Indian American Appointed to Top Yale Position
The prestigious Yale University on Sunday announced the appointment of Indian-American academician Anjani Jain to a top university position. Beginning July 1, 2012 Mr. Jain will join the Yale School of Management (SOM) as senior associate dean for the full-time MBA programme.
Mr. Jain has served in multiple leadership roles at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, including 10 years as vice dean of its full-time MBA programme. His appointment comes at a time of important expansion and opportunity for Yale SOM.
India, Myanmar agree to set advanced agricultural research, education centre
India and Myanmar on Monday decided to establish the Advanced Centre for Agricultural Research and Education as a Centre for Excellence using cutting edge technology along with traditional knowledge and ecological conservation with financial and technical assistance from India.
Calls for free land for private universities
A planning commission group has sought massive government support, including free land to the private sector entering higher education, as its Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia pitched for across-the-board fee hikes in universities, reports the Press Trust India.
Parliament passes two higher education bills
India’s Rajya Sabha, the Council of States, last week passed two key bills to enable students at Indian institutes of science education and research to get their degrees and give eight new institutes of technology their status through an Act of Parliament. India’s Rajya Sabha, the Council of States, last week passed two key bills to enable students at Indian institutes of science education and research to get their degrees and give eight new institutes of technology their status through an Act of Parliament, reports ZeeNews.com.
'E-education sector to touch $45bn mark by 2015'
At $600 billion, the education spending in India has surpassed that of the US and is growing by leaps and bounds, a research report said.
The education spending in India is at $600 billion and the private education segment alone is expected to cross $45 billion mark by 2015 from the present $35 billion, according to a research report prepared by Investor Relation Society, affiliated to US based Global Investor Relations Network. The report said that skill and vocational training are fast throwing good amount of opportunities.
HYDERABAD: Among this year’s Fulbright scholars headed to the United States of America, five will represent Hyderabad. The orientation for the candidates selected for Fulbright-Nehru scholarships for 2012-13 in progress in the city will conclude on May 15.
Speaking at a press conference conducted by US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), the executive director of USIEF, Adam J Grotsky said that the scholar programme in India is the largest in the world with a participation of over 400 candidates.
USIEF Kolkata presents special seminar for undergraduate students
KOLKATA: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) Kolkata presented a special seminar for undergraduate students, their parents and school authorities at the American Center on May 4, 2012. A special presentation on 'Undergraduate Admissions: What The University of Chicago, Brown University, Bernard College and Columbia University expect from applicants' was made by Natalia I Ostrowski, senior admissions counsellor, The University of Chicago; Panetha Theodosia Nychis Ott, associate director of admission and director of international admission, Brown University and Carolyn Middleton, director of admissions, Barnard College.
Dual degrees with foreign universities get nod
Doing a course from global top universities such as Harvard, Peking or Oxford, while being in India, will soon be a reality. Country’s higher education regulator, the University Grants Commission, on Saturday opened doors for world top 500 universities to start dual degree or twining courses with Indian higher education institutions.
The commission approved regulations also gave six months to higher education institutions in India running courses of foreign universities to meet the new regulatory framework. “The institutions failing to meet the regulations will face action,” UGC’s acting chairperson Ved Prakash told HT, after the commissions’ meeting where the regulations were approved.
Manipal University mulls first Indian campus in China
Manipal University is in talks with Chinese officials to open the first campus of an Indian university in China.
The Karnataka-based private university is exploring a tie-up with two Chinese universities, Tianjin University and Shanghai's Tongji University, to set up what would be China's first all-English educational institution that will provide training in Information Technology (IT) and in the sciences.
Eight educational tie-ups announced
India and the US last week announced eight institutional partnership projects for the first Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards, in a milestone in the educational ties between the two countries, reports the Press Trust of India. India and the US last week announced eight institutional partnership projects for the first Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards, in a milestone in the educational ties between the two countries, reports the Press Trust of India.
US to help India build community college system
Washington: The US has offered to help India build a system of community colleges, saying a world-class education would be good for both nations. "I think the challenges India faces dwarf -- make ours look relatively simple," US Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters at a White House news conference Tuesday, ahead of next week's India-US education dialogue.