Centre to fund 10 institutes for next 3-4 years to help them find a place among top 100 on global academic rankings

NEW DELHI: The Centre will soon pick 10 higher education institutes with potential and provide them with substantial funding over the next four years so that Indian institutes can finally storm into the top 100 on global academic rankings like QS and Times like neighbours China and South Korea. The human resource development (HRD) ministry Read More

Jaffna University keen on tie-up with Universities in India

TIRUCHIRAPPALLI: University of Jaffna is planning to tie-up with varsities in India to strengthen educational and cultural ties between the two countries, vice-chancellor of the University Vasanthi Arasarathnam has said. The vice-chancellor said that the University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Madras University. India had given financial aid of Rs 600 million Read More

Distance learning MBA

With India emerging as a major destination for `health tourists’, numerous two to five-star general and specialist hospitals are mushrooming across the country.This has led to a rise in demand for professional health administrators who can efficiently manage hospitals and healthcare institutions. India’s healthcare sector is estimated to touch $160 billion by 2017 due to Read More

Chinese schools ‘robbing young of individuality’

Image captionThe Chinese school day starts at 7am and ends 12 hours later China’s education system is robbing its young people of the chance to become unique individuals, a leading educationalist says. Author and academic Sir Anthony Seldon says China’s strict schooling style needs to change or its youngsters will suffer, along with its economy. Read More

Maharashtra refuses nod for extra divisions in colleges

MUMBAI: The state government is not interested in expanding higher education resources. This year, it has refused to grant permission to any public university interested in starting additional division in their affiliated colleges. An RTI application filed by activist Anil Galgali has revealed that the government turned down all applications for additional divisions. Put together, Read More