Success In GCC Education Requires Savvy Deal-Making And Execution

Rising demand for education in the GCC is driving an investment boom in the sector. The number of announced private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions in education increased three-fold in the past decade, which resulted in the sector ranking second in private equity transactions of all sectors in the Middle East from 2011 to 2015. Although rising demand in ... Read More »

New curriculum could be ‘disastrous’, says education expert

The Curriculum for Excellence was introduced in Scotland’s schools in 2010 One of Scotland’s leading experts on education has warned that the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) could be “disastrous” for school pupils. Prof Lindsay Paterson, from the University of Edinburgh, said the programme lacked “academic rigour” and was “dumbing down” education. He also said the programme, introduced in Scotland’s schools ... Read More »

Ten years on, TEDGlobal is tackling Africa’s education crisis

Emeka Okafor wants tough questions asked of Africa’s education systems. “It’s all well and good to talk about what might be working but if you don’t address the problems that could upend everything then there isn’t much left,” he says. Okafor is a co-curator of TEDGlobal being held in Arusha, Tanzania this week. It’s the second time the ideas and technology conference ... Read More »

Quiz on ASEAN to be organised for students to mark association’s 50th anniversary

New Delhi How much do you know about the Association of South East Asian Nations or ASEAN? Students can test their general knowledge by participating in a quiz being organised by the Thai Embassy on September 1 from 9 am to 1 pm. The winning team will be awarded Rs 50,000. The ASEAN Quiz is open to all students of grades ... Read More »

DU student polls: NSUI wants more ‘democracy walls’ for posters, 24-hour grievance cell

New Delhi The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday called for a 24-hour grievance cell to address issues during polling and more ‘democracy walls’ on campus for the contestants to put up their campaign posters. In a memorandum given to the Chief Election Officer (CEO), the students’ wing of the Congress also asked him to allow students to cast ... Read More »

‘Won’t stop funding to women study centres’, says UGC

The support for women’s studies centres was under the plan head from the Sixth Plan onwards. These centres were established and sustained by special grants and support given by the UGC. University Grants Commission Following a University Grants Commission (UGC) notice that makes funding for women’s studies centres in universities and colleges across India uncertain after September 30, the commission ... Read More »

No exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu, Supreme Court directs government to start counselling process

In a major blow to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court today asked the state to follow National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) after the Centre said the state cannot be exempted. The apex court also directed the Tamil Nadu government to start counselling process immediately and finish it by September 4. As The Indian Express reported yesterday, the attorney ... Read More »

KEA to release NEET 2017 second allotment list today at

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will release the second allotment result for admissions in medical and dental courses in the state today at The seat matrix was released on August 17. As per a notification, 1720 medical and 1937 dental seats are available for allotment. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check their result from the official website ... Read More »

The IRC and Sesame Workshop bring education and hope to refugee children

The International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop—the nonprofit, educational organization behind Sesame Street—are working together to give millions of refugee children in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and northern Iraq the support they need to learn, grow and thrive. The Syrian refugee crisis is the defining humanitarian issue of our time. It challenges our morals, imagination, leadership, and global stability. Failing to act can cast ... Read More »

Osmania University OUCET 2nd allotment result 2017 to release today at

Osmania University has announced that it will release the results for the second phase of allotment through the university’s Common Entrance Test (OUCET) 2017 for undergraduate courses today. Candidates who have applied can check their allotment from the official website. “Second phase Allotment Result will be available on 19/08/2017 after 2:00 PM,” the university said in a notification. The facility ... Read More »