JNU professor appointed at International Institute of Social Studies

JNU professor appointed for PCC at ISS

A Jawaharlal Nehru University professor has been selected to hold the prestigious Prince Claus Chair (PCC) at International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.

A statement released by the university notified that, “Dr. Saradindu Bhaduri from the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, has been selected to hold the prestigious Prince Claus Chair in Netherlands. Each year they select one person following a global search to hold this position for two years.”

“This is an honorary position beginning September 2015, where Bhaduri will have to make occasional visits for research, lectures and public talks. His thematic focus will be on Frugal Innovation for Development and Equity,” it added.

Frugal Innovation is a new field of innovation studies involving a mode of design and doing business that brings relatively sophisticated products, services and systems within the reach of relatively poorer consumers in resource-constrained environments. “The selected professor has an extensive network in his field of studies and will therefore be able to connect researchers across borders and support the exchange of knowledge and experience from the Frugal Innovation hotbed India, to other emerging markets,” the notification said.

The aim of the Prince Claus Chair is the advancement of research and teaching in the field of development cooperation. The objective of the Chair is to continue the work of Prince Claus (1926-2002) in development and equity. It was established in 2003.

Only 25.37% students passed Maharashtra SSC supplementary exam

Only 25.37% students passed Maharashtra SSC supplementary exam
Mumbai registered a pass percentage of 17.84. (Representative image)
MUMBAI: Only 25.37% students passed the SSC supplementary exam in July. Mumbai registered a pass percentage of 17.84.

Over 1.38 lakh students in the state took the SSC (Class X) supplementary examination in July. This is the first time the examination was held in the month of July instead of October.

The decision to hold the examination in July was taken by education minister, Vinod Tawde a day after the announcement of the SSC results on June 8 to ensure students who fail the exam get another chance without wasting an academic year. Out of the 17.24 lakh students who appeared for the SSC examination in March, 2.11 lakh had not passed.

Students who have passed the July examination will be eligible to join class XI in this academic year itself. Those who do not pass the examination can re-appear in March next year or will be given a certification to allow them to enrol for skill development courses of the state government