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The Education Department is cancelling $10.8 million in student loan debt for students at two shuttered schools

More than 1,500 former students at two shuttered schools will get a fresh start on their finances after the U.S. Department of Education said it will void their student loans. The department will cancel approximately 4,000 loans for ex-students at the Art Institute of Colorado and the Illinois Institute of Art, amid scrutiny from a Congressional committee and a class-action ... Read More »

Higher Education Grants to Minority Students Saw Significant Dip in Last 5 Years, Govt Data Reveals

New Delhi: In what is likely to impact the morale of students from minority communities pursuing higher education in the country, a data provided by the government shows there has been a significant decrease in the number of scholarships granted and in the number of students who have benefited from these grants in the last five years. The allocation of scholarships ... Read More »

Students encouraged to practise Internet safety

STUDENTS at the Chetwood Memorial Primary School in St James were yesterday urged to be “SMART online” as telecommunications firm FLOW conducted an online safety workshop with them. The fourth in a series of sessions organised in observation of Safer Internet Day 2019, which was marked globally under the theme “Together for a Better Internet”, the Flow Foundation was also ... Read More »

College students today value education less and money more: study

What drives you most can ultimately determine your success. And, according to a paper highlighted by The British Psychology Society, millennials pursuing higher education in the U.S. are more motivated than previous generations by making money. Researchers from San Diego State University came to the conclusion after assessing surveys of incoming college freshman conducted between 1971 and 2014. Over eight million students in total, ... Read More »

Ryan murder case: Odisha government issues guidelines for safety of students

After CBSE, the Odisha government has issued guidelines for school authorities on the security of students in the government schools. As per the guidelines, each visitor including parents would have to bring their identity cards before entry into school premises. Moreover, the visitors should be given a photo ID by the school until the time they are present on the ... Read More »

UGC to grant 10 institutes freedom to admit foreign students without government approval

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has formulated new guidelines for “institutions of eminence”, allowing them to extra foreign students, fix fees and collaborate with foreign educational institutions without seeking government approval. There will be a total of 10 “institutes of eminence” which will be free to admit foreign students on the basis of merit. A maximum of 30 per cent ... 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 »

NEET: Tamil Nadu students may get exemption as law ministry clears ordinance

The law ministry on August 16 cleared an ordinance of the Tamil Nadu government which demands exemption of the state’s students from the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) — common medical entrance test. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cleared the draft ordinance in consultation with Attorney General K K Venugopal. The official, who requested anonymity, said the ordinance will be applicable ... Read More »

Bhimrao Ambedkar University issued warning by UGC: Discrimination against SC, ST students not to be entertained

Staff members and officials of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) have been told by the UGC that no act of discrimination against SC, ST students will be entertained. Image source: bbau.ac.in Staff members and officials of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) have been told by the University Grants Commission (UGC) that no act of discrimination against scheduled caste (SC) and ... Read More »

Supreme Court to hear the petition challenging TN government regarding 85 per cent reservation to students

On Thursday, the Supreme Court will hear a petition over the Tamil Nadu government order which allows 85 per cent reservation to students studied in State Board and also Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students. This petition also challenges the state government’s reservation to only 15 per cent seats for students outside State Board post National Eligibility and Entrance ... Read More »