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£1.5mn fund to boost creative ties

There is exciting news for artists, cultural organisations and those with a creative bent of mind. The British Council and the Arts Council England have announced a £1.5million lottery fund to encourage creative ties between India and the UK.

MICA welcomes transgenders on campus

After a recent SC ruling this April that recognises Transgenders as ‘third gender’, MICA has decided to include transgenders in its application process, for its next academic year.

Green celebration for the young

Young people in Delhi are all set to have a blast this Diwali. Urging people to celebrate a green Diwali, Ananya Mahant, a student of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University says, “Diwali is a festival of spreading happiness.

Want to study in the UK?

While various reports show that the number of Indian students applying to the UK universities has continued to fall, Hannah Cockburn, head, political & bilateral affairs, begs to differ.

Peace messengers from Nagasaki

To abolish nuclear weapons, students from Japan are carrying out a ­signature collecting ­campaign

A ranking system unique to India

Sridhar says that with the increasing globalisation of higher education, Indian universities need to compete to attract the best intellectual students and best qualified faculty from across the world.

Panel working on a ranking framework

The human resource development ministry has proposed the formation of a committee that will work on developing a framework for India-specific rankings. “Indian universities (and colleges) will be ranked in comparison with peer universities/colleges. Foreign universities/colleges will be included in this.

His mountain-high calling

Satyarup Siddhanta is a self-confessed child of the mountains. Be it his annual vacations to Darjeeling as a kid or his college days in Sikkim, he grew up admist mountains. But it was in Bengaluru, far away from his home turf, that his sojourn with the hills finally began.

Not registered even after completing 5-year course

Students of architecture schools not approved by CoA were denied registration, which meant they could not practice

Students to get an insight into the parliamentary system

A total of 150 students from across the country have been selected for a first-of-its-kind model youth parliament (MY Parliament) to be held in Delhi starting September 27. The aim is to engage the youth in the policy-making process and to give an insight into the ­working of the parliamentary system.

Want to go on a space odyssey?

Mangalyaan, the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) launched by the Indian Space Research organisation (ISRO) passed a crucial test early this week and enters the Martian orbit today.

‘All allegations against CoA are baseless’

Professor Uday Gadkari, president, Council of Architecture, is upset with corruption charges on granting approval to many institutes. He tells HT Education about the steps the Council has taken to safeguard the interests of the students.

Organise data, improve score

Take practice tests to crack data and reasoning sections

NSDC will now skill paramedics

The National Skill Development Corporation, which has identified 29 job profiles for paramedics, will allow students to complete their training programmes at their convenience.

Many countries do not have full-time courses for paramedics

Paramedical education in India is highly disorganised. According to a report by the Planning Commission of India, the country needs as many as six lakh doctors, 10 lakh nurses and huge numbers of paramedics. In fact, in primary healthcare centres (PHCs) alone, there is a shortage of 54,037 specialists and paramedical staff.
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UGC to outsource NET exam to CBSE

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to outsource the National Eligibility Test (NET)  for lecturers to CBSE.

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

Eligibility: Graduation degree with 60% marks. For medical/dental candidates should have MD/MS/MDS degree with at least 60% marks in MBBS/BDS aggregate

Commonwealth scholarships 2014-15

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom is inviting applications for Commonwealth Scholarships for master’s and PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development.
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