CM: Education meant to upgrade skills of students

Shimla: In the midst of modernisation drive, education, especially science stream, must be given priority for overall development of the youth, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the state level Gyan-Vigyan Mela of Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Vikasnagar organised by the Himachal Shikha Samiti here today. He said education laid the foundation for scientific and technological advancements. He said the founding fathers of the Indian Republic had given importance to cultivation of “scientific temper” among the citizens of this country by suitably incorporating it in our Constitution. Thakur…

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Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee supporting the education of two less fortunate students since three years

Abhijit Banerjee who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been supporting the educational expenses of two less fortunate children Vivekananda School in Jogiwala through a scholarship sponsored by him. The two students Aryan Thapa and Aman Dobryal from Vivekananda School, Dehradun has been receiving the Kabir Memorial Scholarship for the past three years which was set up by Nobel laureate Banerjee in memory of his son who had an untimely death. Both the children who were helped by the generosity of the Nobel winner were all praises for…

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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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IIT Kanpur suspends 22 students over ragging

“16 students have been suspended for three years and six others for one year,” IIT Kanpur deputy director Dr Manindra Agarwal said. Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has suspended 22 of its students for a period ranging from one year to three years on ragging charges, an official said on Tuesday. The decision was taken by the IIT senate on Monday, he added. “16 students have been suspended for three years and six others for one year,” IIT Kanpur deputy director Dr Manindra Agarwal said. He said that…

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IIM Kozhikode students bag Rs 3 lakh summer internship offer

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Kozhikode has concluded its summer internship placements for the Post Graduate Programme (PGP). In a four day long placement process, IIM saw a record breaking placement offers being given to its students. Further, the recruitment drive witnessed about 100 recruiters offering 359 job opportunities. As published on the official website of IIM Kozhikode, below mentioned are some of the important Summer Placements 2017 highlights: 100 per cent placements in a record four days, the previous best being six and half days Around 50 per cent…

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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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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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What students want: Freedom to ‘shop’ for credits, skill-based courses, personality development

From barely 346 affiliated colleges and institutes under the state-run Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 1997-1998 to a whopping 234 recognised institutes and 705 affiliated colleges, SPPU, the biggest university in the city, has gone on to become the fourth largest university in the country in the last two decades. Going purely by numbers, the changes in the higher education scene in Pune is evident from the fact that over 6 lakh students from 85 different countries are studying in the city. Expansion of Savitribai Phule Pune University SPPU…

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DU: Wrong address on paper, 15 Mauritius students stranded

For 15 students from Mauritius — who landed in Delhi to take admission in DU — the first day in the country turned out to be unforgettable. Darshani (18) landed in Delhi with her father and about 15 people from Mauritius early Thursday morning. She was in the city to take admission in Delhi University after getting a scholarship from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The embassy, in her country, had told her that somebody will come pick them up and help them with the admission process. At…

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AICTE makes yoga mandatory for students to earn an engineering degree

AICTE makes yoga mandatory for students to earn an engineering degree Students studying in engineering colleges and technical institutions will now have to practice yoga as AICTE has made it mandatory in order to obtain their engineering degree. They will have to participate in yoga or sports or any other extra-curricular activities to get a degree. Representative image Students studying in engineering colleges and technical institutions will now have to practice yoga as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory in order to obtain their engineering…

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