Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Nearly a month after teachers of the Sinhgad Institutes called off their “non co-operation” strike to protest the non-payment of salaries, the protest reared its head again. “The management of Sinhgad Institutes, which had promised to clear salary dues of over a year towards teachers, failed to meet their promise of payment by January 24,” a group of striking teachers said on Monday. They have refused to resume lectures “until full payment is received”. Meanwhile, the management has called off its popular festival — Sinhgad Karandak — an annual affair…

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7 Types of Student Loans Offered By the Department of Education

7 Types of Student Loans Offered By the Department of Education

Paying for school can feel like a huge burden, especially as the cost of college continues to increase. Even public universities — typically a much cheaper option than private schools — saw a 7.2 percent price hike during the 2015-2016 school year. With a higher education costing more than ever, finding affordable financing options is essential. One of the best places to start is the federal government. Department of Education student loans tend to have lower interest rates and more generous repayment terms than private loans, making them a smart way…

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This set of online classes can help you master the entire Microsoft Office Suite

This set of online classes can help you master the entire Microsoft Office Suite

Don’t let your Google Docs-loving friends tell you otherwise – Microsoft Office is still the king of the professional world. If you want to be a top performer in the office, you need to have a solid understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite. These programs can be challenging to learn, but there’s a new collection of online classes that’s great for newbies and experienced users alike: The Complete Microsoft Office Certification Bundle. This four-course collection gives you 20 hours of instruction in Excel, PowerPoint, and Access so you can not only learn the…

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IIMs Can Now Award Degrees Instead Of Diplomas: New Law

IIMs Can Now Award Degrees Instead Of Diplomas: New Law

IIMs Can Now Award Degrees Instead Of Diplomas: New Law NEW DELHI: The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country have got more autonomy in their functioning with restricted government’s role in their functioning and power to award degrees instead of diplomas to their graduates, according to a new law. President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017, yesterday, and it has now become a law. The new law which was passed in the Lok Sabha in July, 2017 and by Rajya…

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3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

One major difference between traditional and online education is the amount of face-to-face interaction among students and faculty. In a classroom, students engage with their instructor in person on a regular basis, while an online program primarily connects instructors and learners virtually. Some online degree programs address that lack of face-to-face interaction by implementing live, or synchronous, class sessions. Instructors teach in real time, and multiple students communicate and participate through videoconferencing. Student attendance in live online courses may or may not be required. Live online courses enable students and instructors to communicate seamlessly…

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Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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‘In 2018, let’s reclaim the career of teaching for what it can be’

‘In 2018, let’s reclaim the career of teaching for what it can be’

We must resist the mechanistic, spoon-feeding approach to learning that deskills pupils and devalues teachers. This new year education has never mattered more – our job is to help our students outpace the robots, writes one heads’ leader The poet TS Eliot wrote that “April is the cruellest month”. But I suspect he wasn’t putting himself through Dry January. So here we are again. Another new year, when we stand shivering and windswept at the January starting-block of a new school term. But if ever there’s a time for sunny-side-up optimism –…

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Get a crash course in the basics of cryptocurrency for $20

Get a crash course in the basics of cryptocurrency for $20

Most years, December is the time you justify your procrastination by gift shopping, reviewing essential “Best Of” lists, and planning extremely well-deserved holiday vacations. However, in staying true to its persistent weirdness, 2017’s December made cryptocurrency one of the trendiest, most distraction-worthy subjects of the year. While a single bitcoin reached nearly $20,000 in value, many other cryptocurrencies saw similarly optimistic gains, and the news cycle turned towards teenage millionaires. Like, what is this world we live in? If you’re one of those people who invested early and are reaping the benefits, then…

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From Jeff Bezos’s advice to discussing salary in an interview: Suzy Welch’s top 6 career tips of 2017

From Jeff Bezos’s advice to discussing salary in an interview: Suzy Welch’s top 6 career tips of 2017

limbing the career ladder is no easy feat. After all, even the most experienced professionals face confusion about how to get ahead in the workplace. However, according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, there are a few key steps you can take to ease your journey and ensure that your career stays on track. From offering year-round tips about how to negotiate, interview and excel at work, below are the best pieces of career advice Welch recommended in 2017. Suzy Welch: Here’s how to answer the interview question,…

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Give the gift of gorgeous photos with this this online course on Photoshop

Give the gift of gorgeous photos with this this online course on Photoshop

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Professional photo tools like Photoshop are no longer just for the pros. Not only are they pretty easy to learn, just a few tweaks to lighting and color grading can turn your photos from ho-hum to seriously wow-worthy. SEE ALSO: This DSLR camera has ‘food mode’ and it’s $300 off at Target today What you can do with Photoshop all comes down to having the right learning tools — like the Complete Photoshop Mastery Bundle,…

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