Tuesday, 19 June 2012

March 2012

US varsity offers doctorate for education professionals

New Delhi: As India emerges a global education market, the University of Southern California (USC) is offering a new doctorate course aimed at professionals in the field of education. The programme, being launched by USC Rossier School of Education, is a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) aimed at working professionals aspiring to be high-level practitioners in the field.

Canadian universities start India offices

New Delhi: With demand for foreign universities growing in India, a consortium of nine Canadian Universities is starting offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, Carleton University said on Tuesday.
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Tokyo varsity beckons Indians to study in Japan

Bangalore: The University of Tokyo has opened its first-of-its-kind office in technology hub Bangalore to facilitate and encourage Indians to study in Japan. "The office in India has been set up to create awareness on education opportunities in Japan among Indian students and encourage them to apply to study in Japan," said University of Tokyo vice-president Akihiko Tanaka.

MicrosoftIndia launches website to connect teachers globally

Microsoft India has launched an exclusive website for teachers that will help educators in India and 107 other countries develop online connections with each other and share their educational plans.  
Microsoft India has launched an exclusive website for teachers that will help educators in India and 107 other countries develop online connections with each other and share their educational plans. Irina Ghose, Director-Education, Microsoft India shares details in conversation with Pragya Gupta, digitalLEARNING. 
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With education fairs, India woos SriLankan students

India is promoting itself seriously as an education destination in Sri Lanka, with a series of initiatives. Three education fairs were organised this financial year as part of a ‘Study in India' campaign, coordinated by the Indian High Commission here.

Sibal works hard on pending bills

Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal is likely to push for further reform in higher education in the forthcoming Budget Session by hoping to evolve a consensus on almost a dozen bills still pending before Parliament. The UPA government’s ambitious plan for reform higher education in the country has been delayed with important bills stuck at various stages in the Parliament. 
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UK’s Warwick Business School eyes Delhi campus

The Warwick Business School, standing 130km from London, will have its second address in India. The headquarters in the UK may be in sparsely populated Coventry but the management institute is looking at bustling Delhi for its new campus.
Ever since India spoke of opening its doors to foreign universities, several top institutions have considered coming to its shores, but few have actually taken a step. The Schulich School of Business of Canada's York University is building its campus in Hyderabad.

Shiv Nadar University announced partnershipwith Babson College of US

The Shiv Nadar University today announced a partnership with Babson College, the world's no. 1 business school for entrepreneurship to offer global leading programs in Entrepreneurship Education to India. Babson's MBA program has been ranked no.1 for entrepreneurship for 19 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Notable entrepreneurs from Babson include the likes of Roger Enrico, former Chairman, PepsiCo; William D. Green, CEO, Accenture.

'Oxford, India collaborating on particle,cancer research'

Oxford University has broadened the purview of its relationship with India over the years, moving beyond education and publishing to collaborate on important scientific and health research projects, its vice chancellor, Andrew Hamilton, says. 
"We have strong and substantial research collaboration beyond academic projects. Yesterday, I visited the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research where a group of physicists are collaborating with physicists in Oxford, Jawaharlal Nehru University and at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (in Kolkata) on neutrinono - an elementary sub-atomic particle," Hamilton told IANS here. It is a very exciting study and the scientists plan to fire neutrinos through the core of the earth from Oxford to India to test its strength," Hamilton said.

Microsoft, Bihar govt team up to promotedigital literacy

Bihar government announced that it would partner with Microsoft India to implement a pilot program that would allow it to showcase a model of a school of the future.The initiative, to begin next month, would implement programs augmenting the scope of digital literacy and optimize the use of computers by students and teachers. 
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