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UK varsity ready to improve Indian education system

UK varsity ready to improve Indian education system

The Chancellor of University of Wolverhampton, Lord Swraj Paul said that UK is ready to provide significant assistance to improve education standards in India and enable it to become a leading global economy by strengthening business innovation. The leading NRI Industrialist, while delivering the speech for 2015 at Wolverhampton, said, “I am particularly proud of the partnerships that we are building in India to create opportunity.”

He said, “This year, for example, we have sent students from nursing and teacher training to learn and gain experience in India. I personally look forward to developing these links still further.” He further added, “As a university already working in India with key partners, we are ready to provide significant assistance to improve education standards, create opportunities, build and strengthen business innovation and help India become a leading global economy.”

The Chancellor of the university highlighted the 20,000 students attending the University of Wolverhampton, more than 42 percent are from black and minority ethnic communities, of which over 7 percent self-identity as from Indian Heritage. He said that a new business school would be opening soon on the Wolverhampton campus. “We have also invested in newly-equipped engineering facilities at Telford and opened our new University Centre there too.” he added.

“As the University of Opportunity, we believe that it is through learning and education that we can build the strongest societies,” he said. Paul told the new graduates to use their education, skills and knowledge that they had developed to make a difference to the society and also described the graduates as “the world leaders of tomorrow”.

“We have an aim, and a duty, to ensure that our graduates leave us as truly global citizens. As graduates of the University of Wolverhampton you are members of an international network of learning, innovation and opportunity – with a worldwide network of partners and students from more than 150 nationalities. This is a network which continues to grow and develop,” he said.

Appreciating and acknowledging the efforts made by the staff, he said, “In my sixteen years as Chancellor of this University I have been privileged to work with three excellent Vice Chancellors and I am particularly proud to work with Geoff Layer whose vision and commitment is the driving force behind all this development. I wish him continued success.”

India to grow with the fastest job opportunities: CFO survey

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India is the fastest growing nation above all countries in terms of employment. According to the survey, 78 percent of financial executives believe that growth in the existing business will create new jobs. According to a survey by American Express in partnership with CFO research, 78 percent of Indian respondents, 61% of US and 50% of China think so.

American Express, the country business Manager for corporate payment Sarah Kaushal said that the survey shows a lack in qualified positions. And 22% of respondents also believe that there is a shortage in qualified positions. But from an economic point of view, India tops the list of countries with the growing job opportunities. With the increasing emphasis of the government on the creation of jobs, the gap will be filled soon.
According to surveys in India, 22% of respondents stated that revenue increased at a higher rate compared to the number of employees in their companies while 48 percent see both grew at the same pace.

In Asia and Australia, about 37 percent of respondents believe that employment opportunities will improve while 23% believe that it will deteriorate. About 29% of respondents in Japan expect it to worsen.
In addition to high hopes for the increase in employment opportunities, 39% of Australian respondents and 31 percent of respondents from Hong Kong expect job cuts.

The GMAC survey: India ranks TOP 5 countries for MBA students

MBA Importance

India is among the five world destinations for candidates wishing to pursue Master of business administration (MBA) courses in a foreign country, according to the survey conducted by the graduate management admission Council (fractions) with potential applicants. Institutions based in the United States of America (USA) among other foreign universities are most popular among students to pursue management courses.

The study covered the behavior, motivation, program selection, and intended career outcomes about 12 000 people from 30 countries. Prospective students can be divided into three groups depending on their career goals, career switches (38%), amplifiers career (34%) and new entrepreneurs (28%). In addition, about 28% said they intend to create their own business, compared to only 19% five years ago.

The students from Africa (45%), Latin America (44%) and Central and South Asia, including India (43%), led this group. Expanding bias towards foreign institutions is most noticeable among the people of the Asia-Pacific region – from 88% in 2010 it increased to 94% in 2014, followed by the middle East – from 58% in 2010 he rose to 72% in 2014. Top 10 places to study in order of preference are the United States, the United Kingdom (UK), Canada, France, India, Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, the Netherlands and Australia. About 53% of Indians prefer to study in the U.S., while 21% and 7% expressed a preference for India and the UK respectively.

The U.S. maintains a leading position as an international place of study approximately two-thirds of prospective students worldwide, who fell from 73% in 2010. Other leading places in the UK where 6% keen to learn, then Canada, where 5% wish to go to school. On turn France and India, where 3% (each) want to learn. Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and the Netherlands have a 2% (each) of applicants, while Australia 1%.

From 2010 to 2014, the areas that saw the highest growth of interest of applicants were Hong Kong, Canada, Germany , the Netherlands, France, the UK and Australia. With regard to the level of interest of potential students over 25 MBA and specialized master’s programs, 26% of the current candidates considering the extent of both types.

MBA courses are considered to be exclusively about 52% on a global scale. Among these students, the programs (at their discretion) are: full-time two-year MBA (32%), full-time one year MBA (27%), incomplete MVA (15%), flexible MVA (7%), online MVA (6%), Executive MBA (6%) and by the program of double diplomas with MVA (3%). Specialized master’s programs will be considered only about 22% of students, on an international basis.

LSAT-India to become main entrance tests for prestigious law schools


A number of prestigious law schools and universities all over India announced that they will use the Law School Admission Test LSAT-India scores for admission, bringing the total number of such institutions to 60. Global Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is one of the leading legal tests for students and graduates of law admissions in the country.

It assesses critical thinking, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in law school.The test will be conducted on May 17 of this year in 16 cities across India.Well-known law schools, including Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, VIT law school – Chennai, RGSOIPL – IIT Kharagpur, UPES, Dehradun, Alliance University Law School – Bangalore and Sharda University Greater Noida took the LSAT-India scores for admission to universities and now more institutions are also associated with the LSAT-India.

These include the faculty of law, SGT University, Gurgaon; lovely Professional University, Phagwara; the law faculty of SRM University, Sonipat; Raffles law school, Raffles University, Jaipur; IFIM College of law, Bangalore; school of law, Saveetha University, Chennai; CMR law school, Bangalore; DISHA College of law, Raipur; school of law, Jagran-lake city, University, Bhopal, MP.

India should learn from the UK to defend authors: Mark Tully

India has a huge pool of authors of the literature in the country, but it should learn how to protect them and their work from the attack of polyphonic forces, said by expert journalist and author mark Tully.

While giving an interview on the sidelines of the ongoing literary festival in Jaipur, Tully said-in the UK or in the USA, any author can say ten different things, positive or negative, about Jesus Christ, not raising eyebrows or affecting the glory of Jesus, but the same thing cannot happen in India. People take things too personally, and the law allows them to do this.

Talley, who covered India for more than 30 years for BBC, also expressed worry about freedom of speech during the session on the first day of the festival. In India those who don’t like books or a specific text, has all the rights to take it to the streets, burning books, the attack of the authors and much more. Unfortunately, the law also provides for a ban on such texts and does not protect authors that in India, where the need to learn from the UK”, he said.

80-year-old journalist thinks that the difference between “real critics” and “offensive criticism” is not clear in India.

India reduces the number of out of-school children- almost 16 million over 2 years: UN

India was able to decrease its number of out of school children virtually 16 million between 2000 and 2012, driving progress in South Asia, but it still has 1.4 million children do not attend primary school as mentioned in the report of the United Nations said.

Much of the global progress since 2000, reducing the number of school children was due to a small number of countries, with India alone, plummeting the number of-school children-nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2011.

In relative terms, 42 countries were able to more than halve the number of primary-school children in the period between 2000 and 2012, including Algeria, Burundi, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Iran, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.

However, despite this impressive progress in many countries, about nine percent of all children of primary school age around the world — eight percent of boys and 10% girls still out of school in 2012. The majority, 31 of 58 million school children were girls. In India, 58.81 million girls and 63.71 million boys of primary school age. As at 2011, 1.4 million children of primary school age do not attend school in India, with 18% of girls in schools and 14% of boys.

India is currently the largest recipient of UK govt scholarships, beats China

The government of the United Kingdom will increase the global scholarship funding for Indian students by four times over the next two years, making India the largest recipient in the world, replacing China, Minister-Counsellor (political and press), British high Commission, Andrew Soper stated.

Soper and Director of the British Council (South India) Mei-kwei Barker were in Puducherry to participate in the seminar on January 21 as part of the UK campaign to enlighten students, academics and local authorities the opportunity to receive higher education in the UK.

Soper said the UK government funding (Chevening scholarships for Indian students, which was 600 000 pounds (about 5 crore rupees) in 2013-14, rose to 1.6 million pounds (about Rs 15 crore in 2014-15 and will affect 2.4 million pounds (approx Rs 22.5 crore) at the end of the 2015-16 financial year.

Chevening is the UK government’s fully-funded scholarship for one year master’s degree for bright graduates and for short-term programmes for exceptional mid-career professionals. Soper mentioned that the UK increased 750 scholarship programs worth 1.51 million pounds (roughly Rs 15 crore) for India in the last two years.

The British government started focusing on rising economies in the world, counting India, Brazil, Turkey and Mexico apart from China, to extend scholarships to bright students in an effort to invite them to pursue higher education in the UK.

Soper added that research activity, jointly funded by the UK and Indian institutions, which was less than one million pounds (about Rs 9.35 crore) three years ago, crossed the 150 million pounds (Rs 1,400 crore) this year. The British Council also announced a new program, “generation UK’, which aims to reach 25 000 students from the UK to India in the next five years. For the purpose of promoting India as a destination in the UK among young people to study and gain work experience, develop employability skills.

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