`Shift to more inclusive urbanism’

"We have to move to an urbanism for all if we want to tap the full talent of all people," says Richard Florida, director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and professor of business and creativity, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto What does the gap between the creative class (~30%) and the service blue-collar ...

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BC international students may be involved in fake marriage schemes

An Indian bride covers her face during the Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) ORG XMIT: DEL181 Ajit Solanki, AP

Young Indian women who have passed international English exams are sought after by families desperate to get their sons into western countries to work and eventually immigrate.   Media outlets in India reportedly state that there is a “booming matrimony market” for international students who can help would-be spouses migrate to a Western country. “Families are looking ...

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Moderation policy: HRD to call meeting of CBSE, state boards

Moderation policy: HRD to call meeting of CBSE, state boards

New Delhi: The HRD Ministry will soon call a meeting of officials from CBSE and 32 other boards to discuss the way forward on scrapping of the moderation policy. Moderation policy refers to a practice in which students get extra marks in subjects regarded 'unusually difficult', or if there have been differences in the sets of ...

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ULethbridge signs MOU with Chandigarh University in India

Dr. Rajinder Singh Bawa, the Vice-Chancellor of Chandigarh University, shakes hands with the U of L's Dr. Andy Hakin, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), following the signing ceremony.   The University of Lethbridge has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chandigarh University in India that commits the two schools to building and enhancing collaborative opportunities. A ULethbridge release ...

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IIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay, IISc among world’s top 200 universities

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay has broken into the top 200 club in the latest edition of the ‘Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings’, to join IIT-Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, in this group. With this, India, for the first time, is home to three of the top 200 universities in ...

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UGC, AICTE to be replaced by new body. Know about PM Narendra Modi’s `HEERA` UGC, AICTE to be replaced by new body. Know about PM Narendra Modi’s `HEERA`

UGC, AICTE to be replaced by new body. Know about PM Narendra Modi's `HEERA`

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) are soon going to be history as the Narendra Modi government is mulling replacing them with a single higher education regulator. The proposed Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA) is aimed at eliminating overlaps in jurisdiction and remove irrelevant regulatory provisions. The ...

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CBSE Launches ‘eSanad’ – An Online Mechanism for Document Verification

The Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with Ministry of External Affairs launched an online verification portal that facilitates verification of documents for students who are planning to study abroad. The name of the portal is ‘eSanad’. The portal was developed by CBSE’s academic repository of certificates and degrees “Parinam Manjusha”. Union Minister of Human ...

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ISCE Schools To Provide Digilockers To Class 10,12 Students

ISCE Schools To Provide Digilockers To Class 10,12 Students

New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) will now offer a DigiLocker facility to candidates of Class X and XII in its affiliated schools. DigiLocker refers to dedicated personal electronic space in a government owned public cloud storage, where individuals can keep their documents, files or certificates. The individual is also able ...

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Hyderabad University To Introduce Online Courses On Information Technology Platform SWAYAM

Hyderabad: To promote open educational resources, the University of Hyderabad (UoH) through its e-Learning centre will develop online courses on the information technology platform SWAYAM. As a continuation of the E-QUAL (Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance of Undergraduate Education in India) project, UoH has adopted 'Online Educational Policy' and became the first Central University in ...

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Nasscom starts tech platform for building skills

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New Delhi: As a part of its consistent efforts in creating platforms to enhance skills and build industry ready talent for the IT sector in India, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council Nasscom announced the launch of the ‘Basic Learning for Future Technologies platform’ website. The website will give students, universities and corporations, access to basic and advance ...

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Parents want to be part of decision-making in educational bodies

Parents want to be part of decision-making in educational bodies

New Delhi: Several parent associations on Saturday demanded that they be involved in the decision-making process of various educational bodies to thwart efforts to "commercialise" educational institutions by private players. Fee regulatory committees, state and central child rights commissions were some of the bodies in which they demanded their involvement, besides strengthening of parents-teachers associations in ...

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Javadekar launches Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan app, website

Javadekar launches Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan app, website

H'ble Minister of Education (India) New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday launched the website and a mobile application for Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a centrally funded education scheme. Along with these two, the minister also unveiled 17 facilities built across 14 states. "Our government`s first priority is to give ...

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Top universities, colleges in India: Here are govt’s 2017 rankings

Top universities, colleges in India: Here are govt's 2017 rankings

  New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Monday released the NIRF rankings, as per which the Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru in Karnataka is No 1 higher educational institute while the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad in Gujarat is the top management institute. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has been ranked as ...

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Delhi University to start 10 new undergraduate courses Delhi University to start 10 new undergraduate courses

Delhi University to start 10 new undergraduate courses

  New Delhi: The University of Delhi is all set to introduce 10 new honours courses under its School of Opening Learning (SOL) initiative. The courses will include undergraduate as well as vocational courses for the upcoming academic session. Courses like Bachelor of Vocation in human resource management are being introduced. Students from across the country endeavour to ...

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Students’ understanding of concepts and skill will be tested now – AICTE to release model exam format Students’ understanding of concepts and skill will be tested now – AICTE to release model exam format

Students’ understanding of concepts and skill will be tested now - AICTE to release model exam format

New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is all set to release the provision of a model exam format to technical education institutes for testing the conceptual knowledge of children. “The final exams being conducted by the institutions shall test the understanding of the concepts and the skill - rather than the subject ...

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More girl students to get admission in IITs from 2018 More girl students to get admission in IITs from 2018

More girl students to get admission in IITs from 2018

New Delhi: More girl students would get admission in the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) from the 2018 academic session as the admission board today approved a quota of "supernumerary" seats for women. Concerned over the fall in the number of girl students getting admission to the IITs, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) had set ...

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