Education Impact Bond to Empower 200,000 Indian Children

Education Impact Bond to Empower 200,000 Indian Children

An 10 million-dollar project was launched by Britain’s Prince Charles which seeks to empower Indian children by imparting quality education. This new Development Impact Bond (DIB) will help to improve education for over 200,000 children in India. This impact project is the largest bond in South Asia and is the latest in the line of several fundraising projects carried out by the British Asian Trust (BAT). BAT is a royal initiative set up a decade ago…

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IIT Bombay To Impart Master’s Degree In Filmmaking

IIT Bombay To Impart Master’s Degree In Filmmaking

IIT Bombay is planning to launch a master’s course in filmmaking. The proposal to offer courses in new areas, including filmmaking and medicine,  was taken by the institute strategy and planning committee headed by the director of the institute, Devang Khakhar. This was part of a recent document outlining the IIT’s growth plan for the next five years. Recently, IIT Bombay saw a surge in the number of students as the institute’s student strength went up…

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India in Birmingham,Birmingham University launches its India Institute

India in Birmingham,Birmingham University launches its India Institute

With the aim of increasing its visibility in India, and in order to encourage greater awareness of the Midlands and UK, the University of Birmingham has launched its India Institute center. The institute will enhance the academic, cultural and business ties between the 2 countries. The University of Birmingham India Institute (UBII) was launched by Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, high commissioner of India, and vice-chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood. Professor Eastwood said: “Our India Institute marks an important milestone…

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Open School Students Eligible to Apply for NEET 2018

Open School Students Eligible to Apply for NEET 2018

Thanks to a new directive from the Health Ministry, several open school students across the country can sit for the upcoming NEET examination.  The Ministry is all set to issue a notice which will make the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and other open school students eligible for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – 2018 say reports. The decision of overturning Medical Council of India’s (MCI’s) order came after the HRD Ministry’s…

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ETS Launches Free Online TOEFL Course, Available from January 24

ETS Launches Free Online TOEFL Course, Available from January 24

ETS has reiterated its commitment to helping students by launching a free online TOEFL prep course. ETS has made TOEFL a bit easier for its abroad students by launching a free online TOEFL preparation course. The six-week long course has started from January 24, 2018, and is available for all TOEFL test takers at  www.edx.org. This test is a gateway to a world of opportunities for millions of people around the world. This English language proficiency…

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BEd Students Vies to Stay Up-to-date, Takes Up MOOCs and Workshops

BEd Students Vies to Stay Up-to-date, Takes Up MOOCs and Workshops

In a bid to stay true to the modern times, teaching aspirants are taking up new courses with an international outlook. More and more students are aspiring to be teachers inspired by some of their own mentors but a fair amount loses the race midway due to lack of relevant knowledge. Most of them are stuck in decadent courses and methods of teaching which have lost relevance in modern times. There is little or no reference to…

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New Computer Labs for JEE Advanced Candidates, 19000 schools are on the fray

New Computer Labs for JEE Advanced Candidates, 19000 schools are on the fray

The Government has directed 19,500 schools to open computer labs to help those candidates who are appearing for JEE Advanced. These new labs will help them to prepare the examination by providing them the opportunity of taking mock tests, ahead of the online-based exam on May 20. The mock tests will be held from May 1 to May 15. This is done in order to equip the rural students for the online format of the…

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7 Facts About Dr Homi Bhabha, Father of Indian Nuclear Programme

7 Facts About Dr Homi Bhabha, Father of Indian Nuclear Programme

Dr. Homi Bhabha is widely regarded as the ‘Father of India’s Nuclear Program’.  He single-handedly revolutionized the world of nuclear energy India, setting the stage for India’s nuclear prowess. A relative of eminent businessmen Dinshaw Maneckji Petit and Dorabji Tata, he did his schooling at Bombay’s Cathedral and John Connon School and entered Elphinstone College at age 15 after passing his Senior Cambridge Examination with Honors. As a student of the Cambridge University, he put India…

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New Images from ISRO’s Microsat and Nanosatellite Gets Released

New Images from ISRO’s Microsat and Nanosatellite Gets Released

ISRO’s Cartosat-2 series has released its first image earlier this week. Soon after this came a  release of new photographs taken by the Microsat and Nanosatellites that were launched on the orbit by the PSLV-C40 on January 12. The new images of Porbandar taken by the 100 kg satellite will usher in a new wave in our satellite imaging technology. Images from the Nanosatellite Tapan Misra, director of Space Application Centre said that the satellite has…

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Government Announces Four New Fellowships For Young Scientists, Researchers

Government Announces Four New Fellowships For Young Scientists, Researchers

Union Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan recently announced four schemes to promote young scientists and researchers in the country. The schemes primarily aim at early recognition and reward to young talent in the field of science.  “The schemes focus on youth to empower, recognize and motivate them,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said, while announcing the new schemes. The Minister said that in a bid to tap the potential of trained faculty in Universities,…

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