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My Nation My Vote: Education system needs change

Devarshi Manishkumar Barot, 23, student. (HT/PHOTO) Name Devarshi Manishkumar Barot, 23, student Did you vote in previous elections? I was very excited when I voted for the first time in 2014. As a citizen of the country, I think it is my responsibility to vote What issues have mattered to you in the past? Affordable housing, education for all, development ... Read More »

Education choice rally fills Capitol rotunda

JEFFERSON CITY – Hundreds of students, parents and school representatives packed the State Capitol Rotunda on Thursday to promote and celebrate student education options. The rally was a part of National School Choice Week. The group National School Choice Week believes parents should be aware of different types of schools that can best meet their child’s educational needs. Kennedy Cooper, a ... Read More »

Drive aims to increase number of men in early years education in UK

A male preschool teacher at work. Photograph: Rebecca Lupton A drive is under way to increase the number of men working with the youngest children in the education system, drawing on the success of Norway, which has the highest percentage of male early years professionals in the world. According to latest statistics, just 2% of the early years education (EYE) workforce in ... Read More »

Higher education 2018: Far from turning the page

Are we turning the page on making some fundamental shifts in the way Indian institutes of higher learning are being equipped to deliver quality education and being granted the freedom to operate? Not quite. In fact, despite all the good intentioned policy announcements, academicians and some of the business leaders involved with the running of some of the institutes argue ... Read More »

The benefits of taking an education loan and the need to strike a balance

A student loan would obviate the need to disturb your own investment portfolio and help preserve your financial goals, including retirement plans. Photo: ThinkStock Education is expensive, be it in India or overseas. However, as a parent, you are always in a quandary whether to tap into your savings or avail an education loan. In India, good quality higher education ... Read More »

Banks or NBFCs: Where should you take your education loan from?

Graphic: Mint It is said that education is the biggest wealth that one can accumulate, but getting quality higher education is increasingly becoming expensive. However, people are still going ahead and funding their children’s education, often with the help of education loans. One indicator of higher spends on higher education is the average ticket size of education loans (see graph). ... Read More »

Who can claim tax benefit on interest paid on education loan?

The advantage of an education loan is that if the parent doesn’t have money, the loan can be repaid after the child completes the course and gets a job. Photo: iStockphoto Education costs are spiralling. The fee for a masters or diploma in management from premier institutes can be about ₹ 25 lakh, while many private medical institutes charge about ... Read More »

Cognizant To Invest USD 100 Mn In US Tech Education

Cognizant announced the formation of a new  non-profit foundation to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and digital education and skills initiatives for professionals and students in the US. The foundation will be established with an initial grant of $100 million.   As a rapidly growing global company providing consulting, digital, technology and business process services, Cognizant is one of ... Read More »

How hospitality education can help create leaders today for tomorrow’s industries

Hospitality education aims to shape graduates that are passionate, proficient, and ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head-on. Today, more than ever, education – or, more importantly, what we define as good education – is one of the most important topics in our society. It’s a topic we go back to time and time again as we choose a future to pursue, tirelessly ... Read More »

Post-Weinstein, a discussion of professional ethics in drama education is badly needed

This week, The Stage released a study showing that of more than 1,000 theatre professionals and drama students surveyed, 40 per cent reported that they had been bullied, 31 per cent reported having encountered sexual harassment, and 8 per cent claimed to have been sexually assaulted. Respondents repeatedly referred to the fact that such behaviour was “ingrained into the theatre culture”. Why is this ... Read More »