Indian Government Education Loan Schemes To Help Students Study Abroad : Interest Subsidy

1. Padho Pardesh What are the objectives of the Padho Pradesh Scheme? The objective of this scheme is to awards interest subsidy to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of the notified minority communities as declared in section 2(c) of National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education abroad and hence enhance their employability. What are the eligibility criteria of the Padho Pradesh Scheme? You should have secured admission in the approved courses at Masters level/Ph.D./M.Phil level abroad courses. You must…

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Approving Additional State Plans for American Rescue Plan Funds To Support Students & Families Experiencing Homelessness

This week, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) approved thirteen additional American Rescue Plan Act of 2021’s Homeless Children and Youth Fund (ARP-HCY) state plans, bringing the total to 41 plans approved. States are continuing to commit to utilizing the $800 million in funding provided by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for identifying and supporting students experiencing homelessness and connecting them to wrap around services. The Department released the $800 million to states earlier this year. These plans continue to exhibit the hard work by states to expand opportunity for…

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British Council Announces New Scholarship For Indian Students, Young Professionals

The British Council has invited applications for a new Creative Economy Scholarship programme. Ten scholarships worth a total of over 149,000 pound are on offer for Indian students and young professionals to pursue postgraduate studies in the area of Culture Policy and Arts Management at four universities in the United Kingdom. Candidates can apply for the scholarship directly with the participating universities – Birmingham City University, Goldsmiths University of London, King’s College London and University of Glasgow, the council said. Resident Indian citizens with “relevant work experience or proven interest…

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6 Health Tips for Students Attending Online Classes at Home

Disclosure: We sometimes use affiliate links in our content. This won’t cost you anything but it helps us to offset our operative costs. Thanks for your support! Online education is becoming more and more popular. Students are able to attend classes from the comfort of their own homes, which often means they can work on school assignments around their busy schedules. However, it also means students may not be in a position to get as much physical activity as when they were attending traditional brick-and-mortar schools. This blog post will…

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Here’s how students can ease their education loan worries

Bainab Ganguly, 23, took an education loan to ensure financial stress doesn’t come in the way of building a career. But the covid-19 pandemic has upset his plans. “I am pursuing masters in advertising and public relations from a college in Mumbai while working for an ad agency. Due to covid-19, the final exams have been cancelled,” said Ganguly, who returned to his home town in Kolkata as he is working from home and his classes got over. He was hoping to get into a high-paying job after finishing the course. Now, the course completion will…

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Coronavirus scare: Education institutes nudge students to go for tests

At a South India-based engineering college chain, the final placements are on in full swing. However, a more pressing issue at hand for the  management is to ensure all students are screened for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Students with symptoms of fever, cold/cough and sudden respiratory problems have been told to contact government hospitals for tests. This step was taken after an Italian exchange student returned home after complaining of an illness. “We have postponed the placement process because getting students screened is an urgent need,” the deputy director of the educational body…

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Faculty and students weigh in on online classes

For students who cannot attend lectures, the university provides the option of taking online classes. All coursework for these online classes are completed on the student’s own time. Homework, quizzes and tests are 100% online. Many students who take online classes do so because it makes it easier to balance their schedules. Joseph Kelley, a sophomore accounting major, expressed that online classes are easier to manage. “It is way easier for me to take a class online because I can get things done on my own time,” shared Kelley. “I…

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Four Tips For High School Students Considering A MOOCs Online Course

Online courses are an excellent way to take your interest to the next level or explore a new field. Best of all, many courses are free and offered by the world’s top universities and companies. With summer in full swing, high school students can help fill the long, hot summer days with learning. Online classes through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera or edX can help show universities that you are serious and ready to tackle challenging material voluntarily. Both Coursera and edX have thousands of courses to choose from, on a wide…

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University of Technology Sydney offers new scholarship to Indian students

NEW DELHI, APRIL 13: Indian high school students, who want to fast-track into the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia, can now apply for a new scholarship at UTS Insearch and complete their first year in just eight months. The new UTS Insearch Aspire Advantage Scholarship is for motivated students who have the academic aptitude to complete an Accelerated program in two semesters in a supportive and fast-paced learning environment at the premium pathway institute. Australia is the second most popular destination for globally mobile students from India, according to…

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Must considerations for students while selecting an online course

In the traditional scenario, the process of choosing the right University is fairly effortless where most students use online research to compare and select colleges and courses basis their interest and higher-secondary board results. However the dynamics of academic planning is completely divergent for an online learner who aspires to study off the campus, writes Shantanu Rooj, Founder & CEO, and Uditendu Bose, Vice President, SchoolGuru Eduserve Private Limited. Shantanu Rooj, Founder & CEO, Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd. Uditendu Bose, Vice President,SchoolGuru Eduserve Private Limited For today’s online learners, many considerations have…

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