Pay scholarship to Kashmiri students studying in Mewar University: HC asks GoI

Pay scholarship to Kashmiri students studying in Mewar University: HC asks GoI

The High Court has directed the government of India to register and pay scholarship to more than 250 Kashmiri students who had been asked by Mewar University in Rajasthan to vacate the campus because a Central education body had not released students’ scholarship money to the varsity. However, the relief for the students is one-time exception and will be valid only till they complete their courses, a bench of justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir said. The bench also directed that the students shall be registered for scholarship that should be released…

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Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship as state fails to pay

Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship as state fails to pay

Unaided private colleges in Punjab have decided not to enrol Scheduled Caste (SC) students under the centrally-sponsored post-matric scholarship scheme from the coming session. Reason: The state government has failed to release its share of Rs 1,250 crore for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic sessions. The decision will affect over three lakh SC students admitted to around 1,000 private colleges across the state. Under the scheme, which was launched in 2007, SC students studying in post-matric classes are awarded scholarship ranging from Rs 230 to Rs 1,200 per month. The…

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The iTunes Model For Education And Re-Thinking How We Pay For College

The iTunes Model For Education And Re-Thinking How We Pay For College

There is a difference between a cost and an investment. And as conversation heats up about the increasing cost of higher education and the disturbing numbers related to student debt and default, we, as a country, need to take a hard look at the way we are financing higher education and preparing our workforce for productive careers and fulfilling lives. Education is the key to preparing our young people to achieve their dreams and contribute to society. But we are making it as difficult as possible for middle and low-income…

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George Michael dies: Stars pay tribute

George Michael dies: Stars pay tribute

Sir Elton John “I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP” Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley “Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large. 4ever loved. A xx” Image copyrightPAImage captionAndrew Ridgeley (left) and George Michael during their glory days in 1985 Madonna “Another Great Artist leaves us.” Boy George “I am thinking of @GeorgeMichael’s family, friends and…

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Shower of US jobs for IIT-Delhi pupils; over 20 students get offers paying over $100,000 base pay

Shower of US jobs for IIT-Delhi pupils; over 20 students get offers paying over $100,000 base pay

It’s raining international job offers at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi this year, with most of the students choosing USA for their first job, after B.Tech. According to the placement cell of IIT-D, last year only eight international job offers came to the campus, out of which four were rejected, this year the number of offers has gone up to 40 after the completion of the first phase. “Last year there were eight international job offers but out of them four were rejected by students who chose Indian companies over…

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In this Bengal institute, you can study today for free but return tomorrow to pay them back

In this Bengal institute, you can study today for free but return tomorrow to pay them back

What IIT-Kharagpur is doing today, Probhat Rajani- an education institute located in the same district- has been doing that for more than one-and-a-half decades but with a little extra. Located in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, the institute aims to provide better education facilities for the economically weak students of Jhargram. Known as Maoist infested region to the outside world, the area stood witness to Lalgarh Operation last decade to flush out insurgents from here. The land is land now yielding meritorious students, who fail to pursue their dreams…

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50% of U.S. students use education loans to pay for clothes, phones, vacations

50% of U.S. students use education loans to pay for clothes, phones, vacations

The saying goes that you’ve got to “look the part in order to get the part”, but some students may be applying that advice a little too prematurely. According to Student Loan Hero, around half of the university students who participated in a survey on student expenditure disclosed that they spend their school loan money on non-educational expenses. The student debt management online platform recently published its data, which found that two in five students said that they would use student loans to cover monthly bills, such as rent or…

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Lowest-paid workers to receive smaller pay rises, says thinktank

Lowest-paid workers to receive smaller pay rises, says thinktank

Millions of workers on the national living wage are set for smaller than expected pay rises by the end of the decade after the EU referendum, according to a thinktank. The “national living wage” introduced by the chancellor, George Osborne, is set to rise more slowly because it is linked to average worker earnings, which are now expected to come under pressure following the referendum. The real-terms value of the wage by 2020 could be up to 40p an hour lower than the £8.31 predicted before the EU vote, according…

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How Robin Wright asked for (and got) the same Pay as Kevin Spacey on ‘residence of playing cards’

How Robin Wright asked for (and got) the same Pay as Kevin Spacey on ‘residence of playing cards’

For the primary 3 seasons of Netflix’s hit political mystery/soap opera residence of playing cards, Kevin Spacey earned more than Robin Wright – about $eighty,000 greater according to episode, in keeping with The Huffington post. whilst the show commenced, that would have made experience. Spacey, in the end, commenced off as an Oscar winner, while Wright were largely out of the spotlight for numerous years. Then, however, the Emmy nominations started rolling in, for Wright in addition to Spacey. What would Claire Underwood do? 365px-Robin_Wright_2009 (photograph credit: by way of…

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There’s a New Type of Pay Gap: The Height and Weight Gap

There’s a New Type of Pay Gap: The Height and Weight Gap

As if gender wasn’t a shallow-enough reason for the persistent wage gap, a new study found that height and weight have been added to the mix, too. More specifically, if you’re a short male or an overweight female, then you can bet that you earn less than your taller, thinner colleagues. Here’s what you need to know. (Photo Credit: JD Hancock/Flickr) Looks like a certain smaller-statured male demographic will be joining women (especially overweight women) in the fight for pay equity very soon. Based on a recent U.K. study, vertically-challenged…

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