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India Education News, 7th - 14th Sept
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India Education News, 7th - 14th Sept

by Vivek Singh | Sep 15, 2014

1. Cambridge gets Indian law lecturer

Mumbai-born and Delhi-educated Antara Haldar breached a tradition to become the first non-European lecturer of law at University of Cambridge. At 28, she is also among the youngest and the only Indian to get the tenured position in the top ranking law faculty that traces its origins to the 13th century when ancient Roman and Canon law was taught.

2. How to crack the TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is divided into four sections -reading, writing, listening and speaking. It is important to practise and excel in all these skills to crack the test. To improve reading skills, students must practise summarising and paraphrasing passages. Use outlines to assist in organising your ideas and practise reading to improve comprehension. Getting familiar with reading and answering questions on a computer screen is important as this is the format used for the TOEFL iBT. To enhance speaking skills, read a short article from a newspaper or magazine aloud. Give a one-minute oral summa ry of the article. Express your opinion regarding the article you read aloud. Do you agree or disagree with the content presented? If there is an issue discussed, outline a solution. Learning to pronounce correctly is important. Speak slowly, enunciating every syllable. For writing skills, watch your favourite television show and write a summary of the episode. Explain how the television programme made you feel, and how it is similar or different from past episodes.

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3. Why go abroad?

It is becoming increasingly imI portant to have a set of skills and competencies that will make you a global citizen. And getting an international education is an excellent way to prepare you to function effectively in the global economy. Whether you spend a few weeks or several years studying abroad, the experience will change you and the way you think. Coupled with the difficulties in getting into good Indian institutions, we are seeing a growth in students pursuing an overseas undergraduate degree right after high school. If you are interested in studying abroad, you will want to consider the following trends in international education.

4. SC asks Maharashtra to pay Rs 20 lakh each to 22 students

NEW DELHI: In an unprecedented step, the Supreme Court has ordered the Maharashtra government to pay Rs 20 lakh compensation each to 22 students who were denied MBBS seats by private medical colleges for academic year 2012-13 despite scoring sufficiently high in the common entrance test. The bench took strong measures when it was told by Dutta that the students, who figured high on the CET merit list yet were denied MBBS seats which went to less meritorious students, lost a precious academic year in 2012-13 and had to take admission in BDS courses in lesser known colleges because of official apathy towards enforcing the merit list.

5. Delhi government hires 6,000 teachers

NEW DELHI: To overcome the problem of shortage of teachers in the government schools in the national capital, Delhi government has hired more than 6,000 guest teachers and 10,000 more are expected to join soon, a senior official said here on Sunday. "Several initiatives are being taken to fill the gap of shortage of government teachers in capital as the focus is to provide quality education in government schools. The Directorate of Education has inducted more than six thousand guest teachers recently and 10,000 are going to join shortly," said Padmini Singla, director, education.

6. Kendriya Vidyalaya at IIT-Madras best govt school: Survey

Government schools generally hit headlines for the lack of facilities, but, a recent survey conducted for government schools in 12 cities and a few states has listed Chennai's Kendriya Vidyalaya in the IIT-Madras campus in the first place, said a newspaper report. The survey was conducted covering more than 1,000 fee-paying and non-fee paying parents who belonged to the socio-economic categories B, C and D in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kanpur, Bhopal, Kolkata and Kochi.

7. 10,000 scholarships for Northeast students: HRD ministry

Meritorious students from Northeast belonging to lower economic strata will be awarded scholarships for studying at undergraduate level in colleges and universities of the country, Union Minister for Human Resources Development Smriti Irani has said.The UGC has launched a special scholarship scheme - 'Ishan Uday' - for students of the Northeast from the academic session 2014-15, Irani said.

8. Top 5 highest paying jobs for women

The days when a woman used to be confined to a four-walled place, with household chores as her only job, have been far left behind. In the fast-paced and challenging times, women are undoubtedly doing much better and showing much more capability and dedication than men in their respective working areas. Be it desk job, field job or any other, they have proved their worth in every field. But apart from getting just a good position, it is also important to get a salary, which may boost up your morale and dedication towards your work and inspire you to work efficiently so as to reach a much better position with a good salary hike. We present before you 5 best paying jobs for women.

9. Bihar to re-develop Vikramshila University like Nalanda University

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has announced the development of Vikramshila University, an ancient seat of Buddhist learning, on the lines of the revived Nalanda University. "We will try to develop and revive Vikramshila University on the lines of Nalanda University," Manjhi said during his visit to Bhagalpur. He said, "All possible efforts would be made to revive Vikramshila University like Nalanda University."Manjhi said that a committee of experts will be set up soon to look into it.

10. UP govt to open Medical College in Firozabad

The Samajwadi Party led Uttar Pradesh government has given a green signal to two projects in the Firozabad, first constructing an IT park and converting the existing district hospital to a medical college.The district administration has already sent a report to the government on land availability for the IT project and the proposal for the medical college has gone to the Central government for approval.

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