Higher Education News
Off-centre | Education spending isn’t just confined to one ministry; other ministries too contribute substantially
Each and every of the 28 states and nine union territories has an education budget. What is more, even when it comes to the Union government, practically every ministry spends on education
Off-centre | India’s education expenditure: Where is the money going?
This year’s Union Budget has allocated the highest amount ever to the education sector; it’s more than 8% over last year’s original budget and 13% over the revised and reduced figure
Foreign varsities in India aimed at globalisation of higher education, says UGC chief
UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar said it will help tap the 'huge appetite' of Indian students and allow them foreign qualifications at an affordable cost
Professors of Practice: Varsities able to hire experts as 10% faculty, degree & publications not mandatory, says UGC
According to new guidelines notified by the University Grants Commission on Friday, experts from fields such as engineering, science, media, literature, entrepreneurship, social sciences, fine arts, civil services, and armed forces among others will be eligible to be hired under the category
Digital lending in the education sector: How financial barriers are fading
Based on the creditworthiness and requirements of the students, companies today provide a wide range of loan offers that can cover up to 100 per cent of the finance requirements
India and UK sign agreement for recognising each other's higher education qualifications
According to the British government, the agreement will make UK universities even more appealing to Indian applicants and will provide an economic boost
PM Modi releases benefits under PM CARES for children; promises stipend, loans for higher education
PM CARES for Children Scheme was launched to support children who have lost both their parents or legal guardian or adoptive parents or surviving parents to COVID-19
As India readies for CUCET, here’s what we should do to make it work well
The CUCET would be conducted from the year 2022-23 by the National Testing Agency as specified in para 4.42 of NEP 2020, which recommends a common entrance test for higher educational institutions
How marriage for girls at the age of 21 will make a big difference
It’s time we stopped telling 50 percent of our population that they are not required to operate in the ‘real’ outer world after 18
Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of university named after Jat figure in Aligarh
The university is being established by the Uttar Pradesh government in memory and honour of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a freedom fighter, educationist and social reformer
Salgy Baran tops university entrance exams in Afghanistan but uncertain future looms
The 18-year-old wants to stay and become a doctor, but as with so many other Afghans, those plans were plunged into doubt when the Taliban rolled into Kabul this month
National Overseas Scholarship: State must undertake vast expansion of scheme; will benefit nation in long run
For marginalised communities, modern education is a precious asset and a way for acquiring socio-economic mobility in an unequal society
COVID-19 impact: Experts in overseas education on how Indian students can navigate new challenges while applying
Study Abroad platforms that provide guidance, test prep and other essential services to students have been especially hard-pressed to rise to the practical challenges posed by COVID: closed borders or travel bans, slowdowns in visa appointments, cancelled exams, vaccination or quarantine requirements, and students’ understandable unease with online-only courses.
As COVID-19 fuelled shift to online learning, Indian students reflect on how their overseas education experience was impacted
As classes went online, social interactions ceased, and decisions about travel — whether for fieldwork or to one's home or institute — became fraught, Indian students enrolled at foreign universities had to look for new ways to cope.
A Pandemic Year for Women: On leaving home to find a distant, foreign one, during a global crisis
This essay is from our International Women’s Day 2021 series, about women who rose to the challenges of being mothers, artists, professionals, students, and above all — individuals trying to make their way through an unprecedented time — over this pandemic year.
IIT Jammu and J&K govt sign MoU to enhance quality of higher education
The scope of the agreement between the Higher Education Department Jammu and Kashmir and IIT Jammu includes academic, research, administrative and consultancy collaborations
Narendra Modi calls NEP ‘way to empower every student’, urges its implementation in ‘letter and spirit’
The prime minister said that the education policy, like defence and foreign policies, is not of the government but of the country
For Indian universities, post-COVID-19 world offers level playing field in higher education; specialist courses, foreign collaborations can help attract students
Indian universities can attract domestic students by providing a global experience, such as by facilitating internships abroad, or partnering with large organisations for work-based learning.
Karnataka CET 2020 to be held on 30 and 31 July, says Deputy CM CN Ashwath Narayan; exam was earlier scheduled for April
Karnataka CET 2020 was earlier scheduled to be held between 22 and 24 April but was postponed due to nationwide lockdown.
Kashmir fumes as crawling 2G internet hits businesses, academics; stricter norms in place to verify pre-paid customers
The low-speed internet has both affected the businesses and the academic activities in Kashmir.