THE World University Rankings 2018: No Indian institute in top 200

THE World University Rankings 2018: No Indian institute in top 200

Poor performance in internationalisation of their campuses and a low research score have pulled down Indian higher education institutes such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and some of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018.   While IISc has dropped from the 201-250 band in the previous rankings to the 251-300 band, IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur have fallen from the 401-500 band to the 501-600 band. IIT-Madras fell from the 401-500 band to the 601-800 cohort.   The drop comes at a time when…

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Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

ST. LEO — When Arthur Kirk became president of what was then Saint Leo College in 1997, the school was on the brink of bankruptcy. Enrollment had dropped; deficits had climbed. Faculty salaries were depressed. It seemed that every roof on campus leaked. This was during the first heady months of the dot-com boom, and Kirk believed the Web could help solve Saint Leo’s financial woes. Saint Leo launched its online education program in the fall of 1998. The school pulled together $600,000 to create the Web infrastructure, cutting a…

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University of Derby Online Learning

University of Derby Online Learning

The University of Derby Online Learning is the thriving distance learning division of the University of Derby. Since 2001, the University of Derby has offered online distance learning to students who required more flexible study options. As demand for these popular online distance learning courses increased, they learned to tailor course content specifically for online delivery. And in 2011, based on the increasing success of their distance learning courses, they launched the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). Academic rigour, pioneering techniques Today, their online distance learning degrees continue to match…

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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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