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Education Abroad

Top Indian Universities continue to fare poorly in world rankings, finds UK survey

Only seven of India’s premier educational institutions were featured among the top-400 across the world in a recent survey in what could be seen as a sign that India still has miles to go before globally establishing itself as a major education hub. Read on to know more…

SBI education loan for higher studies abroad upgraded

Students planning for studies abroad can now avail SBI education loan for higher studies. Check out State Bank of India (SBI) upgraded version of education loan for students.

 SSC supplementary exams of MSBSHSE in July-August

Students who have failed or willing to reappear in the SSC supplementary exams of MSBSHSE may seek chance in July-August. SSC supplementary exams is applicable under the Class Improvement Scheme.

Telangana private engineering colleges approach AICTE for permission to shut down

Telangana state may observe a reduction in the number of engineering seats, as 41 private engineering colleges in the state have approached the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for permission to shut down.

State Bank of India launches overseas education loan ‘SBI Global Ed-Vantage’

State Bank of India has launched ‘SBI Global Ed-Vantage'( SBI overseas education loan) for students who want to pursue higher education abroad. The key features of ‘SBI Global Ed-Vantage’ include a collateral free loan at a low interest rate. There has been a steady increase in enquiries by the Indian students for financing studies at the Foreign Universities. Most of the students are trying for prestigious Universities like Stanford, Harvard, MIT, etc. Since the cost of education is on the higher side, the students find it difficult to pursue their studies for want of funds

UGC to consider PhD research period equal to teaching experience

In a recent circular, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all the universities to start considering the PhD research period as equivalent to teaching experience. As per the circular, “the period of active service spent on pursuing Research Degree i.e. for acquiring PhD degree simultaneously, without taking any kind of leave, may be counted as teaching experience for the purpose of direct recruitment/ promotion to the post of Associate Professor and above.”

UK Scholarships increased so as to attract Indian students

In the UK, the number of Indian students has decreased in the last few years following a clamp down on the bogus colleges. However, the British govt is wooing students by increasing UK scholarships this time. Presently, about 20,000 Indian students were studying in different varsities of the UK. However in 2013, the figure was around 24,000.

Check whether your foreign degree is valid in India or not?

Prior to selecting a programme or institution abroad for higher studies, especially in the UK, Russia, Australia, West Europe and China, you must check whether your foreign degree would be given the equivalence in India for higher studies, jobs or not. A few months ago, the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) had relaxed certain norms on the recognition of certain foreign university qualifications, but still some programmes not treated with equivalence in India.

Now Get Education Loan Online Thru ‘Vidyalakshmi’

An online facility to apply for education loans has been launched recently by the State Bank of Travancore (SBT). SBT has integrated its technology platform with the online portal of ‘Vidyalakshmi’ which is hosted by the government of India through… Continue Reading →

Indo-UK Institute of Health to be set up in New Chandigarh

In order to boost the country’s health industry, King’s College Hospital in London has agreed to set up the first Indo-UK Institute of Health in New Chandigarh. It would be the first initiative of the proposed 11 Indo-UK institutes of health that would be developed in many parts of India