Singapore PM to Focus on Indian Trade Education

Singapore PM to Focus on Indian Trade Education Singapore is ready to help India in setting up a world – class skill development centre, imparting vocational education, in the national capital region. An agreement on establishing such an institution is expected to be signed after Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 11th July, 2012 ( Wednesday ). Singapore’s Education Minister Heng Swee Keat is accompanying the PM, and they are expected to formulate the details with the Union HRD Ministry and Planning Commission. During their talks, both the Prime Ministers will deliberate on ways to […]

CII, Microsoft, TCS representatives to address EPSI Delhi convention

CII, Microsoft, TCS representatives to address EPSI Delhi convention Top Educators, Policymakers and Industry Experts will address a National Convention on “Indian Higher Education – Vision for Quality, Autonomy & Accountability”, to be organized by Education Promotion Society for India ( EPSI ) in New Delhi on 24th March, 2012 and 25th March, 2012. Key speakers at the inaugural session of the two – day convention beginning Saturday, 24th March, 2012, include Shri E Ahmed, Union Minister of State, MHRD; Dr Pritam Singh, Director General, IMI; Mr Lokesh Mehra, Director – Education Advocacy, Microsoft Corportion ( India ); Ms Shalini […]

Melbourne University tops Reputation Ranking

Melbourne University tops Reputation Ranking The University of Melbourne has been ranked top in Australia in the 2012 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings and 43rd best university in the world. Melbourne, is also the leading university in the Oceania region apart from having risen two places from the inaugural reputation rankings last year. The rankings are based on a survey of 17,554 academics from 137 countries, according to the university statement released. The survey asked academics, based on their experience and knowledge, to nominate up to 15 of the “best” institutions in their field of expertise. The reputation rankings […]

University Grants Commission News

PG Courses Enrolment Enrolment Ratio in PG Courses only 12 percent University Grants Commission’s ( UGC ) Acting Chairman Ved Prakash has said only 12 percent of graduates are seeking admission to postgraduate ( PG ) courses in various universities and institutions in the country and there are glaring regional imbalances in the enrolment of students in higher education. He was speaking at the 5th National Assessment and Accreditation Council ( NAAC ) accreditation ceremony Bangalore on 16th September, 2012. Prof.Prakash said only 1 percent of postgraduate students enrol for research programme in various fields. The UGC had chalked out […]

English and Foreign Languages University News

EFLU Second Campus Uncertainty looms over English and Foreign Languages University Second Campus The English and Foreign Languages University ( Eflu ) may have to shelve its plans for a second campus in the city for the next five years. The Ministry of Human Resource Development ( MHRD ) has allotted just about 161 crore under the XII Plan to the varsity as against an estimated 600 crore requested by Eflu authorities. The varsity was planning to procure land from the state government this year to go ahead with its expansion plan. Eflu requires a new campus as its student […]

Karnataka Higher Education News

National Level Entrance Test MHRD proposes National Level Test for Entrance to Higher Education In a move that could radically change the system of admissions to colleges and institutions of higher learning, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is contemplating introducing a national – level entrance test for different streams of learning. Speaking at the 17th National Annual Sahodaya Schools’ Conference at Bangalore, organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Sahodaya School Complex of Bangalore, MHRD Joint Secretary, S.C. Khuntia, said that the test would evaluate the aptitude of students in various streams at the level […]

Higher Education Abroad News

SC ST Students to Get Coaching SC / STs to get Coaching for Foreign Education Exams 2013 The government has decided to provide coaching to 5,000 candidates of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes this year to enable them to pass GRE, TOEFL and IELTS and pursue higher education in the US and Europe. The “foreign education” to these disadvantaged sections will be extended using the funds of SC / ST sub – plans which are now named Indiramma Kalalu. 500 Candidates to go Abroad Arrangements are being made to send 500 candidates abroad this year, to begin with. An advisory […]

Seminar on studying in Minnesota

Seminar on studying in Minnesota The Northwestern College, Minnesota, the U.S., will organise a seminar on “Opportunities to Study in the United States” at The Residency, Coimbatore, on 30th November, 2010 and 1st December, 2010. According to a release, students desirous of pursuing higher education in the U.S. can attend the fair and meet the representatives of the college. The college offers courses in communication studies, digital media arts, journalism and public relations, art and graphic design, theatre, world languages, music, business and marketing, management information systems, physical education, education, psychology, science (pre-medicine), biology, mathematics, English, history, biblical and theological […]

TNOU to provide Free Education to 20,000 Widows, Orphans

TNOU to provide Free Education to 20,000 Widows, Orphans The Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) has devised a ‘beneficiary plan’ wherein it would provide free of cost education / training to 20,000 widows and destitute / orphan students in Tamil Nadu. This scheme will be implemented through community colleges with the funds received by the university from the Distance Education Council, New Delhi. Kalyani Anbuselvan, TNOU Vice-Chancellor along with Registrar S. Shanmugiah and senior university officials made a presentation here on Sunday on the various academic and administrative plans of the university. “Our university is concerned about the welfare of […]