Oxford appoints Ritu Kapur on Board of Advisors for Journalism

Oxford appoints Ritu Kapur on Board of Advisors for Journalism

New Delhi [India], Feb. 7 : Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at Oxford University's Department of Politics and International Relations appointed Ritu Kapur, Co-founder of The Quint, to its advisory board. Other prominent appointees to the board include Madhav Chinnappa, Google's Director of Strategic Relations for News and Publishers, and Jimmy Mayman, former CEO, Huffington Post.

The board brings together top media professionals from across the globe, creating a network between major players in the world of journalism, and the Reuters Institute. The advisory board plays a central role in providing direction to the Institute's work.

Oxford Varsity study says 47 percent modern day jobs will be claimed by automation by 2033

Oxford Varsity study says 47 percent modern day jobs will be claimed by automati

New Delhi, Feb.6 : A University of Oxford study has revealed that by the year 2033, as many as 47 percent of modern day job roles could be claimed by automation.

Take for instance the hospitality industry, it will experience or be exposed to technological advances in four areas in 2017.

The first and the foremost is the use of Geo-targeting and Beacons. Geo-technology provides filtered, location-based information from services or devices such as Snapchat or iPhone. With the help of GPS, geo-tech can help get messages to the people close by. Even online, adverts using 'geo' technology drive significantly more traffic back to their websites.

Harvard Business School's upcoming executive education program to explore what it takes to be an exceptional business leader

Harvard Business School

New Delhi [India], Nov 30 : Harvard Business School (HBS) will host their upcoming executive education program, Maximizing Your Leadership Potential India from 06 to 09 February, 2017 at the HBS style classroom, Taj Land's End, Mumbai.

The program will help participants explore ways to adapt their leadership style to meet every challenge as they improve on their ability to drive essential change, motivate their teams to achieve strategic objectives, and compete successfully in the dynamic Indian business environment.

One examination, one fee, one course transparent admissions process for SRM University, SRMJEEE 2017

New Delhi [India], Nov 21 : The application for the B.Tech admission for the academic year 2017 in SRM University is being launched on Saturday, 19thNovember 2016. The admission to B.Tech is based on the eligibility criteria in the qualifying examination i.e., Higher Secondary Examination and SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE) (UG) 2017.

It is mandatory that all candidates have to give SRMJEEE to get an admission into B.Tech offered by SRM University in Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani and NCRcampuses.

Our emphasis this year will be on One Entrance Examination One Counseling, One Course One Fee, All B.Tech Programmes All Campuses.

More time given to some students after Printing Error on SAT test

More time given to some students after Printing Error on SAT test

A printing mistake was found in the instructions on many SAT tests given by US students on June 6.

There was a chaos among students taking the SAT as the error found on exam's instructions affected the time they had for completing a section.

Students usually have 20 minutes to complete sections 8 and 9 of the 10-section college admission exam. That allotment for 20 minutes appeared in proctors' scripts and manuals for those sections Saturday.

However, students' test booklets told test takers that they had 25 minutes, leading to confusion in hundreds of schools across the United States. Some invigilators cut students off after 20, while others were allowed to have the extra five minutes.

Texas A&M University Professor Fails His Entire Class

Texas A&M University Professor Fails His Entire Class

Irwin Horwitz, a professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston, failed his entire class and left his position last week.

The professor said since teaching the course of strategic management, he has caught and seen students cheating.

He said that he was told to 'chill out', 'get out of my space', 'go back and teach', had one student cheat by signing in for another, one student not showing up but claiming they did, listened to many hurtful and untrue rumors about himself and others.

"None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character", Horwitz wrote in his email.

Department of Education levies 30-million Fine on Corinthian Colleges

Department of Education levies 30-million Fine on Corinthian Colleges

On Tuesday, the US Department of Education has fined Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. $30-million. The DOE has alleged that for-profit college operator has enrolled students with increased job placement rates.

Already, Corinthian has been selling off and closing a number of its campuses across the country as asked by the Education Department. And, now this fine acts as another blow for Corinthian. It is been a long time now that the job placement rates for Corinthian graduates have been in spotlight.

Last year, the department stopped Corinthian's access to federal student aid after it was being said that the company has falsified the data. It shall be noted that the fine is currently applicable on one branch of Corinthian's operation - the Heald College system.

10 reasons Why Choose Australia If you Want To Study Abroad

10 reasons Why Choose Australia If you Want To Study Abroad

Listed below are 10 reasons for why one should choose Australia as an option if interested in studying abroad.

• No need to learn new language:

If one is not interested in learning a new language then Australia is the perfect place, because English is also a major spoken language in Australia.

• Australia is blessed with exclusive varieties of Flora and Fauna:

The nation’s around 80% of plants and animals are found only in Australia. The variety of animals you can see here over any other place in the world is astounding. Also this is the perfect place if one needs a degree in related science fields.

• Amazing Beaches:

Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Also many of those beaches are rarely touched by humans.

• Cultural Places:

Video shows Fraternity Members singing a Racist Chant

Video shows Fraternity Members singing a Racist Chant

A video has been circulating on social media, where members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which is one of America's largest college fraternities, could be seen singing racist language. According to a statement given by the president of the school on Sunday, the University of Oklahoma has been investigating the video and it will be very early to comment anything on it.

In the tweeted statement, the University of Oklahoma President David Boren said, "If OU students are involved, this behavior will not be tolerated and will be addressed very quickly. This behavior is reprehensible and contrary to all of our values". The president added that confirmation would cause him to ban the fraternity chapter from campus.

New York City’s charter school conducts rally to support expansion of charter schools

New York City’s charter school conducts rally to support expansion

On Wednesday, a rally was conducted by New York City’s charter school in Albany in order to support expansion of charter schools. The rally was attended by thousands of students, some state leaders and a pop star. According to organizers, the event was organized to attract attention to schools, which are not operating properly.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, called for some educational reforms, together with one which would permit for an additional 100 charter schools, and another that could pave the way for charter organizations to take over regular public schools.

Over 350 Teachers urge Archbishop to drop proposed morality clauses from teacher handbook

Over 350 Teachers urge Archbishop to drop proposed morality clauses from teacher

A letter has been signed by about 350 teachers in high schools asking Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to drop proposed morality clauses from the teacher handbook. These high schools are administrated by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.

The organizers said that the letter has been signed by more than 70% of the faculty and staff at the affected schools. About 126 teachers and staff from Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, 74 at Archbishop Riordan and 68 at Marin Catholic and 87 from Serra High School in San Mateo have signed the letter.

Association of MBAs accredits IIM-Calcutta

MBAThe Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) has earned the accreditation of the venerated Association of MBAs (AMBA).

AMBA is the top European accreditation body for business schools. Accreditation by AMBA represents the topmost standard of achievement in the field of postgraduate business education. Established in 1967, AMBA aims to raise the profile of business education.

IIM-C will enjoy the coveted accreditation by AMBA for a period of five years, after which the European accreditation body will conduct another round of evaluation for renewal.

No cap on number of students who can study in Britain: Cameron

David-CameronKolkata, Nov 14 : British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday assured students that there was no upper limit to the number of candidates interested in studying in Britain.

At an interactive session at the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta here, Cameron sought to address concerns of Indian students whose number in British educational institutions has fallen steeply.

"There is no cap on the number of students that can study in Britain. If you get a graduate paid job, you can work in Britain after your studies," Cameron said.

India has massive challenges in higher education, says PM

Manmohan-SinghNew Delhi, Nov 7 : Massive challenges lie ahead for India as far as higher education in science and technology is concerned, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Thursday.

"India's research output as global share of scientific publications was a mere 3.5 percent in 2010 whereas China's share was 21 percent in 2007. The total number of patent applications filed by Indians in 2010 comprised only 0.3 percent of the total applications filed globally," Manmohan Singh said at a conference of directors of National Institutes of Technology (NIT) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Caltech named world's top university again

CaltechLos Angeles, Oct 3 : The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has again been named the world's top university by the Times Higher Education Global Ranking.

It is the third year in a row that the British organisation ranked Caltech first among the top 200 universities around the world, Xinhua reported citing a Caltech announcement Wednesday.

Harvard University, Oxford University, Stanford University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology round out the next four top institutes in the 2013-2014 rankings.

IIM-C ranked No. 1 in Finance & No. 2 in Economics

IIM-C ranked No. 1 in Finance & No. 2 in Economics The Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta (IIM-C) got two new feathers after it was ranked No. 1 in Finance and No. 2 in Economics among the top global business schools.

According to the Financial Times Global Masters in Management 2013 survey, the finance section at the country's premier business school is the best in comparison with the same subject taught at the world's leading 70 business schools.

In addition, the Calcutta-based institute grabbed the second position for its economics module in the same study.

iPad-centric schools open in Netherlands

iPad-centric-schoolsAmsterdam, Aug 23 : Seven iPad-centric "Steve Jobs schools" opened their doors across the Netherlands earlier this week.

The elementary schools, where iPads play an important role in education and where each student gets his or her own iPad, will educate students as per the principles of the O4NT foundation. O4NT is the Dutch acronym "education for a new era", which emphasises the role of the iPad in an elementary school environment, Xinhua reported citing local media.

Education quality poor in India: Pitroda

Sam-PitrodaKolkata, Aug 22 : Sam Pitroda, a senior advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Thursday voiced concern over the quality of education in India.

"Leaving aside the top five percent universities, I feel the quality of education in India is pretty bad and I say it with a great deal of concern," Pitroda said here.

The advisor to the prime minister on public information infrastructure and innovations was speaking at the first convocation of Presidency University.

Indian Overseas Bank addressing complaints on education loan

indian-overseas-bankChennai, Aug 8 : The Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) is alive to complaints of students pertaining to education loan and to a large extent has succeeded in addressing them, a senior official of the government-owned bank said Thursday.

"Some of the branch managers are new and hence they need to be trained. We have also issued a master circular on the various aspects of education loan. Whenever complaints are received they are sorted out immediately. The complaints have come down to a large extent," Indira Padmini, general manager told IANS here.

India's first technical university for women in Delhi

IGDTU-For-WomenNew Delhi, June 13 : To cater to women desiring higher education in technology and research, the country's first ever technical university for women was inaugurated here Thursday.

The Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University (IGDTU) has been upgraded from the erstwhile Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology which was set up in 1998.

It is offering four B. Tech courses and five M. Tech programmes that include masters in computer application.

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