More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

The University of Mumbai’s (MU’s) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is an exception among higher education institutes as it has more women than men on its rolls. Of 76,495 students enrolled at the institute, 45,559 or 60% are women. In the past eight years, the percentage of female students has steadily been increasing from 52% in 2008-09. The female students outnumber men by a wide margin in most of the post-graduation courses offered at IDOL, including MA (Education), MSc (Mathematics), MCom and MA. They are in majority even…

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Election 2017: More than half of MPs educated at comprehensive schools, finds study

Election 2017: More than half of MPs educated at comprehensive schools, finds study

f women – up to 208 from 191 in the last Parliament, but still only 32 per cent of the total Getty Images The number of state-educated MPs sitting in the House of Commons has risen to a record high, new data has revealed. MPs educated at comprehensive schools now make up 51 per cent of the Commons – the highest number since Sutton Trust began recording figures. The report by the social mobility think-tank found 29 per cent of MPs in 2017’s Parliament were privately educated, while 18 per…

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Why I Feel It Is Important To Focus On Building A Career, Rather Than Searching For The Perfect Companion

Why I Feel It Is Important To Focus On Building A Career, Rather Than Searching For The Perfect Companion

  The legendary Lady Gaga once said, “Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore”. My thoughts are on the same line. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that searching for a partner is foolish, but doing that at the expense of your career (especially if you are young or the decision is not yours) might not be…

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Afghanistan and Pakistan avalanches kill more than 100

Afghanistan and Pakistan avalanches kill more than 100

Heavy snow and avalanches have killed more than 106 people and injured dozens in Afghanistan. In the deadliest incident, 53 people died in one village after an avalanche in Nuristan, a north-eastern Afghan province on the Pakistan border. Thirteen people were also killed in an avalanche in northern Pakistan, nine of them in the town of Chitral. Dozens of houses have been destroyed and people were reported to have frozen to death, trapped in cars. Afghanistan’s minister of state natural disasters, Wais Ahmad Barmak, confirmed the number of dead to…

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CAT 2016 Results: More than 37,000 applicants skipped examination, say IIMs

CAT 2016 Results: More than 37,000 applicants skipped examination, say IIMs

CAT 2016 Results: Soon after the CAT 2016 results were announced, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) said that more than 37,400 aspirants skipped the Common Admission Test (CAT) this season. Out of the 232,434 applications that were filed for the admission their flagship management courses, only 195,000 candidates sat for the exam, said IIMs while announcing the results. As per IIM Bangalore that was organising authority for CAT 2016, male and engineer aspirants continued their better performance. The performance in CAT 2016 examination is an important component in the admission…

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As Of Nov, More Than 1.5 Mil PTPTN Loan Defaulters Listed In CCRIS

As Of Nov, More Than 1.5 Mil PTPTN Loan Defaulters Listed In CCRIS

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,574,700 borrowers who failed to pay off their study loans from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) have been listed in the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) as of 10 November, Bernama reports. Deputy Higher Education Minister, Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching said today that the overall amount of the loans unpaid stood at RM32.07 billion. Dr Yap said CCRIS is not a mechanism used by PTPTN to blacklist loan defaulters as claimed by some quarters, stressing that PTPTN had issued loans…

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More students taking online winter intersession classes than ever before

More students taking online winter intersession classes than ever before

Enrollment for winter intersession classes is underway with about a 10 percent increase in students choosing online classes in comparison to last year, the Director of the Office of Summer and Winter Programs Susanna Cowan said. Winter intersession takes place from Dec. 27 to Jan. 13. Students who attend class at one of the University of Connecticut’s campuses meet three hours a day five days a week for the short three-week period. Despite the short timeframe, winter classes must meet the same standards held by courses during a regular semester,…

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How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

Iwould like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, The Price of Admission. I have never met or spoken with him, and it’s rare in this life to find such a selfless benefactor. Of course, I doubt he became Donald Trump’s son-in-law and consigliere merely to boost my lagging sales, but still, I’m thankful. My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their underachieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations. It reported that New…

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New EBLS distance learning service avoids more than $2.7 million

New EBLS distance learning service avoids more than $2.7 million

Benjamin Franklin believed time is money; Theophrastus, Greek philosopher and pupil of Aristotle, said time is the most valuable thing a man can spend; and John Randolph, a U.S. representative and senator from Virginia in the 1800s, thought that time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions. Air Education and Training Command has developed a financially savvy, innovative service, the Enterprise Blended Learning Service, which is capable of providing education and training opportunities to the entire Air Force, while demanding less of Airmen’s…

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Recruitment company employing private investigators to probe British troops in Iraq given more than £20m

Recruitment company employing private investigators to probe British troops in Iraq given more than £20m

The recruitment company that employs private investigators to probe the conduct of British troops in Iraq has been received more than £20 million in taxpayers money, it can be disclosed. Ministers revealed the huge sums paid to Red Snapper Recruitment amid growing calls for the inquiry into alleged historic abuse be shut down. Mike Penning, the armed forces minister, said in a parliamentary written answer that Red Snapper had been paid £20.8 million since winning the contract to provide staff for the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (Ihat) in 2013. The…

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