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Suspension of express visa may be to facilitate merit based immigration system

 With the suspension of expedited processing of H1B visas for six months, there is growing apprehension among students aspiring for H1B Visa in United States. Recently U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that United States suspended the expedited processing of H1B visas for six months with effect from April 3rd 2017 thus eliminating the option of shorter wait times for the program that helps highly skilled foreigners to work at US companies. Expedited processing of H1B visas facilitate companies submitting applications for H-1B visas for potential employees can pay an additional cost of $1,225 dollars so as to get ...
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Move to restrict Part time work may affect Indian Students

Recent move of the British Government to impose control over part time work of international non European Union students will affect the Indian students aspiring for education in UK. Students studying in UK have the provision to do part time work up to 20 hours per week to support themselves. Recently UK has announced that from August 2015 there will be restriction for issuing part time work visa for International students. Moreover UK has decided not to allow employees outside UK, earning less than 35000 pounds to continue in UK. This will affect thousands of Indian Nurses and Chefs which will come in to effect from April 2016. Moreover UK ...
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UN to promote Sustainable development

In the era of changing environments, sustainability is emerging as one of the development goals which has economic, social and environmental implications. In the liberalised era important issue among developed countries including India is whether to go for technologies for sustainable development or not? Without sustainable development livelihood issues cannot be solved. Food security, food safety, GER in education, sanitation, emerging diseases, etc are emerging as major issues. Of the total child births in India 42% of new born has less than two Kg body weight. Protein malnutrition is an important issue but Indians spends 40 percent of ...
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Indian-US Yale prof. named for key admin post

Washington: US President Barack Obama has named an Indian-American professor from Yale University as a member of the prestigious National Council on Humanities.The nomination of Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at the university since 2008, was announced on Wednesday by Obama along with other key administration positions "I am confident that these outstanding individuals will serve the American people well, and I look forward to working with them," the President said in a statement.   Amar has been a professor at both Yale Law School and Yale College since 1985 and has held various ...
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Indian, Singaporean biz schools may join hands

Indian, Singaporean biz schools may join hands PTI | 13th May 2015 Singapore: The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is in collaboration talks with one of India's leading business school. "We are in talks with Pankaj Natu, Associate Professor of Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research (TIMSR), to see how we could collaborate in some of the curriculums and courses," said Jeff Tan, SIM's senior manager, Relationship Management, Enterprise & Professional Development. SIM had hosted 80 full time post graduate students and 4 faculty members in February this year. "The Thakur Group is very interested in ...
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BBRC approved KVASU-Bristol University collaboration

Project proposal to support a partnership study between Bristol University Veterinary School and Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) has been approved by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council -BBSRC, UK. This study would fund an exchange of staff between the two Institutions and an International workshop at each site the joint application was approved and fully funded, so we at Bristol are very much looking forward to working with all of our partners in India. When we have time to absorb this great news we should start thinking about which early career researchers at Bristol and KVASU we would like to ...
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Leading UK varsity gets 1 mln pounds donation

London: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has made a mega donation of one million pounds (Rs 10 crores) to the University of Wolverhampton, the "single biggest gift" received by the UK's leading varsity.   The donation for the university from the Ambika Paul Foundation, a charitable trust set up by Paul in memory of his daughter, will go towards general upgrade of facilities at the campus in the West Midlands region of England. "It is part of my continued connection with the university, which is based in Britain's industrial heartland. It is a university which takes pride in training students from ordinary ...
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Indo-US scientist gets US presidential award

Washington: An Indian-American biology professor is among 15 scientists who have been selected for a prestigious US presidential award for excellence in the field of science, mathematics and engineering mentoring. Murty S Kambhampati, a professor of biology at Southern University at New Orleans will receive the award at a White House ceremony later this year. Kambhampati has been a mentor of high school and undergraduate students in research and successfully boosted graduation rates, the White House said in a statement. "These educators are helping to cultivate America's future scientists, engineers and mathematicians," US ...
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Harvard top world univ, no Indian varsity in list

New Delhi: Harvard University of the US has remained number one in a global ranking of 100 most prestigious education institutions, followed by Britain's Cambridge and Oxford universities. No Indian university featured in the list.According to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of the US was pushed to the fourth spot by the University of Oxford, and Stanford University was pushed to the fifth spot by the University of Cambridge. Japan's University of Tokyo led Asia's charge at the 12th spot. London and Paris were the two cities with the maximum number of the top ...
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Birmingham University ties up with Indian University

New Delhi: Birmingham City University is all set to ink tieups with three universities in India this week for developing an electronic Formula 1 car, its vice chancellor, Cliff Allan, has said. "We are developing an electronic Formula 1 car and we are going to do it with some of the Indian universities. We believe that by getting students to develop electric racing cars this will change the future shape of the Formula 1 racing industry," Allan told IANS in an interview. "We are doing the tieup now with three universities - Chandigarh University, Graphic Era University in Dehradun and Lovely Professional University in ...
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Australian Education Fair 2014

  Now get up to 4 years of post study work rights after completing your education in Australia Course Bachelors Degree and Masters by Coursework Degree Masters by Research Graduates PhD ...
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Asian students rank first in study abroad programmes

Recent reports reveal that students are showing a positive attitude towards study abroad programmes. As economies become more interconnected and participation in education expands, factors driving general increase in student mobility range from exploding demand for higher education worldwide and perceived value of studying at prestigious post-secondary institutions abroad. Institutions are undertaking major marketing efforts to attract students from outside their boundaries. A significant portion of students coming from G20 non-OECD countries includes the meritorious students, natural candidates for public or private support, or students with ...
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Global health initiative promotes Biological research in US

In the changing scenario where economic recession, food security and food safety issues are emerging, United States of America is continued to be rated as one the best destinations for higher education and career. There are better prospects for education and research in the areas of Biological sciences in United States of America. As part of Global health initiative Nutrition, Child hood obesity, cancer care, food safety, food security, emerging pathogens, antibiotic resistance, formulation of new drugs, etc are some of the research priorities in the country. National institute of Health is closely monitoring the Biological research. ...
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How to write SOP and LR for Study abroad programmes

Overseas education needs one year strategic planning and evaluation. Then only easy access to foreign universities will materialize. Minimum one-year preparatory time is needed for fulfilling the envisaged goals. In American, Canadian and European universities academic year will start from October onwards. Even though some of the universities admit students for the winter semester during February, Indian students prefer to join during the pleasant spring season. Statement of Purpose (SOP) Statement of purpose is one of the essential components of application procedure for getting admission in a foreign University. It basically consists of ...
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