Category Archives: Education

Three Silicon Valley Companies Bridging The Gap Between Education And Workplace Readiness

Members work on laptop computers in a conference room at the Embarcadero WeWork Cos Inc. offices in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. WeWork has focused its attention on Asia since 2016 with the opening of its first facility in Shanghai amid booming demand for flexible work spaces. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg For many young adults, the process Read More

Online education new darling for investors

Yang Zixuan, 8, a student at Beijing No 2 Experimental Primary School learns English through VIPKID online courses. [Photo provided to China Daily] China’s online education sector has been eyed by the capital market as emerging and promising, Securities Times reported Monday, citing multiple industry sources. An unidentified analyst with a Shanghai broker said since 2014, online education companies have Read More

Asian University Rankings 2018: IIT Bombay top among Indian universities, IISc slips

Among the top 10 Indian schools, all except IIT Bombay lost their ground. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay emerged the best Indian university in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings for 2018, which saw most of the top Indian schools slipping in their rankings in Asia. IIT Bombay was ranked 34th in Asia, followed Read More

News in Numbers: IIT Bombay ranks 34th in Asian University Rankings 2018

IIT Bombay is the only one among Indian universities ranked in the top 100 to move up in the QS rankings. Photo: Hindustan Times $30 million What is it? The amount raised by online financial marketplace BankBazaar from Experian, the UK-based credit rating agency and information management company, in Series D funding. Why is it important? It is the second significant funding round Read More

Centre will provide all help to Bihar to improve education sector: Upendra Kushwaha

Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha said the Centre would provide all help to Bihar government to improve the education sector in the state. “We want to tell the Bihar government that the state has lagged behind for past 37 years in improving education sector. It is difficult to rectify the mistakes of 37 years Read More

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Revealed: the 10 worst countries for girls to get an education

Girls sit amid the ruins of a primary school burned down in fighting at the Malakal protection of civilians site in South Sudan. Photograph: George/Unicef South Sudan has been named as the toughest nation in the world for girls to receive an education, with nearly three-quarters failing to attend even primary school, according to an index published this week. Central African Read More

IMPACTing education

Students in the new cohort of the Project IMPACT program (kneeling) are joined by their mentors and Rowan University administrators who lead the initiative. When he is struggling with a difficult class or having a challenging day, Marcus King thinks of a single word: Doctor. “That’s the goal,” King, a sophomore health and physical education major, says simply. Given his Read More

Higher Education Needs a Rethink to Train Tomorrow’s Workforce

Anant Agarwal is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the CEO of edX, the online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. The ways in which the nature of work is changing beyond our control necessitate a more flexible education system, with “students” no longer being defined just as 18-to-22-year-olds on college campuses. In this era of Netflix subscriptions Read More

Madarsas should also impart modern education: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan

Chouhan said children should be given modern education besides religious training to make them good human beings.(HT File Photo) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the madarsas to impart modern education to students along with religious training. Chouhan, while addressing the 20th foundation day of Madhya Pradesh Madarsa Board here on Friday, also announced to raise the annual Read More

NITI Aayog’s Three-Year Action Plan Promotes Inequality In Education Instead Of Solving It

FUSE The 9th of August saw thousands of scientists take to the streets in defence of the scientific temper and against budget cuts and the proliferation of pseudoscience that has plagued various fields of knowledge and academia within the country. Just a few months before the protests came the NITI Aayog’s three-year action plan which contained within it a section on higher education reform. Though Read More