Rudy: Centre to open driving training institute, IISC, MSTC in Jharkhand

Rudy: Centre to open driving training institute, IISC, MSTC in Jharkhand

A driving training institute, a unit of India International Skill Centre (IISC) and multi-skill training centre (MSTC) will be opened in Jharkhand to create an army of skilled manpower, said union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on the second day of Global Investors’ Meet (GIS) in Ranchi. Rudy said Jharkhand received an investment proposal of over Rs 3 lakh crore from 209 domestic and foreign companies during the GIS, which will generate five lakh direct and indirect jobs in days to come. Jharkhand will require huge skilled manpower to meet the…

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How IITs Turned From Nehru’s Vision of Technology To Catering Engineers for MNCs

How IITs Turned From Nehru’s Vision of Technology To Catering Engineers for MNCs

The India Institutes of Technology (IITs) – often considered by the general masses as the ‘holy cows’ of technical education in India, and recognised in higher education circles as National Institutes of Importance – are in fact premier institutes of the country that have, of late, come under scathing public criticism. This has intensified after they failed to be among the top 100 universities in the QS and the Times Higher Education global rankings. Strangely enough, though they find a place in the top ten institutes in the MHRD-backed India rankings,…

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City to get Central institutes for plastic, chemical engineering

City to get Central institutes for plastic, chemical engineering

Union minister hails stent price cap Announcing two special institutes, Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) and Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (CICET), for the city, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Anant Kumar said the Central government is working towards building a ‘Swasth Bharat’. Addressing a press conference in Dadar, he said, “Our government is using the 3A formula for health care, which stands for authenticity, availability and affordability. All drugs and medicines should be authentic, that is, they should be approved by the WHO….

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NASA to create first-ever space technology research institutes

NASA to create first-ever space technology research institutes

NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system, the US space agency said. The new Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) created under these proposals will bring together researchers from various disciplines and organisations to collaborate on the advancement of cutting-edge technologies in bio manufacturing and space infrastructure, with the goal of creating and maximising Earth-independent, self sustaining exploration mission capabilities. “NASA is establishing STRIs to research and…

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Conservative group urges Betsy DeVos to dismantle federal education department

Conservative group urges Betsy DeVos to dismantle federal education department

We’re still awaiting details on new U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plans for the nation’s public schools, but a report from The Washington Post this week is sure to fire up public education advocates already anxious about the new secretary. According to the Post‘s Emma Brown, a conservative policy organization with deep ties to DeVos and President Trump’s administration is pushing the pair for some big changes in how the nation administers public schools. From the Post: A policy manifesto from an influential conservative group with ties to the Trump administration,…

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Cells in banks to address education loan grievances

Cells in banks to address education loan grievances

In response to suggestions from students and parents, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal has agreed to set up grievance redress mechanism at nationalised banks to address issues relating to education loan. Mr. Meghwal, who interacted with representatives from nearly 40 banks and aggrieved parents and students, said on an experimental basis, the government would set up grievance redress cells at corporate headquarters and would nominate a nodal officer that people could approach for help for education loans. Some of the debtors and non-governmental…

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Zonal-level nodal officers to monitor bankers in Chennai: Minister

Zonal-level nodal officers to monitor bankers in Chennai: Minister

CHENNAI: A person who had obtained an educational loan from a reputed bank for his daughter’s higher studies, on Friday alleged that the bank threatened him to repay the sum borrowed despite the fact that it was not the time for repayment. During an interactive session conducted by Education Loan Task Force, one of the initiatives of eMagazine PreSense, and attended by Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Dawood, the borrower, said that he was issued an educational loan from 2009 for BDS and MDS…

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BOOST TO ONLINE LEARNING

BOOST TO ONLINE LEARNING

Online distance education is gaining prominence as compared to college studies, says Sarika Lidoria The online distance education has turned a new leaf in the approach of delivering knowledge through a blend of personalised learning, accessibility, and innovation. The fusion of technology and academics can transform the way our society perceives edification and has the potential to level the playing field in education as it provides the wings to transcend the boundaries that confine the aspirations for learning. Online distance learning has become the preferred port of call for legions…

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Trans pupil takes distance education route to BA degree

Trans pupil takes distance education route to BA degree

It takes determination and courage to pursue education at 32, and even more so to proudly identify yourself as a transgender. But Sridevi wants no flowery accolades; just her fundamental right to an education. “Students should not be afraid to identify themselves as the third gender to get an education,” said the Parel resident who has become the first officially recorded transgender student at the University of Mumbai. She added, “I was not sure if I could study under the immense social pressure, but chose to enrol in distance education…

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KET names Distance Learning program manager

KET names Distance Learning program manager

Beth Gaunce has been named Distance Learning program manager at KET. KET’s Distance Learning program, which has provided students with access to engaging, standards-based learning since 1989, offers opportunities for students to take classes in subjects that may not otherwise be available in their schools, including courses in Spanish, German, Chinese, Latin, Physics, Economics and Arts & Humanities. Gaunce is the former director of instructional policy and teacher personnel at Middlebury Interactive Languages, a national leader in online foreign language instruction for K-12 students. Gaunce taught Spanish at Lexington’s Sayre…

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