“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?
Staton told Newsweek: "I feel extremely grateful. When I was a kid people constantly made fun of me for being poor. Even in college people laughed at the fact I worked in sanitation. So I'm just overwhelmed, I was caught extremely off guard. But I will pay it forward." … [Read more...] about From Garbage Collector to Harvard Law School—Maryland Man’s Inspiring Story
The Guardian spoke to vice-chancellors and other senior staff at 25 universities, some of whom condemned the funding squeeze as "painful" and "insidious". They warned that UK universities were being pushed towards becoming US-style, quasi-privatised institutions. … [Read more...] about Thousands to lose jobs as universities prepare to cope with cuts
“For more than 60 years, the American Institute of Indian Studies has contributed significantly to the promotion of Indian studies and culture, both in the US and within India, by supporting academic research, the learning of Indian languages, and the exploration of Indian culture and traditions. The US Department of State has consistently provided funding to the institute to support language study and other academic exchanges,” he added. … [Read more...] about US universities play significant role in promoting Indian culture, says envoy
“What has happened is that half the year has been lost and we don’t know how long this pandemic will continue. There is no need for Class 10 board exams for a while for these two years — this year and next year — and then they could relook at this policy,” Mr. Sibal told PTI in an interview. … [Read more...] about Universities should not conduct exams amid pandemic, online tests ‘discriminatory’, says Kapil Sibal