Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
Category: Tech & Education

IIT-KGP to help eastern India students learn more about free online courses

Kolkata The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will approach institutes of higher education in eastern India to familiarise students and teachers with free online courses offered by National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). NPTEL, a joint initiative of the IITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, offers 160 courses in various categories like […]

Money Magazine Recognizes the Value of a Michigan Tech Education

In Money Magazine’s latest report on “Best Colleges for your Money,” Michigan Technological University ranked in the top 100 overall and in the top 50 among public universities. Money evaluated 2,400 colleges and universities using 27 criteria and winnowed the list to 711 colleges and universities that the publication considers “best colleges for your money.”  […]

How India’s ed-tech sector can grow and the challenges it must overcome

The Indian education system is often the subject of debate over outdated curriculum, rote learning, rising cost, poor quality of teachers and lack of infrastructure. On the positive side, our country boasts of world-class institutes such as the Indian Institutes of Management, Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Jawaharlal Nehru […]

IIT-Kanpur adopts 5 villages to promote tech, solar energy use, solve water crisis

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has adopted five villages under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme has been introduced by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) to uplift rural India. “As part of the initiative, we will ensure the overall development of Hridayapur, Baikanthpur, Ishwariganj, Pratappur Hari and Saxupurva villages, situated on the […]

Students in remote areas can benefit most from tech, internet: Prez Mukherjee

New Delhi The spread of technology, telecom penetration and Internet gives India the opportunity to bridge the divide in education in terms of access and quality which must be seized, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. He was speaking at the inauguration of three digital initiatives in the education sector – Swayam, Swayam Prabha and National Academic […]

Activists moot one nation, one education system’

Call for a unified primary and upper primary education in the country gained momentum with social activists in Varanasi launching a signature campaign. The activists also sought abolition of the private education system. They advocated for individual state boards, managed by the government, across the country under which students in the primary (1-5) and upper […]