India’s Schools Need the Light of Inner Discipline, Not the Militarisation of Consciousness

India’s Schools Need the Light of Inner Discipline, Not the Militarisation of Consciousness

Recent reports of the Prime Minister’s Office advising the human resource development ministry to introduce elements of military school training and ‘patriotic’ sentiments in regular schools has left me disturbed. As a teacher with sustained engagement with critical pedagogy and life-affirming education, I feel that this is yet another effort at militarisation of consciousness and equating discipline with non-reflexive obedience. A debate on the merits of such a decision should not be limited to the government or its ideology; instead, it should be about the socio-philosophical and pedagogic enquiry into the dynamics…

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Thirteen Nationals Receive 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Award

Thirteen Nationals Receive 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Award

(SKNIS): Another 13 nationals will be added to the already 55 studying in the Republic of China (Taiwan), as they were named the recipients of the 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Awards, at a ceremony held at the Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI) on Wednesday, July 19. Eight individuals, namely, Javoni Isaac; Anesha Gonsalves; Bridgette Morton; Jonelle Irish; Peter Douglas; Saidah Smithen; Kyra Seaton; and Davielle France, received the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) scholarship, while five in the persons of Danielle Weekes; Francisco Novas; Gracelyn Hanley; Jazel Roland; and Javeim Blanchette…

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Scholarships Help Cancer Survivors Fund College Dreams

Scholarships Help Cancer Survivors Fund College Dreams

Cancer for College is one organization that offers scholarships to students who have overcome the disease. (KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ/ GETTY IMAGES) Students dealing with cancer – either battling the disease themselves or helping a family member cope with it – often face devastating financial consequences because of the significant expense of treatment. Couple that with the high cost of college, and higher education can become nearly unattainable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A number of organizations provide scholarships for students touched by cancer. Here are some college scholarship opportunities for students affected by…

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Delhi government launches ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme

Delhi government launches ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme

  Delhi government on Tuesday launched ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme in the national capital, with an aim to benefit the students from poor and moderate means of income group.(HT file) Delhi government on Tuesday launched ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme in the national capital, with an aim to benefit the students from poor and moderate means of income group. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, while making the announcement in New Delhi, said the scholarship scheme would be a fee waiver scheme for the needy students who pursue higher studies…

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Lost Your IT Job? A Scholarship To Help You ‘Bounce Back’

Lost Your IT Job? A Scholarship To Help You ‘Bounce Back’

Indian IT sector is facing challenges on multiple fronts, from change in technological landscape to stricter work permit regime in many countries. There have been also been reports of mass layoffs by various companies, even though the industry has consistently denied the allegations. To help IT workers who have lost their job in recent times, online professional training company Simplilearn is offering “Bounce Back” scholarships. The programme aims to help IT professionals avail free access to relevant courses and training programmes and help reskill themselves. The scholarships which are available…

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PM scholarship scheme: 2600 seats filled after first round of counseling

PM scholarship scheme: 2600 seats filled after first round of counseling

Under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) for J&K students, 2628 out of 3430 seats have been filled after the first round of counseling which culminated on 6 July 2017, an official handout here said. According to the information provided by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in the professional streams including engineering, pharmacy, nursing, architecture and hotel management all the 1537 seats have been filled under the open category. “From amongst the reserved categories under professional stream, 607 seats have been filled while 686 seats are…

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Watch Adam Driver Deliver Scholarship News in Emotional Clip

Watch Adam Driver Deliver Scholarship News in Emotional Clip

Adam Driver was probably the last person one military family expected to turn up on their doorstep recently, but he did, and he came bearing great news to their corner of Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania. The Accidental Success of Adam Driver How an alienated kid from a small town in the heartland became Hollywood’s oddest star The Star Wars actor, who was a U.S. Marine following the September 11th attacks, presented Hayley Grace Williams, a 21-year-old nursing student, with a full scholarship courtesy of Budweiser and Folds of Honor in a heartwarming video released…

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Pre & Post Matric Scholarship Released in Arunachal Pradesh

Pre & Post Matric Scholarship Released in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday released an amount of Rs Twenty-eight crore fifty lakhs and ten thousand (28, 50, 10,000) as ‘Pre & Post Matric Scholarship’ for 2016-17. The amount will be received by 23, 750 ST students of the state. The scheme under which the payment is made is funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. It is worth mentioning here that there has been a massive hue and cry in the state as there was a delay in releasing the fund by…

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MBA Careers: Women In Business Scholarship Opens New Opportunities For ESADE MBA

MBA Careers: Women In Business Scholarship Opens New Opportunities For ESADE MBA

Duygu Ates would have struggled to pursue a full-time MBA without ESADE’s Women of the World Scholarship Written by Marco De Novellis | MBA Careers | Tuesday 27th June 2017 09:57:00 GMT Duygu Ates is a current ESADE MBA student set to graduate in 2018 Funding an MBA can be a challenge, especially for women. In March this year, GMAC released a white paper to mark International Women’s Day, based on a survey of 5,900 business school applicants worldwide. 29% of female survey respondents cited financial issues as the key reason why they…

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10 years of the Equity and Merit scholarship

10 years of the Equity and Merit scholarship

PIC: From left, Dean of Law in Cavendish University Uganda, Dr. Olive Sabiiti, the in charge of Equity and Merit Scholarships for Manchester University, Joanne Jacobs and corporate lawyer and  old student of Manchester University, Sheila Abamu at the function. (Credit: Ronnie Kijjambu) EDUCATION | SPONSORSHIP When he graduated in 2013 with a Master’s of Arts in Global urban planning and development from Manchester University in the United Kingdom, Andrew Amara came back not only with a prestigious degree but a brilliant idea that is now changing people’s lives in…

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