Bengaluru students opt for short-term online courses to further their higher education

Last summer, Himanshi Sharma, 17, a student of 12th grade at Greenwood High International School decided to take her interest in mathematics to the next level. She undertook professional foundation courses in data sciences, programming language python through an online platform. “I want to major in mathematics in college and needed to understand the various applications of the subject. The only way I could test my skills in data sciences, business analytics were through online courses, which reinforced my belief that I wanted to pursue these during my higher education,” says Sharma,…

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DU third cut-off list released: Popular courses such as Economics reopen at some colleges

Popular courses such as Economics (Hons), Political Science (Hons) and Chemistry (Hons) have been reopened in certain colleges for admission under the third cutoff list released by Delhi University on Friday. In the last cutoff list, Hindu had closed admission to 11 out of 18 courses. Under the third cutoff list, the college has 14 of the 18 courses closed. But the college reopened admission for Chemistry (hons) at 96.66%. Economics (Hons) was reopened at Lady Shri Ram College at 97.5% and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College at 92.50%. Admissions under…

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Google Makes Case for ARCore Apps to Educators & Marketers

When it comes to mass adoption, augmented reality is still primarily a mobile world, so Google is pitching its own ARCore flavor of mobile AR to the education and marketing segments. On Tuesday, at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Chicago, Google countered Apple’s recent positioning of a cheaper iPad and AR apps for schools with its own ecosystem for educational augmented reality. For hardware, Google is urging administrators to opt for the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the first tablet running Chrome OS and designed for schools, over the iPad. Google already has…

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How AR apps will soon help meld digital and real worlds

New Delhi: Not everyone can be Neil Armstrong. However, for those of us who can’t land on the moon, the AstroReality AR (augmented reality) app from Quantum AR Technologies provides a QR code that can be used to explore the moon’s surface. Likewise, Adobe’s new AR authoring tool for designers and developers called Project Aero aims at helping designers and developers create immersive content, and meld the physical and digital worlds. At the three-day Adobe-sponsored Festival of the Impossible in San Francisco (8-10 June), 15 artists showcased art that relied on AR and…

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No relief from high court to Punjabi University professors’ on re-employment plea

With the Punjab and Haryana high court not giving any relief and fixing July 2 as the next date of hearing on a petition by Punjabi University professors seeking re-employment till the age of 65, these teachers will now retire on June 30 after having turned 60. The petitioners had sought a stay on the scrapping of the re-employment scheme, a decision the university had taken with effect from April 1, 2017, claiming that it was not a unanimous decision of the varsity syndicate. The university has claimed that the…

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Panjab University’s PG, PhD degrees to be available online soon

Come 2018-19 session, Panjab University (PU) will not provide paper degrees to students of post-graduate and PhD courses. The academic awards, such as degrees, diplomas, certificates, marksheets, etc., will instead be made available online, providing students convenient access to their degrees without the risk of losing, spoiling or damaging them. For this, the university has signed an agreement with the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), a central securities depository based in Mumbai, for uploading the degrees on the National Academy Depository (NAD), an online storehouse of academic awards. Students will have…

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Of 14,603 students, only 40 apply for changes in online provision merit list

Of the 14,603 students, whose name was featured in the online provisional common merit list released by the UT education department on their website, only 40 applied for changes in the forms filled by them on Wednesday. Giving details, district education officer, Chandigarh, said, “In a first for the UT education department, the online system of form filling has been fairly successful. The number of grievances has come down.” COUNSELLING SCHEDULE FIRST COUNSELLING Display of school and stream allotment list: June 30 Dates for depositing fee: July 2 to 3…

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Boarding gets better: Apps, appliances give college hostels a makeover

Hostel years can be bittersweet — it’s when your best campus memories are made, but it can also be fraught with hassles. Not every hostel is equipped to mimic the convenience of home. The first few days are marked with running around to buy essentials like a bucket, pillows and blankets. Mid-semester, you’re often scrambling to get an important document printed. If it’s the day before the presentation, you’re probably spending it hustling to get your suit ironed. But students and administrations are now collaborating to manage resources and offer…

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HRD ministry to scrap UGC, replace it with new Higher Education Commission to improve academic standards

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has prepared a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission with a new regulator for higher education in the country in an effort to improve academic standards and crack down on bogus institutions, as per the draft released by the ministry on Wednesday. The new Higher Education Commission of India will focus solely on academic matters. Monetary grants would be the purview of the ministry, according to the draft of the law that has been seen by Hindustan Times. The Act will be…

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HRD ministry to scrap UGC, replace it with new Higher Education Commission to improve academic standards

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has prepared a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission with a new regulator for higher education in the country in an effort to improve academic standards and crack down on bogus institutions, as per the draft released by the ministry on Wednesday. The new Higher Education Commission of India will focus solely on academic matters. Monetary grants would be the purview of the ministry, according to the draft of the law that has been seen by Hindustan Times. The Act will be…

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