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What drives Indians to be racist towards students from Africa

What drives Indians to be racist towards students from Africa

African students who have staked all to come to study in universities in India have been facing different levels of racist attacks. Some recent incidents of such attacks were reported in Noida, where students of a private university were attacked by mobs outside the campus. The attackers called the African students Nigerians, which has become [...]

May 17, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on What drives Indians to be racist towards students from Africa

PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

They rose above their grim financial conditions, overcame all odds and defied stereotypes to come with flying colours in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-12 exams, results of which were declared on Saturday. Meet Rajni Kumari, Sumandeep Kaur and Ruksana Bano, who have topped the Jalandhar district in non-medical, commerce and humanities streams, respectively. [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

MH CET law admissions 2017: Admit cards released, download them here

MH CET law admissions 2017: Admit cards released, download them here

The Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra on Tuesday released the admit cards of candidates for the Common Entrance Test (MH CET) for admission to three and five years law degree courses in the state. The Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra on Tuesday released the admit cards of candidates for the Common Entrance Test (MH CET) [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on MH CET law admissions 2017: Admit cards released, download them here

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Punjab’s director for public instructions (DPI), secondary, has written to all district education officers (DEOs) and principals to ensure that teachers wear decent clothes to school. The motivation behind the orders is cited as complaints by parents of students about teachers, particularly women, wearing “provocative”, “glittery” and “fashionable” clothes. The order says in Punjabi: “Sarkari [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Pictured, left to right, are Coterie Club’s Betty Mobley, Sharon Camp Williams, Margaret Cibele and guest speaker Gary Patterson. Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00 pm The Coterie Club of Kilgore met April 27 at the home of Sharon Camp Williams who hosted a lovely patio brunch. Co-hostess Margaret Cibele provided and served the delicious [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma (middle), Vidya Krishnan (left) and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International Health Media Fellowships awarded by the Australian high commission and DataLEADS. Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma, Vidya Krishnan and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on 3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

Aust education plan makes NZ unhappy

Aust education plan makes NZ unhappy

The federal government has got New Zealand offside with its proposed tertiary education changes. Next week’s federal budget will include measures to claw back $2.8 billion from the sector by increasing student course fees and imposing an efficiency dividend on universities. But the government also plans to deny commonwealth subsides to NZ students, meaning they [...]

May 2, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Aust education plan makes NZ unhappy

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 [...]

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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