A life-changing scholarship for self-taught scholar

A life-changing scholarship for self-taught scholar

Ranjan, the only one of his siblings to be educated, grew up with his fathFrom struggling to get education to making it to Stanford Graduate School of Business on a full scholarship, Sangeet Ranjan’s career journey has come full circle. Ranjan, a 26-year-old ITC employee, is one of the three recipients of the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship this year. The scholarship, more than $1,80,000 each (Rs 1.21 crore), covers the tuition and living costs at GSB and is offered to up to five students every year since 2009. The fellowship, created by Reliance…

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Kerala: Scholarship for BPL medicos at SFCs

Kerala: Scholarship for BPL medicos at SFCs

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a big relief for MBBS students belonging to BPL category, the Health Department has decided to introduce a scholarship scheme and a corpus fund that will cover their annual fees. The scholarship is meant for those students studying at self-financing colleges from the 2017-18 academic year. Briefing about the new scheme, Health Minister K K Shylaja said in order to ensure the scholarship reaches eligible persons, a guideline has also been released.“The scholarship is meant for those brilliant students who are financially backward,” said Shylaja. According to the…

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Amarinder seeks review of revised guidelines on post-matric scholarship for SC students

Amarinder seeks review of revised guidelines on post-matric scholarship for SC students

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to review the revised guidelines for the post-matric scholarship scheme for Scheduled Castes students. Singh pointed out that “these guidelines amounted to the Centre indirectly absolving itself of contributing any money towards the scheme in Punjab…” In a letter written to Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, the chief minister cited the revised guidelines, dated May 3, 2018, received by his government to note that the move was highly detrimental to furthering the career prospects of poor SC students, who could not pay the high tuition and admission…

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Preparing Financially For A Career Change

Preparing Financially For A Career Change

In my last article, I discussed the emotions of making a career change, specifically the guilt and pushback you may receive from others. In this article, I discuss what I consider to be the scarier part of a career change – how to prepare financially for the leap. Understanding the cost of your needs and wants I cannot state emphatically enough that the biggest component of financial freedom, successful life transitions, and getting through financial emergencies is knowing how much you spend and breaking it down into things you absolutely need…

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Free schools boost for England’s worst-performing areas

Free schools boost for England’s worst-performing areas

The government’s free school programme is being redirected towards the worst-performing areas of England, particularly the North East. Ministers are targeting the next wave of about 35 new schools in the bottom third of lowest-performing areas. It comes after criticism that the free school programme has focused on the wealthier South East. The government will also give councils £50m to create about 740 new school places for children with special needs. The money could help to build facilities including sensory rooms and playgrounds with specialist equipment. It is part of…

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Inflated claims paid to 414 pvt institutes for study tours: Audit

Inflated claims paid to 414 pvt institutes for study tours: Audit

Unaided colleges yet to be paid Rs 1,600 crore for scholarships Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 20 The Department of Technical Education reimbursed inflated claims made by 414 private educational institutions as study tour expenses under the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, an audit has revealed.Covering 40,206 students, the institutions managed to get an excess reimbursement of Rs 23.17 crore, which is not admissible under the study rule charges. The maximum annual admissible rate for a student is Rs 1,600 but the claim made was much more. While seeking…

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Real estate career job roles include architects, analysts engineers, lawyers, consultants – there is something for everyone

Real estate career job roles include architects, analysts engineers, lawyers, consultants – there is something for everyone

There is a wide variety of careers and job roles available in the fast-growing real estate industry. Wherever you go in Mumbai at the moment, the city is adorned with brightly coloured boards saying ‘Mumbai is Upgrading’. The metro, finally a much-needed addition to the packed to the brim train network, seems to be moving full steam ahead and the government seems determined to make a slight dent in achieving some of the infrastructure development targets. In this city alone, there is a new airport proposed, a metro, enhanced east-west…

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Australian university opens up scholarships for Indians

Australian university opens up scholarships for Indians

BENGALURU: Indian students who are aspiring for foreign undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Australia can avail of the chance to get scholarships at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Kensington.The university has announced 60 different scholarships called The Future of Change, exclusively for Indians students, that range from a complete fee waiver to those ranging from 10,000 to 5,000 Australian dollars. Amit Dasgupta, India country director UNSW, was in the city recently, and spoke to City Express. He says, “We’ve just  developed an Indian strategy that has a two-fold approach…

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Over 80% Indian millennials ready to switch jobs for a pay rise: Report

Over 80% Indian millennials ready to switch jobs for a pay rise: Report

For the Indian millennial workforce, money is the key motivating factor to stick to a job as 83% employees – aged between 25 to 34 years – would consider switching jobs for a salary hike, says a report. According to a survey conducted by global job site Indeed, over 80% of respondents agreed that they would consider changing their jobs to secure a pay rise. However, a number of respondents also stated that they would be willing to accept alternative benefits at work in place of a pay raise. Over…

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Future uncertain for 1,500 students

Future uncertain for 1,500 students

Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University in Muzaffarpur Munger: Technical fault on the part of Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University in Muzaffarpur has nearly jeopardised the career of about 1,500 distance learning BEd students of 2014-16 ,2015-17 and 2016-18 sessions. Students from Begusarai, Khagaria, Munger, Jamui, Sheikhpura and Lakhisarai districts of Munger division are the worst hit. The Prime Minister’s Office has, vide registration number PMOPG/E/2018/0182388, directed the secretary, education department of Bihar, to look into the matter and submit an taken-action report immediately. The PMO took the initiative after Mithilesh Kumar…

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