What ails higher education in India?

Unlike the school sector, where access is almost universal, the gross enrolment ratio (GER) in higher education is 24.5—meaning out of every 100 youths eligible for higher education, less than 25 are pursuing tertiary education. Photo: Hindustan Times In October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rued the state of higher education in India, especially its poor […]

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Alice in Dataland – an original story for Education Guardian by Michael Rosen

Alice in Dataland pursued by the ‘Fonix’. Illustration: Steve Fricker An exciting discovery at Christ Church, Oxford University, has revealed hitherto unseen pages from what appears to be a draft for a third Alice novel following Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Underneath the floorboards in the room once occupied by Charles […]

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UGC panel suggests changing AMU, BHU names; govt says no such plan

New Delhi/Ahmedabad:A University Grants Commission (UGC) panel has recommended removal of words such as ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ from the names of Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University even as Union human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar said the suggestion is beyond the committee’s mandate. He said the government has no intention to change […]

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ICAI seeks post graduation status for CA qualification

ICAI has sought the corporate affairs ministry’s intervention in designating CA qualification as equivalent to post graduation. Photo: HT New Delhi: Chartered accountants’ apex body the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Monday said it has sought post graduation degree status for CA qualification. Besides, the CA intermediate programme should be accorded the graduation […]

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IIT Kanpur suspends 22 students over ragging

“16 students have been suspended for three years and six others for one year,” IIT Kanpur deputy director Dr Manindra Agarwal said. Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has suspended 22 of its students for a period ranging from one year to three years on ragging charges, an official said on Tuesday. The decision […]

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Coursera focuses on corporate training programmes for future growth

So far, Coursera has partnered with Indian School of Business and is aspires to get IITs and IIMs on its platform. Mumbai: Global online education platform Coursera is focused on strengthening its enterprise business in India by partnering with more companies and educational institutions for its future growth, said a top company official. Last year, the […]

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JEE Advanced 2018 student intake to increase: Eligibility criteria released by IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur has released the eligibility criteria for the the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018 same and it is also expected that more students will be able to appear for the exam.   Representational image The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018, which is conducted for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programmes […]

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Nearly 400 training institutes get de-affiliated in India: Here’s why

Due to lack of requisite infrastructure and trainers for imparting vocational training to students, the government has recently cancelled affiliation of nearly 400 industrial training institutes (ITIs) in India. As reported, the government has de-affiliated 400 out of the 13,000-odd industrial training institutes (ITIs). Here’s what Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and […]

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Delhi cabinet approves regularisation of 15000 guest teachers

The Delhi cabinet on Wednesday approved regularisation of 15,000 guest teachers working in its schools and a bill will be presented in the Assembly next week. “Approximately 15,000 guest teachers are teaching in the schools of the Directorate of Education(DoE) and have played a crucial role in some of the flagship programmes including summer camps, […]

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