Category Archives: Education

Netanyahu’s Education Policy: A Speech and a Brochure

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a ceremony celebrating the new school year in Yad Binyamin, Israel, September 2, 2018.Avi Ohayon (GPO) In September 2007 the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company published an interesting study called “how the world’s best-performing school systems come out on top.” It piqued the interest of then-opposition chairman Benjamin Netanyahu. At the time, there was a Read More

Tips To Prepare for Examinations

Triumph is an outcome of hard work. Success doesn’t come and hold you overnight. It demands perseverance, determination and hard work. However, a few students incline to get tensed during the last minute preparation. And, the last 24 hours of preparation might be demanding. If it is organized in a right pattern, that will definitely take you through the best Read More

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