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Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

This is the argument laid out in New Zealand’s PhD tuition strategy for international students 2005-2015, a holistic analysis– a paper by the international director at the University of Aukland, Brett Berquist. In the paper, Berquist argues that the program has boosted the country’s research output and higher education reputation as well as offset the [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

Now, Class-1 students won’t have to carry books and bags in Haryana

Now, Class-1 students won’t have to carry books and bags in Haryana

Now, Class 1 students of government schools in Haryana won’t have to carry books and bags. After the summer break from July 1, the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will introduce ‘no bags and no books’ system for Class 1 students in around 100 government-run primary schools across the state. After their [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Now, Class-1 students won’t have to carry books and bags in Haryana

A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

Recent announcements out of two Catholic colleges appear to provide both good news and bad news about the state of Catholic higher education. But even in the bad news, one can find reasons for hope. First, the good news. In early February, my alma mater, Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California, announced that it was [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

TISS announces closure of 3 centres: Students demand answers

TISS announces closure of 3 centres: Students demand answers

 Most of the students at TISS weren’t on campus at the time of the announcement . The announcement by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) to shut down three centres and discontinue services of around 25 teachers has baffled students, who have demanded a clarification from the administration. While most of the students at TISS [...]

March 29, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on TISS announces closure of 3 centres: Students demand answers

GATE 2017: Final answer keys released, check them here

GATE 2017: Final answer keys released, check them here

GATE scores are used for admission to post-graduate engineering programs in centrally-funded Indian institutes including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, the organising institute for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017, released the final answer keys of the examination [...]

March 18, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on GATE 2017: Final answer keys released, check them here

Gear up for a bright future in the field of technology

Gear up for a bright future in the field of technology

As times have advanced and we have moved to the era of technology it’s only normal that carving your career in the field of technology will seem to be a more lucrative option and the leading edge bachelor of technology courses gwalior institutes as well as institutes across India prepare you accurately for this challenge in [...]

March 18, 2017 admin Education Comments Off on Gear up for a bright future in the field of technology

There’s A Lot To Be Done In Education Sector

There’s A Lot To Be Done In Education Sector

The main highlight of the Budget 2017-18, presented by the Union finance minister on February 1, 2017, in the education sector is the move to enable students to access high-quality education resources. The government has decided to use DTH channels to provide at least 350 online courses available on the ‘Swayam’ platform to students. Currently, [...]

March 8, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on There’s A Lot To Be Done In Education Sector

Education and the Constitution of India

Education and the Constitution of India

The desert and the icy Arctic landscape have an identical effect on people. An effect that cuts out the social subterfuge in conversations. I experienced that for years in north Sweden, and now in the Thar. The immediate, matter-of-fact dousing of pretences about casteism was unlikely in other places. Here in the Thar, with sand [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Education and the Constitution of India

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday pledged support for magnet schools in a bid to repair ties with proponents of public education in the wake of a bruising confirmation battle, but also slammed her critics for rejecting innovation and change. In one of her first public speeches since taking office last week, DeVos [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

The implementation of restrictions barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US is only the latest mini-tsunami in what will be a sea change in patterns of higher education internationalisation. Not every Western country is turning against internationalisation. Canada, for instance, is keeping its doors open and expanding programmes for international mobility, [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

The implementation of restrictions barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US is only the latest mini-tsunami in what will be a sea change in patterns of higher education internationalisation. Not every Western country is turning against internationalisation. Canada, for instance, is keeping its doors open and expanding programmes for international mobility, [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Arne Duncan, Education secretary under President Obama, condemned protesters who briefly blocked Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., public school on Friday morning. “Agree or disagree w @BetsyDeVos on any issue, but let’s all agree she really needs to be in public schools,” wrote Duncan, who served as Education secretary for seven years under [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school