Andhra Students Suffer After Confusion Over Delhi University Admission Process

Andhra students say their future in jeopardy due to confusion over DU admission process New Delhi:  Students from Andhra Pradesh said Tuesday their future has been put in jeopardy as Delhi University colleges have shut their doors to them despite an extension in the date of admission following confusion over the eligibility criteria applicable to them. The Board of Intermediate Education of Andhra Pradesh had announced results through a grading system – CGPA – out of 10 points. The mark-sheet mandated that the score achieved by students be multiplied by…

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10 Most Useful Educational Tips for Students

During your years as a student, it is essential to identify practical ways of studying, and especially those that work for you. There isn’t a one size fits all approach on matters studies. You have probably realised this, by now. This drive to gain more knowledge is mostly fueled by the fact that visionaries have inspired a significant portion of the marvels we enjoy today, in their quest for knowledge. More so, our progress in the society relies on progressive thinking. It could be why you are consideringpreventive cardiology fellowship.…

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Teaching unions’ stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

AS SCHOOLS OPEN up across Ireland this week, it is business as usual for most students. They will be taught by the same teacher, in the same way, with the same curriculum and supports that were always in place. Indeed, after a day or two, it will probably feel like the Christmas break never happened and routine will reign once more. While the idea of returning to school probably sends shivers down many students’ backs, only a minority are facing a new reality. As bells signal the start of the…

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Students recognized for career tech work

CENTER STAR — A senior from Waterloo and a junior from Lauderdale County High School have been recognized by the staff and faculty at the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center for their outstanding efforts in career technology during December. Director Gary Dan Williams said monthly awards are given for the career and technical student of the month, and employee of the month at the Simulated Work Place at Allen Thornton. Jasper Hammond of LCHS is the Career and Technical Student of the Month. He is a member of FFA, Young Farmers…

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Greens pledge free education for Wollongong uni and TAFE students

The 30-year wait for free higher education will come to an end should the Greens’ new education plan be adopted. Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi dropped by Wollongong on Monday to sell the party’s plans to offer free undergraduate university degrees and TAFE qualifications as part of a five-point higher education plan it says will “transform” Australia. Senator Faruqi wasn’t around the last time education was free but sits next to many politicians in parliament who “did get the benefit of free education to progress their careers.” “Free education is not a…

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Students honored by Career Tech Center

FLORENCE — A senior at Central High School and a senior from Brooks High School have been honored by the staff and faculty at the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center for their outstanding efforts in the month of November. Gary Dan Williams, director of the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center, said monthly awards are given for the career and technical student of the month and employee of the month at the Simulated Work Place at Allen Thornton. Williams said students from throughout the Lauderdale County School System are recognized for their…

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Laptops are so last year: Here are the new back-to-school gadgets for students

Students are heading back to class this week and many of them and their parents are searching for last minute supplies. If your back to school list includes a computer or tablet, you’re not alone. “We have a TV in our room, but that’s not anything, like, we need. A laptop is essential so we definitely need to have one of those,” said Hannah Herrick, an incoming freshman at the University of North Carolina. With so many laptop and tablet choices available, finding the best option can be difficult, so…

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Indian institutes are stepping up efforts to connect students and alumni

One thing premium institutes in India have not been known for is the strength of their networking among students, former students and industry bigwigs, even though there is considerable overlap between the latter two. This is now changing. In recent years, alumni efforts have gone far beyond the traditional email alerts and monthly newsletter. The Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B), for instance, has seen its 10-year-old annual meet go global. Anusmaran (Hindi for Recollections) was first conducted in 2009, in Bangalore, New York, San Franscisco, Singapore and London. More cities…

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Toppers flunk: 50% Class­-10 merit students in Punjab fail talent test

Barely two months after chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh expressed his displeasure at just 57% pass percentage in Class-10 exams in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), questions are being raised on the quality of toppers as well. Sample this: Only around half (50%) of Class-10 toppers (students with a score of 80% and above) who applied for a seat at 10 government-run Meritorious Schools in the state have cleared the entrance test for admission to Class-11 this year. WHAT ARE MERITORIOUS SCHOOLS A brainchild of former chief minister Parkash…

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No students in this school: Sanskrit institute with four teachers in dire straits

From a distance, this government-run Sanskrit school in Sikar district of Rajasthan appears like any other run-down school with the building in need of paint. But once you enter the premises, it becomes clear that something else is amiss. The school is erringly quiet – there are no children on the small playground or, for that matter, in the classrooms. The Government Upper Primary Sanskrit School in Pratappura village has six classrooms, four teachers — but not a single student. The teachers report for work at about 8am, water the…

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