ARIIA 2021: IIT-Madras Tops Ranking Once Again, 7 IITs In Top 10

Union Minister of State for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar on Wednesday released the Atal Ranking of Institute on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) for 2021. IIT-Madras topped the ‘CFTIs/Central University/Institute of National Importance (Technical)’ category for the second consecutive year, while IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi grabbed the second and third position for the second year in a row. Seven IITs occupied the top 10 places for the second straight year, while Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, National Institute of Technology Calicut and Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology occupied the sixth, ninth and…

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Paytm registers weak stock market debut, lists at heavy discount

Leading online payments platform Paytm’s operator One97 Communications registered a weak debut on Dalal Street, listing at a discount of 9 per cent compared to the issue price after its Rs 18,300 crore initial public offering (IPO). The stock opened at Rs 1,950 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), while the listing price on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was Rs 1,955, marking a heavy discount over the issue price of Rs 2,150 per share. Paytm shares were trading over 18 per cent lower on the BSE and NSE at…

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Udacity Partners HackerEarth to Source Coding Talent for Its Android Nanodegree Scholarship

Provider of massive open online courses that focus on software development Udacity has tied up with competitive coding platform HackerEarth to extend its scholarship program, which offers a full scholarship to its Nanodegree courses in partnership with Google and Tata Trusts. The cost of the Nanodegree program is Rs. 9,800 per month. Udacity has a cashback scheme where it provides 50 percent back to the student if they complete the Nanodegree program within 12 months. The Nanodegree program is open to intermediate Java developers with limited experience on mobile platforms to emerge as an…

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Here’s the very short list of colleges offering tuition discounts for distance learning this fall

Nearly all college students think distance learning should cost less. Very few schools agree. After most colleges and universities moved online in the spring, three-quarters of all college students were unhappy with the quality of the education they received. Now, roughly 93% of undergraduates said tuition should be lowered if classes continue remotely in the fall, according to a recent survey of more than 13,000 students by online note-sharing platform OneClass et only a small handful of schools are planning to charge less next semester. While a number of colleges and universities have offered a…

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Approving Additional State Plans for American Rescue Plan Funds To Support Students & Families Experiencing Homelessness

This week, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) approved thirteen additional American Rescue Plan Act of 2021’s Homeless Children and Youth Fund (ARP-HCY) state plans, bringing the total to 41 plans approved. States are continuing to commit to utilizing the $800 million in funding provided by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for identifying and supporting students experiencing homelessness and connecting them to wrap around services. The Department released the $800 million to states earlier this year. These plans continue to exhibit the hard work by states to expand opportunity for…

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British Council Announces New Scholarship For Indian Students, Young Professionals

The British Council has invited applications for a new Creative Economy Scholarship programme. Ten scholarships worth a total of over 149,000 pound are on offer for Indian students and young professionals to pursue postgraduate studies in the area of Culture Policy and Arts Management at four universities in the United Kingdom. Candidates can apply for the scholarship directly with the participating universities – Birmingham City University, Goldsmiths University of London, King’s College London and University of Glasgow, the council said. Resident Indian citizens with “relevant work experience or proven interest…

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Indian-Origin Scientist Finds Likely Cause For Fall Of Indus Valley Civilisation

Shifting monsoon patterns linked to climate change likely caused the rise and fall of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, according to a study by an Indian-origin scientist which analysed data from North India covering the past 5,700 years. The analysis by Nishant Malik from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the United State used a new mathematical method to study ancient climate patterns in North India over time, providing insights about past climates using indirect observations. The research, published in ‘Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science’, noted that by…

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Well-crafted: Hands-on hobbies learned online

Handmade quilts, scrapbooks and fancy cakes can also be high-tech. Crafters are taking advantage of the growing number of paid online classes and tutorials that teach hobbies and skills that have traditionally been picked up in person—like hand-dyeing yarns, mastering landscape photography and baking artisanal bread. Two-year-old learning service Craftsy.com is set to announce that it has more than 2 million users. The site, which offers 266 courses, most of them for $15 to $60, has seen traffic rise 79 percent in the past year, according to Compete.com. There’s also CraftDaily.com, which launched…

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“Be Prepared For Any Eventuality”: AIIMS Chief On Omicron Threat

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Sunday that in view of rising COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom, India should prepare itself for any eventuality. “We should prepare and hope that things are not as bad as in the United Kingdom. We need more data on Omicron. Whenever there is a surge in cases in other parts of the world, we need to monitor it closely and be prepared for any eventuality. It is better to stay prepared than to get caught off-guard,”…

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10 Study Tips for Exam Preparation

Board examination is just around the corner. Have too much to read and very less time? Stress and pressures taking a toll? Here are ten exam preparation tips that’ll come handy for any student preparing for examination. Preparing for an exam can be stressful at times when we have a lot to study but restricted period of time. While few people having a proper study plan studies better and faster but many others end up studying less and stressing more about the outcome of the exam. 1. CREATE A STUDY…

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