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 | 9:00am-1:00pm Dear Admissions and Recruitment officers, In our endeavour to provide wide ranging and diverse higher education learning opportunities to our students we at The Shri Ram School have scheduled our annual Career Fair at our campus on Friday, 17th November from 9:00am-1:00pm. Last four fairs were an enormous success and this has encouraged us, to ...

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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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`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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