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Future of international students is a major concern

Posted on: June 02, 2022

The CGHE held a meeting to discuss the prospects regarding the movement of students from one country to another for study. Since more and more students are moving to other countries, it is important to have a very structured set of rules to ensure that no student has to face any issue while traveling or studying outside of their native country. Issues like inclusivity, decolonisation and anti-racism in teaching and support structures have to be taken seriously by the universities. After the pandemic, Chinese and other Asian students were subjected to a lot of discrimination by fellow students. The amount of racist and stereotypical comments can become overwhelming a lot of times. 50% of students consider this issue very lethal and yet it is not given the importance it deserves. 

What makes 'UK's high potential' visa scheme highly discriminatory?

Posted on: June 01, 2022

Since UK has announced its 'high potential visa' students haven't stopped talking about the discrimination this scheme will cause. Under this scheme, students from the top universities of the world will enjoy certain benefits when it comes tos studying in the UK. The top 50 highly ranked graduates will get the opportunity to study in the top universities of the UK with 3 years of work visa along with it. In this list of top ranked universities, there is no university from the South-Asian part of the country. This means that Sundar pichai, Amitav Gosh, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and all the other South Asian tycoons would have been turned down by the UK. Majority of these universities are from America which cost high fees from the international students. This means that there is no place for mediocre or average students coming from the universities that don't feature in the top 50 list. Either you must first enroll yourself in these top 50 universities and then think of applying to the UK after completing your graduation or you must completely forget about it.


IISc ranked 42nd in the World University Rankings

Posted on: June 01, 2022

The Times Higher Education have released their list of top Asian universities in which IISc Bangalore has secured 42nd position. Mysore's JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research ranked 65th and IIT Ropar ranked 68th. A total of 71 universities from India were featured in that list. IIT Indore stood in 87th position, and IISc Bangalore was ranked 42nd. The performance of Indian universities has actually depleted as compared to last year as the number of Indian universities making it to the top 200 has come down to 17 universities this year. The Indian universities that have secured their place in top 200 are IIT Gandhinagar, Alagappa University, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Saveetha University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Delhi Technological University (DTU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Institute of Chemical Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi and Panjab University. IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Kharagpur didn't participate this year in the rankings.


Canadian scholarships that are fully funded

Posted on: June 01, 2022

The government of Canada has announced some scholarships for international students that will be fully funded. These are majorly for Bachelor's, Masters and Doctorate degrees. The scholarships offered are-

  • Banting Postdoctoral Scholarships

These are offered to 70 students in social sciences or Natural Health-related fields.

  •  Université de Montréal Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to students studying BS, MD and PhD.

  • Queen’s University Scholarships

This is given to students studyingUndergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. Degree Programs in  any academic Field.

  • York University Scholarship

It is a fully funded undergraduate scholarship.

  • Concordia University Scholarship

Scholarships are offered in Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., Diploma, and Certificate Programs.

Everything to consider before applying for an international scholarship

Posted on: June 01, 2022

Overseas scholarship is like a golden opportunity for students. Being able to study for free or with some economic relief is no less than a boon for one. Each and every scholarship has a particular criteria that one needs to keep in mind before applying. Make sure that you have a strong profile and above average scores in your high school grades or previous degrees. The language proficiency tests should also have been cleared with good marks. Research about the scholarships properly. Some scholarships are meant for a particular group of students. Narrow down your choices and then apply to the selected ones. Scholarships are not the only option for financial help. Private sources also offer help to students in need. Research about those and do whatever is necessary. Start early and have the first mover's advantage. 


Top 10 AI scholarships to look out for

Posted on: June 01, 2022

Artificial Intelligence has taken over the world completely and it's safe to say that in the coming 20 years every other thing we will see around us will be a product of artificial intelligence. More and more employability is budding in this field and students are getting increasingly interested. Due to high demand the fees of this course is also increasing with an annual growth of 6.8%. In this scenario having a scholarship can be a great relief for students. Here is the list of some AI scholarships that you can check-

  • Aws ML and AI scholarship program
  • Simple AI scholarships
  • IIT-Madras fellowship
  • New Zealand Aid program
  • Microsoft research fellow programme
  • Netherlands fully funded scholarships
  • Qualcomm innovation fellowship
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship
  • British Council IELTS Award
  • Australian Award scholarships

Pandemic has created the worst crisis of century for the global education

Posted on: May 31, 2022

As the schools remain closed for as long as two years in some parts of the world during the pandemic, it escalated the problem of hunger, poverty, illiteracy to different levels. In lower income countries according to the World Bank, 53% of children below the age of 10 could not read and write. The decision of closing schools at that time is Highly regretted by everyone now. Now the pandemic has pushed the education officials to implement a lot of due educational reforms that have been otherwise pending for a long time. Just after the pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war started. The futility of war over education was highlighted during that time. This has pushed everyone to think of more opportune ways to ensure that education of children is not deterred. The only way of ensuring a favourable future is to educate the children of today

Personalisation is the key for the UK education to become global

Posted on: May 31, 2022

Now that the boundaries of countries have opened up, the charm for studying abroad has retained its previous glory. It is predicted that by 2026, there will be a 46% rise in the number of students going to the UK to study abroad, making the number of undergraduate applicants 208500. UCAS has been trying to understand the psychology behind migrating so far for the purpose of education. They found that for 10% of the students, a decision is made very early which can be as early as before they are 10. They have different factors to consider before deciding their college. This includes the quality (83%) and reputation (75%) of the university or college relative to the quality (70%) and reputation (58%) of the subject area. These students are also high tarif providers for the country. 75% choose to study abroad for the sake of experience and travel. So now UCAS is promoting a personalized approach to promoting UK HE by prioritising the needs of the students country-wise, keeping in mind their values and a lot of other things.


A comprehensive look into studying abroad

Posted on: May 31, 2022

Students of today look for the best of all the world while seeking out education. They want high value degrees, social networks, good placements, extracurriculars and all the possible benefits. Now here are some points to remember-

  • Research the right university and programs. Don't control either of them.
  • Make sure your paperwork is alright and you have all the necessary documents.
  • Decide the source of funds and make sure there is a stable arrangement for them.
  • Start preparing for your English proficiency tests and try to score good.
  • Choose your accommodation wisely and in your budget. Don't overspend.

How can you complete your doctorate for free in a foreign university?

Posted on: May 31, 2022

Many students will be surprised to know that most of the doctorate courses in foreign universities are funded from the universities themselves. This includes the UK's Nottingham Trent University. You can get started by seeking permission from the professor of the particular university to apply. Convincing the professor that you will be worth the seat is an important task. Universities want students who have excellent writing and research skills as you have to choose a topic and conduct your research regarding the same. A resume with a good statement of purpose, research proposal and academic achievement is enough for you to crack your seat for research. 


How to balance your personal life and medical school?

Posted on: May 30, 2022

Medical degrees are meticulous and very enduring. They check your patience and perseverance as they are longer than most of the other degrees. Students have to go through years of education and practice before they become designated doctors. Many students think that once they start their medical journey their personal life is over. They will have no time for fun and other remunerative activities. Sometimes they have to start the day as early as 7 am in the morning attending continuous classes followed by internships or practice in the evening. This can become extremely stressful for some students. In phases like these journalling, yoga and exercising can be good ways of taking out your stress. 


Tips to keep in mind as a Highschool freshmen

Posted on: May 30, 2022

High school is an adventurous journey of your life. You create hundreds of memories, go through experiences and learn a lot. It's basically your preparation before entering the real world. Here are some tips to remember during your transition from middle school to high school.

  • Learn about your school by attending orientations and workshops. Know what they are good at and how can you be benefitted the most. 
  • Come out of your comfort zone and try new things. Become open to new experiences
  • Choose classes that you think you are good at and find out if you can make a future in them.
  • Make contacts with seniors and take their advice. Experience is a useful thing.
  • Keep your fundamental ethics intact.
  • Engage in more extracurriculars and increase your social network.
  • Keep a healthy relationship with your teachers.
  • Make sure that you are doing fine mentally. Don't overstress yourself and have a good time.

Everything to know before reapplying to a law school

Posted on: May 30, 2022

Rejection is undoubtedly a hard thing to take. But your ability to bounce back is what sets you apart from others. In the category of law schools, unfortunately they have been highly competitive in the last few years because of which the rate of rejection has been exceedingly high because of the pandemic. Now things are getting back to normal. The key to crack a seat in your dream law school, as experts say, is to write a very convincing personal statement as well as improvements in your scores as well. Lacking in either of them would be a problem for you. Usually LSAT scores are the criteria in the US. A score above 170 is considered as a genuine score.  The basic idea is to build an overall good profile instead of focusing on any one aspect more. All the sections have an equal weightage.


What to do during summer vacation?

Posted on: May 30, 2022

As summer vacations are approaching and children get almost more than a month of holidays from school, we will discuss some innovative things to get them into to make the best use of time. The time can be used to develop skills as well make up for the lost time during the pandemic. Parents can check with teachers before the holidays about the areas their children are lacking. By understanding this more practice can be done on that particular aspect. Younger children like doing work in a fun way so try to keep everything fun and keep giving them small rewards in between if they do things timely and correctly.  Read and math practice can be given more focus on as these are the two major areas where children lack the most. 


How UK's 'High Potential' visa will benefit Indian students?

Posted on: May 28, 2022

Under the UK's 'High Potential' visa students from the world's best non-british universities will be given the opportunity to come to the UK through a new High Potential Individual (HPI) visa route. Successful applicants will also have an additional 2 years work visa and PhD students will have a 3 years work visa. This will make the UK a hub for the world's greatest talents, innovations and ideas. Students from subjects like science, engineering and medical research from universities like Harvard and MIT will be welcomed. Indians studying in any of the top universities of the UK will also get a work visa for upto two years. Indian-origin UK Cabinet ministers Rishi Sunak and Priti Patel also informed about the same. 


Student loans are limiting career options

Posted on: May 28, 2022

In 1995 State Bank of India came up with an education loan system which was followed by all the other banks in 2001. So a criteria was determined for granting the education loan and it has been followed ever since then. They have to offer some sort of security like a collateral before the loan is granted to them. Also the whole amount of loan is not granted at once. As the loan proceeds, the amount is granted to the person. Students can start repayment of loans after one year of their degree completion. Therefore it becomes extremely necessary for them to land a job as soon as they are done with their degree. The bank also has policies for defaulters who are unable to pay back their loans. Sometimes the degrees of the individual are seized. Some start harassing the parents for money. 


Factors that have led to digitisation of education

Posted on: May 28, 2022

Government has been trying to make digitisation of education more rampant and accessible. Some factors that have contributed to it are-

  • Technology has revolutionized the education system a lot because of which new techniques have been adopted.
  • Online classrooms and teaching have made education more flexible for both students and teachers. There is no boundation of distance.
  • New softwares has made the process smoother and easier.
  • After the pandemic hybrid mode also opened new dimensions of education.

Post COVID challenges in education according to NAS

Posted on: May 28, 2022

National Assessment Services have laid out a survey that showed a sharp dip in the performance of students across all areas and categories. The survey was conducted on November 21 amongst one lakh schools in 720 districts. Indians witnessed one of the longest closures of schools during the pandemic. Teachers suffered a lot of pedagogical challenges. This resulted in an alarming degradation of the education of children. The average score of class 5 students in mathematics was below the national average. Children are suffering in reading, writing and even simple mathematics. Now the challenge is to cope up with the lost time and syllabus and keep up with the current syllabus as well.


Which jobs in the UAE pay you the highest salary?

Posted on: May 27, 2022

The UAE's healthcare and life sciences sector has gained a lot of pace and it is one of the major pillars in the economy of the UAE. This is because of the investments and initiatives taken in this sector.  A lot of life sciences companies that have headquarters in Israel and Turkey are opening their branches here. This means that a lot of job opportunities are coming up in this sector.  In 2021 the salaries for pharmaceuticals and healthcare have increased by 4.5% as compared to 2020. The pharmaceutical market is expected to grow by 27% by 2025 and the value is expected to increase by 4.7 billion USD which is three times the value of 2011. As of 2021, there are 23 pharmaceutical manufacturing centres that manufacture around 2500 types of medicines. There is a huge demand for nurses, laboratory technicians and doctors/physicians, while regional sales managers and marketing managers.


Cuba and the World Education Forum

Posted on: May 27, 2022

World Education Forum is going on currently in London, where Cuba has presented it's experiences and achievements in education. Cuban education system has worked very hard through the years to achieve a global standard. Despite all the difficulties they invest 25% of their budget to education and every person of the country has access to it. Cuban government has also been trying to raise the standards of the education by increasing the participation of people among different groups. Education is not necessary just to support oneself financially but to understand the complexities of environmental problems, struggle for peace, responsibilities as a citizen and many other things. 


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