Scheme for education loan repayment launched

The Rs. 900 crore Education Loan Repayment Support Scheme announced by the State government was formally launched at a function here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Education C. Ravindranath made it clear that the government would expand the scheme infusing more funds, if need be, to cover all deserving candidates. “The present amount was arrived at on the basis of preliminary statistics gathered for the purpose. A detailed survey will be conducted to bring in all the deserving candidates and we will earmark more funds for the…

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Nurturing Recruitment-Ready Students

In a highly competitive and volatile job market, the corporate world is extremely cautious in choosing its recruitment destinations. The parameters which determine the selection of campuses for entry-level recruitment are also diverse and the weightage assigned to each varies from company to company. Nevertheless, it is not very difficult to recognize the common traits that are more relevant in helping companies identify great campuses. Here, the institutions of higher education, under the umbrella of Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI), stand distinctively apart and are considered among the major recruitment…

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Whether or not we create Institutes of Technology is not the …

Labour manifesto pledge: Abandon plans for new technical colleges and use funding for more teachers Sue Pember argues AGAINST The Conservative and Labour manifestos both advocate investing more in the future of young people and both embrace the concept of lifelong learning, which is to be applauded. However, the way they suggest this can be achieved is different and one of the main variations is around Institutes of Technology. Conservatives would make them degree level institutes and Labour would not create them at all but invest in more teachers instead.…

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Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

The government is considering creating a scholarship program for Okinawa Prefecture, Yosuke Tsuruho, minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs, said Wednesday. The government aims to increase the continuing education rate of Okinawan students as the proportion of children living in poverty in the prefecture is nearly double the national average. At a meeting of a Okinawa promotion council, Tsuruho said that the central government hopes to launch an exclusive scholarship program for the prefecture that is separate from the student grant program the education ministry started in April for…

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More funds will be released for education loan repayment plan: C Raveendranath

KOTTAYAM: Education minister C Raveendranath on Tuesday launched the state government’s education loan repayment support scheme at the Town Hall here. Speaking at the function he said, if needed the government will provide more fund and all eligible students will be brought under this scheme. Currently, the government has earmarked Rs 900 crore for the scheme aimed at helping financially backward students. The scheme envisages government support to those who availed education loan for a period of four years. He said that the borrower alone cannot be blamed for failing…

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What Your Myers- Briggs Personality Type Means For Your Career

  I’ve recently become fascinated with Myers-Briggs personality types and how much insight these distinctions in personalities can reveal. Not only can knowing your own personality type help you understand your own behaviors and how you interact with others, it can provide you with a lot of insight into your professional life and how to find a career that best aligns with your preferences. As a career coach, I’ve found it to be a helpful tool for many of my clients. I wrote a short article about Myers-Briggs personality types…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only way distance learning colleges can overcome these challenges is to meet them head on,” Nash writes, “which means making…

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Punjab Government Approves Online Transfer Of Government School Teachers From Next Academic Session

Punjab Government Approves Online Transfer Of Government School Teachers CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today approved a policy for online transfer of government teachers from the next academic session, on the lines of a similar system existing in several other states, including in neighbouring Haryana. The decision, taken by the Chief Minister at an Education Department review meeting here, will facilitate transfer of school teachers, while making the process more transparent, according to an official spokesperson. The Chief Minister directed the Additional Chief Secretary (School Education) to discuss…

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Two CIPET institutes, plastic engineering will be opened in Haryana soon

Given the scarcity of plastic engineers in the country, two central institute of plastic engineering and technology centers will be opened in Haryana soon. For this, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has prepared the draft. According to information received from the Ministry, there is a shortage of about 10 lakh plastic engineers and technicians in the country. Even before the Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister has said that according to a survey, there are about 10 lakh plastic engineers and technicians in the country, whereas less than two lakh…

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Raksha Gopal, CBSE Class 12 Topper With 99.6%, Reveals Career Goals

CBSE Board Class 12th Result Declared: Raksha Gopal Tops Scoring 99.6% NEW DELHI: HIGHLIGHTS “Want to do political science honours,” Raksha Gopal Bhumi Sawant De scored 99.4%; Aditya Jain came third with 99.2% CBSE today announced the class 12 results As the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE announced the results for Class 12 today, there was much cheer at the home of Raksha Gopal in Delhi’s suburb Noida. The Amity International School, Noida, student has topped this year’s class 12 examinations with an astonishing 99.6 per cent. “My…

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