Archive for November, 2007

Orissa origin faculty in marquee Indian institutions outside Orissa (work in progress)

(This is a work-in progress document. Please suggest the missing names and if possible a corresponding URL to their homepage. The names with question marks in parantheses means that we are not 100% sure the faculty is of Orissa origin. Any confirmation or refutation would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.)

In IITs, IIMs, IISc, IISERs, ISIs:

  • Damodar Acharya, Director, IIT Kharagpur
  • Rintu Banerjee, Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bhagirath Behera,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bishwaranjan Behera, Maths, IIT, Delhi
  • L Behera, EE IIT Kanpur
  • Mukunda Dev Behera,  Rural Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur
  • M P Biswal,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur
  • T. K. Biswal, Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay
  • Dillip kumar Chand,  IIT Madras
  • Tarun K Dalai,  Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Samarendra Dandapat, ECE, IIT Guwahati
  • B S Das, Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Mihir Kumar Dash,  Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Pradyumna Dash, IIM Indore
  • Sujit Kumar Dash, Civil Engg, IIT Guwahati
  • Sanghamitra Das, Economics, ISI Delhi
  • Satya Das, Economics, ISI Delhi
  • SP Das, EE, IIT Kanpur
  • S S Das,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Sukant Das, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Sujit Kumar Dash, IIT Guwahati
  • U.K. Dash, Humanities, IIT Madrs
  • Goutam Deo, ChE, IIT Kanpur
  • Subasish Dutta, Civil, IIT Guwahati
  • S.K. Dwivedy, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati
  • Ratan Ghosh, Computer Science, IIT Kanpur
  • Sarika Iqbal, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati
  • Mamata Jenamani, Industrial Eng. & Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • Monoranjan Kar, Centre for Nano Technology, IIT Guwahati ?
  • K.C. Khilar, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • J Mahakud,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Manoj Majhi, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati
  • Somanath Majhi, Electronics and Communication Engineering, IIT Guwahati
  • Rajiv Mall, Computer Science, IIT Kharagpur
  • N Mallick,  Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Ashok Mishra, Chemistry, IIT Madras
  • Ashis Mishra, IIM Bangalore
  • B Mishra,  Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • BK Mishra, MME IIT Kanpur
  • C S Mishra,  Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • DP Mishra, AE, IIT Kanpur
  • Gadadhar Misra, Mathematics, ISI Bangalore
  • Saunaka Mishra, Mathematics, IIT Madras
  • Sukumar Mishra, Electrical Engg, IIT Delhi
  • Suresh Chandra Misra,  Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture, IIT Kharagpur
  • T Mishra,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Amiya Ranjan Mohanty,  Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • B. K. Mohanty, IIM Lucknow
  • P. Mohanty, Maths IIT Kanpur
  • Raja Mohanty, Design, IIT Bombay
  • W K Mohanty,  Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Pranab K. Mahapatra, CE, IIT Kanpur
  • P R Mahapatra,  Aerospace engg IISc
  • Pratap K. J. Mohapatra, Industrial Engg, IIT Kharagpur
  • Sabita Mahapatra, IIM Indore
  • Santanu Mohapatra, CEDT, IISc Bangalore
  • Sudipta Mohapatra, Elec. Comm Engg, IIT Kharagpur
  • YN Mahapatra, Physics IIT Kanpur
  • C Nahak,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Karuna Kar Nanda, Material research center, IISc
  • A K Nanda,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Golok Behari Nando,  Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur
  • S Nanda,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur (On leave as VC)
  • R. Nayak, Microbiology and Cell Biology, IISc
  • N C Nayak,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Radhakant Padhi,  Aerospace engg, IISc
  • Aditya Narayan Panda  , Chemistry, IIT Guwahati
  • B. S. Panda, Mathematics, IIT Delhi
  • G Panda,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Preeti Panda, Computer Science, IIT Delhi
  • R K Panda,  Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Tapan Panda, IIM Indore
  • Siddharth Panda, ChE IIT Kanpur
  • S N Panda,  Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi, Electrical Engg, IIT Delhi
  • Kamal Lochan Panigrahi , Physics,  IIT Guwahati
  • M K Panigrahi,  Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • PK Panigrahi, ME, IIT Kanpur
  • Prasant Panigrahi,  Physics,  IISER Kolkata
  • Pratima Panigrahi, Math, IIT, Kharagpur
  • Sarat Chandra Panigrahi,  Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bhisma Kumar Patel, Chemistry, IIT Guwahati
  • S. C. Patel, Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay
  • Sukanta Pati , Mathematics,  IIT Guwahati
  • Archita Patnaik,  Chemistry, IIT Madras
  • B K Pattnaik, Sociology (HSS), IIT Kanpur
  • B N Patnaik, HSS, IIT Kanpur
  • L M Patnaik, School of automation, IISc Bangalore
  • P Patnaik,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Priyadarshi Patnaik, English, Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur.
  • Nihar Ranjan Patra, CE IIT Kanpur
  • Sanjukta Patra, Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Electrical Engg, IIT Kharagpur
  • Asima Pradhan, Physics, IIT Kanpur
  • Brajabandhu Pradhan, Mechanical Engg, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bulu Pradhan, Civil, IIT Guwahati
  • R K Pradhan,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Rudra Prakash Pradhan,  Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • S C Pradhan, Aerospace, IIT Kharagpur
  • Prabina Rajib,  Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • Binayak Rath, HSS IIT Kanpur
  • Hifjur Raheman,  Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Aurobindo Routray, Electrical Engg. IIT Kharagpur
  • Alok Roy, Biomedical Engineering IIT Delhi
  • S Roy,  Chemistry,   IIT Kharagpur
  • Anirudh Sahoo, Computer Science, IIT Bombay 
  • Lingaraj Sahoo, Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati
  • Niranjan Sahoo, ME, IIT Guwahati
  • P.R. Sahu, EEE, IIT Guwahati
  • S. Sahu,  Industrial Engg. & Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • Trilochan Sahoo,  Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture, IIT Kharagpur
  • Arun Kumar Samantaray,  Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • B K Samantaray,  Physics & Meteorology, IIT Kharagpur (On medical leave)
  • S K Sarangi,  Cryogenic Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (On leave Director NIT RKL)
  • Arindama Singh , Mathematics, IIT Madras
  • Rajan K. Sinha, IIT Guwahati
  • D Suar, Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • D K Swain, Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • D K Tripathy,  Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur (On leave?)
  • Prasant Tripathy , Physics, IIT Madras
  • Subhasis Tripathy, Geology, IIT Kharagpur (HOD, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law)
  • Neharika Vohra, IIM Ahmedabad

In Central Universities:

  • Ashok Acharya, Delhi University
  • Mohammed Badrul Alam, Political Science, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi 
  • Kalyan Ghadei, Extension Education, Agriculture, BHU
  • Sabyasachi Kar, Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave, Delhi.
  • Biswambhara Mishra, Department of Economics, North-Eastern Hill University
  • Hrushikesha Mohanty, Computer Science, University of Hyderabad
  • Sachidananda Mohanty, Head, English, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad.
  • Debendra Nayak, Department of Geography, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Purusottam Nayak, Department of Economics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Srinibas Pathi, Head, Public Administration, Mizoram Central University.
  • Dr. A.P. Pati, Reader, Dept. of Commerce, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Biswamoy Pati, History, Venkateshwara College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  • Ajay Patnaik, School of International Studies, JNU
  • Prabhat Patnaik, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, JNU, Delhi.
  • Arun Pujari, Computer Science, University of Hyderabad
  • Pravakar Sahoo,  Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave, Delhi.

In AIIMS:

BITS Pilani (Pilani and Goa Campuses):

  • Raghunath Behera, Chemistry, BITS Pilani Goa Campus
  • Nishigandha Bhuyan, Philosophy (Goa Campus)
  • Champak Baran Das, Physics
  • Motilal Dash, Sociology
  • A.K. Giri, Economics
  • Chittaranjan Hota, Computer Science
  • Braja Gopal Mishra, Chemistry, BITS Pilani Pilani Campus
  • R.R Mishra, Physics
  • Satyabadi Misra, Business Administration
  • H.K. Mohanta, Chemical Engg.
  • Suryakanta Moharana, Philosophy
  • Rabi Narayan Panda, Chemistry, BITS Pilani Goa Campus
  • Debashis Pattanaik, Economics (Goa Campus)
  • B.K. Rout, Mechanical Engg.
  • E. L. Rout, Psychology
  • S. Routray, Mechanical Engg.
  • S.K. Sahoo, EEE
  • Niranjan Swain, Economics

In National Labs:

  • Debendra Ku Mohapatra, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • Rohit Kumar Rana, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad
  • Padmanava Patra, Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi.

In Research and/or special institutes

  • Srijit Mishra (Economics, IGIDR)
  • Pulin Nayak (Economics, DSE)
  • Manoj Panda (Economics, IGIDR)
  • Santosh Panda (Economics, DSE)

 

66 comments November 30th, 2007

Increased funding for K-12 schools and salary increases for teachers announced by CM

Following is an excerpt from a report in Kalinga Times.

As per Patnaik’s announcement, the quantum of block grant being paid to a private high school which has employed the required number of teaching and non-teaching staff as per prescribed yardstick and duly approved by the competent authority will be enhanced form the existing level of Rs 1, 68,912 per annum to Rs 3,65,628 per annum. The amount included the provision for an additional peon/watchman per institution over and above the existing staffing pattern for block grant high school, he said.

Similarly, the amount of the block grant being paid to each Upper Primary/Middle English school will be enhanced from the existing level of Rs 33,564 per annum to Rs 68,736 per annum.

Patnaik further announced that the consolidated remuneration of teachers engaged on contract basis in different government high schools will be increased for trained graduate teachers (TGTs) from Rs 2,500 to Rs 4,000 per month and for non-TGT Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 per month.

The announcements would be effective from April 1, 2008, Patnaik said.

The educational institutions which were eligible as on June 1, 2002 but had been left out for availing block grant will now be considered for sanction of block grant, Patnaik said.

The educational institutions which had become eligible for availing block grant after June 1, 2002 and before June 1, 2004 will be considered for sanction of block grant subject to the condition that there was no high school in the said gram panchayat receiving such grant-in-aid/block grant.

With regard to the demands of the Shikshya Sahayaks, the Chief Minister announced that the Shikshya Sahayaks who had completed six years of continuous and satisfactory service will become eligible to be regular primary school teachers under Zilla Parishad. This will become effective from April 1, 2008 without any retrospective benefit.

The Shikshya Sahayaks who were getting Rs 2,000 honorarium per month will be given Rs 3,000 per month. After completion of three years of continuous service, their honorarium will be enhanced to Rs 3,500 per month. This benefit will be effective from December 1 this year, Patnaik added.

 

1 comment November 28th, 2007

PIB report: “Unspent amount in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Following is from http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33297.

State-wise details of  Central funds released during the years 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 & 2007-08 under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA) and unspent balance available with State/UTs as on 31.03.2007 is given at Annexure. Unspent balances remaining out of SSA grants at the end of a financial year are adjusted in grants payable in next financial year.

            ANNEXURE

           

State-wise Central funds released during the years 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 upto November 2007 alongwith unspent balances brought forward as on 31.03.2007

(Rupees in lakh)

Sl.

No.

Name of the State

 2004-05

 2005-06

 2006-07

2007-08

(upto 15.11.07)

Unspent balance as on 31.03.07

1

Andhra Pradesh

28000

37999

46245.56

18100.00

3403.80

2

Arunachal Pradesh

3009

4442.51

7143.74

2845.10

1418.67

3

Assam

20654

13850

51464.72

2838.90

16602.33

4

Bihar

31970.56

32399.56

107744.39

81200.96

12338.15

5

Chhattisgarh

20786.76

30184.39

50182.2

26462.58

4590.54

6

Goa

0

728.12

724.12

421.54

0.00

7

Gujarat

14072

15084.84

14806.97

12422.16

550.54

8

Haryana

12881.55

10196.55

25647.12

11150.00

4349.17

9

Himachal Pradesh

6144

7614.66

6250.75

3715.00

371.59

10

Jammu & Kashmir

7747.18

18530.65

22083.37

3000.00

1113.84

11

Jharkhand

16568.5

28568.5

51515

38309.99

2948.51

12

Karnataka

26280.7

28303.78

54206.98

22161.34

506.11

13

Kerala

8939

5939

6382

5137.60

0.00

14

Madhya Pradesh

44608.919

77173.12

110879.68

31688.87

11607.48

15

Maharashtra

35489.79

50235.31

52158.56

16832.18

10541.55

16

Manipur

1225

3208.44

9.24

0.00

170.42

17

Meghalaya

2930.81

1921

4294

2359.63

2304.29

18

Mizoram

3300.24

2559.15

3441.69

1210.00

0.00

19

Nagaland

2088.49

2323.01

2315.2

885.00

2824.31

20

Orissa

21807.27

32792.5

44010.95

27457.43

10223.33

21

Punjab

3040

14683.89

12879.92

3500.00

1047.82

22

Rajasthan

23549.397

60313.43

75809.82

50633.00

980.49

23

Sikkim

1000.25

1062.5

402.14

99.72

448.03

24

Tamil Nadu

26517

35329.53

37329.65

22808.15

26.14

25

Tripura

4703.96

7070.19

5330.01

1188.63

436.90

26

Uttar Pradesh

87761

182799

206654

85885.00

35027.97

27

Uttarakhand

9144.705

10004

16934

4943.69

3728.15

28

West Bengal

46024.36

34199.79

61736.8

44162.24

3414.74

29

A & N Islands

272.58

163

419.62

50.00

204.37 

30

Chandigarh

447.95

350

300

634.95

255.54

31

Dadra & N. Haveli

111.91

0

100

25.00

24.94

32

Daman & Diu

0

111.91

 

247.15

33

Delhi

0

1100

4230.24

1499.98

0.00

34

Lakshadweep

12.03

0

87.47

 

131.95

35

Pondicherry

225.53

529.4

286.68

243.71

Total

511314.441

751770.73

1083719.9

523915.32

132132.53

This information was given by Shri M.M.A Fatmi, Minister of Human Resources Development in the Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shri Raghuveer Singh Koshal.

November 27th, 2007

PIB report on promotion of education for girls

Following is from http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33296.

A statement showing enrolment of Boys and Girls during 2004-05 at Primary, Upper Primary and Secondary Schools level as per Selected Educational Statistics 2004-05 is given in Annexure-I.

The Government of India has launched two focused interventions – National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Education (NPEGEL) to reach out to never enrolled/dropout girls, working girls, older girls who have not completed elementary education and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) for girls from marginalized social groups.

Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, free textbooks are provided to all girls and SC & ST children. In addition, depending on local requirements, State Governments have innovation funds under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and the National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) for providing uniforms to girls where necessary. Details of assistance provided to States during each of the last three years under NPEGEL and KGBV are given at Annexure-II.

Annexure-I

Annexure-I referred in reply to part (a) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Qeustion No.1559 to be answered on 27.11.2007 asked by Shri Ravi Prakash Verma. regarding Promotion for Education for Girls.

See http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33296.

Annexure-II referred in reply to part(c) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No.1559 to be answered on 27.11.2007 asked by Shri Ravi Prakash Verma regarding Promotion of Education for Girls

No. of KGBVs sanctioned and funds released by Government of India under Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme

See http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33296.

 

1 comment November 27th, 2007

PIB report on Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidayalayas

The following is from http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33292.

The Government of India has sanctioned 2180 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas  in the country till March, 2007. A list of the KGBVs sanctioned, operational and girls enrolled in them is annexed.

            A National Evaluation of the KGBV scheme was conducted through independent experts on girls education in February, 2007 covering 12 States who have found the overall working of the scheme satisfactory. The Report of the National Evaluation is available on website www.ssa.nic.in .

1.

Annexure

Statement showing the number of KGBVs sanctioned, operational and girls enrolled in them State and Union Territory wise as on 31st October, 2007

Sl. No.

State

Total No. of KGBV’s sanctioned

No. of KGBV’s Operational

Total no. Of Girls enrolled

1

Andhra Pradesh

342

134

17960

2

Arunachal Pradesh

25

25

1250

3

Assam

15

15

733

4

Bihar

350

173

9435

5

Chattisgarh

84

84

5422

6

D&N Haveli

1

0

0

7

Gujarat

52

51

2669

8

Haryana

9

6

324

9

Himachal Pradesh

10

9

346

10

Jammu & Kashmir

51

13

781

11

Jharkhand

187

187

16885

12

Karnataka

61

61

5446

13

Madhya Pradesh

185

185

9245

14

Maharashtra

36

16

1414

15

Manipur

1

1

30

16

Meghalaya

1

1

60

17

Mizoram

1

1

80

18

Orissa

114

114

9542

19

Punjab

2

2

50

20

Rajasthan

186

186

11337

21

Tamil Nadu

53

53

2220

22

Tripura

7

7

140

23

Uttar Pradesh

323

172

11730

24

Uttarakhand

25

22

1079

25

West Bengal

59

46

1608

 

Grand Total:

2180

1564

109786

This information was given by Shri M.M.A Fatmi, Minister of Human Resources Development in the Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shri Tukaram Ganpatrao Renge Patil and Shri Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy.

November 27th, 2007

Lots of unfilled positions in Orissa colleges: Samaja

November 27th, 2007

More tidbits on Education and HRD in the 11th plan

Following is an excerpt from a report in Times of India.

The 11th five year Plan document proposes an almost 10-fold increase in outlay for higher and technical education. The planners have set ambitious targets — to attract 15% students passing out of class XII (from the current 10%) into higher education by 2012 and 22% by 2017. The way to do this, they say, is to expand and upgrade on an unprecedented scale.

In the new Plan, there’s more of everything — 30 new central universities are to be set up, seven IITs and IIMs, 10 National Institute of Technology, five research institutes to be called Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, 20 IIITs, two schools of architecture and 330 colleges in educationally backward districts. All this is in line with the PM’s announcement in his August 15 speech this year.

Infrastructure in existing universities and institutions is also in for major upgradation. Among the big beneficiaries of these special grants will be 17 yet-to-identified central universities which will get Rs 3,298 crore. Besides, 39 engineering institutes will receive a whopping Rs 6,749 crore, again for ramping up infrastructure. A good dose of funds has also been set aside for upgrading agriculture, management and medical institutions.

But this money comes with a plan. …

For instance, the document seeks to raise fees for higher education to up to 20% of operational costs, which is 5% at present. “Higher education is highly subsidized. The document seeks to reduce this subsidy to improve quality of education,” said Bhalchandra Mungekar, member Planning Commission.

Another proposal is to break up large affiliating varsities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune into more manageable units. The document says large universities are unsustainable. Osmania University has more than 900 affiliated colleges while Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore varsities have around 500. Some of these institutions conduct over 1,000 examinations annually. “These universities have ceased to be centres of higher education. They are becoming agencies for conducting examinations,” said Mungekar.

Not all experts share this view. Deepak Pental, V-C of Delhi University (which has 83 affiliated colleges), said, “I am not convinced that smaller universities are better managed. Most of the varsities in the country are smaller than DU, are they better managed? Yes, we definitely won’t like to have any more colleges, but proper way of reforms would be to invest in the existing universities and upgrade their infrastructure.”

V N R Pillai, V-C of IGNOU, central open university, endorses this view. “A sizeable amount of new allocations should be earmarked for improving existing facilities of 18,000 colleges and 400 universities. This should be the first priority of reforms,” he said.

Another target of reforms is the examination system. … The paper says annual examinations have become irrelevant for testing knowledge. It suggests replacing this with continuous assessment and evaluation. The document calls for implementing the semester system and continuous evaluation in all central universities from the coming academic year (2008). It also suggests introducing a credit system where students will also be allowed to appear for papers in other streams. UGC chairman, Sukhadeo Thorat said, UGC has set up a committee to devise an action plan for exam reform within one month.

The paper also expands on the growing trend of private universities coming up in the country. It says the government isn’t in a position to ensure growth levels of 15-20% in higher education. Private investment will therefore be encouraged through tax breaks and other incentives. It has also sought private participation in providing services in existing institutions.

November 27th, 2007

PIB: State-wise literacy rates of all persons, males and females as of 2001 Census

[The following from the PIB http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33161]

Literacy rate in the country is collected only through the decennial census operations.  As per the last Census conducted in 2001, the literacy rate of the country was 64.84 per cent and female literacy was 53.67 per cent in respect of the population aged 7 years and above.  The literacy rate of Andhra Pradesh was 60.47 per cent and the female literacy rate was 50.43 per cent.  A statement showing the State-wise literacy rates of all persons, males and females as 2001 Census is enclosed.

The approach Paper to the XI Plan of the Planning commission has set a target of achieving 8.5 per cent  literacy rate by the end of the Plan period. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri M.A.A. Fatmai in a written reply to a question by Shri Ravula Chandra Sekar Reddy  in  Rajya Sabha today.

                                                                        …..

HB/SB/literacyrate26.11

STATEMENT REGARDING LITERACY RATE IN THE COUNTRY

S.No.           State/UT                                    Literacy Rate

                                                     Male        Female                   Person

1

Andhra Pradesh

70.32

50.43

60.47

2

Arunachal Pradesh

63.83

43.53

54.34

3

Assam

71.28

54.61

63.25

4

Bihar

59.68

33.12

47.00

5

Chhattisgarh

77.38

51.85

64.66

6

Goa

88.42

75.37

82.01

7

Gujarat

79.66

57.80

69.14

8

Haryana

78.49

55.73

67.91

9

Himachal Pradesh

85.35

67.42

76.48

10

Jammu and Kashmir

66.60

43.00

55.52

11

Jharkhand

67.30

38.87

53.56

12

Karnataka

76.10

56.87

66.64

13

Kerala

94.24

87.72

90.86

14

Madhya Pradesh

76.06

50.29

63.74

15

Maharashtra

85.97

67.03

76.88

16

Manipur

80.33

60.53

70.53

17

Meghalaya

65.43

59.61

62.56

18

Mizoram

90.72

86.75

88.80

19

Nagaland

71.16

61.46

66.59

20

Orissa

75.35

50.51

63.08

21

Punjab

75.23

63.36

69.65

22

Rajasthan

75.70

43.85

60.41

23

Sikkim

76.04

60.40

68.81

24

Tamil Nadu

82.42

64.43

73.45

25

Tripura

81.02

64.91

73.19

26

Uttaranchal

83.28

59.63

71.62

27

Uttar Pradesh

68.82

42.22

56.27

28

West Bengal

77.02

59.61

68.64

29

A&N Islands

86.33

75.24

81.30

30

Chandigarh

86.14

76.47

81.94

31

D&N Haveli

71.18

40.23

57.63

32

Daman & Diu

86.76

65.61

78.18

33

Delhi

87.33

74.71

81.67

34

Lakshadweep

92.53

80.47

86.66

35

Pondichery

88.62

73.90

81.24

All India

75.26

53.67

64.84

 

1 comment November 26th, 2007

PIB: State-wise ranking on a composite index for primary and upper primary level of education

[The following is from http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33162]

To assess progress of States and Union Territories towards the goal of Universalisation of Elementary Education, an Educational Development Index (EDI), has been developed by National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA).  The EDI has been developed on four broad parameters of access, infrastructure, teacher related indicators and elementary education outcomes.  State-wise ranking on a composite index for primary and upper primary level of education based on 2005-06 data, is given at Annexure.

Educationally Backward States receive priority in allocation of funds under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.  In addition, capacity building of these States through trainings and workshops has been undertaken, especially in components in which these States are not performing well.  

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri M.A.A. Fatmi in a written reply to a question by Dr. Gyan Prakash Pilania in  Rajya Sabha today.

                                                                        …..

HB/SB/SB/nuepa26.11

ANNNEXURE

Composite (Primary & Upper Primary Level)Index

States/UT

EDI

Rank

A&N Islands

0.566

20

Andhra Pradesh

0.654

8

Arunachal Pradesh

0.458

33

Assam

0,490

30

Bihar

0.327

35

Chandigarh

0.690

5

Chhattisgarh

0.559

22

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

0.538

24

Daman & Diu

0.592

17

Delhi

0.707

2

Goa

0.586

18

Gujarat

0.630

13

Haryana

0.556

23

Himachal Pradesh

0.668

7

Jammu & Kashmir

0.597

16

Jharkhand

0.435

34

Karnataka

0.674

6

Kerala

0.708

1

Lakshadweep

0.650

10

Madhra Pradesh

0.512

29

Maharashtra

0.635

12

Manipur

0.564

21

Meghalaya

0.534

26

Mizoram

0.650

9

Nagaland

0.533

27

Orissa

0.512

28

Pondicherry

0.700

4

Punjab

0.608

14

Rajasthan

0.583

19

Sikkim

0.635

11

Tamil Nadu

0.701

3

Tripura

0.535

25

Uttar Pradesh

0.482

31

Uttranchal

0.605

15

West Bengal

0.467

32

November 26th, 2007

Both Orissa govt. as well as Orissa Congress minister in Orissa neglect in pursuing NIFT

In http://www.orissalinks.com/?p=304 and http://www.orissalinks.com/?p=178 we mentioned reports regarding Orissa Congress central minister Mr. Chandrasekhar Sahu pursuing NIFT and getting assurance to get one for Orissa. However, today’s PIB below tells us that Orissa might miss the bus with respect to NIFT. See http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33181.

The Union Government proposes to open new Fashion and Textile Technology Institutes during the Eleventh Plan period. New Centres of National Institute of Fashion Technology are being set up subject to the conditions that the State Government is willing to provide land and financial support and fulfillment of feasibility conditions. Decisions about the new centres are taken by NIFT Board, a Statutory body under Ministry of Textiles, as and when the proposals from State governments are received. This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles, Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan, in the Lok Sabha today, in a written reply to a question by Shri N.N. Krishnadas and Shri Tathagata Satpathy.

The Minister further informed that proposals have been received from Government of Bihar and Government of Kerala for setting up NIFT Centre in their states. No formal proposal has been received from Government of Orissa.
He further stated that proposal for setting up of NIFT Centre in Bihar has been approved by NIFT Board and the matter has been taken up with State Government for allotment of land and funding support. Proposal for setting up of NIFT Centre in Kannur, Kerala will be placed for consideration of the Board in its next meeting. 

2 comments November 26th, 2007

NISER, Bhubaneswar ad for fixed term faculty

[The following ad is from http://www.iopb.res.in/niser/NISER-fixedterm-faculty.pdf. Thanks to Nrusingh for the mail on this to the NIS-IISER list. This is indeed a cause for concern as other IISERs have advertised and even hired regular faculty. This delay is probably because NISER still does not have a director.  It was expected by many that DAE would move fatser than MHRD. However, taht does not seem to be the case here and further delay in recruiting regular faculty will make it harder for NISEr to get top-notch faculty; it will then only get the left overs.]

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
(NISER)
BHUBANESWAR – 751005
INDIA

ADVERTISEMENT FOR FIXED TERM FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) has been established for the advancement of science education and research at the national level and is functioning from the campus of Institute of Physics at Bhubaneswar. NISER is funded by the Department of Atomic energy of the Government of India. The Institute has started an integrated M.Sc. programme in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics from the academic year 2007 – 2008. As an immediate measure NISER invites applications for fixed term appointment in all the above mentioned areas for teaching assignments beginning August, 2008. The remuneration and period of appointment will be based on academic qualifications and experiences.

Research infrastructure at Institute of Physics campus consists of a 3MV pelletron accelerator with several beam lines and excellent microscopy facility including 200 KeV TEM with various attachments. General purpose equipments for research in Chemistry and Biology are also being procured.

Interested scientists with a strong track record in teaching and research are requested to send their CV with a list of publications and resume of their teaching experiences to the Director, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar – 751 005. The above document may also be submitted as a pdf file by email to niser@iopb.res.in. The completed application should reach by January 31, 2008.

Faculty members serving in other academic institutions who would like to spend one or two semesters on sabbatical leave are encouraged to apply. Retired faculty members are also eligible for fixed term appointments. They may be provided suitable honoraria for teaching.

 

November 26th, 2007

IGNOU to partner with colleges for dual degrees and joint programs

Following is an excerpt on this from indiaedunews.com

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has introduced a student developmental program – "Convergence of Conventional Education and Distance Learning".

The program was inaugurated by Union Human Resource Development Minister Mr. Arjun Singh on the foundation day of the varsity.

As per the scheme, students pursuing courses in colleges through the conventional system can simultaneously enroll for the same level degrees at IGNOU. For this purpose, a student needs to complete the first year of the course through the conventional system.

However, the second year can be pursued via the distance mode.

The credit transfer will be made possible through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IGNOU and the concerned university.

Furthermore, IGNOU would identify some new programs in collaboration with the interested university to offer degrees jointly to students.

Both universities can also offer under-graduate and post-graduate courses of IGNOU.

Following is a Samaja article on this.

November 25th, 2007

Skill development for SC/ST engineering graduates; Infosys funds 50 lakhs

Following is an excerpt from a report in Tathya.in.

Hundreds of engineering graduates are either unemployed or engaged for a paltry sum.

… That is why the Secretary Industry of the Government of Orissa has mooted a program for skill development of the engineering graduates belonging to economically weaker section of the society.

Accordingly a program has been chalked out in consultation with the ST SC Development department, which will be work out in details by the College of Engineering & Technology (CET), Bhubaneswar.

Software Major, Infosys has agreed to fund the program partly and the gap will be covered by the Orissa Employment Mission, said an official here on 24 November.

Infosys has agreed to pay Rs.50 lakh for the program.

Giving out details the sources said that the program will be for 6 months and at least 100 engineering graduates will be included in the first batch.

All of them will receive stipends to pursue the courses.

During the program they will be provided with a laptop and necessary gadgets for their skill development, said Mr.Dalwai. 

He said other companies are also interested to fund the program as with rising attrition and scarcity of talent, companies have no choice but to tap rural India for their growing workforce needs.

So TCS, Satyam and Wipro has also shown their inclination for the program, Mr.Dalwai told tathya.in.

2 comments November 24th, 2007

State level talent serach in dance, music and painting: ad in Samaja

November 24th, 2007

Orissa has asked for two central universities: Assembly answer by Higher Education minister (in Samaja)

November 23rd, 2007

UCE registerd under Societies act as “Orissa Institute of Technology”

Following is an excerpt on this from a report in  New Indian Express.

The long-standing demand of the alumni and students of University College of Engineering (UCE), Burla, has been met with the varsity being registered under Societies Act on Tuesday. This would pave way for the engineering college to stake for Deemed University status.

It has been registered as Orissa Institute of Technology (OIT) at Sambalpur. The change in the statute of Biju Pattnaik University of Technology BPUT) in the Assembly bifurcating OIT from under its ambit will follow. Only after ratification by the State Assembly, the OIT will move UGC for Deemed University status.

The Deemed University status would enable the Engineering College get more funds besides help in giving their existing infrastructure a facelift. The College is already bestowed with 200 acres of land and can acquire another 300 acres adjacent to the present campus if needed.

1 comment November 22nd, 2007

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