LPU to provide 100% scholarship to J&K toppers

LPU to provide 100% scholarship to J&K toppers

JALANDHAR, June 14: Every year, thousands of students join Lovely Professional University (LPU) from across India and the world. To support top meritorious students, LPU runs one of the largest scholarship policies in the country, where top students can get scholarship up to Rs 1.5 lakh per year. This year, LPU has moved one step further and decided to provide 100% tuition and residential fee- waiver to top 20 students of each of the recognized Central as well as State Boards, including CBSE, JKSBOSE (Jammu and Kashmir State Board of…

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Private Scholarships Could Lead to More Student Debt

Private Scholarships Could Lead to More Student Debt

Private scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and need. For example, students might be eligible if they have a particular skill, live in a certain area or are working toward a specific major. Private scholarship awards can range from as little as a few hundred to thousands of dollars. For many students, they’re an important piece of the equation to cover the total cost of college, from tuition and fees to room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous items. A downside of private scholarships, though, is that at…

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Institutes return to ‘quiet’ College Street

Institutes return to ‘quiet’ College Street

College Street is now a no-rally, no-honk zone KOLKATA: A week after processions and protests were prohibited in and around College Square, educational institutions in the vicinity reopened after summer vacation to an unfamiliar scene: no blaring loudspeaker, no traffic-choking rallies and no intimidating cops waving aggressively to stay out of the processions’ routes. “It’s a huge relief,” said a professor at Presidency University, pleasantly surprised that peace had replaced the perpetual commotion on College Street. “It was becoming impossible to travel to the university and teach amid the din….

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All boards to move towards common curriculum, papers

All boards to move towards common curriculum, papers

NEW DELHI: The Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) will curb the “malpractice of spiking of marks” and implement a more scientific moderation policy from 2018. The Delhi high court had restrained the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) -primarily because of the timing of the board’s decision -from doing away with its moderation policy this year. The HRD ministry has set up an inter-board working group (IBWG), comprising eight boards, to work out the details for stopping of moderation and upward revision, or spiking, of marks. IBWG will…

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SSC CGL 2017 : Last Date to Apply for Recruitment Exam is June 16

SSC CGL 2017 : Last Date to Apply for Recruitment Exam is June 16

Staff Selection Commission’s most sought after examination – SSC CGL 2017 has a notification and the last date for applying for this year’s exam is nearing its end. Candidates seeking provisional admission into the SSC CGL 2017 Examination this year for the recruitment into various Governmental departments of the Ministry shall do all the formalities requisite to submitting an application form on or before June 16, 2017. The provisional admission deals with the fact that candidates shall apply online for the various posts released by the SSC this year via…

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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

In a bid to promote affordable education, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the government aims to offer about 2,000 online courses within one year through ‘Swayam’ — an indigenously developed platform. “Currently, 380 courses are offered through this platform and this will be enhanced to 2,000 courses in one year,” he said after the inauguration of a week-long Teachers Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here. About 60,000 students have already completed their courses through this affordable platform launched last year. It makes knowledge available…

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Delhi University’s Institute of Home Economics to offer Journalism Honours

Delhi University’s Institute of Home Economics to offer Journalism Honours

Delhi University’s Institute of Home Economics is all set to offer BA Journalism (Hons) course from the upcoming academic session. With this, the Institute of Home Economics becomes the only sixth college in the university to offer the course. Already, five colleges in the university — Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Kalindi College, Kamla Nehru College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and Maharaja Agrasen College — offer the undergraduate course. “We have already been teaching specialised courses in communication, radio, film production and print media and we have…

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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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How schools got hooked on online learning to boost graduation rates

How schools got hooked on online learning to boost graduation rates

Nearly a decade ago, state officials decreed that starting in 2009, graduation data would factor into the letter grades assigned to individual schools. The stakes were high: Consecutive failing marks meant that the state could mandate major changes, like replacing the school’s principal; significant improvement translated into extra cash for perks like teacher bonuses and athletic equipment. The policy change worried Reginald James, then the superintendent of the Gadsden County School District in the Florida Panhandle. By 2010, Gadsden’s graduation rate had fallen to a bleak 43 percent. So at the…

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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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