Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

In this photo taken April 27, 2017, founder Adam Braun poses at MissionU in San Francisco. MissionU, which began accepting its first applications last month, offers a one-year program in data analytics and business intelligence with an upfront tuition of $0. As part of a profit-sharing agreement, MissionU students will be giving back 15 percent of their salary for three years after graduation, given that they make at least $50,000 per year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Connor Mitchell’s university classes take place online, he doesn’t have any exams and he studies…

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IIM Bill 2017 unshackles institutes but reservations to go for real freedom

A quick scan of top-notch educational institutions globally should show that even public-funded ones are allowed to function unfettered in all administrative and academic matters. Thus, the Union Cabinet approving the IIM Bill that all but frees the hallowed Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) of its control is significant leap forward. The proposed legislation replaces the near-autarchic IIM Council that is headed by the Union HRD minister and had many senior ministry officials a members, apart from the chairpersons and directors of the various IIMs with a “coordination body” that…

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In this Bengal institute, you can study today for free but return tomorrow to pay them back

What IIT-Kharagpur is doing today, Probhat Rajani- an education institute located in the same district- has been doing that for more than one-and-a-half decades but with a little extra. Located in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, the institute aims to provide better education facilities for the economically weak students of Jhargram. Known as Maoist infested region to the outside world, the area stood witness to Lalgarh Operation last decade to flush out insurgents from here. The land is land now yielding meritorious students, who fail to pursue their dreams…

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Luis Suarez expresses desire to finish career at Barcelona but admits he is open to Ajax return ‘to say thanks for making me famous’

Luis Suarez wants to stay at Barcelona until the end of his career but would also like to return to Ajax, even if it is just to say thanks. The Uruguayan forward has cemented himself as one of the world’s best strikers since moving to the Nou Camp two years ago and while he signalled his intentions to stay with the Catalan giants until he retires, he knows he ‘will have to keep playing at the highest level’ in order to do so. ‘All my dreams came true at Barcelona…

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Google doesn’t even know its own birthday (but it’s celebrating today)

Welcome to adulthood, Google! The tech giant is celebrating its 18th birthday with a festive, balloon-filled Doodle by artist Gerben Steenks, because when you’re one of the world’s biggest internet companies, it’s your party and you can GIF if you want to. Google is celebrating its birthday on September 27, and has done since 2006, but no one quite knows why — not even Google. In 2005, it celebrated its birthday on September 26, and in 2004 and 2003 respectively, the date was September 7 and September 8. But the…

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Bore-out: like burnout, but much less exciting

call: Bore-out. Age: Meh. look: Umph. good enough, what’s occurring? Rien. Rien de rien. prevent it. tell me. A 44-12 months-old Frenchman, Frédéric Desnard, is taking his former employers – a fragrance corporation – to a tribunal due to the fact he claims they gave him “bore-out”. Qu’est-ce que c’est que ça when it’s at domestic? it’s miles while you are “mise en placard” – put in a cupboard, metaphorically, given only menial responsibilities and disadvantaged of all significant duty at work. Desnard says his bosses at Interparfums did this…

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