Government of Singapore plans to establish Skill Centre at Guwahati

A Skill Centre will soon be coming up in Guwahati as the government of Singapore is planning to set up the same. The centre will cater to the entire North-Eastern region. This was stated here by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh after a meeting with a high-level delegation represented by the High Commissioner of Singapore, Lim Thuan Kuan here yesterday. Area of interest  The Indian…

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IIM Bangalore, ISB collaborate to organise doctoral consortium for B-school faculty

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has joined hands with the Indian School of Business (ISB) to organise a doctoral consortium of teaching for those who will soon begin their careers as faculty members at various business schools in India. “The ISB- IIMB Consortium is a fine example of how collaboration among Indian B Schools can raise the bar for management education in India. If Indian B-schools are to grow in quality and global stature, it is critical that the quality of faculty and teaching standards are on par…

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Top affordable destinations you can choose to study abroad

Access to education is one of the basic rights of people across the world, and many are extremely lucky to have had the chance to complete at least high school. However, when it comes to pursuing higher education from reputed institutions, especially those that are based in an international destination, there are only few who can afford to study abroad in the destination of their choice. Although there are several student loans and scholarships made available for young scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, there are external factors like cost and…

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UNESCO’s new campus inaugurated in Delhi

UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova, along with Prakash Javadekar jointly inaugurated the new premises of Unesco, New Delhi. Representative image UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova, along with the HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar jointly inaugurated the new premises of Unesco, New Delhi, cluster office at Chanakyapuri, on Wednesday. The designer of the building, provided by the Centre, Satish Gujral was also present at the ceremony. As per a TOI report, Bokova said, “This building stands as a symbol of the values shared by India and Unesco, of our belief in the…

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8 government offices in Coimbatore will now be more welcoming to differently-abled

8 government offices in Coimbatore will now be more welcoming to differently-abled These government buildings in Coimbatore are making things much easier for the differently-abled. facilities for differently-abled The Union Government’s Accessible India Campaign (AIC) which was launched two years ago has proved to be a blessing for the differently-abled citizens who usually have a tough time getting a job in India. By the end of September 2017, eight government office buildings in Coimbatore will become more accessible to the differently-abled. According to an article by The Hindu, District Differently-abled…

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Make India a world leader in field of knowledge: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar

Indian-Americans must contribute more to make India the world leader in the field of knowledge, Super 30 founder Mathematician Anand Kumar has said. “Now, we all should come together to help India achieve its old status of world leader in the field of knowledge,” he said at the India Day parade at Madison Square Monday in New York. He said India always has had a rich legacy in the field of education and “we must contribute to see our country world leader in this knowledge era.” Speaking at the event…

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Award winning ‘Kanyashree Project’ to be included in school curriculum: WBBSE

Mamta Banerjee’s ‘Kanyashree’ project will soon be included in the school curriculum by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE). A senior WBBSE official told PTI, “The process to include ‘Kanyashree’ project in our curriculum is going on. We are awaiting for the final approval from the government.” Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had in June said, “Our government wants to let the future generation to be aware about the path breaking ‘Kanayshree’ project and how it received award from the UN Assistant Secretary General at the World Forum, The…

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IIM-Ahmedabad receives fresh wave of Rs 15.5 crore restoration fund

The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Monday announced that it has received a fresh wave of Rs 15.5 crore as funds, for conservation and restoration of its heritage campus in the city. The institute said it has so far received Rs 47.5 crore that will help restore almost one-third of the campus that have traditional red-brick structures designed by legendary American architect Louis I Kahn. The fresh wave of funding is largely from the institute’s alumni. “We have so far received Rs 47.5 crore as funds towards restoring our…

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AIIMS 2017 paper leak: CBI registers case, Delhi High Court directs Centre and AIIMS to file replies

The CBI on August 16 told the Delhi High Court that it has registered a case on the alleged leak of question paper for the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination held this year, from an institute in Ghaziabad. The submission was made before a before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, which was hearing a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe into the alleged illegalities and irregularities during the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance exam held on May 28 this year. The…

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Modi’s HEERA encounters roadblock: UGC, AICTE might remain intact

Last week, during the parliament session, of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said no proposal has been considered at present in this regard. PM Narendra Modi The much awaited Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA) has encountered a roadblock set by the Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD). As of now, the plan set by the government to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) with a single higher education regulator has been put on hold. (Read: Engineering colleges with less than 30 per cent…

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