Education

Programme for government: Education remains number one priority

A new education bill was announced as part of this year’s programme for government The Scottish government wants to be judged on its record on education so it was fitting that it was the first big theme to be addressed by Nicola Sturgeon when she delivered her programme for government. Improving early learning, raising attainment in schools and helping more youngsters ... Read More »

How MICA Ahmedabad has pioneered the field of management communications?

The world is going digital: We prefer digital content – on smart phones, laptops, desktop computers, and tablets. Businesses also have answered to the need to go down the digital flow and are using multiple touch-points for only one objective – reaching out to their consumers. In the last few years, digital technology has revolutionized the media through which we ... Read More »

‘Higher Education and Silicon Valley’

Despite what might be said while discussing today’s current political climate, higher education does not exist in a bubble. Higher education is twisted and pulled in many directions by local issues that play out in the economy, housing and transportation sectors of the communities it serves. In Higher Education and Silicon Valley (Johns Hopkins University Press), co-authors W. Richard Scott and Michael W. ... Read More »

DSSSB move to recruit 9,000 teachers in Delhi govt schools put on hold

The recruitment of around 9,000 teachers to the Delhi’s government schools has been put on hold by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, following the AAP government’s insistence that the work experience of guest teachers be given weightage in the process. The decision comes a day before the candidates could start applying online for the posts advertised by the Delhi Subordinate Services ... Read More »

JNU reinstates whistleblower former IIT Kharagpur professor

New Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has reinstated whistleblower former IIT Kharagpur professor Rajeev Kumar, whose penalty of compulsory retirement was quashed by Pranab Mukherjee days before he demitted office as president. “In continuation of… HRD Ministry’s letter and Delhi High Court’s order, Rajeev Kumar is requested to resume his duties in School of Computer and Systems Sciences immediately,” an official ... 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 »

Kolkata: British high commissioner bats for education in UK

Representative image. KOLKATA: British high commissioner Dominic Asquith met students of Heritage Institute of Technology today. During an interactive session on “education, skills and entrepreneurship” with the students, he said, “The UK and India have a long relationship and we are looking towards future partnerships particularly in education, skills and entrepreneurship.” The UK, he said, is home to some of the oldest and most ... Read More »

What does the looming debt ceiling battle mean for education?

Dive Brief: A looming Congressional battle over increasing the government’s debt ceiling could see the U.S. Department of Education among the parts of the federal government to shut down if an agreement isn’t reached by Sept. 30, Education Week reports. Among the major potential ramifications of a shutdown would be negative impacts to K-12 budgets and the ability of schools and districts ... 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 »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her mission is moving along, and others say it is a detriment to education

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – Education Secretary Betsy Devos is shining a light on her efforts since her controversial confirmation. Protests continue to follow her as many are still concerned about her effect on public schools. DeVos says she is fighting for every student, but others strongly disagree. Secretary DeVos says everyone should have opportunities for quality education. “The focus is on ... Read More »