Category Archives: Arts/ Science

Sep
6
2011

No Indian University in Top 200 of World Rankings

Continuing its domination of the world rankings, the United States has taken 13 of top 20 and 70 of top 300 places, while 14 of 19 Canadian universities have ranked lower than 2010. Germany, a recent entrant as an educational destination, has no university making it to the top 50 despite its Excellence Initiative. University of Cambridge retains its number one spot ahead of Harvard, according to the QS World University Rankings 2011. Meanwhile, MIT jumps to the third position, ahead of Yale and Oxford. In Asia, many institutions—especially those from Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China—have fared well at a discipline level in subject rankings produced by QS this year; this is particularly true in technical and hard science fields.

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Sep
6
2011

Oxford University Introduces an MA in English Language

For the first time in its history, Oxford University has introduced a one-year master’s degree program in English language.

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Sep
5
2011

Maturing of Institutions

There has been an unprecedented expansion of higher education institutions in recent years in India. Much of the money invested in these institutions is public money. This investment has often triggered debate on the contribution and relevance of these institutions.

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Jul
27
2011

Is the requirement for a 100% score justified?

This year, hundreds of students who topped their respective boards found that the admission to their preferred college is no cake walk despite their high marks. The demand for 100% marks has illuminated the disorder towards which the Indian higher education system is headed. The lack of quality education and the rise in the number of students clearing qualifying board exams (10+2) has burdened the system and forced colleges and institutions to take decisions which defy logic.

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Apr
29
2011

IELTS paves the way to study abroad on a scholarship

Almost two decades ago, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) was established to test whether the students or immigrants whose native language is not English were able to communicate in the language once they arrived in native English speaking countries.

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