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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Australian university opens up scholarships for Indians

Australian university opens up scholarships for Indians

BENGALURU: Indian students who are aspiring for foreign undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Australia can avail of the chance to get scholarships at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Kensington.The university has announced 60 different scholarships called The Future of Change, exclusively for Indians students, that range from a complete fee waiver to those ranging from 10,000 to 5,000 Australian dollars. Amit Dasgupta, India country director UNSW, was in the city recently, and spoke to City Express. He says, “We’ve just  developed an Indian strategy that has a two-fold approach…

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Canadian university to partner with Chinese institutes on connected and autonomous vehicles

Canadian university to partner with Chinese institutes on connected and autonomous vehicles

Emanuel M Schwermer | DigitalVision | Getty Images The University of Waterloo in Ontario is to partner with two Chinese institutes to develop research into connected and autonomous vehicle technology. The Canadian university recently signed an agreement with both the Qingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries (QAII) and the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems (SKL-MCCS). Research will focus on everything from automated vehicle testing to deep learning in automated driving and applied artificial intelligence. A “shared research center” for automated driving will be set up while…

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Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

After the Supreme Court recently cancelled all the technical education degrees obtained through distance learning between 2001 and 2005, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has barred as many as 123 deemed education institutes from using the ‘university’ tag in their name. In a directive, UGC said, “The institutions are hereby directed to restrain from using the word ‘university’ with its name, failing which necessary action would be initiated in accordance with the UGC (institutions deemed-to-be-universities) Regulations, 2016. Instead, the Institution may mention the word ‘Deemed to be University’ within parenthesis.”…

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8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

The idea of continuing to learn new things after leaving school is an attractive one, but one that can seem daunting. Finding both the time and the proper resources to learn something new can prove difficult, and leave us with unsatisfied curiosity. Even if we find a class we might be interested in, the cost can be prohibitive. So, to help you curious cats out, we present 8 online classes from Yale you can take right now, at no cost. Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics Who hasn’t looked up at…

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Drew University tops list of schools attracting international students

Drew University tops list of schools attracting international students

MADISON — Drew University is tops in New Jersey when it comes to attracting international students and sending students abroad to study, according to an Institute of International Education report. According to the report, Drew ranks in the top 10 percent in enrolling international students and the top 15 percent in undergraduate students studying abroad. Drew is the only New Jersey school in the report’s Top 40 rankings. More than 2,000 of 3,000 accredited colleges responded to the IIE’s survey for the Open Doors Report. Drew ranks 19th among baccalaureate schools nationwide for enrolling…

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UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

Institutions like Jamia Hamdard, Symbiosis International University and others that are under the deemed-to-be-universities category will not be able to use the word ‘university’ in their names. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked 123 deemed-to-be-universities to drop the word from their names in a letter dated November 10. The letter cites a Supreme Court order of November 3, 2017 and says that the use of word ‘university’ by such institutes is in violation of Section 23 of the UGC Act. The court has asked such to stop using the…

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DNV GL cooperation with Regional Maritime University in Ghana on distance learning

DNV GL cooperation with Regional Maritime University in Ghana on distance learning

Distance Learning is en vogue – for a good reason. Requirements of modern working methods with teams often distributed around the globe cannot be met with traditional classroom training approaches. Assorted web-based e-Learning approaches can meet the requirements offering learning “anytime, anywhere” and extend or replace the traditional classroom training approaches. Now the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra/Ghana has partnered with DNV GL to meet its distance learning demand, starting with a first pilot project in August 2017. The Regional Maritime University (RMU) which was upgraded into a university…

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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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Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

ST. LEO — When Arthur Kirk became president of what was then Saint Leo College in 1997, the school was on the brink of bankruptcy. Enrollment had dropped; deficits had climbed. Faculty salaries were depressed. It seemed that every roof on campus leaked. This was during the first heady months of the dot-com boom, and Kirk believed the Web could help solve Saint Leo’s financial woes. Saint Leo launched its online education program in the fall of 1998. The school pulled together $600,000 to create the Web infrastructure, cutting a…

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