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 Government Approves Online Transfer Of Government School Teachers From Next Academic Session

Punjab Government Approves Online Transfer Of Government School Teachers From Next Academic Session

Punjab Government Approves Online Transfer Of Government School Teachers CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today approved a policy for online transfer of government teachers from the next academic session, on the lines of a similar system existing in several other states, including in neighbouring Haryana. The decision, taken by the Chief Minister at an Education Department review meeting here, will facilitate transfer of school teachers, while making the process more transparent, according to an official spokesperson. The Chief Minister directed the Additional Chief Secretary (School Education) to discuss…

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Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

The Trump administration is considering moving responsibility for overseeing more than $1 trillion in student debt from the Education Department to the Treasury Department, a switch that would radically change the system that helps 43 million students finance higher education. The potential change surfaced in a scathing resignation memo sent late Tuesday night by James Runcie, the head of the Education Department’s federal student aid program. Mr. Runcie, an Obama-era holdover, was appointed in 2011 and reappointed in 2015. He cut short his term, which was slated to run until…

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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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Iraqi forces launch large-scale push to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi forces launch large-scale push to retake western Mosul from ISIS

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to retake the western half of Mosul and dislodge Islamic State militants. It is the latest phase in a 4-month-old offensive to retake Iraq’s second largest city. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation on state TV, saying government forces were moving to “liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh oppression and terrorism forever,” using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. He called on security forces to deal with civilians properly and to respect human rights. Iraqi forces declared eastern…

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How IITs Turned From Nehru’s Vision of Technology To Catering Engineers for MNCs

How IITs Turned From Nehru’s Vision of Technology To Catering Engineers for MNCs

The India Institutes of Technology (IITs) – often considered by the general masses as the ‘holy cows’ of technical education in India, and recognised in higher education circles as National Institutes of Importance – are in fact premier institutes of the country that have, of late, come under scathing public criticism. This has intensified after they failed to be among the top 100 universities in the QS and the Times Higher Education global rankings. Strangely enough, though they find a place in the top ten institutes in the MHRD-backed India rankings,…

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Only NCERT curriculum from 2017-18 at all CBSE schools

Only NCERT curriculum from 2017-18 at all CBSE schools

All the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools have to follow NCERT curriculum from the commencing academic session 2017-18, as directed by CBSE. The board took the decision at a meeting in presence of HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. Recently, the HRD ministry has also decided to make NCERT books available before the commencement of the academic session. How to place the order: In order to do the same, all the CBSE affiliated schools need to log on to the official website of CBSE, cbse.nic.in   According to a…

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Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

New Delhi: To enable institutions of higher education in the country achieve financial autonomy, fund more research and improve infrastructure, the Union government on Thursday signed an agreement with Canara Bank to set up a non-banking financial company (NBFC). Called the Higher Education Finance Agency (HEFA), the joint venture between the human resource development (HRD) ministry and the bank will start lending to institutions from May-June. “This the beginning of a new initiative to address the growing demand of finance for the higher education sector,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said….

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National Institutes of Health Honors Research Leaders from University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University with Prestigious Outstanding Investigator Awards

National Institutes of Health Honors Research Leaders from University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University with Prestigious Outstanding Investigator Awards

CLEVELAND, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two internationally recognized medical research leaders from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received Outstanding Investigator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The 7-year, $6.7 million dollar awards, which are the highest honor and largest individual support grants conferred by the NIH, will advance promising molecular studies of colon cancer and age-related cardiovascular risks, respectively. The honored physicians are: Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, head of the GI Cancer Genetics Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer…

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Six surprising ways to challenge yourself creatively from home

Six surprising ways to challenge yourself creatively from home

So you’ve decided to become more creative. Congratulations. Now where do you start? Obviously, you could try the “Batman/Bruce Wayne” route, in which you disappear from your everyday life, scale a remote mountain and learn mystical arts for years before returning home a changed person. But, quite frankly, you’re still halfway through a broadband contract you can’t cancel, and you promised Jim you’d be at his wedding in April. So how do you go about doing it without the dramatic gestures? 1. Add by subtracting Sometimes having all the choice…

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