Good news! Bill to make 15,000 guest teachers permanent passed by Delhi Assembly

After a long wait, the Delhi Assembly has passed a bill to make about 15,000 guest teachers working in the schools of the Directorate of Education (DoE) permanent. Bill introduced by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia: “Regularisation of services of guest teachers and teachers engaged under the ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ […]

Hike messenger to add personalised stickers for 1,000 colleges by 2018

Indian instant messaging company Hike on Thursday announced rolling out personalised stickers for 500 colleges across the country. The company plans to create these custom stickers for more than 1,000 colleges by end of the next year. “Hike is creating special and personalised stickers for over 1,000 colleges by 2018,” […]

Mortgage technology provider Blend raised another $100 million led by Greylock

San Francisco-based Blend is simplifying the process of mortgage applications for both borrowers and lenders, but is looking to expand into other lending products. To do that the company has raised $100 million in new funding led by Greylock, with participation from a bunch of existing investors. Founded in 2012 by a group of […]

IIMC deemed university status idea to be studied by new UGC panel

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has set up a panel to study a proposal to grant deemed university status to the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). The IIMC, one of the prestigious journalism schools in the country which functions under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, offers diploma courses […]

China Seeks Leadership In Artificial Intelligence By 2030

China has mapped out plans to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030, challenging U.S. dominance in the field by building a homegrown industry worth nearly $150 billion. The plans were disclosed amid escalating international tensions over the technology’s military applications, along with AI’s increasing importance in anything from smart cars […]

Accreditation to universities could soon be given by private players

Private sector players may soon get powers to grant accreditation to universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning in the country. At present, this function is vested solely with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution under the UGC’s jurisdiction. Official sources said this step could […]