Women leaders are still missing at top institutes

Women leaders are still missing at top institutes

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) got their third woman director this year but the country’s broader higher education space is overwhelmingly male when it comes to top jobs. Only 63 out of a total of 1,008 institutes including central, state, private, deemed universities and institutes of national importance have women at the helm, according to the Gender Diversity and Female Leadership in Indian Higher Education report by higher education-focused management consulting firm EduShine Advisors. The percentage of women academic leadershas dropped to 6.25% from 6.67% (54 women out of 810…

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Serge Ibaka shows OKC what they’re missing, caps career night with game-winner

Serge Ibaka shows OKC what they’re missing, caps career night with game-winner

With 11 seconds left in a 117-all barn-burner between Ibaka’s old club, the Thunder, and his new employer, the Orlando Magic, Frank Vogel did something for Serge that didn’t happen a whole lot while he shared the floor with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook: the Magic’s head coach drew up an end-of-game play for the Congolese big man. Evan Fournier triggered the inbounds to point guard Elfrid Payton, who took the ball to half-court as the action began to unfold. Fournier cut right to left across the 3-point arc, drawing…

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Nuclear weapon missing since 1950 ‘may have been found’

Nuclear weapon missing since 1950 ‘may have been found’

A commercial diver may have discovered a lost US nuclear bomb off the coast of Canada. Sean Smyrichinsky was diving for sea cucumbers near British Columbia when he discovered a large metal device that looked a bit like a flying saucer. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) believes it could be a “lost nuke” from a US B-36 bomber that crashed in the area in 1950. The government does not believe the bomb contains nuclear material. It is sending naval ships out to the site, near the Haida Gwaii…

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Pune: After missing 1st, institutes gear for NIRF second round

Pune: After missing 1st, institutes gear for NIRF second round

After missing the first round of the first-ever National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), most top city institutions have finally learnt their lesson and are now participating in the second edition of the competition. Although the city is nicknamed the Oxford of the East, academicians here were in for a shock when prominent universities/colleges failed to feature on the Top 100 list of the biggest universities and colleges in the first-ever NIRF released by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) in April 2016. This, despite the fact that the…

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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners. Students lack the ability to strike up an impromptu conversation about last week’s homework or compare notes with whoever’s sitting next to them in class. The lack of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. Instead their interactions are relegated to stale chat forums, where questions go unanswered or where few students regularly visit. Sure, there are sophisticated online lectures where learners can see one another on screen and break out into small groups to…

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