Online classes provide students with options

Learning through online classrooms can give students more options to incorporate into a busy schedule. Flexibility is a strong benefit for students taking online courses, said Jodi Tommerdahl, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, in an email. Students have more room to work and take care of college responsibilities. Students struggling with commuting to campus and work schedules that fall outside most class schedules can be alleviated through technology. Computer engineering sophomore Deion Nwaefulu said online courses give students convenience when trying to obtain an education. Nwaefulu’s sister took online courses,…

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AICTE: Tech colleges to refund fees, return certificates of students who leave

From this academic session, engineering colleges across the country will have to refund the fee collected from the students in case they don’t join the course or if they leave midway. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has also directed the institutes not to withhold the school/institute leaving certificates of students. According to sources, a number of students and parents had complained to the HRD ministry regarding this. The regulatory body, has included a clause in ‘AICTE approval process handbook 2017-18’ which directs engineering institutes to refund the…

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JIPMER MBBS admissions 2017: Registration begins, entrance test on June 4

The online registration process for admissions into MBBS programme of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry (JIPMER) began on Monday. The Common entrance test will be held on June 4 for selecting 200 candidates, out of which 150 will be admitted at the prestigious institute at Puducherry and 50 at the JIPMER, Karaikal. Interested candidates can apply for the exam until 5pm on May 3, 2017 by going to the official website of the JIPMER. Click here to apply. Click here for online application user interface…

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Bombay High Court Recruitment For Technical Manpower On Contract Basis

NEW DELHI:  Bombay High Court has released official notification for filling up various posts on contract basis. Applications have been invited from candidates for recruitment of Sr./Technical Officers, Sr. Officers / Technical Assistant, Sr. Developers and Developers. Candidates should note that the recruitment is strictly on contract for a period of twelve months. The recruitment to these posts will be at the High Court, Bombay and at Aurangabad Branch under e-courts project. Other details of the this recruitment can be found below. “The appointments may be extended for further period…

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Karnataka to empower itself to monitor private CBSE, ICSE schools

Three kids died of food poisoning at the Vidhyavaridhi School in Tumakuru recently BENGALURU: In a major initiative towards ensuring safety and security of children in schools, the state government is set to empower itself to monitor and regulate even private CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools. The state cabinet on Friday decided to amend the Karnataka Education Act 1983, in accordance with the Children’s Safety Policy 2016, to empower itself to take appropriate action for the safety and security of students studying at private CBSE and ICSE schools. The state government,…

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No distance education for PhD degrees anymore: UGC

The circular said only full-time and part time programs will be treated as degrees. Degrees granted for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) programs done through distance education will not be recognised, said the University Grants Commission (UGC) in a circular. The circular said only full-time and part time programs will be treated as degrees. “The UGC regulations on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities has recently been updated and according to these changes, only regular mode PhD will be recognised,” states the circular dated…

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Recruitment team in India not using mobile recruiting tools: Survey

Only 10 per cent of respondents in India are using employer branding services from RPO partners. This is low when compared to global at 13 per cent and APAC at 16 per cent, the survey said. NEW DELHI: Although strong in applicant tracking system and video interviewing, many companies in India are not using mobile recruiting tools that help make the talent acquisition process more efficient, says a survey. According to the Korn Ferry Futurestep Survey, in India professionals are not taking advantage of tools, technology and business strategy as…

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New scholarship funding for MA Financial Journalism students

A generous grant from the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation has secured further scholarships for students applying to the MA Financial Journalism course at City, University of London, as well as enhanced funding for the programme’s unique summer school based in New York and Shanghai. The foundation is also continuing its support for an endowed professorship in financial journalism. In total, it has pledged to contribute £550,000 over the next three years. From September 2017, up to four students will be backed each year by the new Marjorie Deane Intellectual…

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Telepresence technology brings personal touch to online classes

Dive Brief: Telepresence technology is reshaping some higher ed classrooms, letting students, professors and experts from all over tap into a more authentic classroom experience. The virtual collaboration tools allow students to directly interact with experts and even classmates in face-to-face virtual settings, with some Harvard Business School students, for example, taking online classes from home that are filmed in a television studio. Some schools are using robots to act as proxies for remote students, both in the classroom and in fields like health care where hands-on experience is valuable.…

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DMRC recruitment: Answer key for Feb exam released, check them here

  The answer keys of the recruitment exam for various posts in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) held from February 14 to 28 was published on the official website of DMRC on Friday. The answer keys of the recruitment exam for various posts in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), held from February 14 to 28, was published on the official website of DMRC on Friday. Candidates can challenge the answer keys and the questions of the exam until March 14. Click here to raise objections against answer key/s and question/s…

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