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'Post study work policy' attracting more Indian students, says Australian education minister
The number of Indian students studying in Australia has grown by 71% since 2014, to 107,673 students enrolled to study in 2018-19. There has been a 39% growth in the number of Indian student enrolments in Australia in 2019 over the previous year, according to an official. Indians are the second largest group of foreign students after the Chinese.
US set to tighten work norms for international students
Trump administration is set to tighten norms for OPT, a programme used by foreign stu...
Total number of Indian students in the US up 3% to 202,014, according to 2019 Open Doors report
For the 10th consecutive year, China remained...
5 Indian students qualify for Oxford Big Read Asia contest
The winners from India are B R Nimeesha (from Madurai), Ananya Sheorey, Saara Sen, Neha Chhajed and Sama S Jahagirdar (all from Nagpur), a statement from Oxford University Press said. Among the other winners are two students from China and one each from Pakistan and Malaysia.
Mercedes-Benz ESF 2019: A plug-in hybrid of the future; can it make Indian roads safer?
The experimental vehicle is capable of fully-autonomous driving in many situations.
India trying to convince US that tapping into Indian talent is in mutual benefit: S Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India has been successful in convincing the US to a "large extent as actually if you look at the numbers, the number of HI-B visas has been going up in the last few years even though the total rejection rate has been coming down".
Complaint against JNU students on statue's vandalism
The complaint, received by Vasant Kunj North police station, is being examined by senior officers so that they can take a decision whether to file a case, sources said. "We are examining the merits of the complaint," said a senior IPS officer, adding a decision will be taken very soon.
Student suicide: DMK holds protest, father meets TN CM
As opposition parties stepped up pressure, the student's father, who has earlier alleged that a faculty was responsible for his daughter's extreme action, met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and the state police chief here and demanded a fair probe and said they promised necessary action.
Over 2 lakh suggestions on NEP being examined: HRD Minister
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said more than two lakh suggestions received on the proposed New Education Policy (NEP) are being extensively examined.
Student suicide: IIT Madras says committed to fair play, DMK, Cong hold protest
Political parties have demanded a thorough probe after the family of the student, who hailed from Kerala, accused a faculty member of the IIT-M of driving her to commit suicide. A day after the probe into the suicide was transferred to the Central Crime Branch, police officials, visited the campus in connection with the investigation.
RSS volunteers fan out in Northeast to explain Citizenship Amendment Bill
The bill is aimed at making minority communities such as Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible to apply for Indian citizenship. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8 but due to protests from several organisations in northeast and some NDA allies, it was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha.
IIT re-opens GATE application process for J&K students
the GATE committee has decided to re-open the application process from 30th October to 8th November, 2019 for those who have been left out from J&K.
IIMs, IITs told to comply with quota rule for faculty hiring
While central universities mostly implement the faculty quota — 15% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5%for Scheduled Tribes, 27% for Other Backward Classes and 10% for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) — IITs and IIMs largely do not do so. Both IITs and IIMs have a very poor representation of reserved category persons in faculty, as per government data.
More Indians, including diaspora, heading to Ireland
Ireland enables free access to the EU. Further, on acquiring Irish citizenship under the ‘Common Travel Area Agreement’ between Ireland and UK, individuals can live and work in the UK without requiring any further visa or work permit. This makes Ireland the only country in the world, whose citizens have free access to all EU countries and the UK.
Women in armed forces: SC for retrospective effect in permanent commission
The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to look at the positive side of granting permanent commission to women officers in retrospective effect, and expand the ambit of the benefit to women officers serving under SSC before March 2019. The government has already issued notification for permanent jobs to women officers in ten branches of the Army.
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