Education

CAT 2017: This is how you need to start preparing for exam to get admission in IIMs

CAT 2017, which is going to be held on November 26, is now just three months away. CAT consists of three sections which are Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). Each of these sections is allotted one hour and there are 100 questions altogether. Important topics in each section Quantitative ... Read More »

Attention, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University is launching a new course on the singer to teach about black feminism

Copenhagen University will now be teaching its students about Beyonce from the next academic session. ‘Beyonce, Gender and Race’, a new course being offered at Copenhagen University Rejoice, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University will now be teaching its students about the popular singer, Beyonce, from the next academic session. The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies is offering the class titled ... Read More »

New curriculum could be ‘disastrous’, says education expert

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 in 2010, could widen the attainment gap, not close it. The ... Read More »

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 »