Education

Reimagine Education awards salute innovation

The top prize was scooped by e-learning project, Osmosis, from Johns Hopkins University, which provides resources for students studying medicine around the world. “It’s a real honour to be in this environment in the first place” The programme analyses content taught in class and provides the learner with personalised resources using memory science techniques. Caleb Furnas, director, user growth and experience ... Read More »

UK-India Year of Education & Research launches

Launched in New Delhi last week, the programme will encourage collaboration across a range of initiatives, including the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development’s Global Initiative for Academic Networks, which facilitates international scholars coming to teach in Indian institutions. “Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK electrified the UK-India relationship, setting new, more ambitious goals for our shared future” Javid ... Read More »

Series B funding for Malaysia’s EasyUni.com

EasyUni.com, which lists over 70,000 courses and programmes for 2,000 colleges and universities in more than 20 countries, says it will use the funding to expand into new markets and develop its product. “EasyUni.com wants to be the portal to go to when students all over the world look and apply to a university of their choice,” said CEO and ... Read More »

OEB: edtech can reduce learning divide in TVET, experts charge

Jo Swinson speaks at the OEB plenary debate. Discussions at the event centered on the learning divide in vocational education specifically and whether educational institutions are equipping students with 21st century skills. “We have to count technology as an educational ally” Referencing national strategies to increase education including UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Mark West of UNESCO in France, argued: “What ... Read More »

Core, not cash, counts for IIT-Kharagpur students

Bucking the trend followed by engineering graduates in the recent past, about 100 IIT-Kharagpur students have skipped placement for blue-chip companies this year to apply for jobs in core engineering sectors. Though this has surprised many, both faculty and students were happy at this reverse trend that has become the talking point at ongoing campus interviews. For over a decade, ... Read More »

Debate forum changes topic citing “prevailing political climate”

The Indian Union Debate Forum had to change the topic for one of the two debates it is organizing on Saturday, after a politician they invited to speak, a member of the BJP but not of Parliament, accused them of “inciting anti-India sentiment.” Another, also from the Hindu Right, wondered if they were “being funded by ISI.” The IUDF — ... Read More »

Chennai floods: Karunanidhi urges PM Modi to postpone civil services (mains) exam

A day after the Centre announced that the Union Public Service Commission would conduct civil services (main) examination at 23 centres from December 18 to 23, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to postpone the exam in view of heavy rain and floods in Chennai and nearby districts. In a letter to Modi, Karunanidhi said: ... Read More »

HRD ministry signs MoU to set up 3 IIITs on PPP mode

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding with some private players for setting up of three Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in Ranchi, Nagpur and Pune on public-private partnership (PPP) mode. The three institutes would be set up in collaboration among state governments, industry, and the Centre and are expected to bring out ... Read More »

IIT Roorkee introduces new grades in its marking system

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R), which was in the eye of a storm recently over the expulsion of 71 students from the institute for not scoring the minimum 5 CGPA, has now introduced two new grades in its Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) grading system. Although institute officials aren’t willing to disclose much about the reason for the ... Read More »

CHARUSAT kicks off workshop on French language

Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT) is organizing a workshop on French language. During the nine-days long workshop that began on December 7, Kalpesh Patel, a renowned expert of French language is providing functional knowledge of the language to the students. Keeping in mind the increasing demand of French language across the globe, the Department of Humanities and Social ... Read More »