Delhi Government Orders Unrecognised Schools To Stop Education Activities

The government also asked the parents to get their wards admitted in recognised schools. NEW DELHI:  The Delhi government has ordered several private schools which are working in violation of the Right Education Act in the national capital to discontinue its activities from the next academic session. An official order from Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP Government also notified all the societies/trusts/agencies/organisations or individuals running unrecognised schools to discontinue the educational activities from 2018-19 academic session. It also warned if the institutions fail to comply with  the order, action will be initiated against…

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XAT 2018: Result Expected Soon At Xatonline.in

XAT 2018: Result Expected Soon At Xatonline.in NEW DELHI:  The result for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 is expected to be released soon on the official website. The exam is conducted every year by Xavier Association of mnagaement Institutes (XAMI). The official authority has already released the question paper and candidate responses for XAT 2018. The exam was conducted on January 7, 2018. After the result declaration candidates would be able to download their individual score cards on the official website – www.xatonline.in. As per the official XAT bulletin, the results…

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Cabinet Approves Establishment Of 24 Medical Colleges

The Cabinet also gave approval for increase of 10,000 MBBS seats by 2020-21 and 8058 PG seats by 2020-21. NEW DELHI:  The Union Cabinet yesterday gave approval for establishment of 24 additional Government Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals by 2021-22. These additional medical colleges will come up in identified underserved areas in the country. In addition to that, the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved continuation and completion of scheme for setting up of 112 Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery Schools (ANM) and 136 General Nursing Midwifery…

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Auxilo Finserve to disburse RS 350 crore education loans

HYDERABAD: Auxilo Finserve, a non-banking financial company that focuses on educational loans, plans to disburse RS 350 crore over the next two years. The NBFC, backed by Balrampur Chini Mills and investor Akash Bhansali, is aiming to chart a growth path in the educational loan segment where traditional banks lag. “Education loans of about Rs 20,000 crore were disbursed in India in FY17 registering a 17 per cent year-on-year growth. Nearly three lakh students availed education loans to study in India and four lakh students to study abroad. We aim…

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After Farm Loan Waivers, Will Education Loan Waivers Spoil Us? Not If We Mend Our Ways

A serpentine queue of students heading to the enquiry encounter to check on various courses offered and eligibility criteria. (Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) Snapshot In India, the debt numbers are getting bigger and bigger. In some years, we will have a major problem on our hands if we fail to address it today.India risks moving towards an era of education loan waivers. Given how farm loan waivers have worked out for farmers, course correction is crucial. Student debt in the United States (US) has reached gigantic levels, so…

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Should you prepay your education loan?

A wide variety of education loans have given wings to the dreams of students with aspirations for higher study. An education loan is the most cost-effective means to fund education. A wide spectrum of committed services and products of banks and NBFCs have enabled several deserving students across the nation to fulfil their dreams of higher education. Currently, education loans are easily available with the base criteria being an individual’s past academic performance, course and college opted, entrance exam score, co-applicants, CIBIL score, etc. Here are a few important aspects…

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Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students

Jennifer Clay, a student at online school Western Governors University, takes a business course test under the view of a video camera at her apartment in Los Angeles. PHOTO: KATIE FALKENBERG/LA TIMES/GETTY IMAGES The Republican bid to overhaul higher education is likely to heat up competition in the fastest-growing segment of the college market: adults over the age of 24. When Congress passed the Higher Education Act in 1965, about one in four students were adults. Today, nearly 40% of college students are 25 or older. The bill proposed by Republicans earlier this month aims to better align…

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Church’s power in education system highlighted once again

The Department of Education intends to scrap provisions that allows the Catholic church to bypass employment laws The Department of Education intends to scrap provisions that allow the Catholic church to bypass employment laws and appoint nuns and priests of their choosing to State jobs in schools in Ireland. This is an extraordinary derogation. It is highly unlikely that any other group in Irish society has been granted such power to bypass employment and equality legislation when it comes to making important appointments. But the fact that these appointments are for public sector jobs, with…

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Gender Equality in the Education Sector – June 2017

A key element in Swedish development cooperation is ensuring that children living in poverty and in other vulnerable situations, particularly girls, complete quality education without discrimination.1 Gender equality in education strengthens quality, provides an appropriate learning environment for both girls and boys, and ensures that students leaving secondary school have an awareness of gender equality. This is in line with the global commitment to “leaving no one behind” as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs strongly encourage countries to focus on both achieving inclusive and quality…

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IIT Researchers Claim Breakthrough in Memory Device Technology

Researchers at IIT Roorkee Tuesday claimed to have made a breakthrough in memory device technology which, they said, usher in a new technological revolution. A team of researchers from the Department of Physics and Centre for Nanotechnology has developed a high-density, energy-efficient and four-logic state memory device named Magnetoelectric Random Access Memory (MeRAM). The device could provide a massive boost to the overall computing processes and memory-intensive tasks like video and multimedia signal processing, pattern recognition, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning. “MeRAM has immense potential to be used…

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