Governor asks educational institutes to emphasis on skill development

Governor asks educational institutes to emphasis on skill development

Governor asks educational institutes to emphasis on skill development Nagaland Governor P B Acharya on Wednesday called upon educational institutions to emphasise on skill development education and not mere conventional academic education. Nagaland Governor P B Acharya on Wednesday called upon educational institutions to emphasise on skill development education and not mere conventional academic education. Academic knowledge is required but in the present competitive world skill development and education have to go side by side in order to build up proficiency among the younger generation, Acharya said while addressing the…

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Autonomy on way for select educational institutes

Autonomy on way for select educational institutes

The Union government on Friday said it was setting up an empowered committee to select 10 public and 10 private educational institutes, for upgrade to the status of Institutions of Eminence by March next year.   This comes in the wake of the Lok Sabha passing the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, granting wider autonomy to all 20 IIMs in the country.   A senior government official said these Institutions of Eminence would be made free from most guidelines and regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which govern public…

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J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said.  Clashes broke out in many parts of the Valley following killing of two LeT militants, including Dujana, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning. (Photo: Habib Naqash/DC) Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday suspended class work in all educational institutions across Kashmir in the wake of protests after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana in an encounter with security forces. All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer…

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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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Sindh’s educational institutes: Summer break from 1st of Ramazan

Sindh’s educational institutes: Summer break from 1st of Ramazan

KARACHI: All public and private educational institutes in Sindh will now be closed for the summer holidays from the first day of Ramazan. A notification issued by the Sindh government stated that all public and private educational institutes across the province will be observing their summer vacations from the 1st of Ramazan, said to begin at the end of this month, till July 31. Educational institutes will thus reopen on August 1. The reasons given for the change in the dates of the summer break are the high temperatures prevalent…

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This startup has helped over 35 educational institutes collect fees digitally

This startup has helped over 35 educational institutes collect fees digitally

  From left: Mayur Jain, Manisha Thakur and Viral Dedhia.   Even though demonetisation required most businesses to go cold turkey on cash, eventually, enterprises agreed that various avenues in their operations had the scope for becoming seamless and transparent through digitisation. And for the aspiring aggregator camp in the startup crowd, this posed myriad opportunities. One such group of individuals, who had been engaging with educational institutions through their existing projects, saw that this industry was one of the most traditional, and by extension, slowest on the uptake of…

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Sindh Govt announces holiday for educational institutes

Sindh Govt announces holiday for educational institutes

KARACHI: All public and private educational institutions in Sindh will remain close on Friday (tomorrow) on account of Shab-e-Baraat, Samaa reported. According to a notification issued by provincial education department, all educational institutions across Sindh will remain closed on 12th May 2017 on account of Shab-e-Barat. Meanwhile, Chairman of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has announced that the Intermediate Examinations will be held as per scheduled. [“Source-samaa”]

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UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) of the University of Manchester have signed a global partnership with the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to deliver an educational programme designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of MSF’s personnel for stronger operations and leadership in the field. Educational portfolio ‘We are very pleased with this partnership’, said Michael Lurie LSTM’s Director for International Education and Knowledge Exchange. ‘As part of our ever expanding educational portfolio this is a bespoke offering that…

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Get on social media: Government to educational institutes

Get on social media: Government to educational institutes

AHMEDABAD: The state government has directed educational institutes across the state to open social media accounts and link them with the state government’s education department. The government has asked the colleges and institutes to have a responsible person, who can operate these accounts, as in-charge. The institutes have been asked to identify the person who will be responsible for all the posts through these accounts. The move is a part of the digital India project of the central government. The education department already has an account www.facebook.com/GujEduDept. The department has…

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HRD Ministry to award educational institutes that promote demonetization

HRD Ministry to award educational institutes that promote demonetization

Promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of demonetization in a major way, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has now given a deadline to all educational institutions to go completely digital for payments, and the institute that makes the best effort will be awarded by the ministry. According to sources, a road map on how e-payment mode should be adopted has been given to various institutions, and by January 12 all institutions should complete the first step of going completely cashless. A circular in this regard was sent to all…

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