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Warburg buys into education NBFC

Last month, Blackstone had acquired Aadhar Housing Finance, an affordable housing finance firm, from WGC and others, including DHFL.(Shutterstock) AddThis Sharing Buttons Global private equity giant Warburg Pincus Group is acquiring a nearly 80 per cent stake in education NBFC Avanse Financial Services from Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) and Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC). WGC is one of the promoter ... Read More »

Budget 2019 likely to boost India’s education sector

ndia’s Annual Budget decides the way ahead for different sectors in the country. In this year’s Budget, the Government has emphasised on education along with other sectors. How the Budget 2019-20 will pave way for improvement in education sector, observes Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, The Shahani Group, for Elets News Network (ENN). Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, The Shahani Group The acting Finance ... Read More »

India Is No Lesser Than Any Other Country In Education: Princess Of Sharjah

India is no lesser than any other country in education: Princess of Sharjah COIMBATORE:  Princess of Sharjah, Sheikha Hend Bint Faisal Al-Qassemi Monday lauded the Indian higher education system and medical institutions, saying it was on par with those abroad. She said Indian talents have found pride of place in global companies and space agencies like Google and NASA. At ... Read More »

Deloitte to provide education, skills training to 10 mn girls, women by 2030 in India

Professional services firm Deloitte Sunday said it will provide education and skills trainingto 10 million girls and women in India with an aim to equip them to find a meaningful work. The exercise will be carried out under its global initiative WorldClass, Deloitte said in a statement. The initiative aims “to support 10 million girls and women by 2030 through education and skills development,” it ... Read More »

HRD introduces 70-point grading index to assess quality of school education in states

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states. “We have decided that a state performance grading will be done wherein the states will be marked out of 1,000 scores on 70 parameters,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here. This will give the correct picture of ... Read More »

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost

Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 trillion. Photo: HT New Delhi: To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs 1 ... Read More »

How to fund child’s education: Take a loan or use own funds?

Keeping your accumulated savings invested and taking an education loan instead can benefit you. Photo: Alamy Any big-ticket spending requires you to either have the required funds in place or a financing option. When dealing with long-term financial goals, such as higher education of children, you have the advantage of planning much in advance. Here’s how you can go about ... Read More »

Government approves integrated school education scheme

Calling it a ‘holistic approach to education’, the government said the integrated school education scheme will lead to ‘an integrated administration looking at school as a continuum’. Photo: HT New Delhi: In a decision aimed at bringing together all school education-related schemes, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on Wednesday approved an integrated school education scheme that will subsume Sarva Shiksha ... Read More »

State sets up international education board

Syllabus will initially be used in 100 government schools The State government has set up the Maharashtra International Education Board to oversee its foray into international schools. “The idea is to upgrade existing government schools and provide the best quality education on par with the International Baccalaureate (IB) syllabus. Currently, we have chosen 100 government schools where this syllabus will ... Read More »

For-Profit Higher Education: Yes, Like This Please

A Laureate University student works on creating an electric-powered model car. Laureate is the largest international for-profit higher-education provider in the world, and last year, it became the first benefit corp to IPO. Less than one-third of the global student-aged population is enrolled in higher education. I’m not an education expert, but that makes me think about two things: First, ... Read More »