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Office for International Affairs in Education institutions

The University Grants Commission (UGC) recently asked the higher education institutes across the country to establish an office for international affairs. About the Office of International Affairs The Office of International Affairs will be an integral part of internationalisation of higher education in India. They will be responsible for academic and research collaborations with foreign ..

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Andhra Pradesh to make English the medium of instruction in state-run schools

The Andhra Pradesh government is set to make all government elementary schools ‘English-medium’ from the next academic year. The decision of the government is mainly due to two reasons. First, there is a general belief that English-medium students can get good jobs as compare to Hindi medium. And secondly, economically constrained families are shifting their ..

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Short Note – Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyan

The Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyan (RAA) is a nationwide campaign launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It aims to expand the reach of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) from the school level onwards to have an interest in both inside the classroom and outside the classroom activities. What is RAA? It aims ..

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Short Note: Reforms in Higher Education in India

The Higher Education in India is need of reforms and there are several measures currently ongoing for course correction. What are the challenges in improving Higher Education in India? Multiple fake and unauthorized colleges and universities have sprung up in various parts of the country. They lure unwitting people and charge hefty fees for a ..

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