education sector

Myanmar government allows opening of 20 private schools


September 10th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 10 (IANS) The Myanmar government has approved opening of 20 private schools following the enactment of the Private School Law since last year-end, Xinhua reported.According to The ... Read more...

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Trinamool opposition to FDI not ideological: CPI-M


August 25th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Terming Trinamool Congress as a party driven by vested interests rather than ideology, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday said its opposition to allow ... Read more...

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Low cost tablets gain market share


August 12th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Low-cost sleek tablets, some with exceptional features, have flooded the price-conscious Indian market in recent months, challenging expensive brands.According to Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst, ... Read more...

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Sonia announces several schemes for Rae Bareli


July 27th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) On her first day of her two-day trip to her constituency Rae Bareli, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Thursday sought forgiveness from the people for not ... Read more...

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UP to get 148 model schools: Sonia Gandhi


July 26th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, July 26 (IANS) In the first visit to her Lok Sabha constituency in Rae Bareli after the Congress party's poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh, UPA chairperson Sonia ... Read more...

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Daily rues Pakistan’s ghost schools


July 21st, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Ghost schools "exist on paper and never operate", said a leading Pakistani daily that lamented the continuing emergency in the country's education system.An editorial in the ... Read more...

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Court stops Tripura engineering admissions


July 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's bench here Tuesday stopped the counselling of students for admission to medical and engineering courses on a plea alleging irregularities in the ... Read more...

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Global Indian school chain gets IFC funding for new schools


July 9th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A global chain of schools providing education with Indian values, especially meant for the diaspora, has received funding from the World Bank's International Finance Corporation ... Read more...

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Don’t give Microsoft back-door entry, warns Achuthanandan


July 4th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition and veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan has warned Chief Minister Oommen Chandy against IT giant Microsoft getting a back-door entry into the ... Read more...

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Freezing influx, brain drain necessary to develop Goa: CM


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 2 (IANS) Goa needs to freeze migration into the state and reverse the brain drain from the state to retain its unique identity as well as develop ... Read more...

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Myanmar seeks foreign collaboration in education


June 8th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 8 (IANS) Myanmar will collaborate with the US and France in the education sector.The Johns Hopkins University of the US, and France's University Lyons 2 and University Montpellier ... Read more...

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Lalu plans protest against Bihar government


May 28th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 28 (IANS) The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Monday announced a plan to launch a state-wide agitation against what he called the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government's failure on all ... Read more...

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Australia to give $200 mn aid to Pakistan


May 21st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Australia will provide over $200 million in financial assistance to Pakistan over the next three years under the Australia-Pakistan Development Partnership Programme.It was revealed during a ... Read more...

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India can help Yemen in energy, education, say experts


April 18th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Energy and higher education are among areas that have immense potential of cooperation between India and Yemen, experts said here and suggested that New Delhi ... Read more...

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Structural, administrative reforms needed for developing education: Sibal


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Regretting that 14 legislations, including the Educational Malpractices bill and Foreign Education providers bill, were pending in parliament, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Monday ... Read more...

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Amrita launches free tution programme (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Kerala Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb Tuesday launched an online programme of Amrita University to help students gain better skills so as to secure jobs."Usage of ... Read more...

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Amrita University’s free online tution programme launched


March 27th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Kerala Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb Tuesday launched Amrita University's Online Gurukul - a free tution - programme here Tuesday, noting it would enhance students' employability ... Read more...

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Kerala education department on eMission to Brazil


March 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) A two-member team of top officials of the state education department left for Brazil Saturday to explore possibilities of collaboration between Kerala and the south American ... Read more...

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Goa industry unhappy with budget


March 16th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Industry captains in Goa have reacted unhappily with the union budget presented Friday by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherji.While the state's apex business guild, the Goa Chamber ... Read more...

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Australia dismisses loss of overseas student as ‘good thing’


March 9th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Unfazed by a massive drop of A$3bn in the revenue from international students in the last one year, Australian Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has even ... Read more...

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Myanmar president wants investment in education


February 12th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 12 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein has stressed upon investment in the education sector, saying that it is the best guarantee and most valuable for the country's ... Read more...

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Push key reforms: Industry’s budget wish list


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Corporate India Friday urged Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to push forward key reforms such as the introduction of the goods and services tax in ... Read more...

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Shiksha.com launches free MBA application form


January 12th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Education portal Shiksha.com Thursday launched a free, common application form to help students apply to multiple institutions from a single platform to pursue a master ... Read more...

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‘India requires gender-based teaching’


January 8th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Overseas Indians attending the Pravasi Bharati Diwas (PBD) here Jan 7-9 feel that to become a developed country, India requires to fill the gaps mainly in ... Read more...

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US Exim Bank considering $2bn proposals from Indian corporates


January 5th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) The US Export Import Bank has funding proposals of $2 billion from Indian companies and is willing to extend education loans to Indian students to pursue ... Read more...

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Avoid economic blockade as form of agitation: PM


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said frequent strikes and economic blockades in Manipur would only impede development and bring untold miseries to the commoners and ... Read more...

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‘Fund infusion wont help education without correcting deficiencies’


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Even as India readies to infuse huge funds into the education sector in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the government will need to make ... Read more...

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UTV bags film rights of ‘Revolution 2020′


November 16th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Chetan Bhagat's books have always found a fancy in Bollywood filmmakers and his latest bestseller "Revolution 2020" will also be converted into a movie ... Read more...

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HLL ties up with IGNOU for healthcare education


November 12th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 12 (IANS) Foraying into healthcare education, mini-ratna public sector undertaking and leading condom manufacturer HLL Lifecare Ltd has tied up with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) ... Read more...

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Scottish varsity opens maiden campus in India


November 10th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) In a move aimed to boost India-Scotland relations in the field of education, Scotland's Education Minister Michael Russell inaugurated the first campus of a Scottish ... Read more...

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Indian students continue to shun Australia


October 27th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 27 (IANS) Even while the number of international students coming to Australia continues to fall, Malaysia has replaced India as the second largest source of students in the ... Read more...

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US to give $35 mn to Cambodia


October 25th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Oct 25 (IANS) The US will provide about $35 million to Cambodia to help improve the country's health and the education sector, the US embassy here said Tuesday.Agreements ... Read more...

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UAE, Lebanon discuss cooperation in education sector


October 21st, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Oct 20 (IANS/WAM) UAE Ambassador to Lebanon Youssef Ali Abdul Rahman Al Osaimi in a meeting with the Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education Hassan Diab discussed ways ... Read more...

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India makes major pitch for tie-ups with US varsities


October 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) India is making a major pitch for top US educational institutions to collaborate with educational institutions in India, saying such tie-up would help solve not ... Read more...

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No scriptwriting for Bollywood: Chetan Bhagat (Interview)


October 8th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) His books have invariably found a visual spin in Bollywood, but writer Chetan Bhagat, whose latest work "Revolution 2020" has just hit the stands, ... Read more...

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