09Feb

UK varsities steal the show

Almost half of the UK’s total number of universities featured in 2016 Times Higher education list of the 200 most international universities in the world. The list is topped by the Qatar University, followed by Luxembourg in the second place and the University of Hong Kong in the third place. The National University of Singapore […]

09Feb

Send 10k PhD students each year to US: Narayana Murthy

BENGALURU: Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy has said India and the US should work on an agreement to send 10,000 Indian students to the US to do their PhDs in important areas in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, every year over the next 50 years. This, he said, would cost the government […]

09Feb

Permanent Residency Post-Studies

A skewed population distribution across countries has left no other option but to offer PR(permanent residency) for some countries. These countries have shortage in manpower to keep thing going. The flip-side to PR is that quality people are hard to find. Checks and balances have been put in place by these countries to choose the […]

09Feb

Welder’s son bags Rs 1.2 crore with Microsoft job

In a heartening story of triumph in the face of adversity, a Khagaria welder’s son, Vatsalya Chauhan, has bagged a 1.02 crore per annum job at IT giant Microsoft. A final year computer science student at IIT-Kharagpur, Vatsalya was picked by Microsoft during a campus placement drive in December 2015. “I still remember the interview […]

09Feb

International Students Top One Million For First Time US News

Among other Open Doors’ findings: The US institutions drawing the most international students were New York University (15,543), University of Southern California (13,340), Arizona State University (12,751), Columbia University (12,740) and the University of Illinois at Urban-Campaign (12,085). China remains the top country of origin, with almost twice the number of students in the US […]

09Feb

Yet, Another Scam Exposed In Medical Admission

* JJ Marg police had on August 11 last year registered a case of cheating and forgery against nine students for securing admission to the MBBS course with fake caste certificates. * Dr Aarif Reshamwala (62), who holds a master in surgery, was arrested on January 4 after he surrendered to police. * Both his […]

09Feb

Just 1L new jobs (0.5%) added in 8 key non-farm sectors.

Just over 1 lakh jobs were added between April 1 and October 1 last year in eight key non-farm sectors of the economy ranging from manufacturing and construction to IT BPO, education and health, according to a recent government report. Considering that these eight sectors together employ over 2crore workers, the net addition of new […]

09Feb

State Bank of India launches overseas education loan

State Bank of India has launched ‘SBI Global Ed-Vantage’, an overseas education loan for students who wish to pursue higher education abroad. SBI Scholar Loan scheme has been specifically tailored for those who get admission to a select list of 100+ top institutions in India covering management, engineering, medicine, law etc. Its key features include […]

09Feb

UK government increasing emphasis on transnational education

In a recent conference, the UK minister reinforced the government’s support for an expansion of British TNE programs. This aligns with the stated intention of a majority of UK institutions to further expand programming abroad. At the same time, a recent survey of prospective student finds strong interest in UK branch campuses in Europe among […]