Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicHigher education

Topic: higher education

Can’t go to US college? Turkey wants you — here’s what it can & can’t offer Indian students

Although cheap tuition and job opportunities in Europe work in its favour, education consultants say Turkey's low world rankings for higher education could be a drawback.

Practice makes perfect? How you can be a professor with just your work experience

Professionals with 15 years of experience may be initially hired in universities and colleges for up to one year and their term can later be extended to a maximum of 4 years, says UGC.

Pakistan’s universities are living in past glories. Only Aladdin’s lamp can save them now

There's a degenerative cycle behind corruption and incompetence in Pakistan's universities. History has some answers.

UGC wants universities to offer up to 40% of courses online. Professors don’t see the point

UGC Wednesday asked institutions to make courses available via govt platform SWAYAM. Academics question move, citing issues like need for classroom instruction & lack of infrastructure.

Pursuing two degrees simultaneously will benefit students. Polymaths not rare in India

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Gender equality, pride in India: What govt aims to achieve with new school curriculum under NEP

Mandate document for new National Curriculum Framework, being devised as part of NEP, gives focus groups instructions on drafting new curriculum road map for schools. 

‘Will college degrees carry same weight abroad as university’s?’ UGC reform norms find few takers

UGC guidelines, titled ‘Transforming higher education institutes into multidisciplinary institutions’, were put up on regulator's website last month, open to public feedback until 20 March.

Ireland ‘exploring’ tie-up with DU to build bridges in higher education, research collaboration

Conor Fahy of govt agency Enterprise Ireland says such collaboration can ‘deepen FDI’. DU V-C Yogesh Singh says MoU with Irish varsities likely by end of 2022.

Ticket out of despair: How agents fuel the boom in Indians wanting to study medicine abroad

Networks of agents across cities and villages profit from aspirations and fears of medical aspirants. But with odds stacked against students in India, they represent hope to many.

Pakistan is littered with dysfunctional universities. Another one coming up at PM house

In Pakistan, substandard universities and vacuous ‘research’ publications have exploded in numbers. Like metastasized cancers they call for painful treatment.

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Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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