Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

Government to create higher education financing agency

Government on Monday, announced the creation of a Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) with an initial capital base of Rs 1,000 crore which will leverage funds from the market and work to create infrastructure in India’s top institutions like the IITs. In his budget speech, finance minister Arun Jaitley also spoke about creating a regulatory […]

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TISS centre in Patna now: Formal opening ceremony on Sunday

Good news for Bihar’s social sciences researchers for undertaking quality research in state centric development scenario. The much awaited Patna Centre of Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) would be launched here on Sunday. The Patna Centre of TISS is named as the Centre for Development Practice and Research (CDPR). This initiative is supported Takshila […]

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International Management Institute interview to be held in Chennai from March 4

International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi, is gearing up to receive the 2016-18 batches and has announced interview dates for admission to four courses in Chennai. The four courses are – postgraduate diploma in management (PGDM), postgraduate diploma in human resource management (PGDM- HRM), postgraduate diploma in banking and financial services (PGDM-B&FS) and executive postgraduate […]

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BHU ranks 10th in India on scale of Best Global Universities'

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) ranks 10th in the country in the list of overall ‘Best Global Universities’ ranking of a US agency – US News Education World. However, the global ranking of BHU is 625th, while it stands at 123rd among Asian universities. Harvard University in the US ranks first globally, while Japan’s University of […]

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Bring LLB on par with MBBS, BTech

The Supreme Court on Wednesday started the arduous task of initiating “long overdue” reforms in legal education and in the profession of advocacy to put the LLB degree on a par with those of MBBS and BTech. “The system is crying for reforms and we must do something,” a bench of Chief Justice T S […]

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Madhya Pradesh inks $300mn pact with World Bank on education

Union government, Madhya Pradesh government and the World Bank signed a US$ 300 million credit agreement on Tuesday for the ‘MP higher education quality improvement project’. The credit is from the International Development Association (IDA) -World Bank’s concessionary lending arm with a maturity of 25 years, including a five year grace period. Acceding to an […]

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Govt to offer IT courses to curb 'pirate' tutorials

Worried about nearly 3.5 lakh engineering aspirants falling prey to ‘pirated’ IT courses on offer at tutorials, mostly in the Ameerpet area, the state government has made plans to introduce genuine courses sourced directly from developers. The grey market of pirated courses in the city is estimated at a whopping Rs 300 crore, drawing a […]

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‘Focus on 10 institutions will be a game changer’

Claiming there has been a substantial hike in budget allocation for higher and school education, HRD ministry on Friday said proposals to establish Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) and turning 10 public and private institutions into world class educational institutions could be a game changer. Education secretary Vinay Sheel Oberoi said the broad framework of […]

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Another IIT aspirant ‘kills himself’ in Kota

In yet another case of suspected suicide due to academic pressure, a 19-year-old student of one of Kota’s IIT coaching institutes was found hanging in his rented room, on Thursday night. Seventeen coaching students had committed suicide in Kotalast year. Arvind Kushwah, a resident of Bhind in Madhya Pradesh, stayed as a paying guest in […]

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