IIT Kharagpur Alumni Announces Faculty Excellence Awards, Chairs

IIT Kharagpur Alumni Announces Faculty Excellence Awards, Chairs

The awards were conferred on the occasion of the Annual Alumni Meet last week. KOLKATA:  The alumni of IIT Kharagpur have instituted several Chair Professorship Awards and Faculty Excellence Awards for senior, mid-level and new faculty members. The awards were conferred on the occasion of the Annual Alumni Meet which ended on January 14, 2018. The awards are based on student feedback on teaching, peer recognition through national and international awards, research output such as papers and citations, doctoral guidance, research and development activities in terms of sponsored research and industrial…

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Bihar Board Intermediate Exam 2018 Admit Card Released; Exam To Begin On February 6

Bihar Board Intermediate Exam 2018 Admit Card Released; Exam To Begin On February 6

Bihar Board Intermediate Exam 2018 Admit Card Released NEW DELHI:  Bihar School Examination Board has released the admit card for the board exam for intermediate students. The admit cards are available for download from January 17, 2018 and will be available till January 20, 2018. The admit cards will be available for download on the official website (srsec.bsebbihar.com). Heads of the educational institutes have been directed to download the admit cards of students and issue the same with signature and stamp. The exam for Bihar board intermediate students will begin on February 6,…

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Job Opportunities At Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited

Job Opportunities At Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited

RBI Recruitment: Job Openings At BRBNMPL, Assistant Manager Post NEW DELHI:  Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) has invited applications for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Manager (Ink Manufacturing and Rajbhasha). A total of 7 vacancies are open for recruitment at upcoming Security Ink Manufacturing Unit at Mysuru in Karnataka and for the positions of Rajbhasha Adhikaris for its units at Mysuru, Salboni and Corporate Office at Bengaluru. Interested and eligible candidates are required to send their application by post. Details of the recruitment are available at the…

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Commentary: The disconnect in Utah’s public education funding

Commentary: The disconnect in Utah’s public education funding

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Gary Herbert holds a press conference to release his proposed 2018 budget at Davis Technical College in Kaysville on Wed. Dec. 13, 2017.Funding public education systems is not inexpensive. More so, supporting high-quality schools in a state with a young, increasingly diverse and growing population means adequate resources are more critical today than ever before. While Utah has held education funding steady in recent years, our investment is not strong enough for every child to succeed. Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert released his…

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Online education start-up Springboard raises $9.5 million funding led by Costanoa

Online education start-up Springboard raises $9.5 million funding led by Costanoa

Bengaluru: Online education start-up Springboard, which provides courses for professionals, on Monday said it has raised $9.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Costanoa Ventures, with participation from Learn Capital and Appdynamics founder Jyoti Bansal. Existing investors including Blue Fog Capital, Rocketship.vc and Moneta Ventures also participated in the round. Springboard has offices in Bengaluru and California. It focuses on skill-based courses like data science, user experience design and business analytics, among others. It will use the fresh funding to expand into newer verticals and geographies in India,…

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Get Important Tips fromVrundaRathi: JEE Main 2017 Topper

Get Important Tips fromVrundaRathi: JEE Main 2017 Topper

JEE is a joint entrance examination conducted by the CBSE for admission to engineering programs in the centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs), National Institute Of Technology (NITs) etc. It is also a qualifier for appearing in JEE Advanced exam. In general, the exam comprises of two different papers: Paper 1 for B.E/B.tech courses and Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.planning courses both of which is divided into three parts with 30 multiple choice questions carrying 4 marks for each correct answer and -1 for every wrong answer. In an overall analysis, this…

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Is college education all you need to succeed?

Is college education all you need to succeed?

These young Kenyans did not go past secondary school, but are running well-to-do businesses. Lack of a college degree, they say, shouldn’t hinder you from achieving your dreams. Tony owns Antelox Agency, a branding and digital agency that offers web designing and digital branding services. On average, his business earns him Sh200,000 a month. Tony did not go past primary school. The only academic papers he has is his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education certificate, which reflects a poor score of 185 marks out of a possible 500 marks. “My…

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THE reporter honoured at education journalism awards

THE reporter honoured at education journalism awards

A Times Higher Education reporter has been named the UK’s higher education journalist of the year. Holly Else won the Outstanding Higher Education Journalism category at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ annual Education Journalism Awards. Her winning submission centred on a feature published in January 2017 that explored how likely academics were to confess to errors in their research. Three other THE journalists were on the five-strong shortlist for the category: data editor Simon Baker, reporter Jack Grove, and former reporter John Elmes. Mr Baker was also on the shortlist for the Outstanding Use…

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Evidence-based education needs standardised assessment

Evidence-based education needs standardised assessment

The latest Gonski review aims to improve evidence-based decision-making in Australian school education. It recognises that governments’ educational investment must be based on more than politics, just as teachers’ instructional decisions must be based on more than intuition. Like other professional sectors, Australian education must be guided by rigorous evidence of what works, for whom and in what contexts. Standardised assessments, like NAPLAN, are powerful tools in building a strong evidence base for education policy and practice. As NAPLAN enters its second decade, it is timely to reflect on how Australia can make best use…

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AICTE bars Delhi college from admitting students due to lack of infrastructure

AICTE bars Delhi college from admitting students due to lack of infrastructure

The AICTE has also issued a show cause notice to the administration of the college for failing to comply with the recommendation of a Standing Appellate Committee (SAC) issued in April. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has barred GB Pant Engineering College here from admitting students for the academic year 2017-18 as it lacks basic facilities and infrastructure. The apex regulatory body for technical education, in its notice, stated that the college lacks facilities like research labs, sick room, common room for boys…

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