XLRI to launch National Talent Management Survey

XLRI to launch National Talent Management SurveyIn a bid to highlight the current Human Resources practices aimed at maintaining and cultivating talented workforce, the XLRI School of Business & Human Resources has announced its decision to launch of National Talent Management (NTM) survey.

The survey will help in understanding the concept of talent management as well as analyzing its future in terms of best human resources practices

More private education institutions now meet standards in Singapore

More private education institutions now meet standards in SingaporeAccording to a new report, more private education institutions (PEI) in Singapore now meet baseline standards since its launch in 2009.

The Council for Private Education's (CPE) has released its latest annual report in which it said that the standard of education has increased during the years. The report found that about half of all registered PEIs in the country have now attained four- or six-year registration periods compared to 32 per cent recorded in the previous report.

States and UTs directed to ensure basic infrastructure in schools in 6 months

States and UTs directed to ensure basic infrastructure in schools in 6 monthsAll states and union territories (UTs) have been directed by the Supreme Court of India to ensure basic infrastructure such as drinking water and toilet facilities within six months.

On Wednesday, a bench led by Justice KS Radhakrishnan, said that Right to free & compulsory education could not be enjoyed unless children are provided with basic infrastructure.

CBSE schools to offer Mandarin learning option

CBSE schools to offer Mandarin learning optionIndia’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has entered into an agreement with China’s overseas language institute, under which Mandarin will be offered as an option for foreign language in schools across the country to students.

Mandarin is the official language of China and is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Indian Ambassador S Jaishankar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Xu Lin, Director General of Hanban, which is the official Chinese organization for promoting Mandarin aboard.

Zeppos discusses educational issues with Arab authorities

Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos and Abu Dhabi government officials held a meeting at Emirates Palace discussing a wide range of issues concerning to education and its expansion in the country.

WAM, Emirates News Agency said that collaboration in the country is a bit difficult task due to variety of factors such as rigid laws, social disturbance and restrictions on women in the Emirati society.

The HRD Ministry plans website for Indians studying abroad

Tri-Valley UniversityTri-Valley University (TVU) in the United States has been in controversy for its de-recognition. The Human Resource Development Ministry has asked Educational Consultants India Limited (EdCIL) to set up a website dedicated to students abroad after the Indian students enrolled in the now-derecognised Tri-Valley University (TVU).

EdCIL is a public sector enterprise, formed to offer consultancy and technical services in different areas of education, within the country and globally.

EMA scholarship is money-making

educational-maintenance-allowanceIt was found in report that the cost of the government's educational maintenance allowance (EMA) is completely balance by its remuneration.

This was concluded in the Institute of Fiscal Studies. It found that the allowance has notably increased involvement in post-16 education.

From the coming year, the union is scrapping the weekly payments in favour of teenagers. This is done for the further education with an annual household income of less than £30,810.

It stated that the scheme is not cost efficient, but the IFS thinks opposite of it.

Pupils From 125 Nations To Converge For Virtual MBA Recruitment Event

Pupils From 125 Nations To Converge For Virtual MBA Recruitment EventThousands of prospective MBA pupils from over 125 nations on six continents are gearing up for an global MBA fair featuring 56 of the world's top business schools -- and no one will even have to leave home to participate.

The GMATCH Virtual MBA Fair, shaped by the organization, which owns the GMAT exam, will make use of a graphically rich platform to let pupils to interact with school representatives and get used to management education through the web.

Health Ministry goes up against joint entrance test

Health Ministry goes up against joint entrance testOn Friday the Union Health Ministry was apposing in the Supreme Court the Human Resource Development Ministry's step to launch an all-India joint entrance examination for entrance to engineering and medical classes from

A Bench of Justices R. V. Raveendran and A. K. Patnaik produced notice to the Health Ministry, wanting its submissions in writing within 3 weeks time.

Edserv expects govt. orders upto Rs 100 cr

S GiridharanOn Wednesday a top official disclosed that Education services provider Edserv Soft systems Ltd guesses government orders worth Rs 80 crore to Rs 100 crore in FY11 on the back of an increased power to set up skill up gradation and extension institutes.

Chairman and chief executive officer, S Giridharan said that this financial order pipeline should be a minimum of Rs 80-100 crores from the government side; it will be double of that subsequently year. In an interview he declared this. Last year the company was dealing professional training provider status by the government.

CAT applicants declining

CAT applicants declining   The road to IIMs, the Common Admission Test, has almost certainly crash into an uneven square.

The unquestioned ruler of B-school entrance tests which used to measure the fame of business education in the nation has for the initial time stretched its enrollment cut-off date by a week, perhaps to encourage more candidates into line up for the test.

According to an IIM teaching staff, the number of people enrolling to take CAT has been declining. When the IIMs carried out the paper-pencil test by themselves, they gazed at limiting the number of students.

Assortment in science

Assortment in scienceThe initial and the oldest advanced education institute in India, which is the Indian Institute of Science is not only identified for its 400 acre plush green university grounds, but also for its miscellany in science with approximately 40 departments including both applied and fundamental science.

Standing high, the 100-year-old institute has famous names such as Sir CV Raman, Dr Vikram Sarabhai, Dr Homi J Bhabha, Professor CNR Rao and Professor Satish Dhawan, linked with it.

Kapil Sibal meets country’s consular heads posted abroad

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal met the country''s envoys, who are posted abroad, on the concluding day of the Conference of the Heads of Missions (HoMs) here on Sunday.

About 119 HoMs from Indian Embassies and High Commissions participated in the three-day conference, conceived to brainstorm on the course of the national foreign policy and chart its future course.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister A K Antony and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, addressed and interacted with the delegates during the course of the three-day conference.

Moolchand To Offer International PG Program In Emergency Medicine

Moolchand To Offer International PG Program In Emergency MedicineMoolchand Medcity has inked a partnership deal with The Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine (RRIEM) at the George Washington University, USA in order to provide 3-year Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine.  

It is amongst the most esteemed international post graduate training programs offered in emergency medicine in the country (India).  

Fed spotlight shifted onto for-profit colleges

Fed spotlight shifted onto for-profit collegesU. S. officials have said that an investigation of 15 for-profit colleges found that all misled potential students about cost, quality and duration of their programs.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that undercover investigators posing as students interested in enrolling in the schools said recruiters at four schools encouraged prospective students to lie on their financial aid applications.

The report also says that at a college in California, an undercover investigator filling out a financial aid application was encouraged to list three non-existent dependents.

ISB invites ideas for social business

ISBWith a view to promote the concept of social entrepreneurship in the country, the students of the Indian School of Business (ISB) launched the second ISB iDiya Challenge. It is to be mentioned here that this will be a national competition of ideas for social ventures. While the program started at July 23rd 2010, the idea is to invite ideas from working professionals for profitable business models with measurable social impact.

Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, said that at this esteemed business school, it is a responsibility to create a large impact on the society through supporting sustainable social ventures.

Gujarat to have eight new medical colleges

Gujarat to have eight new medical collegesAfter Medical Council of India's rejected the proposal by Gujarat government for setting up three new medical colleges in state, the government has decided to go on its own. As the government of state has decided, to set up eight new medical colleges in next two years. These new projects also include the proposals of three colleges which were sent to MCI for consent but were not approved eventually by the council.

Education sees maximum job opportunities, says Monster

Sanjay ModiEducation sector is said to be recession and the recent survey done by Monster India shows just that. The company which is into the business of providing jobs said that the opportunities in the sector grew for seven consecutive months. More so, the growth was also seen during the time when recession had hit the performance of the other sectors including health.

As per the report, the sector saw a growth of 9 per cent increase in demand last month as compared to the previous month. Next in line were production and manufacturing businesses that saw a rise of 7 per cent each.

Pharmacy Education Should Be Constantly Updated To Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges, Says Patil

Pharmacy Education Should Be Constantly Updated To Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges, Says PatilPresident Pratibha Devisingh Patil stated that pharmacy education in India should be continuously revised and adjusted to meet up tomorrow's challenges.

While lecturing at the National Seminar on Recent Trends in Pharmacy Education and Practice in national capital, Patil stressed that there is a requirement to create awareness about the role of druggists in the health care delivery.

Andhra University Inks MoU To Launch Country's First Pharma 'D' Course

Andhra University Inks MoU To Launch Country's First Pharma 'D' CourseAccording to reports, Andhra University (AU) has inked a 'historical' MoU with the State government's King Geroge Hospital (KGH).

Under the deal, AU is launching a 6-year Pharma D course, first of its kind in India, from this academic session.

While speaking on the occasion, Prof B Satyanarayana, Vice-Chancellor, AU, stated that the new course would alter the very profile of the pharma researches thereby adding authentic clinical dimension to the course that has been thus far in industry-oriented studies.

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