Aadhaar-linked direct benefit transfer of scholarships to CSIR and UGC fellows was meant to eliminate delays in funds disbursal.
IIT Madras developing technology for waterways, ports.
What purpose it is that examinations should serve?
The research park at IIT-Madras has grown from a sparsely occupied shell to a huge venture.
There is such unevenness that our higher education system has been largely ineffective in improving scientific output in particular.
A recently-released World Bank report paints a rather dismal picture of socioeconomic mobility and inequality of opportunity around the world.
It now ranks higher than IIT-Delhi (172) and has also overtaken the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, which is ranked 170.
Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a Twitter video about the 530-plus winners of WWDC 2018 student scholarship.
Several new proposals for Indian higher education promise incremental change to the system.
Online education experts warn that finding manpower and money to run the courses, ensuring quality and conducting exams will be challenging.
IISc has made it to the top 100 in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2018. It is the only Indian institution in the list.
The problem is starkest in Allahabad and Delhi universities where 98.36% & 93.10% of seats reserved for SCs and STs are vacant.
IIT Madras has incubated a startup to help the founders of other startups in the early stages of their ventures.
Google will release one assignment every week for four weeks.
Teachers feel huge domestic demand puts Indian universities at a disadvantage.
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Researchers have relied upon school children for evidence of learning deficits in but teachers could be vectors themselves.
Source: Study International
The results of a recent survey suggest that more than 60% of students who come to Canada to complete their post-secondary education hope to become permanent residents of ‘The Great White North’ after they graduate.
While pathways to citizenship currently exist for international students, both the government and various institutions feel more can be done. In the coming years, an increased number of employment opportunities, international programs and scholarships will be made available to help make these students feel more at home while they study abroad in Canada.
For further details on the study, visit Study International.
UGC comes up with a 5-point plan to help Modi get the jobs he is looking for.
If India is to achieve its dream of having world-class institutions, it needs to recognise that it takes more than funds.
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Young minds in India are being destroyed by a faulty pattern of education, parental ambitions and a flawed idea of ‘success’.
Data shows the number of management colleges has dropped from 3,609 in 2014-15 to 3,264 in 2017-18.
Source: Times Higher Education
The new Study in India internationalization strategy aims to increase the number of international students in the country to 200,000 in five years while transforming India into a regional leader in terms of attracting students from abroad.
The Indian government states that 15,000 seats in 160 universities will be dedicated to these incoming students next year, none of which will be taken from domestic students. The top 25% of international students will be eligible for full scholarships while the next 50% of students will be able to receive partial fee waivers.
For further details on the Study in India program, visit the Times Higher Education website.
“It was an honour to do seva with the Sikh community… ahead of this weekend’s Nagar Kirtan to celebrate Vaisakhi.“
IIT-Delhi is an early entrant to incubating startups and has, so far, spawned some 80 companies.
Centralization in the UGC system has had negative effects on the quality of higher education.
Draft Bill calls for a new regulator that will mentor institutes, besides defining academic standards.
Fragmentation of knowledge will lead to the fragmentation of society itself.
Quality of exams in Indian engineering education system had been a concern.
The typical college, whether public or private; whether for arts, science, commerce or engineering, is mediocre.
Indian students make up the bulk of international students worldwide but the same can’t be said about the number of foreigners enrolling in India.
Indian govt investments in R&D are not small as a percentage of R&D, but the numbers do not tell the real story.
India has set a goal to quadruple its foreign student numbers by 2023.
We are destroying the uniqueness and autonomy of young students.
The Indian government has promised fee waivers to foreign students choosing India as their study destination.
New program aims to bring two lakh foreign students to India by 2023.
The Central government launched a common admission portal for foreign students to promote Indian education.
The journal impact factor has numerous flaws, making it irresponsible for the UGC to rely on it.
Tackling the issue of gender imbalance in IITs.
This opened the doors to candidates with just 18-20% marks in the NEET aggregate.
Brace for IIM fee hikes this year.
IIT-Madras excels at getting the basics right.
All universities applied for autonomy but some thought they were just sending data.
Minister responsible for higher education has told public universities that they must take part in the country’s rankings.
Despite the ministry allowing them to grant degrees to their students, IIMs have not yet arrived at a consensus on the matter.
IISc Bangalore leads the list of top institutions in the overall and university categories.
Source: The Economic Times
Students from India are increasingly travelling overseas in order to pursue Master’s degrees in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The number of applications for prospective Indian students has doubled in the last year alone.
The AI industry currently faces a talent in shortage and specialists are in high demand. Furthermore, 20-30% of students have been said to desire a master’s specialization over a MBA. Students see AI as a field that is not only trending upward in terms of popularity but one that will lead to employability.
The shorter exam will be available for test-takers worldwide beginning April 16.