Students of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University are now required to pass at least 50 per cent of their papers in the first year and earn 90 per cent credits in the second year in order to be promoted to the third and fourth year. With this process, students will have time till they reach the second year to clear their first year papers.
The Vice-Chancellor explained the decision: “A third chance was given by way of supplementary examination to over 2,200 students who could not meet the prescribed criteria. Of these students, 524 students failed to pass even in the special supplementary exam. It was unanimously felt that these 524 students have not been able to rise to the minimum standards required for promotion to the third year and in their own interest should repeat a year to upgrade their knowledge and skills to enable them to come at par with the remaining students and reach to higher standards in the subsequent years. Such detention is not only necessary to maintain the brand value of the university but also to nourish and nurture the students who have failed to even reach the minimum desired standards.”
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur’s four-day annual techno-management fest “Kshitij” will begin from February 1. The fest aims to provide a nation-wide platform for students to showcase their technical and managerial skills, and is set to have over 40 events. The highlights will include night-long coding competition called “Overnight” and aircraft designing competition “Laws of motion” among others.
Online events include “Woodstock” and “Forex”, where real-time stock exchange and foreign exchange transactions will be simulated and played with virtual money. There will also be guest lectures, exhibitions and workshops. Some online events already began in November. The last date for applying is December 15. To participate, students will have to register online atwww.ktj.in.
Lifestyle and fashion garments will be made out of metal cans and scraps at a sustainability design fashion workshop, to be held at the Pearl Academy of Fashion. Top 15 garments from the workshop will be showcased at a fashion show to be held in the city and in Mumbai in January. There will two winners.
The workshop is part of “Canvironment Week”, an annual event meant to create awareness about the sustainability and utility of steel cans. It is organised by Hindustan Tin Works Ltd around the theme “Save Our Planet” and is a global event spread across 11 countries all meant to promote sustainability of metal cans.
In this particular workshop, fashion is being used to make students involved in the campaign.