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Killexams : NEET PG 2022: Portal for issuing PwD certificates opens; Round I Counselling to begin in September
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The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has issued an important notice today, August 8, regarding the first round of counselling for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – PG 2022. The notice is meant for the PwD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates. These candidates must note that the MCC portal for the generation of PwD certificates is likely to open on August 8.

As per the notice, candidates who have registered themselves as PwD on the NBE (National Board of Examinations) website and want to avail the benefit of PwD reservation should get the disability certificate issued from any one of the designated NEET Disability Certification Centres. The list of the Centres is attached with the notice.

Concerned students can follow the steps below to access the said notice:

1. Visit the official MCC website mcc.nic.in

2. Click on the PG Medical Counselling tab on the home page

3. Find the News & Events section on the right side of the screen

4. Click the Notice for PWD certificate PG 2022 link

5. The notice appears on a separate screen

6. get or print for future reference

The notice clearly mentions that the candidates must obtain a PwD certificate from one of the specified centres online only. “However, the candidates who have already got their disability certificate issued from the designated centres in offline mode will have to get their certificate issued in online mode. Such candidates do not have to undergo physical examination again but they can request the designated centre authorities to fill their details online and generate another certificate,” it states.

It also says that no certificate other than the one issued by the MCC portal online will be accepted at the time of admission. The notice further advises the candidates to keep in touch with the MCC website for the latest updates.

It may be noted that the PwD certificates can be availed by all students, irrespective of whether or not they have qualified for NEET PG/NEET MDS 2022 in terms of cut-off percentile. The Round 1 of PG Counselling 2022 is most likely to start on September 1, 2022.

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Killexams : Liviu Tudor: IMMUNE Building Standard™️, implemented in educational buildings

The IMMUNE Building Standard™, developed to attenuate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, continues to extend its global reach that started in 2020. After offices, industrial and residential assets, the certification launched at the initiative of Genesis Property, a leading member of the European Property Federation, now also covers educational institutions buildings.

St. Catherine’s British School, an international school located in northern Athens, Greece, obtained the highest certification level of the IMMUNE Building Standard™, becoming the first certified educational institution in the world.

The school achieved the label IMMUNE™ – Resilient, scoring 5 stars out of 5, following the successful implementation of a large majority of measures included in the IMMUNE™ Assessment Scoring Index, an evaluation tool developed by Genesis Property. The building now has enhanced air filtration systems and benefits from strengthened sanitation in essential areas such as the main entrance, lifts, stairwells, door touch plates and handles. Moreover, automatic hand sanitizers were installed in the main entrance and lobbies on each floor.

“We are proud to receive this certification which emphasizes a key priority to enabling a healthy environment for our whole community, especially our staff and students. It is our responsibility to create a greener setting and future for our future generations and this certification validates our vision and mission in action”, stated Stuart Smith, the CEO and Headteacher of St. Catherine’s British School.

Established in 1956 on the grounds of the British Embassy in Athens, St. Catherine’s teaches over 1,300 students, aged 3 to 18 years, from 54 nationalities. The school is a COBIS Executive Member (Council of British International Schools), an HMC School (Head) and an IBO World School (International Baccalaureate). St. Catherine’s British School has outstanding teaching and recreational facilities, including a 350-seat theater, state-of the art science laboratories, a design technology Fablab and much more. Moreover, the classrooms are equipped with interactive smart board technology and Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire school.

”This new milestone for IMMUNE Building Standard reflects a strong commitment in creating healthier built environments for the future and proves the versatility and adaptability of the standard. We support safe education and believe that it is our responsibility to engage and unlock the potential of future generations. Achieving the highest level, 5 stars out of 5, St. Catherine’s demonstrates the commitment to transform the educational institution into the best place for children to nurture their innovative spirit and creativity”, said Liviu Tudor, founder of Genesis Property and president of the European Property Federation.

IMMUNE™ is based on a practical investment in a Healthy by Design System (HbDS), which empowers building operators to verify and adjust the condition of the building to a healthy performance level, and thus providing occupants with the space and confidence for a healthy experience.

Every IMMUNE™ certified building incorporates advanced technologies, specialized equipment, and dedicated personnel such as an IMMUNE™ Steward, to manage the building’s operations and health parameters, as recommended. The standard is based on an IMMUNE™ Assessment Scoring Index comprising 130+ measures recommended for implementation in buildings that include technical solutions for architectural engineering, technology, and design.

An independent authorized building assessor performs the evaluation and recommends a property to become IMMUNE™ – certified by the Healthy by Design Building Institute with one of the three labels: Strong (3 stars), Powerful (4 stars) or Resilient (5 stars).

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Killexams : Without India Inc’s help, we can’t fix our education system

It is that time of the year when millions of young Indian boys and girls, as well as their anxious parents and families, spend sleepless days and weeks worrying about the future. I am talking about the annual pandemic otherwise known as the great Indian Board exam and college admission jamboree.

With more than 1.5 million schools and more than 250 million students, India is home to the largest school system in the world. Much has been written about the quality of education on offer in this gargantuan, if creaky structure, but the fact is that a significant number do make it all the way through the entire school system to tackle the final barrier — the Class XII exams, conducted by national boards of education like the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council of Indian School Certification Examination (ISC), as well as various state boards of education.

While numbers for CBSE (about 1.6 million students appeared for the 12th Board exam this year) and ISC (around 100,000) are easier to come by, those for the various State boards are not easily available. However, various estimates put the total number of students appearing for the 12th class board exams at over 14 million. This means that millions of Indians — because in India, as in large parts of Asia, the ‘make or break’ 12th exams involve the entire family, not just the hapless students)  — have already undergone months and even years of trauma, tension and anxiety.

The 12th exam results have just come out and a remarkably high percentage (over 90 percent) have actually cleared the hurdle. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of a long and even more tense journey before these millions of young men and women, all statistically already part of India’s so-called ‘demographic dividend’, having reached the UN Population Fund’s working age classification of 15-64 years, actually become productive, employed and earning members of society.

That is because getting past the 12th class board exam is only the first hurdle. There are many more barriers to pass before they get a scarce seat in a college and an even tougher battle after that to get a post graduate or professional degree and even tougher scramble after that to actually land a job.

India’s gross enrolment ratio — defined as the percentage of population in the eligible age group (18-23 in this case) enrolled in tertiary education — is a little over 27 percent, according to last available estimates. A bunch of researchers, including the vice chairman of India’s apex regulatory body for higher education, the University Grants Commission, have argued in a accurate paper that the Eligible Enrolment Ratio (EER), defined as the percentage of eligible students — those who have qualified in the 12th class examination — enrolled in tertiary education as a more suitable measure. According to the study, India’s EER in 2017-18 was almost 65 per cent, comparable to the European and advanced economy averages.

But that still means that 35 percent missed out — many due to economic compulsions as they simply cannot afford to defer earning any longer, but also owing to the fact that there are more students seeking admission to college than there are seats available.

India is home to the world’s third largest tertiary education system, with more than 1,000 universities and nearly 35 million students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional programmes. But the difference between having the second largest school system and the third largest university system is much more than what the one spot difference in rankings suggests. Competition for college seats is intense. With marks inflation in the board exams — more than 135,000 students scored over 90 per cent in this year’s CBSE 12th exam alone — school leaving marks are becoming increasingly irrelevant.

There is now a perfect alphabet soup of entrance exams that students have to clear to join college, the latest being the newly revamped Central University Entrance Test (CUET) mandatory to get into one of India’s 45 Central universities. Much has been written about NEET (the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for admissions to medical and dental degree programmes, which saw 1.87 million students vie for a little over 91,000 MBBS and nearly 27,000 BDS (dental) seats but the admission test for engineering is equally brutal JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) for top tier engineering colleges like IITs and NITs saw more than 875,000 aspirants at the first stage (there is a second, advanced test for getting into IITs proper!).

But these are the biggies. There are six other admission tests besides JEE by various groupings of engineering colleges. There are 10 different entrance exams besides NEET for medical. There are eight different entrance tests for management courses. Even hotel management has as many as nine different sets of entrance exams for admission!

Clearly, the education system is broken. The multiplicity of entrance exams point to the increasing failure of the Senior Secondary Certificate qualifying the holder for even admission to a college, leave alone landing a job. The millions of students appearing for competitive exams for jobs points to the failure of a bulk of the tertiary education system to produce employment-ready degree holders.

Worse, the years spent in the pursuit of largely worthless degrees (a famous NASSCOM survey found that only around 7 per cent of engineering graduates were employment-ready) means that India loses a sizeable chunk of working age population during the tertiary phase — a period when they are at their physical and mental productivity peak.

What can be done? For starters, India Inc must give up insisting on pointless qualifications for giving jobs. A 12th certificate, along with a year of focussed skill development training should be enough to meet the entry level requirement in most general admin, sales and marketing jobs. Likewise, an engineering degree is not required for basic shop floor jobs. Ditto for coding.

Since Indians have a transactional attitude to education — degrees are sought not for learning but to help land a job — once the path to a job is eased, the pressure on the tertiary system will ease. This means more resources can be focused on fewer people to enhance quality for higher order skills, while employers can quickly find talent with basic skills for other jobs. This will help solve India Inc’s talent shortage, Improve our skills quotient and hopefully reduce trauma for students and parents.

Views are personal and do not represent the stand of this publication.

R Srinivasan is former editor of The Hindu Business Line.

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Killexams : Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)- Family Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care Program (FNPP), is designed for baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who want to become advanced practice nurses. Master’s prepared nurses may enroll in the Post MSN program to become eligible to write for the FNP certification exam. The online FNPP prepares graduates to work autonomously and collaboratively with other health care professionals to:
  • Manage patients’ overall health care for ages from birth to the elder years
  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness
  • Promote disease prevention strategies
  • Prescribe medications and other medical treatments
  • Make referrals to other health services

Nurses who already have a master’s degree may enroll in the post-MSN program to become eligible to sit for the FNP certification exam.

Morehead State University is accepting applications for the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration through April 15 (late applications taken on a case by case basis) for admission for the fall semester and through Oct. 15 (late applications taken on a case by case basis) for the spring semester. We will continually take applications for this program throughout the semester, but you will start the upcoming semester.


New course added for summer: AVH 600 -Managing the Patient with Opioid Use Disorder. This course is designed for the multidisciplinary health care practitioner to deliver high quality, evidence-based treatment for patients with opioid addiction. This course is designed for both students and licensed advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and physicians. Admission to the course requires departmental approval.

The MSN/FNP program is 49 credit-hours and the Post MSN/FNP program is 48 credit hours. All coursework is completed online to help you fit classes into your busy lifestyle. The program is designed for working professionals seeking to further their education.

Persons holding the MSN, or those with completed graduate-level course work will have a transcript analysis completed to determine course transferability.

The program is SACS approved and has been approved to start by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Concentration-Master of Science in Nursing Program are eligible to apply for Family Nurse Practitioner certification from the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and the AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Morehead State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Program Requirements

Accepting applications until the determination of full class continuing until cohort filled or start of the semester. Applicants will be admitted each Spring and Fall Semester. Part-Time and Full Time Curriculum Maps available.

 

Notification of Department of Nursing Curricular Changes, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Primary Care

Several changes were made to the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program:

  • The program title was amended to include “Primary Care” in order to meet licensure/certification requirements.
  • Since MSU has now joined SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement), which allows students to complete clinical requirements in other states, language regarding the requirement of “Kentucky” RN licensure was removed from the admission criteria.  “Current, unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure” is required.
  • Maintaining enrollment requirements in the program includes program completion within six (6) years of program entrance.
  • The prerequisite of NURG 612: Pharmacology for Advanced Practice for NURG 632: Childbearing and Women’s Health for Advanced Practice was changed to a co-requisite to better accommodate course sequencing and flexibility for part-time student programming.
  • A “Readmission Policy” was developed as follows:

Purpose: To outline readmission policy regarding Morehead State University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Policy: Students who are dismissed from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program are not eligible for readmission.

·        A “Transfer Policy” was developed as follows:

Purpose: To outline transfer requirements for individuals who have completed nursing courses at to other graduate nursing programs and who wish to be considered for admission into Morehead State University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Requirements: Applicants who have completed courses in other graduate nursing programs must fulfill the following requirements in order for course transfer to be considered for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Morehead State University:

  1. Meet requirements of Morehead State University Transfer Policy (see “Admission to Graduate Study”.
  2. Be admitted and in good standing to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
  3. Submit to the Department of Nursing college catalog and syllabi of courses to be evaluated for transfer credit.
  4. Pharmacology, pathophysiology and physical assessment courses will only be considered for transfer if completed within the last ten (10) years.
  5. Clinical and nursing theory courses will only be considered for transfer if completed within the last five (5) years.
  6. Current, unencumbered RN license.

NOTE: Enrollment in this program is limited. Applicants wishing to transfer will be considered for admission along with other applicants to the program.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding these curricular changes, please contact the Department of Nursing at 606-783-2296 or nursingdept@moreheadstate.edu .


Admission Requirements

  1. General admission to graduate study – Apply to Graduate School
  2. Cover letter/goal statement (1-2 pages in length, typed, double-spaced) for the MSN/FNP program to include: your background description, reasons for wanting to attend the nursing graduate program and a description of post-graduation goals
  3. Current copy of resume’ or curriculum vita to include minimum information of: RN licensure (state(s) and number), educational preparation and experience background.
  4. Official transcript with bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program: (CCNE, ACEN, CNEA)
  5. GPA of 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale of undergraduate or graduate degree
  6. ESL/international students will have a minimum TOEFL score of 550, computer-based test score of 173 and Internet-based score of 70
 

Additional Admission Requirements (completed through the Department of Nursing)

  1. FNPP Application
  2. Complete criminal background check
  3. Meet departmental immunization requirements
  4. Three professional references from persons in a position to evaluate the applicant’s success in a graduate nursing program; at least one to be completed by immediate or up line supervisor; others to be completed by a professional colleague or university faculty who are familiar with the candidates’ work
  5. Minimum one-year clinical experience as a registered nurse (RN) – 2080 hours
  6. Current, unencumbered RN license
  7. Completion of a three credit-hour descriptive statistics course at the graduate or undergraduate level

Mail any required documentation to:
MSU Department of Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner Program
CHER 201, 316 W. Second Street
Morehead, KY 40351
nursingdept@moreheadstate.edu

 

Maintaining Enrollment

To progress and be retained in the MSN program, the following will be achieved:
  • Complete courses as per program schedule.
  • Follow curriculum map progression plan.
  • Achieve a grade of "B" (80%; GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better in all nursing courses. A GPA of at or higher than 3.0 is needed to graduate.
  • A student will be dismissed if a second failing grade (less than 80%, GPA below 3.0) is received.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to work as family nurse practitioners in a wide range of health care settings including hospitals, medical clinics, doctor's offices and in private practice. 

MSU's Career Services  offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

For more information on career opportunities, visit www.nurse.org/resources/nurse-practitioner/.

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Delhi toppers at JEE Main miss the perfect score by a whisker

Aug 9, 2022The toppers of the first session of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main in Delhi have retained their top spot, but nobody from the city has secured 100 percentile this year. Ashmit Nangia and Hemanshu Garg have remained at the top with a score of 99.998 percentile, with National Testing Agency (NTA) declaring the final JEE score on Monday.

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Delhi: Jamia Hamdard students hold the fort at Tughlaqabad, to revive three waterbodies

Aug 8, 2022 Jamia Hamdard has started working on a project to revive the baolis, or stepwells, at Tughlaqabad Fort. The project, undertaken in collaboration with the central government, will look at reviving three waterbodies.

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Delhi: CUET trauma gets prolonged with new dates

Aug 7, 2022The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) has become an ordeal for students whose exams are being randomly cancelled with many being allotted dates which are a fortnight away. There are others who are still guessing when their exam will be held. There is no method in this madness.

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Delhi University sees drastic decline in intake of foreign students

Aug 6, 2022Fewer foreign students are seeking admission to Delhi University this year. Officials feel it would be difficult to get 400 foreign students this year. Last year, over 600 applicants were admitted.

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DoE serves notice of termination to 72 teachers in Delhi government schools

Aug 6, 2022The Directorate of Education (DoE) has served notice of termination to 72 teachers of Delhi government schools over alleged impersonation charges.

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Classes still on, Delhi University law students want exams postponed

Aug 5, 2022 The first- and second-year students of Delhi University’s Law Faculty protested on Thursday demanding postponement of their end-semester examinations. According to students, when they are still attending classes, how the university can hold the examinations from August 10.

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Delhi: CUET Phase-II starts on false note

Aug 5, 2022The second phase of the Common University Entrance Test, which began on Thursday, was marked by immense confusion. At some exam centres, notices said the day’s paper for the first time slot had been cancelled and rescheduled for August 12.

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Those from other universities can take up Delhi University courses

Aug 4, 2022Delhi University’s (DU) academic council on Wednesday passed a proposal to launch a competence enhancement scheme (CES), which will give an opportunity to people from different fields to study in DU to enhance their knowledge and understanding of various domains.

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Killexams : Health Bulletin 6/ August/ 2022

Here are the Top Health stories for the day:

Delhi: Tihar doctor 'caught' smuggling drugs into prison, held

A dentist has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana inside the Tihar Jail in west Delhi, police said.

Information was received on Wednesday from Tihar Jail officials about the recovery of tobacco and ganja (marijuana) from one inmate Vikas Jha and visiting dentist Dr Varun Goel, a senior police officer said.

For more details, check out the full story on the link below:

Tihar Dentist Arrested For Allegedly Smuggling Drugs Into Jail

PG Medicine Abroad: NMC Applies To WMFE Seeking Global Recognition For Indian Medical Colleges

Providing good news and hope to the Indian medical students who want to study further in the United States of America (USA), the National Medical Commission (NMC) has recently made an application to the World Medical Education Federation (WMFE) seeking its recognition, which is a mandatory criteria for the medical graduates for pursuing their further studies in the USA and appear in the United States Medical Licentiate Examination (USMLE) for postgraduate training.

This comes as a sigh of relief to the Indian Medical Graduates who are planning to move abroad for further studies because from 2024, the students who would apply for the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification must be a student or a graduates from an institute which is duly accredited by a WMFE recognised regulatory body.

For more details, check out the full story on the link below:

NMC Extends Deadline, Asks Medical Colleges to Validate NEET PG, SS Seats And Courses

Extending the deadline for validating the data regarding the number of Postgraduate medical seats (NEET PG and NEET SS) in the institutes, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has directed the principals of the medical colleges to complete the process of verification within August 8, 2022.

Issuing a notice in this regard, the Deputy Secretary of NMC PG Medical Education Board has advised the colleges to strictly adhere to the deadline, failing which "it will be understood that the College/Institute has no objection to the data displayed on the website," stated NMC.

For more details, check out the full story on the link below:

NMC Extends Deadline, Asks Medical Colleges To Validate NEET PG, SS Seats And Courses

NEET 2021: High Court Directs Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College To Redraw MBBS Merit List

Observing that the Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College (MMMC) had admitted three students while violating the NEET UG 2021 merit list, the Himachal Pradesh High Court recently directed the college to redraw the merit list of the admission to the MBBS course in respect of mop up round counselling.

Such a decision has been taken by the court after a dental student approached the court and claimed that she had been denied admission while three management quota students had been upgraded for the State quota seats even though they scored lesser marks than the petitioner in the medical entrance examination.

For more details, check out the full story on the link below:

NEET 2021: High Court Directs Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College To Redraw MBBS Merit List

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Killexams : Online Occupational Therapy Master's Degree No result found, try new keyword!Generally, students ... National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy provides professional development tools and specialized credentials, in addition to administering the entrance ... Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:29:00 -0600 text/html https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/occupational-therapy-masters-degree Killexams : Testing waivers for MSU Graduate School, College of Education continue into new year
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Mississippi State is continuing to waive GMAT and GRE testing requirements for admission into many of the university’s on-campus and online programs. (Photo by Megan Bean)

Contact: Harriet Laird

STARKVILLE, Miss.—As prospective college students continue to navigate admissions and enrollment processes in a relentless and lingering pandemic, Mississippi State continues its student support into the new year with testing waivers.

Students applying to MSU’s Graduate School will have the GMAT and GRE tests waived in many of the university’s on-campus and online programs. Also, those applying for entrance into many of the College of Education’s teacher training programs or working toward teacher certification will have testing waived as defined by the Mississippi State Board of Education.

MSU Provost and Executive Vice President David Shaw said, “We hope the waiver of these testing requirements gives prospective students one less thing to worry about as we look to the start of the new year. Our faculty and staff are looking forward to welcoming students as they begin academic programs in 2021.”

Enrollment in MSU’s Winter Session runs through Dec. 2, and the last day to register for the 2021 Spring Semester is Jan. 13.

MSU’s Graduate School program coordinators are available to answer questions specific to fields of study within the university’s eight colleges. Students can visit https://www.grad.msstate.edu/students/graduate-programs to find these coordinators for each program.

For students coming to MSU from countries where English is not the first language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language—TOEFL—or the International English Language Testing System—IELTS—still will be required and results are accepted up to five years from the test date. The university is currently considering the addition of the Duolingo Test of English proficiency as an alternative to TOEFL and IELTS.

All other requirements still need to be met for Graduate School admission and can be found at https://www.grad.msstate.edu/news/2020/09/2021-test-score-requirements. Staff are available to answer questions via telephone at 662-325-7400 or email at gradapps@grad.msstate.edu.

Executive Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Peter Ryan said, “Mississippi State is very mindful and very sensitive to the stress current and prospective students continue to experience during COVID-19, and we’re extending these test waivers to help reduce any anxiety or worry.”

For prospective College of Education students, waivers include both traditional (undergraduate) and non-traditional (graduate) teacher education programs and approved traditional or non-traditional educator or administrator preparation. The licensure exams have been waived for the following MSU programs: Elementary Education; Secondary English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Social Studies Education; Special Education; Music Education; Physical Education; School Administration; School Counseling; School Psychology; Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary; and Master of Arts in Teaching-Special Education.

“We’re encouraging our teacher interns to take the licensure exams if they are considering working in other states because we don’t know every state’s requirements,” said Donna Shea, director of Clinical/Field-Based Instruction, Licensure and Outreach.

The educator preparation program admission testing requirement for teacher education, which includes the ACT/SAT requirement or the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators examinations, has also been waived. Grade Point Average (GPA) and all other criteria for MSU program admission remain in effect.

Shea said, “Students are being admitted under the waivers, but traditional route students should keep in mind that they have to provide a full application for a standard educator’s license by Dec. 31, 2021, or they will have to obtain passing scores on all licensure exams before the Mississippi Department of Education will issue their license. Traditional route students should also note that they must submit a full application for a standard educator’s license by Dec. 31, 2023 or they must retroactively meet the ACT/Praxis Core/SAT admission requirement before MDE will issue their license.”

For more information on education program waivers, contact Shea at dshea@colled.msstate.edu or 662-325-7684.

For a complete list of MDE’s new admissions and licensure requirements, visit https://www.mdek12.org/COVID19.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

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Killexams : Food quality-analysis training for Hospitality students will make them employable For equipping students of hospitality management with technology to analysing food quality and standards, the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Bhubaneswar, is set to focus on this long-overlooked aspect by providing short-rider courses.

The UG, PG final year students of the institute will be trained in testing and auditing food quality through one-month-long certification courses.


The institute has signed an MoU with the Sattvik Council of India (SCI) and is set to open India's first ‘Sattvik Centre of Excellence’ at the campus. Through this collaborative agreement, five food analyst skill development, short-term courses namely Lead Auditor Program (LAP), Internal Auditor, Sattvik Quality Management, Sattvik Consciousness, Vegetarian Friendly Railway Services Management (VFRSM), are rolled out.

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“Students pursuing hospitality management courses are trained in cooking and imparted skills to efficiently execute supervisory responsibilities. However, as per the latest industry trend, the hospitality sector is likely to move beyond merely food preparation and its presentation. Now, it is shifting toward food certification, which provides details of a food product’s nutrient source and quality management system based on the scientific as well as Vedic principles,” says Bhupesh Kumar, principal, IHM, Ranchi.

Food certification is gaining prominence at the global level as the consumers have specific demands with specific labels such as halal food, Jain food and kosher food. In India, the trend is picking too and students need to be trained for testing and evaluation of vegetarian food products to work as food auditors or food quality analysts.



Booster steps

Aiming to interconnect local and international markets as well as bridging the gap between demand and supply of auditors of the Industry, SCI has a plan to achieve these targets. “The idea of representing the whole journey from growing food to presenting it on the platter is the new form to acquire customer satisfaction in the hospitality industry. We need to train students to get food standards and quality control, food toxicology and advancement taking place in food science and its applications,” says Abhishek Biswas, SCI, founder.


Mentioning the mission’s expansion plan, Biswas says, “By next few months, we will set up Sattvik Center of Excellence at Gujarat-based Auro University. Under this, Market Friendly Incubators (MFI’s) will be facilitated to promote vegan research, and innovation will be provided.” He further added that a course module named ‘Sattvik Quality Management’ is also running at Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Haryana, for training students in quality control measures of agricultural products.

Job prospects

Students pursuing food quality certification courses will have added skills and will be more employable. Kumar says, "Hospitality sector is drifting away from the service sector. Now , the emphasis is more on producing professionals having expertise in food analysis and microbiology.”
Biswas says, “Competent students will able to secure job of food technologist in production, operation, quality control and R&D department of food manufacturing corporates.” Sattvik specialised job roles including food auditors, consultants, lead analysts, trainers, and researchers, will be trending by next year.
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