Sunday, April 6, 2014

Now, a separate engineering entrance test for state minorities

Bengal will have a separate engineering entrance test for minority students. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka already have such a system following a Supreme Court directive that minority associations can hold separate admission tests.

Maulana Azad National Urdu University mulls centre for religious studies

HYDERABAD: The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Manuu) is planning to set up a Deeni Taleemi Markaz or the Centre for Religious Studies in the city with a view to developing "moderate and balanced" leadership among students in various fields.

Friday, January 3, 2014

FutureLearn to provide the platform for the British Council's first ever MOOCs

NEW DELHI: FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), will provide the platform for the British Council's first foray into free, web-based, higher education study.
The British Council will use the FutureLearn platform to launch its first ever MOOCs, designed to help people develop proficiency in English. The new web-based courses will build on the British Council's expertise in supporting learners and teachers to improve and assess their English language ability globally. Building on this experience, the British Council and FutureLearn are working closely together to create a portfolio of English language MOOCs, and to provide a route for learners to take International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessments at British Council testing centres. The new MOOCs will enable learners around the world to prepare for higher education study in English, and to communicate in English more effectively.

Happy New Year 2014

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CABA-MDTP, CCC and O Level Admission Notice for the Session January 2014

    Important Dates for the session January 2014
    Submission of Registration form by the students : 29th November 2013
    Interview by selection committee : 02nd to 03rd December 2013
    Display of final list of selected candidates : 05th December 2013
    Payment of fees by selected candidates : 06th December 2013
    Receipt of list of candidates with Registration fees at NCPUL : 16th December 2013
    Commencement of Classes : 2nd January 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Education can eliminate violence, the Dalai Lama says

 Education can eliminate "the very basis of violence and war" and this century will become a century of peace and non-violence, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lamasaid here on Wednesday.

The Tibetan leader was speaking on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's historic march and speech. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Aligarh Muslim University introduces mandatory Urdu course for undergraduates

ALIGARH: Aligarh Muslim University has introduced a mandatory course in elementary Urdu for all undergraduate students from the current academic session. 

AMU starts bridge course for Madrasa students

The Aligarh Muslim University has decided to introduce a Bridge Course  for young Madrasa graduates, including males and females, for a full-fledged participation and a proactive academic life on the University campus. 

The one-year Bridge Course for Madrasa graduates will make them at par with any 10+2 graduate, or even better, enabling them to join most of the courses at undergraduate level, stated an official release. 

"The objective behind introducing this Bridge Course is to provide Madrasa graduates with a non-conventional training in mainstream knowledge to enable them prepare for institutionalized supplemental education and wider employment avenues," the release said. 

The Bridge Course will focus more on innovative and interactive techniques where students and teachers sit together and discuss the study material. The syllabus of the Bridge Course includes English, Information Technology, Personality development and a course on contemporary Islam.

Islamic finance courses create a buzz in Malabar

KOZHIKODE: Islamic finance is yet to take roots in the financial landscape of the country, but several Muslim management-run educational institutions in Malabar have gone a step ahead and have started offering specialized courses anticipating huge requirements for qualified personnel to man the future Sharia-compliant finance sector.