Report calls for reform of India’s higher education system - Global Education Times (GET News)

Report calls for reform of India’s higher education system

India’s higher education system continues to grow rapidly but is in need of significant reform, a Brookings India report has said.

There are now 35.7 million students enrolled in programmes at India’s universities and colleges.

India’s higher education system is one of the largest in the world and the country has close to 52,000 institutions and a rapidly growing enrolment with four times as many enrolments this year compared to 2001, according to a November 2019 Brookings India report entitled Reviving Higher Education in India.

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Education opportunities for Cambodian students in India discussed - Global Education Times (GET News)

Education opportunities for Cambodian students in India discussed

The Indian Embassy held an event last week to discuss opportunities for Cambodian students to study in India.

The study in India event for Cambodian students was held at the University of Management and Economics (UME) in Battambang province to raise awareness about education in India and scholarship schemes available to local students.

Following the event, UME president Tun Pheakdey said that the embassy wanted UME students to be more aware of what opportunities are available for Cambodian students in India.

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Second Indo-French Knowledge Summit to be held in Lyon - Global Education Times (GET News)

Second Indo-French Knowledge Summit to be held in Lyon

The second Indo-French Knowledge Summit is to take place at the Universite de Lyon in France. The summit’s focus is to be higher education, research and innovation.

This contributes to the continued enhancement of education cooperation between the two nations that we reported on in August this year.

Organised by the Embassy of France in India in partnership with Universite de Lyon, Campus France, and Emlyon Business School on the French side, and the Ministries of Science and Technology and Human Resource Development (MHRD) on the Indian side, the event will be inaugurated by ministers from both French and Indian governments.

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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 and China hold first education Joint Working Group meet - Global Education Times (GET News)

India and China hold first education Joint Working Group meet

India and China held their first Joint Working Group meeting on education in Beijing to discuss the various aspects of their respective education systems as well as exploring areas of cooperation.

The Indian delegation was headed by Madan Mohan, Additional Director General (ICC), Ministry of Human Resource Development of India.

Meanwhile, Fang Jun, Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of China led the Chinese side.

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Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University to be set up - Global Education Times (GET News)

Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University to be set up

The Delhi government is poised to set up a Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University in a bid to equip youth with market-relevant skills, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced last week.

Speaking at a press conference earlier this month, Kejriwal had stated: “The main focus of the university will be to provide employment to the maximum number of students. Its performance will be assessed by seeing the level of employment that its students get.”

At the event, Kejriwal said that the Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University will initially have an intake of approximately 50,000 students and will offer programs on different entry levels such as Class 10th, 12th, graduation or part-time.

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Urkund to supply India universities with plagiarism prevention software - Global Education Times (GET News)

Urkund to supply India universities with plagiarism prevention software

Swedish technology firm Urkund has been awarded a contract to supply universities in India with plagiarism prevention software.

The Government of India is currently seeking to enhance the quality of research within the nation’s academic institutions.

The Indian government believes that this can be achieved by deterring research misconduct and plagiarism and promoting originality and innovation.

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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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