Permission sought to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Various private entites have sought the central government’s permission to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in the state of Uttar Pradesh, according to data obtained from the ministry of alternative medicine or AYUSH. Uttar Pradesh is already home to 48 out of the country’s 341 Ayurveda colleges. Ayurveda, literally the study of life, is the traditional […]

NEET 2017 medical entrance exam to be conducted in 8 languages

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test medical entrance test for academic year 2017-18 will be conducted in eight languages, the government of India said. The decision was taken by the government after consultations with State Governments. The eight languages are Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil. The language will not impact the […]

Mukta Arts opens premium design school in India with ECV France

Mukta Arts said its subsidiary Whistling Woods International Ltd has opened its 8th school — Whistling Woods International School of Design — in association with ECV, a design school in France. The École de communication visuelle or ECV is a French private design school. The India school offers a Bachelor’s degree in visual communication and design, […]

NIIT to offer embedded courses in University of Danang, Vietnam

Training provider NIIT said it tied up with the University of Danang in Central Vietnam to embed its training programs in the University. Students may undergo a four-year bachelor degree program or a three-year associate degree program in information technology. University system will continue to teach the subjects such as language, science etc. to obtain […]

NIIT acquires Bangalore-based Perceptron’s business

NIIT, an Indian multinational company in skills and talent development, said it has acquired the business of Bangalore-based start-up Perceptron Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd. Established in 2014, Perceptron focuses on developing learning platforms that combine deep analytics and semantic computing to ensure better learning outcomes. “Taking forward NIIT’s thrust on digital transformation in the EdTech […]

NIIT to train Chinese students in big data and analytics via new center

NIIT, an Indian multinational company in skills and talent development, launched its flagship training centre at Tongren Polytechnic College in China to develop next generation IT professionals in the field of big-data and analytics. Earlier in April 2016, NIIT entered into a strategic agreement with Guizhou province to help the provincial government build global quality […]

Aptech to open 1000 preschools in two years under tie-up with Montana

Training provider Aptech Ltd said it is entering into preschool education through an alliance with Mumbai-based Montana International Preschool. Montana International Preschool powered by Aptech (MIPA) plans to set up 1000 preschools in India over the next two years. Aptech is the latest education company to enter the pre-school market. TIME, a pioneer in CAT […]

Government launches online library for blind people with TCS

The government, in association with NGOs, set up an online library called Sugamaya Pustakalaya for visually impaired people. This online platform offers e- books across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats and is powered by TCS access. With the help of SugamAya Pustakalaya — set up with the help of Daisy Forum of […]

Government signs MoU with University of Latvia for Ayurveda research

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) and University of Latvia to provide a structured framework for taking forward academic research activities in Ayurveda. An Ayurveda professor will be sent to the University through deputation. University of Latvia had developed the first Ayurveda professional development course […]

Tree house says new share swap ratio to savage Zee Learn deal

Tree House Education & Accessories Ltd today said they are changing share swap ratio with Zee Learn Ltd to salvage the merger deal and ensure consolidation of business. “Board of directors shared that in order to move the merger ahead in the right direction and salvage the deal with ZLL, the management of THEAL had to re-work […]

Six new IITs to be set up in AP, Goa, Jammu, Kerala, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, approved setting up of six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Goa, Jammu, Kerala and Karnataka. They will be initially established as societies and later converted to ‘full IITs’ by amending the IIT Act of 1961. At present, India has […]

NIIT brings ‘Cloud Campus’ e-learning to China

NIIT has launched its remote or e-learning service in China, with support for Mandarin. China is one of NIIT’s biggest markets, and Cloud Campus is a solution that enables remote learning. The solution enables students to learn from the best teachers irrespective of their geographical location. They can also get hands-on practice through lab exercises […]

Indians spend Rs 45,000 crore/year on overseas education – Survey

In the absence of quality higher education and none of the IITs making to world’s top research institutions, Indian students spend USD 6-7 billion (approx. Rs 45,000 crore) annually in seeking greener pastures in foreign universities with a miniscule number of them choosing to return home, said an ASSOCHAM-Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) joint […]