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India Education News, 18th - 24th Nov 2013
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India Education News, 18th - 24th Nov 2013

by Vivek Singh | Nov 25, 2013

1. Oxford Society of India Offers Fully Paid Scholarships to the University Abroad

The Oxford University Society of India (OUSI) has arranged a range of competitions for Indian Law students by virtue of which meritorious ones can easily make their way to the respective University abroad. The winners of the competitions will be awarded fully paid scholarships to the Oxford University as well as would be given opportunity to get their research published in international journals.
The OUSI is an organization formed by the alumni of Oxford University in India.

2. IGNOU Organized a Job Mela

The Campus Placement Cell (CPC) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) organized a Job Mela in the campus of IGNOU on 22 November 2013 for the placement of appearing as well as passed-out students of BA, B Com, B Sc, BSW and BCA from National Capital Territory of Delhi for filling up the vacancies in various leading companies in different locations across the nation.
IBM, Barclays, Convergys and Genpact were the most highlighted brands among the total of 200 companies participated in the IGNOU's placement season 2013.

3. Schools in Maharashtra seeking 30-35% Fee Hike, Parents Burned Out

Recently, 3 schools of Goregaon, sharing the same management declared 30-35% hike in fees which led to confrontation and uproar among the parents and guardians of the students since they consider they have not much choice to oppose it.
Parents of students studying in Gokuldham High School objected of school asking for more money in the form of increase in fees, for the reserved seats of children to be made to study for free as per the RTE reservation quota, also, to give teachers increased pay as per the Sixth Pay Commission. The parents told that government is to compensate for the reserved students studying for free under RTE act and they do not have to borne money for what the school justified.

4. IIT Kharagpur to See Tumbling Placement Scenario This Year

Placement at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is around the corner, to be kicked off in early December 2013, and the most talked-about topic is the absence of Facebook and Twitter in this year's placements. Yet the hopes are high for recruiters' offers. IIT - Kharagpur administration is yet acting confident in such unpleasing situation as many other majors are arriving.
Twitter never came to IIT- Kharagpur for recruitment hence hopes with Facebook were high, also because, in the previous year, Facebook picked 4 students from IIT- Kharagpur.

5. British Council and FutureLearn to offer English courses through free, online MOOCs

New Delhi: FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), will provide a platform for the British Council's first venture into free, online, higher education studies.

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The British Council will use the FutureLearn platform to launch its first ever MOOC, designed to help people develop proficiency in English. The new web-based courses will build on the British Council's long-standing expertise in supporting learners and teachers to improve and assess their English language ability globally. Building on this experience, the British Council and FutureLearn are working closely together to create a portfolio of English language MOOCs, and to provide a route for learners to take International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessments at British Council testing centres. The new MOOCs will enable learners around the world to prepare for higher education study in English, and to communicate in English more effectively.

6. Gujarat Universities to Establish Centres of Excellence in China

In China, Centres of Excellence (CoE) will be established by Gujarat Technological University (GTU) and Electrotherm's Indus University.
Both universities will independently yet in partnership with Indo-China Economic Council (ICEC) is to sign a MoU with SIAS International University, which happens to be the foremost American University set up in China.

7. CBSE to Call 25 Teachers from China to Teach Chinese Language in Delhi Schools

In an improved attempt to make Chinese language available to Indian Students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is to reach 25 teachers from China to teach Chinese language in schools of Delhi, after Indian teachers were unsuccessful to learn it.
For its pilot project, CBSE has joined with Hanban which is a national office in China meant for teaching Chinese as a foreign language. From there CBSE will obtain 25 teachers for Schools of Delhi comprising 5 Delhi government schools, 5 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, 5 Kendriya Vidyalayas and rest 10 will be private schools. The teachers are expected to land India in the following month.

8. Dutch Universities keen to attract Indian students

Netherlands: Dutch universities are making increasing efforts to attract more students from India and Indonesia and the higher education sector is promoting the universities in both countries.
The universities know that over the next 10 years, the population of the Indian middle class is expected to reach 550 million, making it larger than the total European population. During this time, they also expected the demand for high-quality higher education will grow by 18% to 30% of the middle class population by 2025.
A similar trend is evident in Indonesia where more than 15,000 Indonesian students attended various events across Indonesia promoting studying abroad at Dutch institutions.

9. UP Board online registration date extended

Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad had extended the date of online registration of class IX and XI students till October 1.
District inspector of schools (DIOS) Komal Yadav said that after viewing the delay in registration from all cities of the state, the education department has extended the dates. Initially, the schools and colleges were asked to wind up the process of form filling and online registration by September 20, which has now been extended till October 1.

10. AIIMS ties up with Michigan University for bio-medical research

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is tying up with the University of Michigan in the US to fortify its research prowess in bio-medical sciences.
The two institutions will work together in areas such as cancer research, trauma care and research in translational aspects of immunology, genetics and stem cell biology, said professor N K Mehra, dean of research at AIIMS.
The memorandum of understanding will be signed tomorrow by AIIMS director M C Mishra and president of UM, Mary Sue Coleman in the presence of Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Union health secretary Keshav Desiraju.

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