Category Archives: Education

Education-focused REITs as capital source for schools

REITs provide long-term growth capital minus the debt burden to school owners. Photo: Mint India has over 497 million people in the education-seeking category of 5-24 years, or 37.1% of the country’s total population, according to the United Nations. Of these, 377 million young Indians fall in the school-going category of 5-19 years—this demographic dividend has generated considerable optimism, given Read More

Govt to raise 1 trillion from market for funding education infrastructure

Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas as well as new medical colleges and central universities established after 2014 will get grants to service the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) loans. New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday allowed the human resource development (HRD) ministry to raise ₹1 trillion from the market for funding education research and infrastructure. The funds will be raised Read More

Delayed interest payment can increase education loan burden

Banks may allow for interest payment along with the EMIs after the moratorium period. Photo: iStock Marketing campaigns for education loans from banks or from non-banking financial companies make it a point to highlight the repayment holiday or moratorium period on the repayment of the loan. In most cases, the moratorium period extends up to six months after the completion Read More

DU admissions 2018: Delhi University’s add-on courses offer decent options

Delhi University students can supplement their studies by joining add-on courses. Most colleges offer add-on courses in foreign languages, media and communications and photography. Institute of Home Economics (IHE) introduced new courses this year – Radio Production & Radio Jockey(under department of communication and journalism), Computer-aided Design, and Certificate course on Organisation and Management of Early Learning Centres. “Earlier we Read More

The guide to moving abroad: Education

Moving abroad with a family presents a few additional things to consider. One of the big ones is how to educate your children in your destination country. The usual options are to either enrol them in a local school or an international school. With this chapter of the guide to moving abroad, we’ll help you think about the pros and Read More

An expensive education is not necessarily the best

If the push for affordability deters outstanding teachers from seeking opportunities in the UAE it is the pupils who might suffer.  Victor Besa / The National On Tuesday, staff at the UAE largest private education group were given the news that teachers’ salaries would not be hiked in 2019 and at least 75 non-education personnel would be let go. As The National reports, Read More

Compulsory Board Exam for Sanskrit? RSS Body’s Input for New Education Policy

  Representational Photo New Delhi: ‘Baalak, Balkau, Balkah’, the Sanskrit’s dreaded shabd roop that made most English medium students sweat during their middle school days may soon return to haunt in high school. But if you still want to get rid of the subject, you may perhaps look for respite in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Latin and Greek. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-backed Bharatiya Read More

DU admissions 2018: Nearly 90% of UG applicants are from CBSE

Almost 90% of those who applied for the undergraduate courses in the Delhi University (DU) this year come from the CBSE, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Haryana boards, according to official data released on Monday. This year, 278,574 candidates applied for admission in the UG courses in across 60-plus colleges of the DU during the registration process carried out between Read More

Standard of entrance exam for AIIMS cannot be diluted, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that the standard of entrance examination for premier medical college AIIMS cannot be diluted and has refused to do away with the online MBBS under-graduate entrance test for this year. Some candidates have challenged the AIIMS online entrance test for MBBS courses to be held in May 26 and 27 in two shifts each day Read More

SC/ST engineering students learn at faster rate: Study

Engineering students from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the Scheduled Castes (SC) learn at a faster rate than those from the general category, according to a study carried out by Stanford University, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the World Bank. The study on learning assessment outcomes, which was carried out between October and November 2017, and Read More