Education

[OPINION] EDUCATION AND LIBERATION

I have watched Julius Malema over the years with some indifference and then interest and last week I found myself feeling proud as he graduatedwith a BA Honours degree in Philosophy. We must support the youth in our country to seek out role models who represent what is possible in South Africa. Malema was teased for failing woodwork. He never defended ... Read More »

World University Rankings 2018: IISc ranked highest from India, overall ranking falls

Credit monitoring agency Equifax revealed shocking news late Thursday: A data breach of the company’s servers from mid-May through July 2017 resulted in the theft of the personal information of up to 143 million U.S. consumers—a huge chunk of the country’s 324 million population. Equifax says the breach leaked highly sensitive information, too, including “names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s ... Read More »

IBPS Clerks 2017: Notification out, registration to begin from September 12

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released notification for the clerk exam 2017 through the Common Recruitment Process (CWE Clerk VII) on the official website – ibps.in. This time, there are 7884 jobs for bank clerks, which is nearly 60 per cent less than previous year. In 2016, IBPS released 19,243 vacant posts and 19 banks participated in ... Read More »

3 Ways Startups Can Prioritize Team Education

What’s the value of a “brand-name” education for a startup? An analysis last year from First Round Capital found that of the companies it had funded, those with a founder from an elite school — the Ivy League, Stanford or MIT — beat other companies’ performances by about 220 percent. Related: 3 Ways to Encourage Employees to Keep Learning Obviously, then, a superbly ... Read More »

UP govt asks madrasas to recommend names for teachers’ award

The Uttar Pradesh government has asked madrasas to recommend names for the State Teachers’ Award 2016-17. Applications can be submitted to minority welfare officers in districts from September 11 to September 29. Minorities Welfare Director NP Pandey said teachers with an experience of 15 years can send applications for the Rajya Adhyaapal Puraskar. Differently abled teachers need to have an ... Read More »

GATE 2018: These preparation tips will guide you to score well

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a great opportunity for students to start a career in PSU jobs or get admission in post graduate engineering courses at top institutes. The GATE 2018 exam dates have been declared and is scheduled for February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018. IIT Guwahati will be conducting the exam in an online mode for ... Read More »

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 »