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  • Dalit, minority kids pushed out of schools: HRW

    New Delhi, April 22 : School authorities in India have persistently discriminated against children from Dalit, minority and other marginalised communities, pushing them out of education, a report by Human Rights Watch said Tuesday....

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  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Partners with Katha

    New Delhi, Apr 22 : Encyclopaedia Britannica, best known for authoritative reference material recently partnered with Katha, an independent Indian publisher with over 300 titles translated from 21 Indian languages, to take the best Indian stories published by Katha to the children across the world....

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  • 'Four-year undergrad programmes need of the hour'

    By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri, New Delhi, April 17 : Ashoka University, a philanthropic higher-education initiative of a group of entrepreneurs and business leaders, is set to open its doors in August with four-year undergraduate programmes in the liberal arts. Similar term courses in Delhi University have led to widespread resentment and criticism....

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  • MDIS declares admission for MSc Health Sciences (Management)

    New Delhi, Apr 16 : Singapore based not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning, Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) recently announced the intake of students and professionals for an evolutionary program in MSc Health Sciences (Management), awarded by the Northumbria University, UK....

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  • Australian school leaders build links with Indian counterparts

    New Delhi, Apr 14 : Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling on Monday hosted a reception for 10 principals and senior teachers from Australian schools who are visiting India to learn about the local education system and build personal and professional relationships. They are in India for the Australia-India School Leaders' Professional Learning Program (SLPL) - a professional exchange initiative pioneered by the Indian and Australian Governments and the Asia Education Foundation "It is tremendously useful for these teachers to develop an understanding of India and share it with their students back in Australia," Suckling said. "Participants will get important perspectives on contemporary India and develop a deeper understanding of current connections between our two countries. This experience offers unique opportunities for building personal and professional relationships across cultures," Suckling said. "These people to people links are critical to the strong relationship that Australia and India share," Suckling added. School leaders will be partnered with an Indian school and participate in a school visit and homestay program. The participants will each spend four days living and working with an Indian host school. In addition to the school and homestay, the program includes visits to culturally and socially significant sites in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The hosting Indian school leader will participate in a reciprocal visit in June 2014. The program in Australia involves workshops on school leadership, models of schooling and management, evaluation and assessment, school visits focussed on innovation and homestay with the Australian school leader....

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  • 27th convocation of IGNOU on Apr 16

    Pune, Apr 12 : The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will hold its 27th convocation on April 16 at its main campus in Delhi for students passing in December 2013 and June 2013 term end examinations (TEE)....

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  • 27th convocation of IGNOU on Apr 16

    Pune, Apr 12 : The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will hold its 27th convocation on April 16 at its main campus in Delhi for students passing in December 2013 and June 2013 term end examinations (TEE). A release issued by regional IGNOU department here today stated that Ashok Thakur, additional secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of Human Ressources Development, will be the chief guest and will deliver the convocation address, and Dr Vijitha Nanayakkara, vice chancellor, The Open University of Sri Lanka, shall be the guest of honour. Professor M Aslam, vice-chancellor, will preside over the function, the note said....

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  • WBUT launches credit transfer system

    By Deepayan Sinha, Kolkata, Apr 10 : The West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) on Wednesday announced Credit Transfer System for engineering students, set to be implemented after the Lok Sabha elections....

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  • IIM Shillong wins L'Oreal Brandstorm 2014

    Mumbai, Apr 8 : A three member team from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong, recently won the National Finals of L'oreal Brandstorm - the flagship international marketing competition hosted by cosmetics and beauty product brand L'oreal....

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  • Smartur to make children aware regarding politics

    Kolkata, Apr 7 : Smartur (www.smartur.com), start-up in the space of digital content solutions for schools and students, recently launched the online initiative 'ABC of 2014 Elections', in an attempt to create basic awareness about Indian politics and elections of our country amongst children....

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  • 14 lakh take JEE (Main) exam

    New Delhi, April 6 : About 14 lakh students appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2014, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Sunday....

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  • Ethiopia once again looks to Indian teachers

    By Aparajita Gupta, New Delhi, April 6 : Ethiopia, where Indian teachers have long been revered, is again looking at Indian teachers and trainers in various fields as the ancient East African nation, where one of the earliest traces of human existence has been found, shifts its economy from an agrarian to an industrial one....

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  • IGNOU to host 27th convocation

    New Delhi, Apr 4 : The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is all set to hold its 27th Convocation on Apr 16 here, for the students passing in December 2012 and June 2013 Term End Examinations (TEE)....

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  • iLEAD hosts workshop on faculty development

    Kolkata, Apr 2 : Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Development (iLEAD) recently conducted a two-day workshop on 'Faculty Development', with Ashley Braganza, Professor, Brunel University, UK and Melvin N Johnson, Professor, Tennessee State University, USA, here,...

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  • IGNOU organized free health camp for employees

    New Delhi, Mar 28 : The Indira Gandhi National Open University's (IGNOU)'s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) organized a free Health camp in collaboration with Max Healthcare Super Specialty Hospital in Saket for all the employees, their family members, daily wagers and staff on contract basis of IGNOU on Mar 26....

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  • A school that scripts new chapter for deaf children

    By Deepa Rana, Roorkee (Uttarakhand), March 27 : "I will make your sketch by the night," said Amar, closing his fingers like he was dimming the sunlight, as he continued talking in sign language. He is one among 109 children at the deaf school, a first of its kind initiative by the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (IIT-R), which gives them vocational training and helps them become self-reliant and confident....

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