Students with disabilities exempted from paying fees in Odisha schools

The Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for students with disabilities, in government and government-aided educational institutions, in order to motivate them for higher education. The secretary to the higher education department has written letters to all higher educational institutions to implement the government’s decision immediately, said Ananta Das, Higher Education Minister. “The differently-able students like blind students who use Braille for studies, hearing impaired and dumb students, orthopaedically handicapped students with disability more than 75 per cent will be exempted from tuition fees and examination and certificate fees…

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Jamia Millia Islamia becomes first university to introduce UG, PG programmes for Army personnel

Jamia Milia Islamia has become the first university in the country to introduce undergraduate programmes and post-grapduate programmes for Army personnel. Jamia Millia Islamia becomes first university to introduce UG, PG programmes for Army personnel Jamia Milia Islamia has become the first university in the country to introduce undergraduate programmes and post-grapduate programmes for Army personnel. MOU signing ceremony: Accoding to a report in NDTV, “A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Vice Chancellor, JMI, Prof Talat Ahmad and Lt. Gen. Ashwani Kumar, Adjutant General, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry…

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NGO Pratham raises 4 million USD to encourage Child Education in India

One of India’s largest non-governmental education organisations, Pratham, has raised more than USD 4 million for providing quality education to underprivileged children in the country. India’s largest NGO raises 4 million USD to encourage Child Education One of India’s largest non-governmental education organisations, Pratham, has raised more than USD 4 million for providing quality education to underprivileged children in the country. Pratham is an innovative learning organisation created to improve the quality of education in India. Here’s what Mangala Mehar, one of the beneficiaries of the organisation’s educational programmes, said:…

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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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