“I visited a university recently and when I asked the vice chancellor how many colleges are affiliated to that university he said 800 degree colleges. I thought I heard him wrong. I asked him again and he said 800. It was a convocation ceremony. I was surprised. Can any VC remember the names of the principals of 800 degree colleges?” the Union education minister asked. … [Read more...] about NEP: Universities won’t affiliate over 300 colleges, says education minister
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Get paid faster: The government must slash the time Brits wait for their first Universal Credit payments from five to two weeks, helping stop millions from being pushed into debt. Keep more of what you earn: The work allowance should be increased and the taper rate should be slashed from from 63p to 50p, helping at least 4million families. Don’t get punished for having a family: Parents should get the 85 per cent of the money they can claim for childcare upfront instead of being paid in arrears. Together, these changes will help Make Universal Credit Work. … [Read more...] about Universal Credit Q&A – Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?
"These teams will work with local officials to determine the needs of hospitals within their jurisdictions, including the type and number of federal medical personnel needed and for how long," a spokesperson for the HHS said, CBS Dallas Fort-Worth reported. … [Read more...] about Federal Disaster Medical Teams Deployed As Texas Coronavirus Cases Surge
"At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars. The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and enhance public health," he added. … [Read more...] about Texas Coronavirus Outbreak Takes ‘Dangerous Turn,’ 5,000 New Cases Each Day
The pattern of cutbacks is not uniform, with some universities insisting they have been preparing for the downturn. Many have already dropped more vulnerable subjects such as music and history, increased fees for part-time students and expect to become even more reliant on income from higher, overseas student fees. … [Read more...] about Thousands to lose jobs as universities prepare to cope with cuts
“The role of US universities in promoting Indian culture has also been significant. Many top US universities have innovative academic research programs on India and South Asia. Some of the most prominent US universities that focus on South Asian Studies include the University of Chicago, Duke, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin and Yale. Other US universities, such as Columbia, George Washington, Stanford and the University of Washington have been at the forefront of supporting Indian and South Asian Art History,” he said. … [Read more...] about US universities play significant role in promoting Indian culture, says envoy