Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019

GIAN attracts foreign faculty, but just in tech institutes

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), the much-touted programme to attract foreign faculty to teach for a term in India, is slowly finding its feet but primarily in IITs, NITs and techical education.  Only in four institutes-NIT, Patna, Jamia Millia Islamia, IIT, Kharagpur and IIT, Gandhinagar-foreign faculty is teaching non-science courses. In NIT, Patna a […]

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Kids grasp Math concepts through classroom fans, floors

What do a classroom window and the humble ceiling fan have to do with a child’s development? Probably nothing, most would think, dismissing them as mere distractions. However, they can be innovative and effective tools of learning. Specially designed window security grills can help preschoolers develop gross motor skills and make older students conceptualize fractions. […]

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Karnataka students bag top 3 PGET ranks

All three top ranks in the PGET 2016-17 were bagged by students from Karnataka. In the test conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka’s (ComedK) in January 2016, four of the top ten rank holders are from Karnataka. In PGET (dental), the first three ranks went to students from other […]

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High IQ does not make you a rocket scientist

School students who score high on IQ tests have always been celebrated as academic heroes in India. Recently, two 11-year-old British students of Indian origin, Kashmea Wahi and Ansuhka Binoy, scored 162/162 in the Mensa IQ test, winning a place in the exclusive Mensa Society. Ecstatic media reports, in both India and the UK, compared […]

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Decision on Delhi nursery admission criteria leads to confusion

Of the 62 nursery criteria originally scrapped by Delhi government, 11 stay. The remaining 51 stand cancelled. This has led to some confusion as some schools had altered criteria following the government order of January 7, 2015. The government had issued a list of 62 criteria that it considered “discriminatory”, vague or “illogical.” Following Thursday’s […]

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'School managements welcome stay, government will appeal'

Delhi’s private school associations have added yet another court win to their list with the High Court on Thursday deciding to stay the Delhi government order scrapping management quota. School managements are, naturally, pleased with the outcome in the present case but also expect more trouble ahead. “This government will not accept this,” says a […]

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XLRI conducts national conference on social entrepreneurship

A 3-day ‘National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship (NCSE)’ was conducted at XLRI-Xavier School of Management in Jamshedpur. The 8th edition of NCSE themed on “Social Innovations: Changing Lives and Society” witnessed around 150 social entrepreneurs, development sector professionals, academicians and students share their experiences, issues and challenges and discussed on building social entrepreneurship ecosystem.  The […]

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