EARTH DAY 2015 – Don’t trash it until you’ve tried the 7 R’s

Earth Day 2015
On Earth Day we need you to take a stand and show the world a new direction. It’s our turn to lead. So our youngsters can follow by example. Climate change seems to have become a remote problem, but the reality is that it’s already affecting people, animals and places around the world. A change has to be made. On April 22 we are harnessing the power of Earth Day to show our communities and our leadership that we want action on climate. The Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. It has now become one of the most widely…

British Council kicks off IELTS awards for 2015

British Council kicks off IELTS awards for 2015
The British Council has declared the commencement of the British Council IELTS (International English Language Testing System) award for 2015. To mark the landmark of IELTS 25th birthday, this year ten awards will be offered to Indian students to help them Finance the cost of studying abroad. British Council IELTS Awards will give a total of Rs 3.9 million in education awards to students from across South Asia, as well as for the first time, students in Bhutan and Nepal. "British Council IELTS Awards have been designed to help Indian students to pursue higher education abroad once they took the…

DU to send teachers to Scotland for digital literacy training

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Four teachers of Delhi University will go to Scotland in a few months to take training on digital literacy at Edinburgh College along with a workshop set that is to be held to make a list for the trip. CS Dubey, Director of DU's Campus of Open Learning (COL) told that we will send teachers to Scotland for a course in 'Digital Literacy with an intention to promote the mechanism of digital literacy in classroom teaching and in real university. Before that, the university is inviting applications from teachers for two days seminar on Digital Literacy and Innovation for Tomorrow's…

School eye care scheme Vidyajyoti started in Cuttack, Odisha

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UK-based global development organisation Sightsavers has kicked off Vidyajyoti School Eye Health Programme in Cuttack district and the event was held at Kendriya Vidyalaya No-1, Cuttack. This programme is being launched in partnership with Rotary Club of Cuttack Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Cuttack with giving higher importance of quality eye health among school going children. Under this programme, free of cost health services will be given to approximately 3.50 lakh school-going students in 2,500 Government schools in Cuttack district. The programme will be implemented by six enthusiastic refraction teams comprising ophthalmologists, health educators, vision technicians and optometrists. Apart from…

IIT-Bombay passes 1,000-job record in 1st phase itself

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IIT-Bombay, in the first phase of placements, witnessed a high note on Friday with record 1,000-plus students being offered jobs which are a big increase from 898 last year. The same thing also happened at other IITs. 880 students have previously got job offers At IIT-Madras and 850 at IIT-Kanpur wherein the placement process is still going on. All IITs, including IIT-B experienced a significant increase of 10-15% of offers made in the first phase of campus placements this year. The second segment at most IITs will commence on the first week of January 2015. 997 students at IIT-B already…

Oxford beats Cambridge as UK’s best research university

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Cambridge University has been regarded as Britain’s leading Research University for a long period of time. Its traditional rival Oxford University has now overtaken it after a two-year-long assessment of research quality. On Friday, the University Published 2014 Research Excellence Framework (Ref) which will be examined by 52,000 academics at 154 institutions that took part in bug public assessment of their research output and also finds out the allocation of £2bn of public money in research funding yearly. Oxford is about to take the main share of the block financial support. Almost half of the research was done was its…

Pragati Scholarship started for Girls by HRD Ministry

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  The government has started the ‘Pragati Scholarship’ programme from the year 2014-15 to sustain and persuade girl child to pursue technical education in future. The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani announced this while replying to the Lok Sabha question and disclosed its most important features to the public. Around 4000 scholarships will be prearranged to girls every year under this programme. All those families, whose income is less than Rs. 6 lakhs per annum, can apply for scholarship for one girl in their family. Applicants will have to pass a qualifying examination and they will be selected…

Government Emphasis to Improve Sports Facilities in Schools/Colleges

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The UGC has decided to provide a grant of Rs. 312.20 crores to colleges and universities within the plan of the Development of Sports Infrastructure and Equipment in Universities and Colleges scheme during the XII Plan to develop the Sports facilities in the campuses. This scheme will improve the existing outdoor/indoor infrastructure and will set up new facilities so as the participation of students in sports can get increased.   Apart from granting a large sum to schools and colleges for the development of sports in the school and college level, the UGC has directed universities and colleges to recruit…

IIT Delhi student rejects $125,000 job offers for domestic firms

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Domestic Firms offers seem to be a hit among some IIT Delhi students that have rejected international offers with over $125,000 per annum packages so as to work in the home country.  According to the annual placement drive at the premier engineering institute in Delhi, there is a 30 per cent increase in the total number of campus offers in the first six days of placements by companies this year. On Monday, IIT DELHI issued a statement that almost 50% of the batch got jobs during this period. Some students quashed international offers including those with over $125,000 per annum…

NOW Non-Engineering MBA Students can get Admission in IIT-Delhi

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On Friday, the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi declared that its new MBA programme will be made available to the students of all streams. Formerly, only those students that has engineering and technology background or Masters in Science and Commerce or Economics were eligible for getting admission to the management programmes offered by the Department of Management Studies. Department head Kanika. T. Bhal, said that as the corporate world is getting more and more competitive and the demand for qualified and multi-talented managers is on sharp rise, it will not be a wise idea to restrict the knowledge to specific…

HC says Schools to allocate free winter uniforms to its poor students

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On Friday, The Delhi High Court asked an unaided private school to offer winter uniform free of cost to all those kids that belong to economically weaker section that study in the school. Justice Manmohan ordered this on the petition of nine EWS children who study at Vidya Bharti School. The petitioners told to the court that they are unable to buy study materials, expensive books and uniforms because they are poor and this is stopping them from getting the quality education. They also pleaded that if they are provided such facilities, they will entitle to same as Right to…

India can lead with Quality Education: President Pranab Mukherjee

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President Pranab Mukherjee said that a "quality-oriented" education system is highly needed to transform this country into one of the most dominant country on the world. Saying that the teaching and learning method is quickly changing, the president asserted the fact that India has shaped itself as a diverse, pluralistic and secular society and is highly capable of dealing with challenges, aspirations and changes. He as addressing the birthday celebration function of Wardha Shikshan Mandal stablished by Shrikrishnadas Jajoo and Jamnalal Bajaj, both late associates of Mahatma Gandhi. Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, Wardha Shikshan Mandal chairman…

Approx 0.9 million overseas students learning in the USA

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Currently, Approx 886,052 international students are studying in the USA.  In the academic year 2013-14, there is an 8% enhance in the total number of international students studying in the USA. The Institute of International Education (IIE) just published their annual Open Doors data which is one of the most comprehensive data about the US students studying abroad and the international students studying in US. As per the reports of IIE, New York University is the most popular University for both international students and study abroad.  The report also revealed the fact that students from India increase every after three…

Delhi University would launch skill-based courses

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With the assistance of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Delhi University is starting skill-based courses with an intention to increase the employment potential of students.  These courses will be available in all colleges affiliated with the DU both short and long term. Skill-based training along with the graduation syllabus will start from January in many DU colleges.  Students will get training of several industries such as the automotive industry, tourism and hospitality, media and entertainment, healthcare, IT and IT-enabled services, financial services and insurance and banking. As per DU media manager Malay Neerav, 70% of all students will be…

Delhi High Court told playschools to admit 25 percent poor kids

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On Monday, the Delhi High Court said that playschools in the capital which got land from the government at concessional rates will have to enroll 25% students from weaker section of the society totally free of cost.  A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw gave the verdict that if any school breaches the ruling of the court, the DDA will resume the process of annulment of the lease. The ruling of the court come on a petition filed from NGO Justice for all by advocate Khagesh Jha.  The bench also criticized the government and the…
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