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How UGC's 2-Degree Choice Will Help Students

How UGC's 2-Degree Choice Will Help Students

Rediff.com25 Apr 2022

The decision to allow students to pursue two degrees simultaneously will boost their employability as it gives them the opportunity to concentrate on one mainstream undergraduate degree while enrolling in another with a vocational focus.

Modi will not accompany Boris Johnson on his first visit to Gujarat

Modi will not accompany Boris Johnson on his first visit to Gujarat

Rediff.com20 Apr 2022

This is also because Johnson's visit will follow at the end of Modi's three-day visit to Gujarat for inaugurating projects, reports Vinay Umarji.

IIT alumni are opening their wallets wide to give back despite Covid-19

IIT alumni are opening their wallets wide to give back despite Covid-19

Rediff.com18 Apr 2022

While the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur may have attracted among the highest donations by an individual (former student and IndiGo Airlines co-founder Rakesh Gangwal) at Rs 100 crore last week, IITs have largely seen such contributions rise over recent years, despite the Covid pandemic. According to Mahesh Panchagnula, dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations, IIT Madras, in the last five years, the premier institute has raised more than Rs 135 crore under the endowment category of education alone. Despite the pandemic, there has been an increasing trend in endowment funding received at IIT Madras, with an average increase of about 20 per cent year-on-year across the last five years.

World University Rankings: Non-IITs in Top 100

World University Rankings: Non-IITs in Top 100

Rediff.com11 Apr 2022

The Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences. The Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Vinay Umarji explains why these two universities have made India proud.

Will CUET Take Focus Off Class 12 Boards?

Will CUET Take Focus Off Class 12 Boards?

Rediff.com4 Apr 2022

Will it promote a CUET-centric coaching culture causing students to focus on the entrance rather than the Class 12th exams?

Ukraine Returnee Medical Students' Dilemma

Ukraine Returnee Medical Students' Dilemma

Rediff.com21 Mar 2022

The National Medical Commission has allowed graduates back from Ukraine to complete internships in India, but more concessions to accommodate students will require tweaks in the NMC Act.

IIM grads get higher salaries, international offers

IIM grads get higher salaries, international offers

Rediff.com2 Mar 2022

'IIM Ahmedabad has seen one of the best placement seasons ever and this change can be attributed to the markets opening up after the pandemic.'

Indians want to study in Germany, Italy, Ireland...

Indians want to study in Germany, Italy, Ireland...

Rediff.com24 Jan 2022

One in five Indian students now prefer new and unconventional study destinations like Ireland, Turkey and Spain. The number of Indian students in Germany grew by 20.85 per cent in the winter semester to stand at over 25,000.

Gujarat Govt Remains Election-Focused

Gujarat Govt Remains Election-Focused

Rediff.com23 Dec 2021

'The new cabinet intends to create an impression in people's minds that even if it is new, it is performing from day one.'

Rs 1.68 crore! The highest CTC at IIT-B this year

Rs 1.68 crore! The highest CTC at IIT-B this year

Rediff.com22 Dec 2021

The highest domestic CTC is up by 163 per cent at IIT-Bombay's first phase of placements.

The highest placement offer at IIT-Guwahati is...

The highest placement offer at IIT-Guwahati is...

Rediff.com29 Nov 2021

The institute has bagged 179 pre-placement offers so far, with the highest domestic offer at Rs 64 lakh per annum.

Over 82% Indian employers want vaccination to be made mandatory: Survey

Over 82% Indian employers want vaccination to be made mandatory: Survey

Rediff.com22 Oct 2021

Around two-thirds or 70 per cent of employers surveyed would either not allow employees, who refuse to get vaccinated to step into the workplace or ask them to quit the organisation. It also showed that 94 per cent employers and 87 per cent employees want people coming in to work to be vaccinated with at least a single dose.

The HOT new study abroad destinations for Indians

The HOT new study abroad destinations for Indians

Rediff.com22 Oct 2021

As per Western Union's study on overseas education, 22 per cent students prefer new and unconventional study destinations such as Ireland, Turkey and Spain.

Hottest Study Abroad Destination Is...

Hottest Study Abroad Destination Is...

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

Canada has emerged as the most preferred country for Indian students abroad.

Glitter of Hope for Surat's Diamond Business

Glitter of Hope for Surat's Diamond Business

Rediff.com29 Sep 2021

Surat's diamond industry holdS on to its bargaining power over polished diamonds as production falls short of demand.

US okays RECORD 55,000 student visas

US okays RECORD 55,000 student visas

Rediff.com25 Aug 2021

The US mission to India has invited students to visit https://educationusaindia.usief.org.in/ and also participate in the EducationUSA University Virtual Fairs, to be held on Friday, August 27, for prospective graduate students and Friday, September 3, for prospective undergraduate students.

Covid leaves Surat's textile mills in tatters

Covid leaves Surat's textile mills in tatters

Rediff.com12 Jul 2021

Since he lives locally, Harish Patel is one of the luckier migrant workers in Surat - in that his employer was able to squeeze in a single shift for him at the weaving unit in Kamrej in Gujarat - unlike others who went home for Holi and other festivals just as the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic was waxing and ended up stranded in local lockdowns.

Study Abroad: Uncertainty over Vaccination

Study Abroad: Uncertainty over Vaccination

Rediff.com14 Jun 2021

With the US education system operating independently from the government, universities are adopting varying strategies when it comes to Covid vaccination.

COVID-19 stings: Guj model under scanner

COVID-19 stings: Guj model under scanner

Rediff.com29 Apr 2021

Amid the growing queues of ambulances waiting for patients to be admitted with ventilators and oxygen, only time will tell if the state government has lost the plot or not.

How IIM-B is solving its quota problem

How IIM-B is solving its quota problem

Rediff.com13 Apr 2021

'Going forward, whatever faculty positions we fill we expect to do so consistently with the quota requirements.'

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