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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CBSE Schools Can Order NCERT Textbooks Online For Academic Year 2017-18

CBSE Schools Can Order NCERT Textbooks Online For Academic Year 2017-18

NEW DELHI: NCERT textbooks will be made available to all CBSE affiliated schools for the academic session 2017-2018 and orders in this regard can be placed online. This decision has been taken in a review meeting chaired by the Minister of Human Resources Development. NCERT will be printing and supplying textbooks in adequate numbers for all classes. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has created a link on its official website (cbse.nic.in) for raising online indent for NCERT text books. As per the released circular, the link for online indent…

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Grammar schools ‘may ask parents for hundreds of pounds a year’

Grammar schools ‘may ask parents for hundreds of pounds a year’

Grammar schools in England may ask parents for hundreds of pounds a year to cope with funding cuts, their head teachers’ association has warned. A majority of grammars will be left worse off by proposed funding changes, according to analysis by the Grammar School Heads’ Association. A number of Conservative MPs are urging the government to change its plans. But the Department for Education said it was ending a postcode lottery in school funding. ‘Fundamental change’ The new system is designed to support deprived areas by reallocating existing funding. But…

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94 year old grandmother from New Hampshire gets diploma from SNHU

94 year old grandmother from New Hampshire gets diploma from SNHU

Amy Craton is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and, now, a top graduate of a university at 94 years old. After taking online classes for two and a half years, the Hawaiian native received her bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English in a surprise awarding by officials from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She dropped out of college in 1962 to raise her four children, shortly after her husband divorced her. Decades after, Craton never thought she could still claim her much-awaited diploma. In 2013, she enrolled in online classes in…

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IITs may hold inter-institute tech meet every year

IITs may hold inter-institute tech meet every year

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may hold an ‘Inter-IIT Tech Meet’ every year where the brightest minds from these prestigious institutions will compete and participate in a variety of events. While many of the IITs hold their tech fests, a proposal to hold a joint technology meet was discussed in a meeting of Directors of these institutes held at Kanpur campus earlier this month, sources told PTI. It is learnt that while the Directors were enthusiastic about the idea, the funds and logistics involved were also factored in, they…

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Maruti Suzuki to add 10 more Industrial Training Institutes by next year

Maruti Suzuki to add 10 more Industrial Training Institutes by next year

NEW DELHI: India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is planning to add 10 more Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in order to meet the ongoing demand of manpower at the dealership and future needs. The company will also invest Rs 10 crore at the existing ITIs to equip them with modern equipment and facility. The company is already working with 141 ITIs across 27 states in India to meet the manpower needs at its dealerships and service network across India. Every year 6,000 students who enroll into the ITI professional course for…

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Maruti Suzuki to add 10 more Industrial Training Institutes by next year

Maruti Suzuki to add 10 more Industrial Training Institutes by next year

NEW DELHI: India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is planning to add 10 more Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in order to meet the ongoing demand of manpower at the dealership and future needs. The company will also invest Rs 10 crore at the existing ITIs to equip them with modern equipment and facility. The company is already working with 141 ITIs across 27 states in India to meet the manpower needs at its dealerships and service network across India. Every year 6,000 students who enroll into the ITI professional course for…

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LIC Housing Finance Limited Recruitment for Area Manager – Salary Rs. 14 Lakh per year || Last date 21st March 2016

LIC Housing Finance Limited Recruitment for Area Manager – Salary Rs. 14 Lakh per year || Last date 21st March 2016

LIC Housing Finance Limited has announced recruitment news for the post of Area Manager. Applicants interested in job may apply online on or before 21st March 2016. Detailed job description given below: Name: LIC Housing Finance Limited Post: Area Manager Numbers of vacancies: 10 vacancies Location: All India   Salary / Wages: Salary of 11 Lakh – 14 Lakh per year Education / Qualification for life LIC Housing Finance Limited vacancy: Education / Qualification: Applicants interested in this job must possess any graduate degree along with 3 years of work…

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