Despite 21% jump in unpaid education loans, lenders continue disbursal

Despite 21% jump in unpaid education loans, lenders continue disbursal

Despite increasing number of students not paying back their loans spiking NPAs to over 10 %, lending continues for higher education with the disbursals topping Rs 20,000 crore in fiscal 2017, according to a report. Banks and other lenders together disbursed around Rs 20,000 crore in education loans in FY17, up from around Rs 17,000 crore a year ago, while total outstanding grew 1.6 % to Rs 81,600 crore. Non-performing assets (NPAs) within the education loan book of the system ballooned 21 % in the reporting year, spiking the NPA…

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UW distance learning program at LCCC to continue

UW distance learning program at LCCC to continue

CHEYENNE – Reorganizing of departments at the University of Wyoming does not mean its distance learning programs will be scaled back, officials said Friday. Contrarily, as the university moves forward with its strategic plan since the arrival of President Laurie Nichols, its leaders intend to increase its efforts to bring services to learners in all corners of the Cowboy State, said UW spokesman Chad Baldwin. [Source”cnbc”]

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Recruitment at IITs continue to spiral down, top IITs record lower recruitment in 2016

Recruitment at IITs continue to spiral down, top IITs record lower recruitment in 2016

The placement offers in IITs are very low than the other years. International offers have taken a back seat whereas domestic offers taken a hit. Some of the country’s top technology campuses saw a major fall in job offers in the first phase of the recruitment process. IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Roorkee have registered a major slump in recruitments. But in IIT-Kanpur, almost 60 percent of the students got placed in the first place of the recruitment drive. The first phase of the recruitment drive at IIT-Kanpur remained for 23-days. The IIT-Kanpur authorities have decided…

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Noel Pearson’s involvement in remote Indigenous Queensland schools to continue

Noel Pearson’s involvement in remote Indigenous Queensland schools to continue

Noel Pearson’s involvement in two remote Indigenous Queensland schools has been cemented in a new deal with the state government after a rocky period of negotiations. Pearson’s Good To Great Schools Australia, which pulled out of Aurukun school after a tumultuous dispute including the government’s attempts to limit the contentious Direct Instruction (DI) curriculum, has signed an in-principle agreement for jointly running the Coen and Hopevale schools. The deal, which is expected to result in a formal contract by February, breaks an impasse over DI that was believed to have…

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Online courses continue to grow in Memphis

Online courses continue to grow in Memphis

Angela Wheeler-Lester, 44, works from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. then does her assignments for her two online classes from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. She studies for 90 minutes each day and reviews chapters every weekend. The mother of two said online courses allow her to stay active in her daughter’s school activities. When her son was in school, she was not able to attend as many of his activities because she took college classes on campus. “Studying online cost more than attending college on campus. However, the benefit from…

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