Weigh Noncredit, For-Credit Online University Courses

Weigh Noncredit, For-Credit Online University Courses

After Tiffany Williams-Rice decided to pursue a career in health care administration, she spoke with employers and conducted research online. Ultimately, she discovered that a master’s degree would help her move into a hospital setting. The recent graduate, now 33, enrolled in an online graduate program at Colorado State University—Global Campus. But when Florida resident Alexandra Faugeras decided to transition from a career in business operations to one in project management, she believed a noncredit online course allowing her to earn a certificate in the field was sufficient. She already had a bachelor’s…

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Dropping out of university was the best career decision I ever made

Dropping out of university was the best career decision I ever made

I wish I could say I knew the exact moment when I decided to drop out of university. My sixth form, like many others, prioritised going to university above any other path, so with little knowledge about other options, I applied to study journalism. I thought I was going to take the usual route into the profession: a degree, perhaps a master’s or an NCTJ followed by a series of internships and finally – hopefully – a staff job. Instead, I left the course after the first year because I…

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Pay scholarship to Kashmiri students studying in Mewar University: HC asks GoI

Pay scholarship to Kashmiri students studying in Mewar University: HC asks GoI

The High Court has directed the government of India to register and pay scholarship to more than 250 Kashmiri students who had been asked by Mewar University in Rajasthan to vacate the campus because a Central education body had not released students’ scholarship money to the varsity. However, the relief for the students is one-time exception and will be valid only till they complete their courses, a bench of justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir said. The bench also directed that the students shall be registered for scholarship that should be released…

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Panjab University MBA Executive entrance test 2017: Applications open, exam on July 16

Panjab University MBA Executive entrance test 2017: Applications open, exam on July 16

Panjab University MBA Executive entrance test 2017: The MBA (Executive) entrance test will be conducted in Chandigarh and Ludhiana on Sunday, July 16 from 10 am to 12 pm. Candidates should bring their admit card and one photo ID proof to the exam hall on the day when the test is conducted. 1 SHARES Facebook Twitter Google Plus By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2017 4:25 pm Panjab University MBA Executive entrance test 2017: There are a total of 501 seats available for the course…

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Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

  PTU had opened the institutes in 2012-13. (HT File Photo) Diluting the previous Akali government’s initiative to promote technical education in remote areas by opening Punjab Institutes of Technology (PITs), IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) on Wednesday decided to close four of the nine institutes due to “non-viability”. As per the notification issued by the PTU registrar, admissions to four PITs — at Amritsar, Khunnimajra in SAS Nagar and two at Dinanagar — have been discontinued with for the 2017-2018 session. Meanwhile, admissions are being carried out at the…

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Mumbai university digital assessments: Examiners to be trained on the job

Mumbai university digital assessments: Examiners to be trained on the job

After University of Mumbai conducted a day-long training session on digital assessment for some of its teachers across affiliated colleges, it will now train the rest on the job. This means, many examiners will learn how to assess papers digitally when they start the actual process next week. “There’ll be no more training schedules for teachers, but we plan to train them on the job. Each assessment centre will have an expert from the online agency to guide teachers as and when required. The process is pretty simple so teachers…

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Panjab University forms panel to start online courses

Panjab University forms panel to start online courses

Chairpersons meeting cleared reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Castes and people with disabilities in PhD seats. Panjab University (PU) on Monday decided to start online courses and for this a committee has been formed under Prof AK Bhandari, while chairperson, University School of Open Learning (USOL), and members from various faculties will also be included. The decision was taken in a meeting of chairpersons under vice-chancellor Prof AK Grover. Online courses to generate revenue  PU had earlier told UGC it had to accelerate participation in UGC/MHRD’s Massive Open…

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Brownsville ISD ROTC Student Receives Scholarship to Texas A&M University

Brownsville ISD ROTC Student Receives Scholarship to Texas A&M University

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A member of Brownsville Veteran’s High School ROTC will be heading to college with a big chunk of change in his pocket. Dalton Romain held a check of $180,000 for an ROTC Scholarship to Texas A&M University. The young man smiled as speakers talked about his school record and how determined he was to win the large sum of cash. Those who know Dalton, figured he would get the scholarship. Among those in attendance were his proud mom and fellow classmates. Proudly dressed in his ROTC uniform, …

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University of Ibadan distance learning: How to apply?

University of Ibadan distance learning: How to apply?

The start of the process of applications taking Taking of requests for university of Ibadan distance learning is open. The following faculties are available: • English of degree of the bachelor of the humanities, • Philosophy of faculty of the humanities and public relations, • Psychology, • Economy, • Political science. The mandatory requirement for arriving is the availability of 5 credits, including English, the English literature, art and any two or three subjects. Candidates should have NCE or the document equivalent to it plus 5 credits. Mature candidates have…

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Sydney University slammed by feminists for offering ‘sexist’ scholarship giving preference to male students

Sydney University slammed by feminists for offering ‘sexist’ scholarship giving preference to male students

The University of Sydney has sparked outrage among students after offering a scholarship that gives preference to male applicants. The university last week announced a new $27,000 scholarship for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students. Veterinary students received an email advertising The Professor Marsh Edwards AO Scholarship which reads: ‘Preference will be given to applicants who are male.’   The eligibility requirements of the scholarship horrified female recipients and prompted a response from student group The University of Sydney Women’s Collective. A female Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student, who asked not…

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