Tag Archives: Indian

Lenovo eyes ‘dynamic’ Indian market for its gaming portfolio

Lenovo has already launched Legion Y520 and Y720 gaming laptops. (Lenovo) Lenovo is looking at the Indian market to push its PC gaming brand Legion. The company says it is banking on the country’s “dynamic” market and a sizeable population, which is interested in high-end gaming devices. “India’s population is so big you do not need many people to get ... Read More »

Number of Indian students in UK on the rise: Envoy

Kolkata British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Thursday that the number of Indian students in the UK was picking up after going through a decline in the last few years. He added that there was no attempt by the UK government to hold back foreign students willing to pursue university education in their country. “There was a decline ... Read More »

How Indian education companies tanked due to unsustainable business models

Debt-heavy business models slammed a variety of education companies Image: Shutterstock Shantanu Prakash was flying high in 2009. The founder and chairman of education tech firm Educomp Solutions debuted on the Forbes India Rich List that year with a net worth of $920 million. Eight years later, he’s barely worth $10 million and the company is in a shambles. Prakash, 52, is ... Read More »

Dear Dr Kasturirangan, Reforming Indian Education Is Not As Tough As It Looks

Dear Dr Kasturirangan, As the former chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), I’m sure you are no stranger to shouldering big responsibilities. Even then, your current responsibility, as the head of the panel to draft the National Education Policy, perhaps dwarfs everything else. Because it has the power to transform India. It is much easier to improve the position ... Read More »

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is here, but the Indian Apps Just Don’t Seem Ready

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India The launch was accompanied by a large number of Indian apps Most of these offer a poor experience on the television screen On Wednesday, Amazon launched its Fire TV Stick in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 (there’s a Rs. 499 cashback for Prime members), which means that for the first time since ... Read More »

IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi’s rank rose 13 places from last year’s 172 in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: For the first time in 14 years, three Indian institutions led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have made it to a list of world’s top 200 universities. The two other Indian institutions in Quacquarelli ... Read More »

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding HIGHLIGHTS Alibaba pumped in $680 million into Paytm’s parent One97 last year Chinese investors are looking to raise their stake to 70 percent in Paytm Paytm Bank will not engage in a rate war with rivals like Airtel Facing criticism over significant Chinese ownership, Paytm Founder ... Read More »

Cambridge, MIT experts to help design syllabi of Indian institutions: Smriti Irani

A file photo of Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The human resource development (HRD) ministry has roped in experts from leading global universities such as the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help design and “internationalize” the syllabi of higher education institutions in the country, HRD minister Smriti ... Read More »

At least 25 Indian students asked to leave US varsity: report

A screen grab of Western Kentucky University website. New York: At least 25 of a total 60 Indian graduate students at Western Kentucky University have been asked to leave their computer science programme after the first semester as they do not meet its admission standards, a media report said on Tuesday. The move will force the students to return to ... Read More »

How Indian universities perform compared with Asian peers

Though IISc and IITs lead the pack of India in the Asian rankings published earlier this week by British ranking agency QS, they still lag behind their Singapore and Chinese counterparts. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint New Delhi: India has 17 institutions among the top 200 universities in Asia, led by the Indian Institute of Science or IISc in Bangalore (33rd rank), ... Read More »