Academics

Are you mentoring your students and often find yourself tackling questions about admissions in American colleges?  Edu-Leaders caught up with Dr. Chuck Zercher to get an answer to the most common...
May 01, 2015
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It’s a known fact that engineering graduates have a strategic and long-term impact on productivity growth in industry and service sectors. To produce sophisticated industrial products and services...
Mar 30, 2015
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Danfoss India’s first Centre of Excellence aims at enabling PSG College of Technology to prepare industry ready engineers. Not only will it reduce the industry academia gap but also redefine...
Mar 24, 2015
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As the world becomes more open, connected and reachable to people through the Internet, digital classrooms have become an important new way for universities, organizations and governments to impart...
Feb 19, 2015
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IIT Kharagpur’s 2,100 acre campus is the largest among the IITs and is the second largest campus in India. In the recent years, the institution has reaffirmed its commitment to a clean and green...
Feb 11, 2015
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Professor Sanjay Dhande explains how infusing liberal arts into engineering education helps hone 3D engineers—technocrats with an understanding of the societal, environmental, economical and...
Feb 11, 2015
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The idea was triggered when...in 2011, Professor Parimal Merchant, Director of the Centre for Family Managed Business at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, received an email from an...
Feb 11, 2015
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As far back as in 1992, Pondicherry University (PU) became India’s first central university to introduce the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), a flexible student-friendly learning methodology...
Feb 09, 2015
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Rai University With the University's first batch having started this year, its objective of advancing knowledge in the fields of science, technology, management and allied disciplines of scholarship...
Jan 12, 2015
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For centuries, libraries have been the place to go in search of information. The traditional stereotype brings to mind the high ceiling, Victorian era relics, with beams of sunlight playing through...
Jan 07, 2015
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I&B Ministry has set a target of three years for setting up the university, sources said. The new entity once established will standardize the education system in sectors like journalism, media,...
Jan 02, 2015
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The Odisha Government's proposal has been accepted by the Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in regard to give Rama Devi Women's College, a university status as told by the Odisha's higher...
Jan 02, 2015
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TeamLease Services is a leading player in the Indian staffing sector. Over the last 10 years, it has placed more than 15 lakh people, hiring at the rate of one person every 5 minutes. TeamLease’s...
Dec 08, 2014
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India-based multinational company Infosys partnered with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB) to develop an executive education program. As per the agreement, Stanford Graduate...
Nov 28, 2014
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The Lok Sabha Wednesday passed the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) Bill, 2014 which will declare some IT institutions to be of national importance and provide manpower of global...
Nov 28, 2014
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Centurion University meets the education needs of socio-economically marginalised youth from remote and difficult geographies. The varsity has created skill training centres which impart employment-...
Jul 14, 2014
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While the classic model of learning management concepts has been the norm for a long time; a prolonged ailing economy and the technology boom has stirred the pedagogy concepts not just globally, but...
Jun 10, 2014
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In 2008, Kandaswamy Bharathan, film producer and an alumnus of IIM-A, got a surprise phone call from his alma mater. The institute’s management wanted his help in designing and delivering a course on...
Jun 04, 2014
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In 2001, VIT University, Vellore’s core governing committee backed by none less than the Chancellor Dr G Viswanathan committed to energy self-sufficiency. “We aim at 100 per cent energy self-...
Mar 25, 2014
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If you happen to lose your way and land at the SIMS campus, even without any signboards you will know that this campus has something to do with shipping.The maritime stamp is unmistakable in its...
Mar 08, 2014
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Here are some trends in the pedagogy in KMC: 1. Curriculum integration KMC has integrated its curriculum horizontally as well as vertically. Dr G Pradeep Kumar, Dean In- charge, Professor and Head of...
Mar 08, 2014
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Since being launched in 1951 in Kharagpur, brand IIT has come a long way. By far, the institutions have become renowned in India and the world over for their enterprising graduates. “And the best way...
Mar 07, 2014
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Soon after IIM-Kozhikode started operating in 1996, from temporary premises in the city, it started planning for its own campus. Two hillocks making up 96 acres in the outskirts of Kozhikode had been...
Mar 06, 2014
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Sixty kilometres south of Chennai, near the medieval temple town and port of Mahabalipuram, straddling the old and the new, is the Great Lakes Institute of Management. It is the brainchild of Dr Bala...
Mar 05, 2014
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To Involve or not to Involve? Should educational institutions involve their students in social activities? Yes, says Professor G Raghurama, Director of BITS Pilani campus. Why? Because universities...
Jul 24, 2013
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Demand for water in even the smallest of campuses is more than 25,000 litres per day. Water is needed for the grounds, for students and staff, in the kitchen and dining areas,for cleaning and cooking...
Sep 20, 2012
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An R&D centre that will facilitate protection of the national heritage will be set up byIndian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. IIT-GN will collaborate with institutes likePune's Deccan...
Aug 28, 2012
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After implementation of common entrance examination for IITs, the Ministry of human resource development (MHRD) is working on a single entrance test to undergraduate programmes for central...
Aug 14, 2012
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Pratt & Whitney has opened its office at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to conduct advanced research in gas turbine jet engine technology in India. It also works with the IISc on...
Jul 24, 2012
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S Vaitheeswaran has been appointed as MD & CEO of Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE). He takes over from Anand Sudarshan who has led the company for the last six years, and has steered the...
Jul 06, 2012
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Prof Arun Kumar Grover, a senior professor of Mumbai based School of Natural Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has been appointed as the new vice chancellor of the Panjab University....
Jul 02, 2012
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Delhi Technological University (DTU) and Solar Energy Centre (SEC), an R&D institution of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for...
May 23, 2012
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A delegation of Canada based Mount Royal University visited Lovely Professional University to study Indian culture & Business Practices. The delegation comprises 28 students and faculty members...
May 22, 2012
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Shiv Nadar University announced PhD scholarship program for Doctoral students in Engineering, Natural Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences. Under the program, PhD scholars will get...
May 02, 2012
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Over the past three decades, Dr Sadan-and Nanjundiah, Professor of Phys-ics at Central Connecticut State Uni-versity, thought of coming back to India several times. He even sought the assistance of...
Apr 19, 2012
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Dr Arun K Rath , Retd 1973 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand Cadre has joined as Chairman & Professor, Centre for Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility at International Management...
Mar 22, 2012
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Eirca 750 CE: Nalanda, once a nondescript town in the plains of Bihar, had grown in stature over previous centuries by virtue of being home to the worlds first global residential university. Scholars...
Mar 11, 2012
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We truly live in transformational times. Many of us have gone from listening to the radio to the occasional TV programme to the non-stop informational juggernaut that is the internet, all within the...
Feb 03, 2012
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Dr Ramdas M Pai, Chairman of Manipal Education & Medical Group has been awarded the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year 2011. The Union Minister of Corporate Affairs- Dr. M....
Jan 25, 2012
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Noted mathematician and the Pro-Vice Chancellor, IGNOU Prof. Parvin Sinclair has been appointed the Director of National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT). She will assume the...
Jan 12, 2012
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It is time Indian B-schools did some soul searching on the relevance of management programmes in the evolving social context. Do we have the right missions, expectations and impacts? Or are we...
Dec 15, 2011
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It is time Indian B-schools did some soul searching on the relevance of management programmes in the evolving social context. Do we have the right missions, expectations and impacts? Or are we...
Nov 25, 2011
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Lovely Professional University has opened 155 study centres for distance learning programmes across India. The centres have been established in Punjab, New Delhi & NCR, Andhra Pradesh,...
Nov 02, 2011
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At the end of the day, an institution is finally gauged by the performance of its students, both while studying at the institution and after they leave it. Students are the ultimate brand ambassadors...
Oct 14, 2011
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Academic programmes received the second highest vote in EDU's survey on the Pursuit of Prestige. It is certainly the backbone of any institution. From the Harvard experience, it is easy to see that...
Oct 14, 2011
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What would you rather have: a good team with a bad idea, or a good idea with a bad team? A good team always figures out a bad idea, but there is not much you can do with a bad team. That is why...
Oct 14, 2011
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What is prestige in the eyes of the higher education institutions in India? What are the parameters on which a university or college is adjudged as prestigious? What are the quality benchmarks that...
Sep 29, 2011
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It is not just the students who flock to the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. Its also the school that goes in search of its students. Just as corporates analyse their customers, ISB, too...
Jun 25, 2011
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Across the world, with concerns for environment dominating the collective psyche, green campuses have become the byword. Institutions everywhere are taking the lead in going natural to cut down on...
Jun 21, 2011
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India is slated to become a top ranking talent provider, globally by 2020, provided it brings about quantitative and qualitative changes in its vocational and doctoral studies curricula. As of now,...
Jun 01, 2011
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