Institutes of Eminence to help varsities spread wings

Institutes of Eminence to help varsities spread wings

The University of Delhi was ranked eighth among Indian higher education institutes, in the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD)’s National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017. The Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru was ranked number one. While IISc has a faculty to student ratio of 1:8.2, Delhi university’s (DU’s) is 1:22.9. Globally, DU gets ranked in the 601-800 band on the Times Higher Education rankings. The faculty-to-student ratio gets worse nationally, with the Association of Indian Universities estimating  

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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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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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Online classes, new text help keep Cherokee language alive

Online classes, new text help keep Cherokee language alive

Keeping alive a language and culture that were on the verge of dying is critical, and making Cherokee language classes available online has successfully contributed to the effort, said B.J. Foreman, multi-media director for the Cherokee Nation. The online classes are available to the public free of charge, Foreman said; an internet connection and free online registration at www.cherokee.org is all that is needed to access the classes. The classes can be located by clicking “Language Classes” under “Quick Links” on the left side of the website. As part of…

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9 online classes that’ll help recent grads avoid common pitfalls of post-college life

9 online classes that’ll help recent grads avoid common pitfalls of post-college life

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. ShutterStock Graduating from college can be a roller coaster of emotions. Between landing your first job, finding an apartment, and managing your finances, the first few months of adulthood have a steep learning curve. To help streamline the transition from college life to real life, we rounded up nine skills every recent graduate should master and corresponding online classes for each. Now through May 26, you…

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9 online classes that’ll help recent grads avoid common pitfalls of post-college life

9 online classes that’ll help recent grads avoid common pitfalls of post-college life

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Graduating from college can be a roller coaster of emotions. Between landing your first job, finding an apartment, and managing your finances, the first few months of adulthood have a steep learning curve. To help streamline the transition from college life to real life, we rounded up nine skills every recent graduate should master and corresponding online classes for each. [“source-ndtv”]

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Scheme to help students repay education loans

Scheme to help students repay education loans

The government has announced a support scheme to help students from financially backward families repay education loans. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the Assembly here on Thursday that the scheme would provide relief to debt-ridden families who had availed themselves of education loans. Addressing a special session of the House to mark the 60th anniversary of the first legislative Assembly, he said the scheme was designed to help families facing revenue recovery after finding themselves unable to repay the loan. “It is not a debt relief programme, but to support…

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Hair analysis may help diagnose Cushing Syndrome, NIH researchers report

Hair analysis may help diagnose Cushing Syndrome, NIH researchers report

Analyzing a hair sample may help with the diagnosis of Cushing Syndrome, a rare and potentially fatal disorder in which the body overproduces the stress hormone cortisol, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Diagnosing Cushing Syndrome is often difficult and time-consuming, requiring 24 hours to analyze blood and urine tests, brain imaging tests, and tissue samples from sinuses at the base of the skull. The researchers found that measuring cortisol levels in hair samples tracked closely with standard techniques for diagnosing Cushing Syndrome. “Our results are encouraging,”…

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Institutes like NIEIT will help Rajasthan in IT and electronics sector, says Union Minister

Institutes like NIEIT will help Rajasthan in IT and electronics sector, says Union Minister

Union minister P P Chaudhary today said that institutes like NIEIT will help Rajasthan grow in the electronics and IT sector and contribute to India’s digital ambitions. The union minister of state for electronics and IT further was in the city to take part in an event here. Rajasthan has made commendable progress in contributing to India s digital dream, he said. More than 40,000 students of the state are connected with E-Mitra’s common service centres, which is an achievement itself, said Chaudhary. He said his ministry wants the state…

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Starting school later might really help sleep-deprived teens

Starting school later might really help sleep-deprived teens

When teens want to sleep in on a school day, they’re not being lazy. For one, teens need more sleep than adults: about eight or nine hours a night, compared with about the six or seven their parents require. Teens, biologically, really do crave sleep. Which is a problem when it comes to education. Most high schools start before 8 am to help parents get to work by 9 am. Early school start times also give kids more time for after-school activities like sports or theater. But that has consequences:…

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