestions given by you have been noted down. They will be discussed during the formation of the new education policy”.
Among the significant demands of the SSUN is the emphasis on Indian languages at all levels of education and gradual removal of English as a medium of instruction, both in private and government institutes. It has asked the government to “immediately provide facilities to introduce education in Indian languages in English-medium institutions like IIT, IIM and NIT”, and “take legal action” against schools that prevent students from speaking in their mother tongue.
On their meeting with Javadekar, SSUN founder and secretary Atul Kothari told The Indian Express: “He said we will certainly consider your suggestions. He also appreciated many suggestions.”
Kothari is a veteran RSS pracharak and an invitee member of the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini. Veteran swayamsevak Deenanath Batra is another founder of the SSUN.
Fewer than half of England’s grammar schools give poor pupils priority in allocating places, BBC research shows.
An analysis of the 163 grammar schools’ admissions policies found 90 do not take account of a child’s eligibility for free school meals.
Ministers want to ensure new selective schools take in more poor pupils.
The Grammar School Heads Association said grammars were at the forefront of giving admissions priority to disadvantaged pupils.
Grammar schools – state-funded schools that select pupils on the basis of ability – are facing increasing pressure to become more socially inclusive, amid government plans to increase the number of them.
Grammar schools: What are they?
What will new grammar schools look like?
Critics of the expansion plans have focused on the low number of pupils attending grammar schools who are eligible for free school meals – used as a traditional measure of poverty.
But the BBC’s analysis of admissions policies suggests the raw percentage of free school meals pupils in grammars does not capture where and how things are changing.
The most recently published admission policies for applications for 2017-18 reveal the extent to which change is under way.
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This may be eligibility at the time of application or the broader “pupil premium”, which includes children who were eligible for free meals at any point in the past six years.
% eligible for free school meals refers to the period 2009-15 for English schools and 2015-16 for those in Northern Ireland. The school admissions policies are the latest available. Some policies have changed in recent years.
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To gain a place at these academically selective schools, pupils have to pass a test, which varies from one area to another.
Once pupils have passed the test score threshold, schools, if oversubscribed, allocate places according to their admissions policies.
The analysis revealed that 21 grammar schools set aside places in quotas for pupils from lower income families.
A further 43 give some degree of priority in their oversubscription criteria, while nine grammar schools use it as a tie-breaker for allocating places to academically matched pupils.
The five grammar schools within the King Edward VI foundation in Birmingham go furthest, with a quota policy allocating up to 25% of places to pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding in order of their test scores.
This means children who have been entitled to free school meals, and therefore the pupil premium grant, in the past six years are considered before remaining places are awarded.
The policy has been in place for two years, so it will be some time before it fully alters the profile of the schools.
But not all quotas are as generous.
Urmston Grammar School, in Manchester, sets aside just three places out of an intake of 150 for pupils entitled to pupil premium.
The Skinners’ School in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, gives five places, out of 150, to pupils eligible for free school meals.
Prof Anna Vignoles, from the University of Cambridge, described the research as “insightful”.
However, she added: “Whilst quotas or other measures might help, the fundamental problem in the system is the very large gap in achievement between free school meals pupils, and others, at the end of primary school.”
Recent research from the Education Policy Institute showed grammar school pupils travelled, on average, twice as far to get to school as those attending non-selective schools.
EPI’s director of education data and statistics, Jon Andrews, questioned whether quotas could really make a difference.
“Simply allowing more disadvantaged pupils to attend grammar schools will not create the systematic improvement needed for a world-class education system,” he said.
“A policy to introduce quotas would be self-defeating.”
The government is consulting on proposals for new grammar schools, including asking what proportion of children from lower income families they should admit.
Its consultation document says: “Selective schools also need to ensure the pupils they admit are representative of their local communities.”
At Wolverhampton Girls’ High School, 5.6% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals in the past six years, but the local authority average is 43%.
The school is located in a relatively deprived area, but has no criteria in its admissions policy to give priority to children from poorer households.
Many grammar schools are sited in more affluent areas, but the BBC analysis suggests no clear correlation between their admission policies and the level of deprivation within a few miles of their location.
Some schools use postcodes in their admission policies to more closely reflect the local social mix, and they all engage with their local primary schools to encourage applications.
The Grammar Schools Heads Association said it had pressed for the changes to the government’s admissions code, which came into force in 2014, and made it easier for maintained schools to give priority to poorer pupils.
In a statement, it said: “2017 is consequently the first opportunity for most schools to make such changes to their admissions policy and many grammar schools have done so, with more consulting to do so for 2018.”
The Department for Education said: “Our new approach is not about recreating the binary system of the past or maintaining the status quo.
“We want to look at how we can ensure new selective schools prioritise the admission of pupils from lower income households and support other local pupils in non-selective schools to help raise standards.”
KOZHIKODE: IIM Kozhikode has completed the summer placement for its post-graduate programme in a record six days, with recruitment of 364 students, nearly half of them getting placed in sales and marketing.
The placement season saw participation of higher number of new recruiters, who accounted for 45 per cent of the total employers, a statement said.
Some of the new recruiters included AMUL, Britannia, CEB, Credit Suisse, Colgate Palmolive, DE Shaw, Directi, IndiaMART, Kohler, Mytrah, Novartis, Piramal Group, Saint Gobain, Sun Pharma, TAFE among others, it said.
A total of 119 companies, including Airtel, Boston Consulting Group, EY, ITC, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, Microsoft, Mahindra, Nestle, Godrej, HUL and Goldman Sachs, participated in the process this season, recruiting 364 students with an overall increase in the number of offers made per company, an IIM-K said.
The highest monthly stipend offered was 2.5 lakh. Students were also offered positions in international locations across various sectors.
Various niche roles were opted by students in the field of Digital Marketing, Social Media Analytics, Research and Development.
Prof Kulbhushan Balooni, Director (In-Charge) IIM Kozhikode, said, the institute continued to provide the industry with students ‘who are thought leaders and business front-runners in the making’.
The 20th batch was the biggest till date and saw the fastest closure of placement season, indicating the increased faith displayed by recruiters in the quality of students, he said.
The Sales and Marketing vertical saw the highest number of recruiters with 45 per cent of the batch opting for this sector.
The trend continued like every year with a sheer rise compared to last time in this segment with major recruiters being Britannia, Colgate Palmolive, Godrej, HUL, ITC, Kohler, Marico, PepsiCo, Shell and many more.
The other top segments based on roles offered were finance (17 per cent), consulting and general management (24 per cent).
Another major highlight of the summer season at IIM K which sets it apart from the other campuses was the opportunity offered by the Kerala government to work on Kerala Development Projects in collaboration with the state officials contributing towards the state welfare, the statement added.
New Delhi: The UGC and other public authorities cannot deny clarifications sought by RTI applicants if it is part of their duty to collect that information, the Central Information Commission has said, rejecting the plea of the higher education regulator that explanations cannot be sought under the transparency law.
In several previous decisions, the Commission and high courts have allowed public authorities to reject RTI applications if the applicant is seeking explanations and clarifications.
The arguments given by the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the high courts had been that clarification or probing questions do not fall within the ambit of the definition of “information” under the RTI Act.
Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu made a major distinction in his order in the matter, saying the University Grants Commission (UGC) or any public authority cannot refuse to give clarifications if it is part of their duty.
The CIC has also issued a show-cause notice to an under a secretary-level officer of the UGC who had refused to clarify to an RTI applicant whether a particular course was recognised by it.
The UGC had denied to share the information, saying it can only give information about records held by it and cannot give clarifications under the RTI Act.
Acharyulu was deciding the plea of Ram Kishan Sharma who sought to know the list of UGC recognised courses for career advancement scheme.
“The policy of UGC must be providing clarifications for such genuine academic doubts. Though it appears to be technically right according to section 2(f), it leaves student community in confusion regarding the validity of a course.”
“Not informing the validity of a course amounts to an abdication of their duty to inform, as that duty was prescribed by the statute and that is their basic function,” he said.
The Information Commissioner admonished the UGC, saying “policy deficit” in the organisation has been exposed by the RTI application.
“In fact, the UGC has to understand the doubts of such students or parents and recognise the need for clarification arising out of such RTI applications and prepare the FAQs accordingly.”
“The UGC should entrust a team to scrutinise such requirements out of the RTI applications and continuously increase the number of clarifications under FAQs,” Acharyulu said in the order.