Education

After 57 years of technology focus, IIT-Delhi set for a makeover

IIT Delhi campus. Photo: HT New Delhi: After nearly six decades of technology focus, the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT-D) is set for a makeover – it will become a comprehensive multidisciplinary university. Medical science, bio medical studies, public policy, design thinking, sustainability studies, executive education and non-degree program will soon find a place at IIT Delhi as it ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi seeks enquiry into alleged NEET data leak, CBSE denies any breach

A file photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has written to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) demanding an enquiry into alleged data leak of medical college aspirants and installation of a mechanism to prevent the same. The CBSE denied any breach of data. “Congress President @RahulGandhi writes to the Chairperson CBSE to order an enquiry ... Read More »

To boost global rankings, IITs woo foreign students, faculty

IITs targeting Asia to scout for students, EU and the US for faculties. Photo: Mint New Delhi: As the most sought-after institute in the country, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) never felt the need to reach out to aspiring students or faculty. It has always been the other way round. That’s set to change. In their effort to improve their ... 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 »

Tamil Nadu NEET aspirants anguished as SC stays Madras HC order to reallocate exam centres

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Madras HC’s direction to the CBSE to allot nearby exam centres for NEET. Photo: Mint Chennai: S. Vijayalakshmi from Trichy had applied for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental courses, opting for centres in Trichy, Madurai and Chennai. However, she was allotted a centre in Ernakulam in Kerala for ... Read More »

Education institutions not refunding fees to face action: Govt

The HRD Ministry official says this has been done to prevent professional institutions from exploiting students from ‘exercising other options of joining institutions of their choice’. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: Higher education institutions not returning fees in case of withdrawal of admission by a student will soon face punitive action, according to a senior HRD Ministry official. “As per AICTE ... Read More »

UPSC civil services prelims 2018: Only e-admit cards this year, download from upsc.gov.in

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said it had uploaded the e-admit cards on its website — www.upsc.gov.in. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Candidates appearing for the preliminary examination of the civil services on 3 June will not be issued a physical copy of their admit card but will have to download it and carry a printout with them, the Union Public Service ... Read More »

101 management schools apply to shut shop as business is bad

Battling vacant seats and a dip in campus placements, more than 100 business schools offering MBA degrees and postgraduate diplomas in business administration applied for closure in 2017-18, according to officials familiar with the development. Data with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the apex body of technical and management institutes, shows that a total of 101 management ... Read More »

Benefits Of Being Tutored Online

Since the coming up of the digital era, the whole scene of how technology can be used in our life has changed. Technology has rendered a lot more things possible for the regular citizen like 24/7 round the clock availability to information and much more. With parents often resorting to tutors to help children with their studies and competitive exams ... Read More »