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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

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

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

Donald Trump travel ban hits scholars and students

Donald Trump travel ban hits scholars and students

An executive order signed by US president Donald Trump late on Friday afternoon immediately barring immigrants and non-immigrant visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US has had immediate effects on scholars and students. More than 17,000 students in the U.S. come from the seven countries affected by the immediate 90-day entry ban: Iran, [...]

January 30, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Donald Trump travel ban hits scholars and students

A Competitive Edge: Two education start-ups are gaining ground among students

A Competitive Edge: Two education start-ups are gaining ground among students

WHEN they started working on it, their vision was to create a positive impact on the world. For education start-up Gradeup, its young founders — Shobhit Bhatnagar, Vibhu Bhushan and Sanjeev Kumar — saw ‘education as the most fundamental way of empowering people’. “With the rise of mobile phones and internet technology, we realised that [...]

December 24, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on A Competitive Edge: Two education start-ups are gaining ground among students

Israel emerging as new hub of int’l education for Indian students

Israel emerging as new hub of int’l education for Indian students

With Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visiting India on Monday, promoting education ties between the two countries will be one of the top agendas of discussion. Around fifteen MoUs are going to be signed between Indian and Israeli universities in the field of research and promoting exchange of faculty between the two countries. The MoUs that [...]

November 14, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Israel emerging as new hub of int’l education for Indian students

Is Trump win an ‘unwelcome’ message for Indian students?

Is Trump win an ‘unwelcome’ message for Indian students?

Donald Trump’s surprise win as president in the US will give an unwelcoming message to international students. It will hurt the attractiveness of the US as the most preferred destination of choice. It’s an opinion, however, that many disagree with. Dr Rahul Choudaha, co-founder, interEDGE.org, a US-based firm specialising in international student success, feels recruitment [...]

November 9, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Is Trump win an ‘unwelcome’ message for Indian students?

Second shot at education sees these Jamia students excel

Second shot at education sees these Jamia students excel

LAST YEAR, the Ministry of Minority Affairs launched the Nai Manzil scheme for Muslim youth (aged 17-35 years), whereby both school-dropouts and those from Madrasa backgrounds were to be provided formal education with full fee waiver, in order to help them find employment. The Jamia Senior Secondary School, one of the beneficiaries of the scheme, [...]

October 15, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Second shot at education sees these Jamia students excel

Shadow of apartheid looms over free-education protests in South Africa, with students citing racism

Shadow of apartheid looms over free-education protests in South Africa, with students citing racism

Weeks of protests at South African universities have targeted tuition fees – but students say they are also about racism and inequality in a society still plagued by the legacy of apartheid. The demonstrations have tapped into deep problems in the country, where many black people are unable to get decent education, jobs or housing [...]

October 11, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Shadow of apartheid looms over free-education protests in South Africa, with students citing racism

Students Clash With Police in South Africa Over the Escalating Cost of Education

Students Clash With Police in South Africa Over the Escalating Cost of Education

Many black students said they are being priced out of higher education Renewed clashes between police and student protesters erupted Monday outside one of South Africa’s largest universities, with students demanding free education. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators who reportedly used rocks as projectiles at the University of the Witwatersrand [...]

October 11, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Students Clash With Police in South Africa Over the Escalating Cost of Education

DIT students with mental health issues up 700% in four years

DIT students with mental health issues up 700% in four years

The number of students registering with mental health issues at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has increased by 700 per cent in the past four years. The sharp rise is regarded as a positive indicator that efforts to address the stigma surrounding mental health issues among young people are paying off. “People wouldn’t have disclosed [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on DIT students with mental health issues up 700% in four years

Hispanic, Black Students Less Likely To Receive Help For Mental Health Problems

Hispanic, Black Students Less Likely To Receive Help For Mental Health Problems

Black and Hispanic students are less likely to get proper mental health treatment than their white counterparts despite having similar rates of mental health problems, a new study shows. Led by Dr. Lyndonna Marrast, of the Harvard Medical School, researchers examined data involving youngsters under 18 years old and young adults aged 18 to 34 [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Hispanic, Black Students Less Likely To Receive Help For Mental Health Problems