Indian institutes consistently fare poorly on global rankings

Indian institutes consistently fare poorly on global rankings

Indian educational institutions continued to lag behind their Asian and global peers in the QS World University Rankings 2018. This was a repeat of their performance in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 released a few weeks ago, where Indian institutes’ performance deteriorated from 2017. In the QS World University Rankings 2018, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by Stanford University and Harvard University topped the list, thereby putting United States at the top of the league table. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi (rank 172), followed by…

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IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta Improve Global Ranking; IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Slip

IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta Improve Global Ranking; IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Slip

IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta have improved their global rankings this year NEW DELHI:  Indian institutes of management Bangalore and Calcutta have improved their global rankings this year, but, other premier management institutes like IIM-Ahmadabad and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad have slipped, according to a the Financial Times London’s Global MBA Ranking 2018. The ISB, which was ranked 27th in 2017 slipped one notch to 28 in the current year Financial Times rankings while IIM Ahmedabad, which was at 29th position last year, is at 31, the Financial Times…

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PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

The Digital India campaign has definitely widened the horizon of learning process in India. Taking inspiration from the success of the several start up model across the nation, education has taken new dimensions and have moved far beyond experimentation. It has simultaneously opened its doors to a new path that is skill based learning. Educational system nowadays, involves students, parents, books as well as technology, peer groups, teachers and entire education into the learning ecosystem. The Global Online Education Market is growing rapidly; primarily due to the rising demand for…

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Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes

Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes

The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster. The report, titled “Foot off the gas: Increased reliance on natural gas in the power sector risks an emissions lock-in”, by the Climate Action Tracker said “increased reliance on natural gas risks an emissions lock-in”. It says continued investments in the natural gas sector create the risk of breaching the Paris Agreement’s long-term…

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IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi’s rank rose 13 places from last year’s 172 in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: For the first time in 14 years, three Indian institutions led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have made it to a list of world’s top 200 universities. The two other Indian institutions in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018 are IIT-Bombay and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This is the first time three Indian institutions have made it to the list since it…

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IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

New Delhi: For the first time in 14 years, three Indian institutions led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have made it to a list of world’s top 200 universities. The two other Indian institutions in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018 are IIT-Bombay and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This is the first time three Indian institutions have made it to the list since it started ranking universities in 2004. While IIT-Delhi’s rank rose 13 places from last year’s 172, IIT-B’s rank rose 40 places to…

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UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) of the University of Manchester have signed a global partnership with the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to deliver an educational programme designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of MSF’s personnel for stronger operations and leadership in the field. Educational portfolio ‘We are very pleased with this partnership’, said Michael Lurie LSTM’s Director for International Education and Knowledge Exchange. ‘As part of our ever expanding educational portfolio this is a bespoke offering that…

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From ‘Cats’ to ‘Harry Potter,’ Global Theater Blazes New Trails

From ‘Cats’ to ‘Harry Potter,’ Global Theater Blazes New Trails

From two adjoining townhouses on London’s Bedford Square, theater mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh is fitting 10 musicals into a globe-spanning, seven-year plan that will land “Les Misérables” in Tokyo and “Mary Poppins” in Dubai. Over on Charing Cross Road, Ambassador Theater Group is gearing up to open the newest addition to its portfolio of venues, the Hudson Theatre on Broadway, in an expansion of a network that stretches across 38 houses in Britain, seven in the U.S., and one in Sydney. And in a warren of offices above the West End’s…

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Shell Ideas 360 Global Competition, CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme, Felix Scholarship

Shell Ideas 360 Global Competition, CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme, Felix Scholarship

This is a global competition with three stages for students to formulate, develop and pitch their innovative ideas on tackling energy, water and food issues. Eligibility: UG/PG students above 18 years can apply as an individual or a team. Application: Online only. Prizes and rewards: Trophy, trip to London and a national geographic adventure trip. Last date to apply: December, 15, 2016 Website: http://www.b4s.in/plus/SIG7 CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child The objective of this scheme is to provide scholarships to meritorious single girl children who are continuing their…

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The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts?

The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts?

Arts education is making a difference in improving struggling schools by increasing student engagement and positively changing young lives in countries all over the world. Additionally, in an age where anyone can access the world’s knowledge on the internet, how one thinks and uses what one knows has become increasingly important – creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving are all skills which can be nurtured and advanced by bringing high quality arts programs into every classroom. New York is a cultural center of the world. In May this year, Mayor de…

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