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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 »

After years of shunning fixed maturity plans, Franklin Templeton re-enters the segment

Among the top 15 fund houses in terms of fixed income assets, 78.9% of Franklin Templeton’s fixed income assets lie in securities rated AA & lower; the most in such companies. What is special about Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Ltd launching a new fixed maturity plan (FMP)? On 20 March, it launched a new fund called Franklin India Fixed ... Read More »

A New Year’s Resolution For Higher Education: Debt-Free in ’18

This song from 1989 always comes to mind during the holidays. First, because I have a strong memory of listening to this album – Blind Man’s Zoo – one Christmas break while doing primary research for my college senior thesis in economics (an econometric comparison of the American and Canadian university systems). But more important, because I picture Natalie Merchant’s Dust Bowl ... Read More »

Ten years on, TEDGlobal is tackling Africa’s education crisis

Emeka Okafor wants tough questions asked of Africa’s education systems. “It’s all well and good to talk about what might be working but if you don’t address the problems that could upend everything then there isn’t much left,” he says. Okafor is a co-curator of TEDGlobal being held in Arusha, Tanzania this week. It’s the second time the ideas and technology conference ... Read More »

IBM to train 25 million Africans in five years

IBM Digital – Nation Africa, which will be rolled out on a cloud-based learning platform, will provide free programmes to users to help nurture innovation, and improve digital competence. The company will invest $70m into the initiative which will focus on cultivating skills for “New Collar” jobs – a range of careers which include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and the cloud computing. “Industries across ... Read More »