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Greater Tech Use Can Help Achieve 50% GER In Higher Education: AICTE Chairman

The new National Education Policy (NEP) envisages to increase Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in higher education in the country to 50 per cent from 27 per cent now and this target can be achieved through greater use of technology and by promoting online and distance learning, AICTE chairman Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe said on Friday. He also said the All India ... 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 »

62 higher educational institutions granted full autonomy: Prakash Javadekar

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutions, including five central and 21 state universities, which maintained high standards, Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said. The institutions granted full autonomy will be free to decide their admission procedure, fee structure and curriculum. “In ... Read More »

Higher education dollars tighten under new Missouri plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education has approved a revised model that awards funding to public colleges and universities based on performance. The board also has recommended that the state tie 10 percent of allocations to colleges’ and universities’ performance. That proposal, approved Tuesday, would change the source of performance dollars, which previously have been drawn ... Read More »

Disabled people have right to get higher education: Supreme Court

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act provides for reservation of not less than five per cent seats for persons with benchmark disabilities.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo) People with disability have a right to get higher education and not making adequate provisions to facilitate their proper education would amount to “discrimination”, the Supreme Court said on Friday. It directed the government institutions ... Read More »

Higher Education Community

ATD student members receive full membership benefits at a fraction of the regular membership rate! The ATD student member rate is for students who are either: enrolled in the equivalent of at least half-time at an accredited university or college OR active ATD chapter student members. These are also the eligibility requirements for student conference registration. Read more about Member Benefits or download ... Read More »

Closing bell: L&T, HDFC Bank, ITC help Sensex, Nifty close higher; M&M sheds 3%

3:30 pm Market Check: Equity benchmarks ended flat with a positive bias on Friday. L&T, HDFC Bank and ITC helped the market close higher but Infosys and HDFC capped upside. The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 24.78 points at 31,687.52 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 4.90 points at 9,934.80. The market breadth turned negative in afternoon trade today as ... Read More »

Higher education needs autonomy for excellence, not more regulation

In this age of information and technology, complete information is available on social and digital media. Students and their parents spend a considerable time in comparing and contrasting institutions in terms of numerous parameters such as infrastructure, curriculum, learning outcomes and placements(Getty Images/iStockphoto) Regulation in education has been introduced since governments in developing countries presume higher education also to be ... Read More »

Higher Education Is Rigged Against Students

As millions of college students across the country pack their bags for the fall semester, many are wondering how they are going to pay for it. Millennials today face tuition and fees three times higher than their parents did in the ‘70s and ‘80s, adjusting for inflation. Skyrocketing costs are forcing students to borrow money at historic levels. Nationwide, Americans owe more ... Read More »

Considering higher education? Consider Gower College Swansea

Gower College Swansea has always enjoyed a strong reputation for further education, but did you know that hundreds of people also study for a higher education (HE) qualification there every year? It is a Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) provider of HE courses, many of which are validated by leading institutions such as University of South Wales, University ... Read More »