New Zealand Centre to be established in IIT Delhi - Global Education Times (GET News)

New Zealand Centre to be established in IIT Delhi

Education New Zealand (ENZ) has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT Delhi) to establish a New Zealand Centre.

The New Zealand Centre is envisioned by ENZ to become a point of collaborative academic activity with IIT Delhi for eight NZ universities in India.

The New Zealand universities participating in the establishment of the New Zealand Centre in IIT Delhi include AUT University, University of Auckland, Massey University, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago, University of Canterbury and Lincoln University.

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Study in India failing to attract more foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Study in India failing to attract more foreign students

The latest All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report has noted that the Study in India campaign is failing to attract more foreign students to study in the country, with only a marginal rise seen enrollments.

The Government of India, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, launched the Study in India campaign in 2018 with the aim of attracting an increased number of foreign students in India.

Through the Study in India campaign, the government had also hoped to double the market share of India in global education exports from around 1% to 2%.

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School of Accelerated Learning bags $300K funding - Global Education Times (GET News)

School of Accelerated Learning bags $300K funding

India’s first hybrid learning venture, School of Accelerated Learning (SOAL), has closed its first round of funding of $300,000 with Astarc Ventures as the lead investor.

LiveMint has reported that others investing in the school in this round include tech and start-up leaders Srinivas Kollipara, founder of T-Hub; Ramki Gaddipatti, founder and CTO of Zeta; and Krishnan Menon, founder of BeeCash.

The aims of the School of Accelerated Learning are to nurture students into disruptive, tech-empowered creators and leaders who can enable rapid progress of society.

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India’s IITs and IISc launch easier admission platform for foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

India’s IITs and IISc launch easier admission platform for foreign students

23 of India’s premier science and technology institutes – IITs and IISc – have launched a platform offering single-window admission for foreign students in India, in a bid to make admission processes easier.

The online platform by the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Science (IISc) provides, “a convenient interface to view and apply to multiple programmes simultaneously,” the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) said.

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Get Me A Course wants to make Indian online education market ‘efficient’ - Global Education Times (GET News)

Get Me A Course wants to make Indian online education market ‘efficient’

Edtech startup Get Me A Course is hoping to become a leading player in India’s $2 billion online education market by bringing ‘efficiency’ to consumers.

Having grown by a multiple of eight since 2016, the online education market in India is expected to reach the $1.96 billion mark in the next two years.

A total of 9.6 million users are expected to be paying for online courses in India alone by 2021.

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Higher education enrolment in India up 10% - Global Education Times (GET News)

Higher education enrolment in India up 10%

The number of students enrolled in higher education in India has grown by nearly 10% in the last five years, up from 34.2 million students in 2014-15 to 37.3 million in 2018-19.

The findings were published as part of the latest All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

The 2018-19 survey took responses from 944 universities, 36,308 colleges and 8,354 standalone institutions.

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Karnataka top destination for foreign students in India - Global Education Times (GET News)

Karnataka top destination for foreign students in India

A survey from India’s HRD ministry has stated that the state of Karnataka continues to be the top study abroad destination in India for higher education among foreign students.

Leading the list of states in India by a long distance, the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) for 2018-19 says the total number of foreign students enrolled in higher education is 47,427. Karnataka has the highest proportion, with 10,023 foreign students enrolled.

The Karnataka figure for 2018-19 is, however, significantly lower than the 14,500 that the state had attracted in the year 2015-16.

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