UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

The UGC decision allowing higher education institutes to offer online courses could have many pros and cons. Check out the most common questions about the decision. The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a circular on January 4 inviting online applications from all from all eligible Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) to grant courses/programmes in online mode from 2019-20 academic session. This move takes forward the decision taken last year to open up HEIs to online courses to enhance access to higher education in India. But when even regular education mode with classroom teaching is…

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Retaliation Still Pays For Yankees’ CC Sabathia, Who Gets His Bonus After All

Retaliation Still Pays For Yankees’ CC Sabathia, Who Gets His Bonus After All

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia wound up getting his bonus money despite falling two innings shy of the threshold last season. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) A Thursday afternoon game in late September after the New York Yankees secured home-field advantage in the wild-card game probably went unnoticed by many. Perhaps the most noticeable parts were the events of the sixth inning on Sept. 27, when Sabathia hit Tampa Bay catcher Jesus Sucre. It was a retaliation pitch and one that led to Sabathia’s ejection. Of course, there was also…

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From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

Open this photo in gallery Mount Royal University, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is offering an online course called the Cannabis Education Program. The course is taught by horticulturalists, marketing specialists, and scientists working in the industry. Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press Kayden Abel was four years old when he started playing soccer. Having just turned 25, the Edmonton resident has parlayed his technical skills into success as a freestyle pro and coach. He’s in demand for his specialized work, but, career-wise, he wanted to expand his options. Mr….

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Delhi Job Fair 2018: Date, Venue, All You Need To Know

Delhi Job Fair 2018: Date, Venue, All You Need To Know

Delhi Job Fair 2018: The fair begins on February 15 and will continue till February 16. NEW DELHI:  The two-day Delhi Job Fair 2018 begins today at the Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi. More than 15,000 vacancies will be filled through recruitment at the job fair. The job fair is being organised by the Delhi government. The candidates need to register on the Delhi job fair portal and apply for the available vacancies before going to the venue. In last year’s job fair in the capital, 82 companies had participated, 8,200 candidates had received…

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Scholarship opportunity for graduates: All you need to know

Scholarship opportunity for graduates: All you need to know

RELATED STORIES Sanskriti Foundation extends lucrative offer to classical music practitioners with Mani Mann Fellowship Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply Kind Circle Meritorious Scholarship 2018: Know how to apply Novus Scholarship Programme to help student further their career in science Mobite Foundation invites applications for Mobite Foundation Post-Graduation Endowment Scholarship 2018 from students who have completed graduation and are willing to pursue post-graduation in any stream in 2018. The key objective of the scholarship is to provide financial support to meritorious postgraduate students. The last date…

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Delhi smog: All schools to remain closed till Sunday

Delhi smog: All schools to remain closed till Sunday

Delhi govt on Tuesday issued health advisory for high risk people, including children, elderly and those suffering from asthma and heart ailments, ask not to step out. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday announced that all schools in the national capital will remain closed till Sunday in view of the “unbearable” air pollution. The air quality in Delhi is turning worse, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said. “Can’t compromise with the health of children. All schools including private and government will remain closed till Sunday for…

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Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

If life were a game of Chutes and Ladders, career and technical education has historically been a chute, an off-ramp for students who, for a variety reasons, were not succeeding in “traditional” education. But students across the academic spectrum — even bachelor’s degree holders — are battling to find their footing in today’s economy. Our schools and colleges are good at sorting students, but few economically empower them. Career preparation is good for all kids, not just “those” kids. And if we want to build ladders to better opportunities, career…

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All boards to move towards common curriculum, papers

All boards to move towards common curriculum, papers

NEW DELHI: The Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) will curb the “malpractice of spiking of marks” and implement a more scientific moderation policy from 2018. The Delhi high court had restrained the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) -primarily because of the timing of the board’s decision -from doing away with its moderation policy this year. The HRD ministry has set up an inter-board working group (IBWG), comprising eight boards, to work out the details for stopping of moderation and upward revision, or spiking, of marks. IBWG will…

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Only NCERT curriculum from 2017-18 at all CBSE schools

Only NCERT curriculum from 2017-18 at all CBSE schools

All the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools have to follow NCERT curriculum from the commencing academic session 2017-18, as directed by CBSE. The board took the decision at a meeting in presence of HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. Recently, the HRD ministry has also decided to make NCERT books available before the commencement of the academic session. How to place the order: In order to do the same, all the CBSE affiliated schools need to log on to the official website of CBSE, cbse.nic.in   According to a…

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All you need to know about secondary school league tables

All you need to know about secondary school league tables

As new-style secondary school league tables for England are published, the BBC News website takes you through the changes that are taking place this year. How have the league tables changed? Until this year, secondary school performance has been judged mainly by what proportion of pupils get five GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English and maths. Instead two new measures, known as Attainment 8 and Progress 8, have been adopted. These will now be used by the government to judge whether schools are performing adequately. Why have they been changed?…

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