CBSE debars late students from attempting NEET

A student gets her earrings removed before entering the examination hall to take the NEET on Sunday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo) Even as lakhs of students appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday, a handful of students missed their chance at the test. Not following time rules as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the exam proved costly for a few students, who were not allowed to give the paper altogether because of the delay. “Five students reached barely a couple of minutes late and the…

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India: agencies predict 30% drop in students going to Aus due to bank back up

Implementation of the new policy and introducing new ₹500 and ₹2,000 bank notes into circulation has put a strain on banks resulting in delays in processing education bank loans for overseas study. The backlog on granting loans affects students who are planning to enrol in an Australian university next month, according to AAERI. According to the association, up to three quarters of students choosing to study in Australia take out education loans to pay for the first semester’s tuition fees. “This has slowed down the process for bank loan sanctioning” In each intake, there…

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UK HE: non-EU enrolments flatline as Indian students plummet

The figures from the Higher Education Statistics Authority, published today, show a 1% drop in first-year non-EU enrolments in 2015/16, with overall non-EU enrolments falling very slightly – by less than 1% – to total 310,575. “The UK could be doing much better than this” China remained far and away the biggest provider of non-EU students to UK higher education institutions, climbing to 91,215 in 2015/16. Meanwhile, Malaysia overtook both the US and India to become the UK’s second largest non-EU student source country, as Indian student numbers continued to drop. Indian…

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Mexican student’s musical talent wins video contest

Mariana Osorio’s video soundtrack, an original song about how she travelled from one of Mexico’s most dangerous and impoverished states to study art and music in New York, clinched the win for InternationalStudent.com’s Travel Video Contest. “I challenged myself to create something different with the hopes of continuing my dreams of studying in the United States” In the video, ‘This Magic World’ Osorio sings about how she learned the violin “’cause I knew that it would take me to places I’d never seen”. Her efforts paid off, she sings, as…

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Nova Scotia invites students to Study and Stay

The Stay in Nova Scotia and Study and Stay in Nova Scotia programmes will provide individual support to students who are interested in working in the province after graduation, including mentorship, career skills and help finding roles that match their specialisms. The two pilot projects, each accommodating around 50 students across all levels of post-secondary study, were devised to help boost the retention of international graduates. Federal and provincial governments and EduNova, a cooperative representing all sectors of the province’s international education industry, have partnered to launch the initiatives. The two…

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International students praise Canada’s openness and affordable fees

These were some of the insights shared by international students studying at English language, pathway and postsecondary courses in Ottawa, at a recent roundtable hosted by The PIE News and education provider CultureWorks. “I thought it Canada just a white piece of land covered in snow” Jamal Yayha from Yemen recounted his surprise at the competitive edge Canada has over other destinations – especially the US. When it was time to apply for university, he wanted to study overseas but he had no interest in studying in Canada, Yayha told delegates. While US…

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Why Public Health Students Are Preparing for Zika Outbreaks

The University of Arizona and a lot of top universities with Public Health departments or majors are taking active steps towards preparing their students to deal with Zika outbreaks. The Zika virus has been causing a lot of problems worldwide, including over 300 cases of infection in the United States. The virus is also considered to be more dangerous due to the fact that it doesn’t always produce immediate symptoms. The only accurate way of detecting such cases is through a complete blood work. Other facts about the Zika virus…

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Partnership Sends Minority College Students Abroad

The college student population has become increasingly diverse in the last few decades, but white students are still the majority of undergrads who study abroad. Only 8.3 percent of Hispanic college students and 5.6 percent of black undergrads typically study abroad, according to the Council on International Educational Exchange. About 300,000 students of all backgrounds study abroad each year, the council stated in arecent report. Lack of money and familiarity with college study abroad programs are often obstacles for many minorities who want to enroll in an academic program overseas,…

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University admissions officers reveal the top 10 qualities they look for in students’ applications

Almost all university admissions officers say they actively consider a student’s likelihood to complete their degree when deciding to offer them a place or not – an eight per cent increase on last year. According to this year’s University Admissions Officers Report, students applying to university through Clearing or Adjustment must be prepared to demonstrate their commitment to their chosen course. With 99 per cent of officers assessing how likely students will finish their studies, nine in ten said they look for evidence of a student’s passion for their chosen…

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ECU referendum result: What does Brexit suggest for the UK’s higher schooling region and students?

Figures inside the better schooling zone can have awoken with a bitter taste on Friday with the news the United Kingdom has voted to depart the ecu Union. On Monday, the heads of 103 universities had issued an impassioned open letter expressing how they have been “gravely involved” approximately the effect of a depart vote on their universities and students, cautioning electorate that the electricity of their universities on nearby groups and economy “must not be underestimated.” study greater An open letter to united kingdom voters from leaders of 103…

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