Punjabi University signs MoU with Canada’s University of Fraser Valley

PATIALA: Recognising the mutual benefits to be gained through a cooperative programme promoting scholarly activities and international understanding, Punjabi University, Patiala and the University of Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Friday. The MoU shall be valid for three years from today but could be renewed or extended by ...

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Tata Memorial launches online oncology tutorial to train doctors

MUMBAI: Tata Memorial Centre is launching an online oncology tutorial series to train doctors across the country on early detection, prevention and basics of treatment. The online course is being developed in association with digital partner, Omnicuris. This is part of a national program which will be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre ...

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India inks $119 million loan pact with World Bank for Odisha’s education scheme

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday signed a loan agreement with World Bank for $119 million to improve the quality of students' equitable access to selected institutions in Odisha, an official statement said.  The financing agreement for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan equivalent to $119 million is for the Odisha Higher Education Programme ...

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This concrete composite can help buildings withstand quakes

TORONTO : A concrete coating developed by researchers in Canada that can help withstand earthquakes will be tested in a building in Uttarakhand later this year. CREDIT: UBC PUBLIC AFFAIRS Banthia and Soleimani­ Dashtaki examine a wall retrofitted with a coating of the quake ­resistant material.The spray-on composite developed at the University of British Columbia is ...

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PM Modi’s Rs 10,000 crore plan for Indian universities: 10 points

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Patna University

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Oct 14, 2017, 22:21 IST At the centenary celebrations of Patna University, PM Narendra Modi announced plans to grant autonomy and Rs 10,000 crore to top 10 public and 10 private universities to make them world-class. He also laid foundations stones for projects totaling Rs 3,700 crore in state capital Patna. Following are ...

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Higher education through digital transformation the only way forward in Young India

S Dubey | Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 20:11 IST World over universities are disrupting and innovating on teaching and learning pedagogues. But in India, universities are still characterized by impractical learning, out-of-touch faculty, exorbitant fees (in private universities) and diminishing employment as job seekers outnumber opportunities. According to Harvard's Prof Clayton M. Christensen, Disruptive Innovation brings ...

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Most international students leaving Canada after graduation

Most international students planning to live full-time in Canada after graduation are instead returning home due to confusion about immigration programs and a lack of coordination between provincial and federal governments, report Bala Yogesh and Stuart Neatby. The authors note that this trend is occurring at the same time as Canadian immigration officials are touting ...

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Higher education through digital transformation the only way forward in Young India

World over universities are disrupting and innovating on teaching and learning pedagogues. But in India, universities are still characterized by impractical learning, out-of-touch faculty, exorbitant fees (in private universities) and diminishing employment as job seekers outnumber opportunities. According to Harvard's Prof Clayton M. Christensen, Disruptive Innovation brings to the market a product or service that isn't ...

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Union Cabinet approves scrapping of ‘no-detention’ policy in schools

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the scrapping of the "no-detention policy" in schools till Class VIII. The cabinet also approved the Human Resource Development ministry's plan of creating 20 world-class institutions in the country. An enabling provision will be made in the Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education amendment bill which ...

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Higher education through digital transformation the only way forward in Young India

World over universities are disrupting and innovating on teaching and learning pedagogues. But in India, universities are still characterized by impractical learning, out-of-touch faculty, exorbitant fees (in private universities) and diminishing employment as job seekers outnumber opportunities. According to Harvard's Prof Clayton M. Christensen, Disruptive Innovation brings to the market a product or service that isn't ...

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Shri Ram School and ICEC Announce Upcoming Career Fair 2017

Shri Ram School and ICEC Announce Upcoming Career Fair 2017

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  Friday, 17th Nov 2017| 9:00am-1:00pm Greetings from ICEC India, It is our privilege that for the third consecutive year we, ICEC, have been Invited by one of the leading Schools of Delhi namely, THE SHRI RAM SCHOOL (www.tsrs.org) for participation at a "Career Fair " being organized by them. We now seek your kind support to promote Canadian Institutions at the Career Fair by deputing your official ...

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Internships to be made must for engineering: AICTE chairman

From addressing underemployment among engineering graduates to handing them degrees only on completion of four months of internship , some overarching changes are in the pipeline in technical education in India, Anil Sahasrabuddhe , chairman, All India Council for Technical Education, tells Manash Pratim Gohain . Excerpts: More than 60% of the engineers graduating every ...

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IIT-M start-up bags $1 million order from Singapore firm

Manash Pratim Gohain | TNN | Aug 9, 2017, 02:38 AM IST NEW DELHI: A start-up born at the IIT-Madras Incubation Cell has bagged a million dollar order from a Singapore-based company to transfer technology used by its first two products. The key focus of the technologies is clinical training using virtual patients so that actual ...

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Robot guide: Halifax start-up aims to make visa process easier for international students

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A Halifax-based start-up is hoping to make it easier for international students to navigate the application process to get into Canada. Dalhousie University computer science graduate students Ruhi Madiwale, Dhivya Jayaraman, and JeyaBalaji Samuthiravelu are the founders of RovBOT, a chat bot that will answer international students’ questions about the visa application process using Facebook Messenger. “As ...

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Now, IIITs can award MTech, PhD degrees

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NN | Jul 27, 2017, 07:40 AM IST NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha passed a bill on Wednesday to enable Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) to award degrees, including M.Tech and Ph.D, as issued by autonomous universities. It also gives powers to Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) in Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) ...

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