IIM-A raises fee for flagship two-year programme by Rs1 lakh

IIM-A stated that the increase is necessitated as the institute’s costs have been rising in step with inflation. Photo: Mint Ahmedabad: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has increased the fee for its flagship two-year postgraduate programme in management (PGPM) from Rs.18.5 lakh to Rs.19.5 lakh. The new fee structure will be applicable from the […]

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JEE Main not to give 40% weightage to Class XII scores

Christopher Eisgruber. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Princeton University president Christopher Eisgruber says India is a growing source of talent for the institute, both in terms of students and faculty. On a recent visit to New Delhi, Eisgruber spoke about Princeton’s India engagement, fund-raising plans and harnessing the alumni network. Edited excerpts from an interview: What brings […]

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Is the new generation in India better educated?

Photo: Hindustan Times All of us love stories of the son or daughter of an uneducated daily wage labourer or farmer cracking civil service or Indian Institute of Technology entrance exams. The real question, however, is whether such success stories, constituting inter-generational upward mobility in education, are becoming more common or do they constitute pleasant […]

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Education and politics have always been linked

I voted yesterday. Ironically, this right we enjoy as free citizens living in a democratic society made me feel more reflective than proactive. Thomas Jefferson argued that a democracy can only function effectively when the citizenry is educated. In fact, he maintained democracies fail when education fails. Politics and education have been inextricably interwoven into […]

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Australia will have to face the consequences of its education gap

Illustration: Kerrie Leishman Illustration: Kerrie Leishman As the ups and downs of the mining boom stole the headlines Australia was experiencing a less celebrated economic transformation: a know-how boom. Since the middle of last decade the share of adults with an advanced post-school qualification has swelled dramatically. In 2005 the proportion of Australians aged between […]

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Nearly 300 Students Go Straight to Lawmakers to Talk Education

DES MOINES, Iowa — Nearly 300 students from around the state filled the Capitol to speak directly with legislators about education issues. The Iowa Student Learning Institute was created by students for students with the goal of having student voices heard, and that’s exactly what they did Tuesday. The organization held its second annual Student […]

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Education company wins top business award

Photo: / Bob Capazzo Victoria Newman and Peter Newman at the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Kylie Newman It all started in a one-room schoolhouse. Now, the Greenwich Education Group serves more than 1,000 students annually, employs 107 full-time staff members, and has received this year’s top honor in Connecticut from the U.S. Small Business […]

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The U.S. Department of Education Will Streamline The Student Loan Repayment Process

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK Share518 Tweet The U.S. Department of Education plans to streamline the borrowing process to make it easier to pay student loans, and have the companies that collect those loans provide uniform information so students don’t receive misinformation, department officials indicated in a blog post on Monday. The department will release more information soon. […]

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School principals targeted by Labor as education funding debate heats up

PHOTO: Bill Shorten has called on school principals to share Labor’s alternative plan for education funding. (ABC News) RELATED STORY: Turnbull ‘betraying’ state school students with funding proposal RELATED STORY: PM struggles to secure support for public schools funding plan RELATED STORY: Sharp divide between public, private schools ‘the worst of all possible worlds’ MAP: […]

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