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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Stellar Software Technologies Launches a Recruitment Platform ‘Param.ai’

Stellar Software Technologies Launches a Recruitment Platform ‘Param.ai’

Stellar Software Technologies Private Limited announced the launch of Param.ai, a recruitment platform powered by analytics and artificial intelligence. The talent acquisition industry faces an ongoing challenge with finding and hiring the best talent quickly. Recruiting departments of big companies have tens of thousands to millions of applicants within their Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and CRMs and limited methods (and time) for prioritizing the best candidates for specific jobs. Recruiters have been spending hours manually going through tons of resumes against each job opening for years. Most recruiters use inaccurate…

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Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

The Punjab government launched the “Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme” on Tuesday to provide technical education to meritorious and poor students. After approval from chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the scheme was launched by Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi. Punjab students studying in government polytechnic and engineering colleges, including Maharaja Ranjit Singh University, Bathinda, and Inder Kumar Gujaral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, will benefit from the scheme, said Channi. Under the scheme, students scoring 60-70% marks in Class 10 will get 70% fee…

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Kerala launches Rs900 crore education loan repayment scheme

Kerala launches Rs900 crore education loan repayment scheme

Bengaluru: Kerala has launched a Rs900 crore scheme to help students from families with annual income below Rs6 lakh repay their education loans. The move assumes significance as it comes at a time when students are suffering because of banks selling a large number of its “bad loans”, or loans that have turned non-performing assets or NPAs, to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs), which may charge a higher interest rate in turn. Bad study loans are a severe problem for banks in Kerala. Out of the Rs10,220 crore total educational loans…

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Kerala launches Rs900 crore education loan repayment scheme

Kerala launches Rs900 crore education loan repayment scheme

Bengaluru: Kerala has launched a Rs900 crore scheme to help students from families with annual income below Rs6 lakh repay their education loans. The move assumes significance as it comes at a time when students are suffering because of banks selling a large number of its “bad loans”, or loans that have turned non-performing assets or NPAs, to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs), which may charge a higher interest rate in turn. Bad study loans are a severe problem for banks in Kerala. Out of the Rs10,220 crore total educational loans…

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Ronnie Screwvala does a first in Asia, launches Rs 100 cr scholarship fund

Ronnie Screwvala does a first in Asia, launches Rs 100 cr scholarship fund

Online education start-up co-founder Ronnie Screwvala has initiated an online scholarship fund, Asia’s first, with a first closing of Rs 100 crore and an aim to get to Rs 400 crore over the next 3-4 years. He has invested an initial corpus of Rs 10 crore and will raise the rest from like-minded individuals and companies as well as from CSR funding. The Fund will also partner with UpGrad, an online education platform co-founded by Screwvala. “We need 125 million young Indians in post-graduation studies and not more than 30…

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US Awasthi launches Rural Innovation Scholarship

US Awasthi launches Rural Innovation Scholarship

US Awasthi, MD IFFCO is the man on the mission. In the past 24 years, he has expanded IFFCO into a conglomerate empowering more than thirty-five thousand cooperative societies. Now he has embarked on another audacious dream of helping 4 crore farmers embrace digital as a way of life by 2018. Advertisement: Replay Ad IFFCO’s customer base is largely in the rural India. Individuals come together to form a society which in turn becomes the member of IFFCO. Thus IFFCO, in effect is owned by the farmer. While a lot…

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IGNOU launches Russian-language correspondence course

IGNOU launches Russian-language correspondence course

The School of Foreign Languages of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a certificate programme in the Russian language. “This is IGNOU’s first ever beginner’s level Russian language course through the distance mode,” Shivaji Bhaskar, Programme Coordinator, Certificate in Russian Language, told RIR on Jan. 31. “The programme is available for beginners, enabling them to read, write and speak the Russian language in an accurate manner.” The six-month course comprises of 16 credits. The study materials are in English and Russian. “The course is offered through open…

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Privacy Rights and Biometrics: Swiss Distance Learning University Launches the Only Online Training Programme in Europe

Privacy Rights and Biometrics: Swiss Distance Learning University Launches the Only Online Training Programme in Europe

Fingerprint scanners on your smartphone, face or iris detection at your company‘s gate, biometric passport for travelling… New applications using biometric technologies are launched every day. They change our vision of society and pose challenging questions regarding citizens‘ identities and the end of privacy. Where is the data stored? Who can access it for what purpose? Could it be hacked and misused? Recognising the need many companies and governments have to understand and tackle data protection related issues generated by new technologies, Swiss Distance Learning University launches a training programme…

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In A First, IIM Ahmedabad Launches 2-Year Distance Learning Course

In A First, IIM Ahmedabad Launches 2-Year Distance Learning Course

Ahmedabad: The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Monday launched a two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (e-PGP) through distance learning using satellite-based education technology. The course, the first by an IIM, will cost Rs. 17 lakh and is aimed at working executives and entrepreneurs. The institute will start offering the course from June on an interactive onsite learning (IOL) platform and is looking at junior, mid and senior level working professionals and entrepreneurs to enrol for the programme, IIM-A Director Ashish Nanda told reporters on Monday. The leading business…

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