Education Loan tips to sail through this economic slowdown

During mega-crisis times like COVID 19 pandemic, most people are under serious financial pressure when it comes to paying back any type of loan. Even with the 3-month moratorium for loan repayment offered by banks, the interest needs to be paid, and the same goes for education loans. To take care of undue financial pressure when it comes to paying back education loans, experts say students should assess their current and near-future financial situation from the job and income point of view. Prashant A. Bhonsle, CEO, Student Loans and Head…

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IIT Kharagpur Recruitment 2020: Apply for 88 Technician & other posts through official website

IIT Kharagpur is recruiting candidates for 88 vacant positions in their organisation Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur is recruiting candidates for Technical and other posts. Interested candidates can apply through their official website iitkgp.ac.in. The recruitment is for 88 posts in the organisation and the last date to submit the application is February 24, 2020. Further details about the recruitment is mentioned below. IIT Kharagpur Recruitment 2020: Important Dates Openning Date of application- January 14, 2020 Closing date of application- February 24, 2020 IIT Kharagpur Recruitment 2020: Vacancy Details…

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Now All Railway Recruitments to be conducted through UPSC

Railway Recruitments through UPSC:  Now all the new recruitments in railways will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The way is now clear as Cabinet has approved the merger of its eight services into one known as the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS). Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) will be the single body which will take the preferences indicated by the candidates during filling the application form. As per new arrangement, Railway Board to be headed by Chairman Railway Board (CRB) who will be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…

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Plea to fill up 50% vacancies in HC through direct recruitment opposed

Registrar General says there is no constitutional mandate for such a procedure The Registrar General (RG) of Madras High Court has contended that there is no constitutional mandate to fill up at least 50% of vacancies in the posts of Assistant and Reader/Examiner in the court through direct recruitment. He has made the submission in a counter affidavit to a public interest litigation petition that opposed the practice of filling up a majority of such vacancies through promotions from among existing staff. The counter affidavit filed by R. Sakthivel stated…

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SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

It suspended the engineering degrees of students who graduated between 2001 and 2005, and asked them to clear an exam by January 15. The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the engineering degrees of students who earned them through distance learning from three deemed universities after 2005, Live Law reported. The court said the amount paid by these students towards tuition will have to be refunded by the universities by May 31, 2018. The students who had their degrees suspended were from the JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in Udaipur, the Institute of Advanced Studies…

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9 things to think through to ensure your second career is a hit 

If you are returning to work after a break, know that the professional world has moved on. By Devashish Chakravarty You want to reset the career button because you are either fed up with your current role or your industry as gone into a tailspin. Perhaps you want to reboot your personal and professional life because you have just retired or have moved into a new country or a new family where your needs and demands have changed. Maybe you are returning to work after a long break and want to restart…

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N.D. rural schools expand class offerings through online courses

Step into a classroom during sixth period at Wolford Public School and there are 11 students taking nine courses online. About six years ago, the small, rural district — with an enrollment of 42 students — lacked course offerings, and Wolford Superintendent Larry Zavada said he longed for more academic rigor and accountability. The district was limited due to finances, and good teachers were hard to come by, according to Zavada. So, he tried something new: online classes. Now, students in Wolford are taking an array of online courses through the…

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SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

It suspended the engineering degrees of students who graduated between 2001 and 2005, and asked them to clear an exam by January 15. The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the engineering degrees of students who earned them through distance learning from three deemed universities after 2005, Live Law reported. The court said the amount paid by these students towards tuition will have to be refunded by the universities by May 31, 2018. The students who had their degrees suspended were from the JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in Udaipur, the Institute of Advanced Studies…

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SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the engineering degrees of students who earned them through distance learning from three deemed universities after 2005, Live Law reported. The court said the amount paid by these students towards tuition will have to be refunded by the universities by May 31, 2018. The students who had their degrees suspended were from the JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in Udaipur, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education in Rajasthan’s Churu district and the Allahabad Agricultural Institute in Uttar Pradesh. The Times of India reported that a fourth, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation…

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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

In a bid to promote affordable education, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the government aims to offer about 2,000 online courses within one year through ‘Swayam’ — an indigenously developed platform. “Currently, 380 courses are offered through this platform and this will be enhanced to 2,000 courses in one year,” he said after the inauguration of a week-long Teachers Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here. About 60,000 students have already completed their courses through this affordable platform launched last year. It makes knowledge available…

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