Tag Archives: students

IGNOU announces free education for transgender students in all programmes

In a landmark decision the Indira GandhiNational Open University has announced that transgender students can now study in any of the programmes offered by the university for free. Paying homage to the founding Vice Chancellor G Ram Reddy, current VC Ravindra Kumar announced this decision as the founder’s memorial lecture. “The government should give freedom and spend 6 per cent of the GDP ... Read More »

49% students fail in Bihar Board Class 10 exam 2017

49% students fail in Bihar Board Class 10 exam 2017 The result of Class 10 board exam has been finally declared today, on June 22, by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) and shockingly, 49 per cent students have failed the exam. Only 14 per cent students pass the Bihar Board Class 10 exam with first division The result of ... Read More »

Maths likely to be made optional subject for Class 10 students

The bench has asked the education boards to take advice from experts on whether its suggestions can be acted upon. A bench of Justices V M Kanade and A M Badar, noted that a high percentage of students drop out of schools after the tenth standard as they are not able to clear Maths and language papers. In a bid ... Read More »

E-texbook launched for Haryana school students

The Haryana School Education Board has launched its e-textbook portal from which students can instantly download school books. The website was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. E-textbook portal of the Haryana School Education Board launched The Haryana School Education Board has launched its e-textbook portal from which students can instantly download school books. The website was inaugurated by ... Read More »

Ludhiana teachers asked not to wear jeans as it provocates and distracts students

An order has been forwarded to all the DEOs and principals in Ludhiana to make sure that teachers wear decent clothes to school. The instructions were issued after receiving numerous complaints from parents of students about teachers. Representative Image         An order has been forwarded to all the district education officers (DEOs) and principals in Ludhiana by ... Read More »

Survey confirms immigration fears turning students away from US HE

Anecdotal reports that several months of policy changes in the US, contentious rhetoric around immigration and attempts to freeze entry for foreign nationals from target countries are turning off prospective international students have been confirmed in a survey of nearly 300 international recruitment professionals at higher education institutions. The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’s Trending Topics Survey, ... Read More »

France attracts record number of int’l students, but loses market share

The Campus France report, 4,300,000 Étudiants Internationaux, shows international student numbers were up 7% between 2012 and 2015 to 309,642, making France the world’s fourth most popular study destination and the top francophone destination. “The competition is fiercer and fiercer for everybody. We are less dynamic in the market” However, the report also shows that other study destinations are stepping ... Read More »

France aims to attract 10,000 Indian students by 2020

During a trip to India this week, minster Jean-Marc Ayrault also launched the Bangalore branch of France Alumni, an online platform operated by Campus France that connects former French international students with other alumni and job opportunities around the world. Last year, France welcomed around 4,000 Indian students, a number which is “very insufficient” said Ayrault. “It is very insufficient in ... Read More »

Mexican student’s musical talent wins video contest

Mariana Osorio’s video soundtrack, an original song about how she travelled from one of Mexico’s most dangerous and impoverished states to study art and music in New York, clinched the win for InternationalStudent.com’s Travel Video Contest. “I challenged myself to create something different with the hopes of continuing my dreams of studying in the United States” In the video, ‘This ... Read More »

UKCISA: preserve EU students’ rights post-Brexit

In addition, EU students who are in the UK when Brexit occurs should be exempt from changes to immigration status and any benefits and services they can access at the moment, the association has argued. EU students beginning their studies in 2018 should have access to loan funding and ‘home’ fee status, UKCISA has said This would mean these students ... Read More »