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‘Open doors to foreign universities to achieve 2020 education target’: Australia to India

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India has an ambitious target of providing higher education to 40 million students by 2020. And to achieve the goal it should allow foreign universities to operate in the country — either through partnerships or letting them open their own campuses, says the vice chancellor of an Australian university.

THE CHALLENGES

But the environment around and the structure of India’s education system is challenging amid tight regulations even as reforms planned in the sector are exciting for international institutions and education businesses.

THE TARGET 

India has set an aggressive target of achieving 30% gross enrolment ratio (GER) in higher education by 2020. GER is the total enrolment in higher education among the population in the age group of 18-23.

According to the ministry of human resource development, India’s GER was 24.5% in 2015-16, a quantum jump over the last decade when it was a mere 10% in 2004-05. But the enrolment ratio is still low compared to China’s 26% and Brazil’s 36%.

To achieve the 2020 target and allow more and more young men and women access to higher education, Jacobs said, his university was ready “to contribute and create opportunities for new jobs and play a role in opening up the young people’s eyes to the opportunities for their life.

THE FOCUS

UNSW’s pro vice chancellor Laurie Pearcey said the Indian government’s Institutions of Eminence or the 10+10 initiative — to give 10 public and 10 private institutions unprecedented administrative and financial autonomy — has thrown up possibilities for partnering with foreign universities.

The proposed Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill that seeks to permit foreign players into the higher education system could make things better for the country.

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Jadavpur University Undertakes Research In Nano Science, Innovative Computing

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Jadavpur University is implementing its scientific excellence scheme. And this is being done for research in nano science and mobile and innovative computing.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Suranjan Das has said the university is currently implementing the second phase of the Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence scheme. And this is being done with an allocation of Rs. 50 crore from the Centre.

With the grant the university is undertaking research in frontier areas like nano science, cognitive science, advanced materials and devices, mobile and innovative computing, Das informed the media.

“After the successful completion of the research projects under DST-PURSE (Department of Science and Technology-Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence) scheme, JU has been selected for the second phase of the project for more research into science and engineering,” he informed.

ANOTHER FEATHER IN THE CAP

The VC said the university has also successfully completed phase-II of the World Bank-funded TechnicalEducation Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP). TechnicalEducation Quality Improvement Programme is a must for procuring equipment and learning resources, faculty development and industry-institute interactions. And Jadavpur University was evaluated as one of the best performing institutes under this programme.

PREVIOUS MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT 

Recently, Jadavpur University has introduced an in-house e-governance system, i.e., ‘Jadavpur University Management System’ as a part of the ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ scheme. Tasting the success in a bunch of research activities, Jadavpur University is termed as one of the best universities in India in terms of research put. In NIRF Rankings 2017, Jadavpur University bagged the top spot for its research output.

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98-year-old Raj Kumar Vaish receives master’s degree from Nalanda varsity

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No age is old enough to get educated. And a 98-year-old student has proven this fact by being awarded a postgraduate degree at the 12th annual convocation of Nalanda Open University (NOU).

Raj Kumar Vaish received a master’s degree in economics by Meghalaya governor Ganga Prasad at the convocation function.

And that is the reason why Nalanda Open University (NOU), Vaish’s alma mater, now proposes to set up a gallery in its library displaying his answer books and other examination-related papers.

“We are about to place a proposal for approval by the university’s statutory committees for exhibiting answer books of Vaish, who got admitted to NOU two years back, passed the MA economics examination, and received his degree,” said vice chancellor (VC) RK Sinha.

OLDEST STUDENT OF INDIA

“On the basis of information gathered by us, Vaish is the first student of the country who successfully completed his university course at the age of 98”, he said.

“He is a source of inspiration for all generations to come. For this university, in particular, Vaish would be seen as a trendsetter,” said the VC.

NOU registrar SP Sinha said photocopies of his answer books proposed for display would not only reflect his merit, handwriting and way of expression, but also his physical and mental alertness while writing 16 papers in the examination hall.

It was in September this year that a team of university officers, headed by Sinha, went to Vaish’s residence and handed over to him his MA examination mark sheet.

…BUT VAISH IS DISAPPOINTED!!

Vaish had graduated from Agra University in 1938 and followed it up with an LLB in 1940. He served as law officer in Christian Mica Industry, Koderma (now in Jharkhand) and retired from service in 1981.

His son Santosh Kumar said his father was a bit disappointed as he had secured a second division.!

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NMAT By GMAC 2017: Registration Increases By 7%

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Successfully completing the three years of registrations, the NMAT by GMAC exam witnessed a significant growth of 7% in registrations for 2017 over 2016. With the retake, total registrations closed at 88,454 in 2017 compared to 82,928 last year. Registration window for the exam was open from July 4, 2017 till October 14, 2017. The exam was delivered between October 5 to December 18, 2017, and results are now expected in the third week of January 2018.

WHAT DID THE TRICK

Features like multiple login methods, additional payment options, new international and regional test centers have all aided candidates to opt for the NMAT by GMAC exam to achieve career of their dreams. The surge in registrations numbers highlights that NMAT by GMAC continues to be one of the most popular & candidate friendly exam for aspiring MBA students wanting to pursue management education from top educational institutions in the country.

The launch of new test prep material along with the opening of 58 NMAT by GMAC test centers in 44 cities in India and 4 international cities have increased the accessibility of the exam to the candidates.

NMAT ACCEPTED BY LEADING INSTITUTES

Conducted by GMAC, the NMAT by GMAT exam is accepted by 18 leading institutions in India namely:

SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad; Xavier University, Bhubaneswar; MISB Bocconi, Mumbai; ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations; Alliance University, Bangalore; BSE Institute Limited; Amity University, Delhi NCR; Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh; SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat; Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida; University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun; Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad; BML Munjal University, Delhi; VIT University, Vellore; ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai; Mody University, Rajasthan; GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam; Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad.

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