UGC asks 12 standalone institutes to turn varsities

UGC asks 12 standalone institutes to turn varsities

Twelve standalone institutions imparting education in the open and distance learning mode will either have to become universities by 2018 or be disallowed from offering these diplomas and certificate courses. In a letter, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed these institutes that it has amended the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017. “Certificates or diplomas or postgraduate diplomas awarded by the standalone institutions… shall remain valid… till the academic year 2017-18, and thereafter they shall be free to get their status converted to university or deemed-to-be…

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These online courses will turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality

These online courses will turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality

Ditching your 9-to-5 and starting your own company can be daunting, especially if you’re going into it completely blind. A stellar business idea is worth nada if you don’t know what you’re doing, and attempting to get it off the ground all by your lonesome may cost you a lot of money (and maybe even a little bit of your soul). SEE ALSO: Could Microsoft Office still be the key to a promotion? Make an early investment in your company’s long-term success with Evan Kimbrell’s Business Launching Bundle, a set of seven…

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Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump?

Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump?

If anything has been predictable in the chaos of the early Trump presidency, it’s the unstinting support he has received from Breitbart News. Until now. In recent days, Trump has attacked the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Twitterand in an interview with the New York Times over his recusal from oversight of the investigation into Trump’s possible Russian connections. As a result, there has been widespread speculation that Trump might fire his attorney general, or that, faced with an untenable position, Sessions might resign. Trump’s public attacks on Sessions seem to be alienating…

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Distance learning technology for The Right Turn possible with public vote

Distance learning technology for The Right Turn possible with public vote

The Right Turn’s project, entitled a “technology investment and service expansion project”, includes distance-learning technology updates, and training throughout the region between the headquarters in Pierre and their branches. “We’ve noticed that sometimes there can be transportation barriers or logistical barriers that keep students from participating in our classes as much as they would like to,” Mary Gates, executive director of The Right Turn, said. The Right Turn assists 12 counties in central South Dakota, including Lower Brule and Rosebud reservations with child care training and advising. Limited technology in…

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Demonetisation: Mumbai schools ‘force’ teachers to deposit old notes to turn black money into white

Demonetisation: Mumbai schools ‘force’ teachers to deposit old notes to turn black money into white

At a time when people are grappling with cash crunch after the scrapping of high value notes, Mumbai’s teachers have complained of harassment from school managements. Reason: Schools are asking their teachers to deposit large sums of money into the latter’s bank accounts. Since the Narendra Modi government’s November 8 decision, accusations against schools indulging in such malpractices have been pouring in to a mobile application launched recently by a parents’ organisation. At least six teachers anonymously complained that their school management gave them money to deposit into their own…

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Classrooms to turn smart in 69 schools

Classrooms to turn smart in 69 schools

Kozhikode: At least one classroom each in all the shortlisted 69 schools in Elathur Assembly constituency will be upgraded to smart classrooms this fiscal, utilising a special fund sanctioned by the State government. The new project, aimed at revolutionising the conventional learning method, will help both government and aided institutions in the area. Minister for Transport A.K. Saseendran, who represents Elathur constituency in the Assembly, told The Hindu here on Friday that the heads of the selected schools would shortly submit detailed project reports and plans for approval within a…

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Students ditch traditional classroom, turn to online learning

Students ditch traditional classroom, turn to online learning

The traditional classroom setting isn’t for everyone so some students have turned to the option of taking classes online. Online classes at Ball State have become increasingly popular, with around 38.9 percent of students participating in some form of distance or online learning last year, according to collegefactual.com. Over 3,000 students took classes exclusively online. Many of the classes available at Ball State are offered both online and in the traditional classroom setting.Students say one advantage of online classes is the convenience. “I think the best advantage to online classes is that you can take…

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Nearly 300 turn up for SPO recruitment rally

Nearly 300 turn up for SPO recruitment rally

Excelsior Correspondent Srinagar, Sept 24: Nearly 300 youth today turned up for the recruitment rally of Special Police Officer (SPO) posts in restive Anantnag district of South Kashmir. Notwithstanding the death threats by militants, the youth after facing immense difficulties in the form of ongoing violent unrest in Valley managed to reach Degree College Anantnag for screening and other formalities. The police had made adequate arrangements of security. A police official said that they have had received 1800 applications for the SPO posts and out of them nearly 300 turned…

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Why residential visits are crucial in helping ‘mollycoddled’ youngsters turn out to be impartial

Why residential visits are crucial in helping ‘mollycoddled’ youngsters turn out to be impartial

A primary headteacher argues that it’s miles useful for schools to keep walking residential trips, notwithstanding the fees and external pressures My first revel in of a residential journey became as a yr five scholar in 1972, whilst 16 folks went to London for four days. I found out plenty in that idyllic week; that if you are hungry, you consume what you’re given; that it’s miles nearly impossible to run down a steep hill in Greenwich at complete tilt without falling flat in your face; and that you don’t…

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