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Govt. to launch SWAYAM platform with 350 online courses
New Delhi , Feb 1: Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament, on Wednesday said that the government proposes to leverage information technology and launch 'SWAYAM' platform with at least 350 online courses. Read Full Story

Industrybuying announces first ever affiliate program in B2B e-commerce
New Delhi , Feb. 1 : : India's leading B2B e-commerce company, Industrybuying, announced the launch of its first ever affiliate program called 'IB Affiliate'. This program is essentially a marketing tool that will enable publishers to monetise their content by advertising contextually-relevant products and referring visitors to the Industrybuying site. Read Full Story

Cambridge English to partner with key educational institutions making English language assessments more accessible
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Cambridge English Language Assessment invited several educational institutions across the country to partner with them, by signing Letters of Intent, to work towards developing effective English language communication skills for both teachers and students. Read Full Story

MBBS, BDS course admissions in Tamil Nadu to continue on marks obtained in higher secondary exams
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 31 : A Bill was tabled in the Tamil Nadu Assembly today to allow MBBS and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course admissions to continue on basis of marks obtained in higher secondary exams rather than on the basis of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination. Read Full Story

Oxford University Press organises English skill workshop for primary and secondary school teachers
New Delhi , Jan. 28 : Oxford University Press India (OUP) organised an interactive Nelson English skills workshop for primary and secondary school teachers on Monday. The workshop was led by Heather French, a trainer who has over 25 years of classroom experience in British and international primary and secondary schools around the world. Read Full Story

Sri Venkateswara College wins Great Britain debate in Delhi
New Delhi [India], Jan.28 : The Delhi edition of the Great Britain Debate organised by the British High Commission and hosted by the Lady Sri Ram College was won by Anmol Sharma and Sidaq Batra of Sri Venkateswara College. The runners up were Pratyaksha Jha and Aritro Bose of Ashoka University. Read Full Story

IIMs to be declared as Institutions of National Importance
New Delhi, Jan 24 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved the Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Bill, 2017, under which the IIMswould be declared as Institutions of National Importance which will enable them togrant degrees to their students. Read Full Story

IDP Education to organize Australian Education Fair in Delhi
New Delhi , Jan.24 : IDP Education India, the leading student placement service provider will be organizing Australian Education fair in Delhi at Hotel Le-Meridien on January 28 for students aspiring to pursue higher education in Australia. Read Full Story

Takshila Learning, comprehensive platform for online learning launches augmented reality based courses
New Delhi , Jan 19 : Takshila Learning, leading organization in the online education, today announced the launch of its commercial services; it will focus on providing quality education to the students using cutting edge technology. Users can now have access to education anywhere, anytime and on any device within a matter of minutes. Read Full Story

IDP Education to organize 'Australian Education Fair' across 14 Indian cities
New Delhi , Jan.19 : IDP Education India, a leading student placement service provider, will be organising education fairs in 14 Indian cities for students aspiring to pursue higher education in Australia. Read Full Story

Check Out! These education apps might help you score better
New Delhi , Jan. 19 : The examinations are getting yet more competitive and students are fighting to secure the top position with only minuscule difference of decimals. Read Full Story

AIIMS signs three MoUs to expand infrastructure, other facilities
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with NBCC (India) Limited, HSCC (India) Limited and with HITES HLL Life Care Ltd. to expand infrastructure and other facilities. Read Full Story

India will establish five world class educational institutions for minorities by 2018
New Delhi , Jan.17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP Govt. in India will establish 5 world class educational institutions to provide better traditional and modern education to students belonging to Minority communities by 2018. Read Full Story

IIMC to offer post graduate course in Urdu journalism
New Delhi , Jan. 17 : The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is all set to start a post graduate course in Urdu journalism from today in New Delhi, which will be launched by Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu. Read Full Story

IIT Madras wins top honours in first season of Samsung E.D.G.E. campus program
New Delhi , Jan.16 : Samsung India conducted the first season of its campus program Samsung E.D.G.E. with participation from the country's brightest minds at leading B-schools and engineering colleges. Read Full Story

MindHour presents unlimited exam doubt support
Bangalore, Karnataka , Jan. 16 : MindHour, an EduTech company, announces 'Free and Unlimited Doubt Clearing' support named 'MindHour Se Poochhlo' starting on Monday on their website. Read Full Story

Founding class of Vedica scholars 2015-16 graduates successfully
New Delhi , Jan.14 : On 23rd December 2016, the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women held its first ever Convocation Ceremony for the Founding Class of 2016 at the Sanskriti Kendra lawns. Vedica is a re-imagined MBA programme for women based in New Delhi. This 18-month full-time, residential, post-graduate programme boasts of a pluridisciplinary curriculum with diverse modules in management, liberal arts, communication skills and leadership that have been carefully crafted to the expectations of employers today. Read Full Story

Ability grouping in schools help gifted students to perform better
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 14 : A new study says that, to help academically talented students, schools should use both ability grouping and acceleration. Read Full Story

Australia and India deepen school partnerships
New Delhi, Jan 13 : Australia and India have enhanced their bilateral school collaboration with the arrival of Australian teachers in Delhi under the 2017 Australia-India BRIDGE School Partnership program. Read Full Story

Ajivasan organised first ever 'Ajivasan's Karaoke Club'
New Delhi , Jan 13 : It was fun time at Ajivasan Music Academy when students across various branches came together for the first time ever Ajivasan Karaoke Club. It was a day full of music when students of all age groups sang their favourite songs on karaoke. Post karaoke sessions, was the time to get engage into musical activities. Read Full Story

Samsung announces 'Samsung Star Scholar' scholarships for students qualifying IITs, NITs
New Delhi , Jan 12 : Samsung India on Thursday announced 'Samsung Star Scholar' scholarships for 150 outstanding students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools who have qualified for an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) or a National Institute of Technology (NIT) in India. Read Full Story

OTBL launches environment conservation programme for Gujarat schools
New Delhi , Jan 12 : ONGC TERI Biotech Limited (OTBL) has recently launched a new educational programme called 'Protectors of the Environment' to sensitize and motivate young school children and adults in environment conservation under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Read Full Story

UPES enters into academic partnership with Xebia IT Architects India
New Delhi , Jan.10 : UPES announced entering into an academic partnership with Xebia IT Architects India today to introduce two new full-time B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) programs starting academic year 2017-18. These programs are B.Tech (CSE) with specialisation in DevOps and B.Tech (CSE) with specialisation in Big Data. Academic collaboration with Xebia is the latest in a series of partnerships that UPES already has with leading industry giants such as IBM, L and T, Mahindra and Mahindra, Philips Carbon Black Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and KPIT. Read Full Story

CBSE Class 10, 12 board exams to start from March 9
New Delhi , Jan. 9: Ending suspense among students and parents, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday announced that they will conduct the exams for Class 10 and 12 from March 9 in view of the state elections conducted in five states i.e. Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Read Full Story

IGNOU launches Certificate Programme in Russian Language
New Delhi, Jan 9 : The School of Foreign Languages of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a Certificate programme in Russian Language which aims to provide the basics of Russian Language for beginners enabling them to read, write and speak Russian language in an accurate manner. Read Full Story

REVA University announces sponsored seats for Indian Army kin
Bengaluru, (Karnataka), , Jan. 9: Bengaluru based REVA University on the occasion of their Founder's Day, announced a first of its kind initiative, allocating sponsored seats to the kin of Indian Armed Forces personnel. Read Full Story

ASM, Harvard Business School collaborate to become 'HBX CORe'
New Delhi , Jan 6 : Audyogik Shikshan Mandal (ASM) becomes the first Indian B-school to collaborate with Harvard Business School for its HBX CORe. HBX is a digital learning initiative powered by the faculty of Harvard Business School and CORe is a multi-week online program designed to teach the fundamentals of business thinking. Read Full Story

Gradeup introduces modules for UPSC civil services exam on its app and web
New Delhi , Jan 6 : India's largest test-prep community Gradeup has introduced the UPSC civil services on its app and web to add to its diversified portfolio of competitive exams including Banking, SSC, GATE, TET (teaching) CAT and JEE exam. Read Full Story

Google CEO Sundar Pichai interacts at IIT-KGP; talks machine learning, Digital India and more
New Delhi , Jan 5 : After announcing the Digital Unlocked initiative for Indian small and medium businesses (SMB), Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday visited his alma mater IIT-Kharagpur. Read Full Story

SRM Carnegie Mellon University twinning programme, combining better of two worlds in embedded software engineering
New Delhi , Jan 4 : Higher education abroad has till recently been a sequential two-step process: completing the degree in India and then going overseas for higher studies. With innovations in education provision, it is now possible to complete part of the course in India and finish the rest in a partner university abroad. Not just cost savings, but an International degree is at hand with the trappings of a multi cultural experience that is an integral part of studying abroad. Students are increasingly looking for multiple pathways for higher studies. SRM University has built up an enviable repertoire of them: Semester Abroad Programme (SAP), Dual Degrees and Twining or Transfer Degrees, where learning takes place in both partner institutions. Read Full Story

Macmillan Education introduces 'Curriculum Connect' for smooth transition to 'New CISCE Syllabus'
New Delhi , Jan 2 : To help young learners develop 21st century skills and meet the needs of a rapidly evolving world, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations released a progressive new curriculum at their annual conference in November 2016. Read Full Story

Skill Development should be part of educational curriculum: Nirmal Singh
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Sunday said the government is mulling to introduce skill development courses in the educational institutions, so that the students are provided with the knowhow and technical knowledge of various vocations. Read Full Story

Macmillan Education introduces 'Curriculum Connect' for smooth transition to 'New CISCE Syllabus'
New Delhi , Jan 2 : To help young learners develop 21st century skills and meet the needs of a rapidly evolving world, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations released a progressive new curriculum at their annual conference in November 2016. Read Full Story

Skill Development should be part of educational curriculum: Nirmal Singh
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Sunday said the government is mulling to introduce skill development courses in the educational institutions, so that the students are provided with the knowhow and technical knowledge of various vocations. Read Full Story

IMI, New Delhi completes its final placements in three days
New Delhi , Dec. 30 : IMI New Delhi, one of the leading management schools in the national capital, completed its final placements for the batch 2015-17 in three days, comprising 247 number of students. Read Full Story

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?
London [UK], Dec. 26:Nearly 4,000 British primary school children enrolled for weekly one on one maths sessions with Indian and Sri Lankan tutors. Third Space Learning, the company providing the lessons is targeting pupils struggling with maths - particularly from underprivileged backgrounds. The platform will become one of the first using artificial intelligence (AI) software to monitor, and ideally improve, teaching. Read Full Story

IIT Kharagpur students sit on hunger strike against fee hike
Kharagpur, Dec. 21 : The students of IIT, Kharagpur, are sitting on a hunger strike against the institution's decision to hike the registration fee. Read Full Story

Kanpur: PM Modi to lay foundation of nation's maiden Indian Institute of Skills
Kanpur, Dec. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today will lay the foundation stone of the country's first ever Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur, the idea of which was conceptualized by him during his visit to Singapore's Institute of Technical Education. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh to open new Central Detective Training School building in Ghaziabad
New Delhi [India], Dec. 16 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the new building of the Central Detective Training School (CDTS) in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, today. Read Full Story

Oxford University Press organizes workshop by Nicholas Horsburgh for latest interactive methodologies
New Delhi [India], Dec 6 : Oxford University Press India (OUPI) has announced an interactive English Language Teaching (ELT) workshop for School teachers, which is led by OUP author and educationist Nicholas Horsburgh, the author of New Oxford Modern English, one of OUP's most popular ELT courses among both teachers and students for almost three decades. Read Full Story

Candor International School conferred prestigious 'Green Pentagon Award' by iCare
New Delhi [India], Dec 5 : Candor International School conferred prestigious 'iCare Green Pentagon Award' to inspire sustainable pattern of development while eliminating environmental risk factors which contribute majorly to the global toll of more than ten million child deaths annually. Read Full Story

Parent-school relationships key to child's development: Study
New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Kids digital learning platform found that a majority of parents aspire to provide their children with an environment that encourages learning. Read Full Story

Harvard Business School's upcoming executive education program to explore what it takes to be an exceptional business leader
New Delhi [India], Nov 30 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Harvard Business School (HBS) will host their upcoming executive education program, Maximizing Your Leadership Potential India from 06 to 09 February, 2017 at the HBS style classroom, Taj Land's End, Mumbai. Read Full Story

Whistling Woods International launches its 8th school of design with France's ECV
Mumbai [India], Nov.29 (ANI): Whistling Woods International (WWI), India's leading institute for Film, Communication and Media Arts, today, launched its latest venture Whistling Woods International School of Design in association with ECV, a leading Design school in France. Read Full Story

TopRankers launches its exclusive offline app
New Delhi [India], Nov 28 (ANI): TopRankers, a Bengaluru-based online test preparation portal which enables students to prepare for competitive exams through an innovative platform, announced the launch of its offline mobile app exclusively for students preparing for Banking and Government exams such as IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RRB, SSC, Railways etc. Read Full Story

betterU, Pluralsight tie-up to offer leading-edge professional tech learning in India
Bangalore/Mumbai[India], Nov 21(ANI): betterU, an education marketplace focused on bringing quality education from around the world to Indian learners, on Monday announced a partnership with Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals. Read Full Story

One examination, one fee, one course transparent admissions process for SRM University
Chennai [India], Nov.21 (ANI-Newsvoir): The application for the B.Tech admission for the academic year 2017 in SRM University was launched on November 19. Read Full Story

Hunarr introduces 'Job Role' based educational program search
New Delhi [India], Nov 18 : Hunarr, an online training aggregator connecting training seekers to training providers, introduces its latest service in Job role based training program for candidates. Read Full Story

Australia partners with India for leadership training in skills education
New Delhi [India], Nov.18 : Australia's Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes are conducting the third tranche of a program aimed at helping India upskill its vocational training leaders and support its target to train 400 million people by 2022. Read Full Story

J-K: Govt. announces mass promotion of classes 5th, 9th 11th
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 17 : The Jammu and Kashmir Government has announced a mass promotion for classes 5th to 9th and 11th and waive off term-2 exams for students of Classes 8, 9 and 11 of all government schools. Read Full Story

Pre-school education improves alphabet recognition skill
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 (ANI): According to education experts, a child's pre-school years are important to their educational development and preparation for success in school. Read Full Story

Jammu and Kashmir State Board exams marked by over 94 percent attendance
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov.15 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir State Board examinations for Classes 10 and 12 commenced on Monday, and has been marked by attendance touching the 94.53 percent. Read Full Story

Manipal University signs MoU with University of Wollongong, Australia
New Delhi [India], Nov 14 (ANI): Manipal University and University of Wollongong Australia signed a general Memorandum of Understanding for student and faculty exchange and working in various areas ranging from Engineering, humanities and sciences, medicine, and business, aside from other disciplines. Read Full Story

Class 10 board exams in Kashmir Valley begins from today
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 14 (ANI): The annual Class 10 and 12 board examinations in the Kashmir Valley will kick-off from Monday. Read Full Story

Students' self-regulation affects ability to learn
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 13 : A recent study has found that the mindsets and self-regulation of students impact their ability to learn. Read Full Story

Sportido supports importance of developing sporting culture in Indian schools
New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 : Sportido mobile app that helps users connect with like-minded players, book sporting facilities and discover a range of sporting and fitness activities, aims to take forward a strong sporting culture in schools in India, ahead of Children's Day. Read Full Story

KOMPANIONS launches K-LAB, India's first 3D knowledge laboratory in NCR
New Delhi[India], Nov. 11: KOMPANIONS, an innovative Ed-Tech-Sci organisation launched India's first 3D Knowledge Laboratory (K-LAB) in Delhi/NCR. The new initiative is to benefit both schools and parents. Read Full Story

Now science will not be boring for kids anymore!
Washington D.C. (USA), Nov. 11 : Does your kid hate science and find it boring? Read Full Story

Over Rs. one crore in scholarships awarded to academically brilliant, underprivileged girl students at BML Munjal University
New Delhi [India], Nov 11 : Teena and Manisha Khandelwal were brilliant students throughout their schooling and were passionate about learning Engineering from a young age. However, they faced a roadblock in terms of funding. Their father was extremely keen that his daughters pursue their passion for engineering and get an opportunity to study engineering at a leading institute. Similarly, Nikita Baronia - the daughter of a grain merchant in Mauranipur - performed exceptionally well at school and was extremely interested in studying Computer Science. Nikita faced a similar challenge to Teena and Manisha one of insufficient monetary funds to pursue her studies. Read Full Story

14,000 graduands to be conferred upon degrees, diplomas during Convocation 2016 of Amity University
Noida (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Nov. 10 : It was a historic moment at Amity University Uttar Pradesh when Honorary Doctorate Degrees were conferred upon Najeeb Jung, Delhi Lieutenant-Governor along with Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman and MD Apollo Tyres; Anil Kohli, Honorary Brigadier; Mukul Rohatgi, Attorney General of India and Sean Tompkins, CEO RICS Global during the first day of 12th Convocation Ceremony at University Campus, Noida. Read Full Story

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