Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

HRD ministry working towards digital degrees, certificates

  NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry is working to ensure that degrees and certificates are given to students in digital format from the 2017 academic session onwards. “There is a need to take pledge and that pledge is by 2017, all degrees and board certificates, everything will go in digital format,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar […]

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Left alliance sweeps JNU polls

  NEW DELHI: The Left Unity, an alliance of All India Students’ Association (AISA) and the Students’ Federation of India(SFI), on Saturday won all four top posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union elections. Mohit Kumar Pandey of AISA-SFI combine was elected as president of the JNUSU. Amal PP from SFI with 2461 votes […]

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Assam Govt secondary schools to be declared tobacco-free zones

  GUWAHATI: All governmentsecondary schools in Assam will soon be declared tobacco-free zones as a mission of the stateeducation department. There are 4,316 government secondary schools in the state and out of these, all secondary schools in the districts of Lakhimpur, Baksa, Tinsukia, Udalguri, Sonitpur, Golaghat,Goalpara and Bongaigaon have been reported to be Tobacco-free Educational […]

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Government plans to introduce quota for faculty at IIMs

  AHMEDABAD: Union HRD Ministry has proposed to introduce reservation in teaching positions at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and will hold talks with the chiefs of these premier B-schools in this regard. As part of the proposal to introduce quotas in faculty posts at IIMs, chairmen and directors of IIMs will meet at IIM […]

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US B-schools open up wallets to lure Indian students

  In the 2015–16 academic year, Yale University told it spent around $5 million (Rs 33 crore) of its own funds t… Read More NEW DELHI | MUMBAI: Rashmita Redkar and Shreya Mathai were showered with scholarships when they applied for MBA programmes+ this year. Redkar got four offers — $100,000 from Harvard, $120,000 from […]

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Foreign Office spends £14m on private school fees

The Foreign Office spends more than £14m per year on private school fees for children of its staff, including £6m for staff based in the UK. The figures were revealed in a ministerial response to a parliamentary question by Liberal Democrats. It meant that last year staff stationed in the UK received school fees worth […]

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Parent governor role won’t be scrapped – Greening

Education Secretary Justine Greening says she will not be pushing forward with moves to scrap the parent governor role from schools in England. She told the Commons Education Committee parent governors often played a “vital role” in school improvement. The proposal to remove the need for academies to have elected parents on governing bodies emerged […]

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