More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

The University of Mumbai’s (MU’s) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is an exception among higher education institutes as it has more women than men on its rolls. Of 76,495 students enrolled at the institute, 45,559 or 60% are women. In the past eight years, the percentage of female students has steadily been increasing from 52% in 2008-09. The female students outnumber men by a wide margin in most of the post-graduation courses offered at IDOL, including MA (Education), MSc (Mathematics), MCom and MA. They are in majority even…

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5 Things You Should Never Give up When Preparing for IIT JEE

5 Things You Should Never Give up When Preparing for IIT JEE

Indian Institute of Technology is the most prestigious engineering institute in India, and it is the most sought out college by students who want to become engineers. Securing a seat in IIT requires one of the most dedicated preparation. Along with exceptional arduous work, one must be agile and focused during their preparation. Since the syllabus is vast, and competition is challenging, one must stay focused and not lose hope during their journey. Several students opt for tuitions, reference books, and coaching institutes while preparing for JEE exam. However, a…

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This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

Diolanda Caballero’s ears perked up when a guidance counselor mentioned a new website where students could earn scholarship money just for completing routine high school activities. She was a sophomore at Foothill High School in Nevada at the time, dreaming of going to college out of state but worried about the costs. “I was like, ‘I can get a scholarship for getting an A? Heck yeah,’” Caballero says. She signed up for Raise.me the very next day. Raised by a single mother, Caballero will be the first in her family…

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UP govt to set up selection board for primary teachers’ recruitment

UP govt to set up selection board for primary teachers’ recruitment

Uttar Pradesh govt has set the ball rolling to set up a separate board for hiring primary teachers for the first time to ensure transparent recruitment in government jobs in the state. The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has set the ball rolling to set up a separate board for hiring primary teachers for the first time to ensure transparent recruitment in government jobs in the state. The proposed Basic Education Service Selection Board would undertake all recruitments for around 1 lakh primary and around 60,000 upper primary schools…

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IIM-Ahmedabad placements: Amazon comes up with 18 offers

IIM-Ahmedabad placements: Amazon comes up with 18 offers

Amazon makes 18 offers to PGP management class of 2017. McKinsey & Co and Goldman Sachs follow with 15 and 9 offers With 18 offers, e-commerce major Amazon has been the biggest hirer during the summer placements of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A). About 100 organisations visited the IIMA campus to hire students of the postgraduate programme in management, Class of 2017, the institute announced recently . The institute said in a statement that Amazon made the maximum 18 offers, followed by McKinsey & Company with 15 in the…

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Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”. Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was blocked by the federal judge in Seattle on Friday. Saturday saw a federal appeals court reject the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the ban. This means that Mr Trump’s directive will remain suspended and visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan…

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Russell Westbrook Climbs Up Career, Single-Season Lists With Latest Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook Climbs Up Career, Single-Season Lists With Latest Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook’s assault on the stat sheet continued Monday in Utah, where he lifted the Thunder to a 97-95 victory almost single-handed with his 22nd triple-double of the season. In addition to pulling down 10 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists, Westbrook scored 38 points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.4 seconds left. Westbrook’s latest triple-double moves him into a tie for fifth on both the single-season and career lists. ingle-season triple-doubles 1. 41, Oscar Robertson (1961-62) 2. 31, Wilt Chamberlain (1966-67) t3. 26, Robertson (1960-61, 1963-64) t5.22, Russell Westbrook…

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Grammar schools could ask parents for up to £40 a month to make up funding shortfalls

Grammar schools could ask parents for up to £40 a month to make up funding shortfalls

Grammar schools are considering asking parents for cash to make up budget shortfalls set to be caused by changes in funding, head teachers have warned. Families could be asked for £30 to £40 a month to ensure teaching standards do not fall, the Grammar School Heads Association (GSHA) has said. Conservative MPs have called for the Government to review the “unacceptable” reforms, which could leave some schools choosing between cutting facilities or switching off heating to keep costs down. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We have a choice, I suppose….

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Politics heat up over varsity recruitment case

Politics heat up over varsity recruitment case

Politics has heated up once again in Rajasthan over a case being pursued by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) regarding the alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers in the Jai Narayan Vyas University in Jodhpur, after the Supreme Court released the university’s former Vice-Chancellor B.S. Rajpurohit on bail on Monday. The ACB had last week arrested six persons, including former Congress MLA Jugal Kabra who was earlier a Syndicate member in JNV University, in connection with the case involving appointment of teachers during the previous Congress regime in 2012 allegedly in…

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Brexit: Boris Johnson says countries queuing up for trade deals

Brexit: Boris Johnson says countries queuing up for trade deals

Other countries are “queuing up” to sign trade deals with the UK once it leaves the EU, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary also said the UK would not be “hauling up the drawbridge” despite new migration controls promised by Theresa May. Mrs May set out her Brexit strategy – which includes pulling out of the EU single market – in a speech on Tuesday. She also warned the EU not to try to “punish” the UK, saying she would walk away unless the right deal was offered. Brexit…

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