Students, parents don’t see eye-to-eye on paying for PSE

The results of new polls conducted by CIBC show a significant gap between students’ understanding of how they will finance their education and that of their parents. According to survey results, parents on average expect the total cost of PSE to be $64,300. Parents are willing to pay 67% of that cost to support their ...

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Ranking of educational institutions to include social responsibilities

NEW DELHI: The ranking system of higher educational institutions being evolved by IITs will also factor in their social responsibilities. Since all institutions — from elite IITs to general state universities — give reservation to students, it should not become a negative point while assessing the quality of an institution, sources said.A workship on the ...

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HDFC Life, Manipal Education launch PG diploma in insurance

CHENNAI: HDFC Life, in association with Manipal Global Education Services, has launched a one-year post graduate diploma in insurance. On successful completion of the course, students will be offered a job at HDFC Life with a starting salary of Rs 2.5 lakh per annum along with performance-based sales incentives. Additionally, they stand to get an assured bonus ...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision to boost education, healthcare sectors

NEW DELHI: One can't make available thousands of medical specialists or school teachers to the remotest corners of the country, but one can make their services available through broadband at multi-service centres in every village. That, in essence, is the vision of Digital India initiative that the Cabinet cleared on Wednesday.Digital India, which promises to ...

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Durham SMA emphasizes focus on high-growth industries, contribution to economic diversification

  The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) signed between Durham College and Ontario emphasizes the college’s broad-based strengths and support for all learners, especially those with special needs and from at-risk backgrounds. The college is also cited for its strategic and collaborative relationship with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and its contribution to the ...

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New app helps researchers stay on top of recent findings

ScienceScape, a new platform developed by University of Toronto biomedical physics student Sam Molyneux and his sister Amy Molyneux, a web developer and technical project manager, will help researchers keep better track of developments in their field. ScienceScape, Amy says, is “like a Twitter for science.” The platform organizes thousands of newly published biomedical research ...

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NAIT partners with uAlberta on security services

The University of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology have entered into a partnership that will see NAIT protective services managed by uAlberta’s Protective Services (UAPS). “It’s just to bring them up to the standards and the policy and the procedures that UAPS has,” said Grace Berry, Acting Director of UAPS. Berry said ...

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Immigrant employment projects get funding from MB, Canada

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have teamed up to provide $1.1 M to Employment Solutions for Immigrants for 2 projects designed to help immigrant youth reduce barriers to employment. The first project will help 120 immigrant youth gain life and employability skills through workshops and work placements. The second project will provide 20 immigrant ...

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UBC receives $2.6 M for global fisheries initiative

The University of British Columbia has received $2.6 M from the Paul G Allen Family Foundation for its Sea Around Us project. The Sea Around Us initiative is led by professors from UBC’s Fisheries Centre and over its 2-year mandate will help provide countries in West Africa, East Africa, the Arab world, and South Asia ...

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IIM Calcutta first to enter elite B-schools club

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta is now in the elite list of 716 B-schools globally as Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announced the new members of this exclusive club. With this IIM-Calcutta becomes the first IIM to receive this accreditation, which is considered to be the gold standard of by ...

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Candidates for CS prelims cannot attend foundation course: Govt

NEW DELHI: Candidates who have been allocated IAS, IFS and IPS among others and are also appearing for this year's civil services preliminary examination cannot attend Foundation Course, the government has said. A candidate has to attend a Foundation Course after his or her selection in the civil services. Candidates who have been allocated IAS, IFS, ...

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It’s raining jobs for DA-IICT graduates

AHMEDABAD: Less than a year after a student of Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) bagged a lucrative Rs 1.5 crore offer from Google, top firms are back at DA-IICT with their offers. Only one month into the placement season, the institute has already placed more than 100 students, with four of them ...

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IIT-Kanpur alumni motivate students to join civil services

KANPUR: The first session of the event 'Tips from the Top' — a unique career awareness session, was held under the Project Saraswati at IIT-Kanpur on Sunday. The alumni contact programme of the institute was headed by Prof Prabhat Munshi, dean, resources and alumni. Alumni of IIT Kanpur were invited at the event to deliver talk ...

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IGNOU to launch courses for sex workers

NAGPUR: Bringing a ray of hope for commercial sex workers (CSWs), who live a miserable life in narrow, dingy lanes of city's red light area, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has planned to introduce graduate degree programmes for them in the city. The open university offers such programmes in Kolkata and Ahmadabad, but Nagpur ...

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Nalanda university to start two new disciplines next month

PATNA: Nalanda University is all set to start the inaugural classes of the two schools of Historical Studies and Ecology and Environment Studies from September 1. Five highly-qualified faculty members, including a dean in Historical Studies and three for Environmental Studies, have already been selected. "All these classes will be currently held at the newly-constructed ...

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High-impact research, innovative pedagogy emphasized in McMaster SMA

The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) between Ontario and McMaster University highlights the university’s unique pedagogical approach, research-intensive setting, and its diverse program strengths. The SMA notes McMaster’s implementation of problem-based learning and inquiry and its distinctively collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, as well as the high impact of its research projects like the McMaster Automotive Resource ...

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Conestoga SMA highlights college’s contributions to Technology Triangle

Ontario has released the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with Conestoga College, highlighting the college’s support for industrial research, design, and manufacturing technology and innovation in the province’s Technology Triangle. The SMA cites Conestoga’s industry partnerships in engineering and manufacturing, food processing, and trades as specific areas of institutional strength, as well as the ...

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