Delhi University admissions expose sorry state of ancient Indian languages

Delhi University admissions expose sorry state of ancient Indian languages

Five years and two degrees later, Pooja is unsure of what value her higher education in Sanskrit will hold in the future. How many times will she have to appear for the National Eligibility Test before qualifying as a lecturer? Will she ever get a job? Or will her efforts be rendered futile and she will have to sit at home? These are some of the many concerns worrying 23-year-old Pooja, who initially wanted to pursue a course in History, but took up Sanskrit after failing to make the cut…

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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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Indian institutes pay heed when foreigners point out flaws but ignore our researchers

Indian institutes pay heed when foreigners point out flaws but ignore our researchers

Interestingly, Indians are not bad at spotting bugs but are just wary. Indian hackers have topped bug bounty charts of Facebook, Uber, Google and others. BENGALURU: Indian ethical hackers are reaching out to Baptiste Robert, a French cyber researcher, to alert firms of flaws in their online assets as they fear local laws in the country does not give them protection for calling out such vulnerabilities. Organisations such as Bharat Sanchar Nigam(BSNL), the India Post and Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) have fixed those flaws after Baptiste Robert flagged the chinks in their…

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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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THE World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities In Asia’s Top 200, But Lose Rank

THE World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities In Asia’s Top 200, But Lose Rank

THE Rankings: More Indian Universities In Top 200 Asian Universities NEW DELHI:  TIMES Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking has released the rankings for educational institutes in Asia and only two Indian institutes have made their way to the top 50 Asian institutes. The two institutes that have made their way to the top 50 are Indian Institute of Science at 29th place and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay at 44th rank. Other institutes which have made their way to the top 100 are Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Institute…

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HundrEd 2017 Summit in Helsinki: 6 Indian institutes recognised

HundrEd 2017 Summit in Helsinki: 6 Indian institutes recognised

Six projects and educational organisations from India have been recognised by HundrED — a global education non-profit based in Finland — to bring to fore 100 of the most inspiring innovations in education. Vega School, Project DEFY, Design for Change, Self Organised Learning Environments, The Museum School and THINK Global School were recognised at the annual HundrEd 2017 Innovation Summit event held here, for their efforts in path-breaking ideas to bring about a revolution in the education space. Vega School, which was announced as one of the 100 unique innovations in K-12 education space across the world, was chosen because of its thoughtfully designed “Project-Based Learning” that is based on…

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THE World University Rankings 2018: No Indian institute in top 200

THE World University Rankings 2018: No Indian institute in top 200

Poor performance in internationalisation of their campuses and a low research score have pulled down Indian higher education institutes such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and some of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018.   While IISc has dropped from the 201-250 band in the previous rankings to the 251-300 band, IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur have fallen from the 401-500 band to the 501-600 band. IIT-Madras fell from the 401-500 band to the 601-800 cohort.   The drop comes at a time when…

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Kuldeep Yadav identified as major asset, career to be closely monitored by Indian team management

Kuldeep Yadav identified as major asset, career to be closely monitored by Indian team management

 The core group of Indian team management wants to have a proper plan in place for young Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who is expected to play a big role for the national team across formats in the long run. With Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja plying their trade in English county circuit, young Kuldeep will lead the spin attack against Sri Lanka. However skipper Virat Kohli, chief coach Ravi Shastri and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad want to handle the UP youngster with a lot of care. Kuldeep is certainly in…

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Qlik Academic Program to encompass 50 education institutes across 25 Indian cities

Qlik Academic Program to encompass 50 education institutes across 25 Indian cities

Data analytics deployer Qlik on Thursday announced the expansion of the Qlik Academic Program, which will now cover 50 education institutions across 25 cities in India. The initiative will enable more universities to improve the value of their offerings by teaching marketable data skills, and also help students advance their analytical and data literacy skills within every academic discipline.   Offering free, full-year subscriptions to Qlik software, the Qlik Academic Program is open to any accredited university-level institution worldwide, for-profit and non-profit colleges alike. The program provides access to the Qlik…

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20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

New Delhi Human resource development minister Prakash Javdaekar on Monday told Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and would soon get the go-ahead. “The guidelines are ready. The proposal is in final shape and I am very hopeful and very sure that this proposal will get the final nod in this (monsoon session),” Javadekar said in Lok Sabha in response to a question during Question Hour. The question came from Trinamool Congress leader Sugata Bose who wanted details of the government’s…

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