IIT coaching: While pressure mounts for students, institutes have the last laugh

IIT coaching: While pressure mounts for students, institutes have the last laugh

Viru Sahastrabudhhe, or Virus, the popular character from the movie 3 Idiots used the example of the cuckoo bird usurping the crow’s nest to explain how students would need to crush competition to go ahead in life. It holds true when you have merely 11,000 seats across the 22 IITs with 12 lakh applicants every year. ‘Compete or die’ is the mantra that is followed when it comes to competitive examinations like engineering or medical. More so in the case of engineering, because among the 22 odd Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the…

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Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. For this back-to-school series, Crunchbase is taking a look at how top U.S. universities rank in terms of graduating entrepreneurs who go on to launch funded startups. We look at which institutions launch the most startups, as well as the most highly capitalized. But first, a spoiler alert: If you’re looking for surprises, stop reading now….

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School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the eclipse could pose a risk to students who view it even inadvertently while at school or on the bus ride home. The day will be used as a service day for faculty and staff. +8 Some school districts have cancelled classes for the entire day or are keeping kids inside +8 There is real worry that…

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National importance status will bring IIITs at the levels of IITs, NITs

National importance status will bring IIITs at the levels of IITs, NITs

The institutes can now frame their own syllabi and recruit faculty.(iSTOCK) For IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology) an upgrade is on the cards. They will soon be given the tag of Institute of National Importance. This puts them in the league of elite entities like the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and NITs (National Institute of Technology). It also means more funds for research from government organisations and PSUs, a more updated syllabus and an autonomous board that will have more freedom to appoint teachers. The change will come…

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The Worst Nightmare For A Business

The Worst Nightmare For A Business

The digitalization of data is the most common way to store it. This digital form is prone to many risks throughout its use. These risks can damage or totally delete the data from the device. The risks include viruses, hacking, crashes, malware etc. which are very dangerous to the privacy and accessibility of data. There has to be safety of data to prosper the business as it can be very dangerous for the growth of business if it is lost that easily. The privacy of data should be the utmost…

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IGNOU to Set Up 5000 Digital Learning Centres | Check Out the Details

IGNOU to Set Up 5000 Digital Learning Centres | Check Out the Details

India’s most prestigious The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is soon likely to set up 5000 Digital learning centres across India. The university is contemplating on starting  5,000 special student centres for digital learning which will be governed by the leadership of the regional directors, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU. IGNOU sets up 5000 digital learning centres The new soon to be launched 5000 digital learning centres of IGNOU will also be located in the rural and the semi rural areas across India while the government of India has already started creating…

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How To Make A Successful Career Pivot Over The Age Of 40

How To Make A Successful Career Pivot Over The Age Of 40

Rebecca Bosl Career Strategist and Executive Resume Writer at www.dreamlifeteam.com. Stunning, top-tier resumes that land offers in as little as 4 weeks. Shutterstock Feeling the need to transition to a new career after age 40?  You’re not alone. While you can make a career change and leave one path to go on a completely different and divergent one, a career pivot is a bit less dramatic. In a career change, you’re often starting all over from scratch, whereas a career pivot is when you leave one path to join a parallel path. To successfully execute…

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Here Is The Real Reason Why The Interest Rate On Education Loans Is Always So High

Here Is The Real Reason Why The Interest Rate On Education Loans Is Always So High

There are many reasons why the interest rate on education loans is so high as compared to a car or property loan. But, don’t worry, there are some privileges through which you can save a part of your hard earned money. But, before that, here are some calculations to keep in mind to get a better idea of the bigger picture. Know If You Are Eligible For Taking The Loan You should be a resident of India. You should have secured an admission at a reputed institution for a particular…

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Ask Dr Bruce Chard: Should the hairs on my shih tzu’s eyes be removed?

Ask Dr Bruce Chard: Should the hairs on my shih tzu’s eyes be removed?

My 2-year-old shih tzu called Bess has recently had an eye discharge in her left eye, which I cleared with saline wipes. While treating this I noticed there were hairs on the eye surface coming from the inner corner of her eye. Should I have these removed? Good detective work on your part for seeing the hairs on the eye surface, or cornea, of Bess. There is a condition of shih tzu where hairs grow from tissue in the inner corner of the eye and lie across the cornea. They…

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India’s Schools Need the Light of Inner Discipline, Not the Militarisation of Consciousness

India’s Schools Need the Light of Inner Discipline, Not the Militarisation of Consciousness

Recent reports of the Prime Minister’s Office advising the human resource development ministry to introduce elements of military school training and ‘patriotic’ sentiments in regular schools has left me disturbed. As a teacher with sustained engagement with critical pedagogy and life-affirming education, I feel that this is yet another effort at militarisation of consciousness and equating discipline with non-reflexive obedience. A debate on the merits of such a decision should not be limited to the government or its ideology; instead, it should be about the socio-philosophical and pedagogic enquiry into the dynamics…

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