Army Doctor Arrested In Recruitment Racket Busted In Rajasthan

Army Doctor Arrested In Recruitment Racket Busted In Rajasthan

JAIPUR: An Army doctor posted at its recruitment office in Jodhpur has been arrested for links with a gang of touts that helped candidates clear their medical examination. Lieutenant Colonel Dr Jagjit Puri’s name had cropped up during questioning of four touts arrested in May for extorting money from candidates who promised success in army recruitment rallies to unemployed youth for anywhere between 2 to 4 lakh rupees. Police sources said the racket was busted on a tip-off from the military intelligence. The officer was brought to Jaipur for questioning…

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A look into online classes at OCC

A look into online classes at OCC

From real estate to anthropology, Orange Coast College offers a wide array of classes online as an alternative to the traditional classroom environment. For students who are stay-at-home parents, have conflicting work schedules or lack reliable transportation, online classes offer a flexibility many traditional classes do not, film history professor William Hall said. According to data from Joe Milunas, a Blackboard system administrator, a total of 4,138 students were enrolled in OCC’s Canvas selection of 174 online courses during the 2016 Fall semester and 9,998 students are enrolled in the…

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Students make beeline for loans from educational trusts

Students make beeline for loans from educational trusts

By Jyotirmoyee Ghosh If didn’t get the scholarsI hip, would’ve dropped a year,” says Anubhav Khamroi, who received Rs 2 lakh under Jindal Law School’s Savitri Jindal Global Scholarship in Delhi. Khamroi, a second year BA LLB student, got a merit-based scholarship after attaining 90% in the LSAT entrance exam. “The scholarship has really reduced the financial burden on my family ,” said Khamroi. Scholarships have become essential for middle-class students as cost of higher education has skyrocketed in recent years. At top institutions, the annual fees for professional courses…

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Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

The Punjab government launched the “Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme” on Tuesday to provide technical education to meritorious and poor students. After approval from chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the scheme was launched by Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi. Punjab students studying in government polytechnic and engineering colleges, including Maharaja Ranjit Singh University, Bathinda, and Inder Kumar Gujaral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, will benefit from the scheme, said Channi. Under the scheme, students scoring 60-70% marks in Class 10 will get 70% fee…

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Delhi University’s Institute of Home Economics to offer Journalism Honours

Delhi University’s Institute of Home Economics to offer Journalism Honours

Delhi University’s Institute of Home Economics is all set to offer BA Journalism (Hons) course from the upcoming academic session. With this, the Institute of Home Economics becomes the only sixth college in the university to offer the course. Already, five colleges in the university — Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Kalindi College, Kamla Nehru College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and Maharaja Agrasen College — offer the undergraduate course. “We have already been teaching specialised courses in communication, radio, film production and print media and we have…

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Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

You do not have to travel far back in time to see how the NFL once viewed Rex Ryan. One of those instances came in, of all places, a hotel ballroom in Toronto in the 1990s. Brian Billick, who would go on to become a Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, was attending a football clinic, and at one point he noticed an energetic—almost frantic—heavyset man talking football. It was a young Rex Ryan. “It was truly a remarkable thing to see,” Billick, now an analyst…

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IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi’s rank rose 13 places from last year’s 172 in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: For the first time in 14 years, three Indian institutions led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have made it to a list of world’s top 200 universities. The two other Indian institutions in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018 are IIT-Bombay and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This is the first time three Indian institutions have made it to the list since it…

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IIT-B, IIT-D, IISc among world’s best institutes

IIT-B, IIT-D, IISc among world’s best institutes

MUMBAI: The premier IIT-Bombay entered the big league of institutes globally by bagging the 179th position in the QS World Rankings released on Thursday. The premier institute jumped 40 positions, from 219th rank last year, to join IIT-Delhiand the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in the elite club of top 200 universities. IIT-Delhi and IISc-Bangalore were among the top 200 since the last two years. While IIT-Delhi (172nd) moved up a few notches this year to be the top institute in the country, beating IISc (190th), which is placed third,…

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Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

For the first time, three renowned Indian institutions — the Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the IITs Delhi and Bombay, have catapulted to the list of the top 200 global universities. This was revealed in the latest QS World University Rankings 2018, an official said here on Thursday. While IISc Bangalore has climbed from 190 to 152 this year, IIT-Delhi moved from 172 to 185, while IIT-Bombay jumped from 219 to 179 this year — or among the top one per cent of approximately 26,000 universities surveyed globally. “The…

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