MP govt and private schools come to a face-off over school fees issue

Private school operators and the government have come to a face-off in Madhya Pradesh. The MP government issued an order on Thursday saying parents of students studying in private schools will not have to deposit any fees other than tuition fees till further orders. On the other hand, private school operators have warned that they should be allowed to collect tuition fees as well as other fees such as annual fees and school development fees; otherwise schools in the state would be closed in protest from July 12. What MP…

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What is a grace period for student loans?

Student loans are great financial tools for people who can’t afford to pay for their education outright. As the price of education is increasing, more and more people are finding themselves taking out student loans to cover the costs. Even though student loans can be useful, the interest rates might make them difficult to pay back. That’s where a grace period comes in. It’s not easy for students to get a job as soon as they graduate. They might need some time to save up money and get on their…

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Planning to Take an Education Loan? Here Are a Few Tips

Overview: With the cost of education skyrocketing, educational loans have come to play a pivotal role in many people’s lives. These loans help anyone who wants to pursue higher education. They are most useful when it comes to courses at premier institutions that cost a lot. Parents can afford to send their children for higher education and students can also pay for their own education. These loans can be funded by jobs that they get after completing the course. But educational loans can be a significant burden if they are…

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A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE ON DISTANCE LEARNING

If someone had told me that I would be taking all of my classes online come April, I would have thought they were crazy. Online school has definitely been a change and even a challenge. While at first it was difficult trying to manage Zoom calls, staying focused, and maintaining motivation as a second semester senior, I have learned to adapt to new teaching methods, a very different learning environment, and more independent study. As distance schooling has become “normal,” I feel that it has not only been a learning…

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Diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics: A message to China from the West

Tension between China and the Western allies has escalated with Canada and the United Kingdom following the US and Australia’s diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics. France said it would consult its European allies on the boycott call.   The US and the European countries announcing diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China have criticised the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the ruling party in the country, alleging human rights violations in Xinjiang. China has been under attack from human rights activists and the international community over alleged mistreatment of the ethnic Uyghur…

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In a graphic: How Goa’s politics could take a turn because of five new politicians

Since joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on October 29, tennis icon Leander Paes has become the party’s face in Goa, doing rounds of the state and meeting with citizens across the social spectrum. In these meetings, he frequently highlights his Goan roots, insisting he is a son-of-the-soil who might have been away from the state, but not from its culture. His father, Vece Paes, is from Assolna in Velim constituency, a Congress bastion till 2017. Paes has been focusing on the issues like unemployment, women’s safety and mining. He has…

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Stay Home, Stay Safe: How You Can Learn About A School and Its Culture Virtually

Last week, we welcomed an incredible class for our first in-person MBA1 Orientation in two years. It was energizing to see students in real life again. In our most competitive application season on record, the Class of 2023 topped Michigan Ross records for the number of women, underrepresented minorities, countries, GMAT, GRE, and GPA.  One of the questions we have been hearing frequently from prospective students is about our visitor policy. For health, safety, and equity reasons, our recruiting events will be 100% virtual once again. We were able to host more…

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A Comparative Analysis of Student Performance in an Online vs. Face-to-Face Environmental Science Course From 2009 to 2016

A growing number of students are now opting for online classes. They find the traditional classroom modality restrictive, inflexible, and impractical. In this age of technological advancement, schools can now provide effective classroom teaching via the Web. This shift in pedagogical medium is forcing academic institutions to rethink how they want to deliver their course content. The overarching purpose of this research was to determine which teaching method proved more effective over the 8-year period. The scores of 548 students, 401 traditional students and 147 online students, in an environmental…

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Bolstering a career post motherhood

New Delhi: Renewing your career after motherhood is a challenging milestone; one that presents several dilemmas for women as professionals. Quite often it is the woman who has to bear the brunt of sacrificing her career post marriage and subsequently childbirth. In today’s age, issues like renewing career, providing maternity benefits and child-friendly workstations or facilities for working mums are of importance. Women make up 48 percent of the Indian population but have not benefitted equally from India’s rapid economic growth. Sixty-five percent of women are literate as compared to…

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NIC Recruitment 2020: 495 Vacancies for Scientist B and Scientific/Technical Assistant A Posts

NIC Recruitment 2020: National Informatics Centre (NIC) has released a notification for recruitment to the post of Scientist B and Scientist Technical Assistant A. Interested candidates can apply to the posts through the prescribed format on or before 26 March 2020. Advt: NIELIT/NIC/2020/1 Important Dates Commencement of submission of application for NIC Recruitment 2020: 26 February 2020 Last date for submission of application for NIC Recruitment 2020: 26 March 2020 National Informatics Centre NIC Recruitment 2020 Vacancy Details Job Summary Notification NIC Recruitment 2020: 495 Vacancies for Scientist B and…

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