THREE MONTHS ON, MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE YET TO BEGIN

THREE MONTHS ON, MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE YET TO BEGIN

With the academic calendar at the University of Mumbai already reeling under pressure owing to the mess onscreen assessment left in its wake, admission for first-year programmes at the varsity’s distance learning institute are yet to commence even though the Class XII results were declared months ago.The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) usually commences its first year courses in the month of June every year.”I have been visiting the Kalina campus in order to enquire about the date but there is no clarity,” said a 25-year-old who wants…

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IBPS Clerk recruitment 2017: Application process begins, check steps to apply

IBPS Clerk recruitment 2017: Application process begins, check steps to apply

The application process for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) examination for recruitment of clerks in participating banks began on Tuesday. Only online applications will be accepted and candidates can apply until October 3. Candidates must read the recruitment notification carefully before applying to check eligibility conditions and other details. Interested candidates can apply for the exam by going to the official website or clicking here. Steps to apply: 1) Click on ‘Click here for New Registration’ on page that opens 2) Enter your basic information on registration form carefully and click on…

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Going Back To College To Advance Your Career

Going Back To College To Advance Your Career

Hardly a day goes by where we don’t hear of a line of work that’s on the verge of being automated. As Peter Coy, economics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek recently wrote, “automation is on the rise in fields from radiology to volleyball coaching.” That’s the bad news for American workers. Credit: Shutterstock The good news is that the country’s employers are seeking to fill more than six million job openings, a record number. The challenge many workers face today is not a lack of job opportunity but, rather, the skills to advance…

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After 800 college closures, AICTE hints at mergers to save dying institutes

After 800 college closures, AICTE hints at mergers to save dying institutes

After its decision to shut down around 800 colleges over lower admission and poor quality, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) have now decided for merger of colleges and even accepting buyout proposals, according to a media report. The council is on the verge of merging two colleges in the close vicinity and even seeking legal implications of the mergers and buyouts, according to a TOI report. “On receiving news of the closure, the colleges have put forth two suggestions. One is to consider the enrolment data for…

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4 Steps to Get Organized for Online Courses

4 Steps to Get Organized for Online Courses

Consider also updating close family and friends about your online program and new schedule. (Rawpixel/Getty Images) Even as thousands of students head back to college campuses nationwide, enrollment in online courses continues to grow. For students starting online courses, it’s important to set yourself up for success – particularly if you work full or part time and juggle other family and personal responsibilities. Get a head start by thinking through your personal and online course schedules, organizing your materials and identifying a solid support structure. [Learn how to assess online program course scheduling options.] Here are…

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Centre asked to ensure funds forr SSK, MSK

Centre asked to ensure funds forr SSK, MSK

Kolkata, Sep 5 (PTI) West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee today said the state government has written to the Centre for ensuring funds for the state-run Shishu Shiksha Kendra (SSK) and Madhyamik Shiksha Kendra (MSK) so that vacancies of teachers can be filled up. “As part of our initiative to fill up the vacancies in SSKs and MSKs all over the state, we have written to the Centre to ensure proper fund flow. We will also impart distance learning training to all teachers in MSK, SSK centres,”…

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Dera chief sentencing: Ghaziabad schools to remain shut, most Noida schools to stay open

Dera chief sentencing: Ghaziabad schools to remain shut, most Noida schools to stay open

In anticipation of mob violence on Monday, as the CBI court will announce the sentence of Dera chief Ram Rahim who was convicted in a rape case, all schools in Ghaziabad will be closed on Monday. A few schools in Noida will also be closed as a preventive measure despite a statement from the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, BN Singh, stating that there is no such need. The Ghaziabad district administration has issued a directive to all private and public schools in the district to remain closed on…

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3 months for banks to claim subsidies for education loans

3 months for banks to claim subsidies for education loans

CHENNAI: Banks across India can now submit claims for the education loan interest subsidy for eligible accounts for the financial year 2016-17 from August 23 to November 23. Canara Bank is the nodal bank and they will be opening the portal. All the students who have availed education loanfrom the Banks under Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) Scheme to pursue professional / technical courses in India are eligible to avail the full interest subsidy, if the annual parental income is less than 4.50 lakhs. Many banks have failed to claim the interest subsidy from MHRD thereby…

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MORATA MAKES RECORD-BREAKING START TO CHELSEA CAREER

MORATA MAKES RECORD-BREAKING START TO CHELSEA CAREER

The former Real Madrid and Juventus attacker has hit the ground running in London, making an immediate impact for Antonio Conte’s side Alvaro Morata has settled comfortably into his new surroundings at Stamford Bridge and the Spain international has already broken a record since joining Chelsea from Real Madrid. After scoring and providing an assist in the first league game of the season against Burnley, the 24-year-old repeated the feat in the Blues’ game against Everton on Sunday. In teeing up compatriot Cesc Fabregas and scoring himself against the Toffees, Morata…

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EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

©Jacob Ammentorp Lund The days of whiteboards and ink cartridges are over. Developments in educational technology – or edtech – are revolutionizing the business school experience. Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are in classrooms. Big data-crunching devices give students live feedback on their progress. And, with flexibility in high demand, more and more learning is being delivered online. In July 2016, the Online MBA offered by Birmingham Business School became the first 100%-online MBA to be accredited by AMBA. Its Online MSc International Business is set to follow suit. Today, online learning is increasingly seen as…

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