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1. Open Educational Resources are customizable MOOCs-like pre-university level courses which offer education and training at all levels throughout the world, Read more and feel free to join Management Class Global Group.

2. Learning Centres  using Management Class' customizable pubic programmes, courses and modules introduce, publish and share our institutional and organizational partners' degree or higher vocational qualifications level programmes and courses to international clients for online and/or campus-based delivery.

Published on Oct 27, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Debarghya Das wanted to help a few friends get their examination results before anyone else but he ended up writing a script that exposed stark anomalies in the grading policies of the Indian education system. He shares his insights from the hack and outlines options to leverage technology for changing education in India.

Debarghya Das is an aspiring computer scientist. Last year, he published a blog post about how he wrote a script that eventually exposed stark anomalies in the grading policies of the Indian education system. Having previously worked at Coursera and Google, he is graduating with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science from Cornell University. Debarghya is extremely passionate both about using technology for large scale societal benefit as well as solving difficult core Computer Science problems. He does research in Artificial Intelligence at Cornell's Robot Learning Lab, where he worked on helping robots like Baxter and PR2 efficiently navigate themselves in human environments. In addition, Debarghya's research at the Cornell Linguistics Lab led to the creation of the world's first accurate tongue controlled game.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

State wise Central Universities in INDIA

Central University or a Union University in India is established by Act of Parliament and are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.In general, universities in India are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.In addition, 15 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and coordination. Central universities, in addition, are covered by the Central Universities Act, 2009, which regulates their purpose, powers governance etc., and established 12 new universities. The list of central universities published by the UGC includes 42 central universities. However, as Central University of Jammu has nAot started operating as of June 2011, there are, in effect, 41.

The types of universities controlled by the UGC include:

  • State universities are run by the state government of each of the states and territories of India, and are usually established by a local legislative assembly act.
  • Deemed university, or “Deemed-to-be-University”, is a status of autonomy granted by the Department of Higher Education on the advice of the UGC, under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.
  • Private universities are approved by the UGC. They can grant degrees but they are not allowed to have off-campus affiliated colleges.

This is  the list showing name of the central universities in different states or union territory of  India.

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Higher education in India -- Challenges and prospects

Published on Jul 4, 2014

On this episode of Heads up we discuss the future of India's higher education system, its quality and transparency, as in India, education will be a big game changer in the years and decades ahead. How can the system be improved and how can we provide better access to quality institutions for all? Experts on education join us as we discuss the challenges of India's education system.

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Universities by state and type

The higher education system in India includes both private and public universities. Public universities are supported by the Government of India and the state governments, while private universities are mostly supported by various bodies and societies. Universities in India are recognized by the University Grants Commission(UGC), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.[1] In addition, 15 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and coordination.[2]

The types of universities include:

India has 713 universities.[11] There are universities of some kind in each and every of the 29 states of India as well as three of the union territoriesChandigarhDelhi and Puducherry. The state with the most universities is Uttar Pradesh with 63 universities. Tamil Nadu is the state with the most deemed universities, numbering 28.[7] Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have the most state universities (25 and 24 respectively),[5]Rajasthan the most private universities (39),[10] while Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have five central universities each, the largest number of all the states and territories.[4]

Apart from the above universities, other institutions are granted the permission to autonomously award degrees. However, they do not affiliate colleges and are not officially called "universities" but "autonomous organizations" or "autonomous institutes". They fall under the administrative control of the Department of Higher Education.[12] These organizations include the Indian Institutes of Technology, the National Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, the Indian Institutes of Management (though these award diplomas, not degrees)[13] and other autonomous institutes. These institutes are not listed below. Also not listed are institutes which are under the control of the professional councils, without approval of the UGC, e.g. Agricultural Universities, which are under the control of the Agricultural Education Division of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), one of the professional councils.[14][15]

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Education Excellence Awards 2015 - Zee Business

Published on May 4, 2015

Education Excellence Awards 2015 - Zee Business

India Announces Official MOOC Platform ‘Swayam’

As part of his educational initiatives, Narenda Modi, the newly elected prime minister for India, has launched an India-focused MOOC platform. The platform, has been christened ‘Swayam is gone live with three courses.

India is the second biggest market for MOOCs (massive open online courses) in the world, following the US. In time, however, India may surpass the US. After all, India's population is second to China's and India is third in terms of university enrollment worldwide; respectively the US and China are first and second for university enrollment at the moment but this may soon change.

MOOCs represent a huge opportunity for Indians in terms of an open education revolution. It could potentially give millions access and availability to high quality learning if they have Internet connectivity. First, there are more applicants than slots at top Indian universities. Second, millions of Indians live in poverty and are unable to afford or gain access to a higher education.

Dr. Sugata Mitra, however, has shown than even in the slums of India, young Indian children often have tremendous potential for learning with digital technology. He has shown that kids from the slums are often more capable of learning at high levels with digital technology than previously thought or assumed and are essentially diamonds in the rough of an educational forest, so to speak. Third, Internet connectivity is not always available throughout India, which is often a barrier for open education and MOOCs. Even when Internet connectivity is available, bandwidth might be too low or slow for videos to stream.

For these reasons and many others, US-based MOOC providers are entering partnerships with Indian colleges or universities or making alternative arrangements to make MOOCs more accessible and available in India. The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), for example, is the first college in India to join not-for-profit edX and to offer MOOCs. The partnership was created to fill a specific need in India: training engineering teachers. The partnership will extend an open engineering education to a global audience, though the US and India are the largest populations of edX learners worldwide and will be the primary recipients of the partnership of an open engineering education.

Coursera and Udacity (both for-profit ventures) have also been making arrangements to make MOOCs more accessible and available in India. Coursera is working on a mobile application so students from poorer backgrounds can access MOOCs on Akash tablets. It is also offering a course on web intelligence and big data with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). Perhaps not surprisingly, since Coursera currently produces the largest number of MOOCs worldwide, they have seen a huge increase in Indian student enrollment as well.

Udacity, too, has seen Indian enrollment increase over the past year. In May, Udacity teamed with Georgia Tech and AT&T to offer the first online massive open online master's degree program in computer science for less than $7000 in tuition. The program is specifically targeted to India and the Middle East. The deal is seen as revolutionary within higher education circles and many administrators are eagerly awaiting the results.

All this news may beg the question: Why are MOOCs being hailed in India and why such a big push there? One answer is that India has long been known as a source for information technology. However, the country has only produced a fraction of the potential IT specialists due to the lack of access to higher education in India. With digital technology, MOOCs could possibly help to bridge this gap as well as the gap between industry and academia. Time will tell whether MOOCs will be able to achieve these goals. Nevertheless, MOOCs have been tested to a degree and would be a huge investment in India's higher education as well as contribute to one of the biggest open education revolutions in the world right now.

The Courses

At launch Swayam is expected to have three different courses – two from IIT Bombay and one from UC Berkeley’s Umesh Vazarani’s. Currently all these courses are available on edX, an MIT and Harvard backed MOOC provider. Also, it would not be surprising to see the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore joining Swayam, as IIM Bangalore announced its intention to offer MOOCs by joining edX. The following are the three courses in question from edX:

Introduction to Computer Programming
via IIT Bombay
This is a two part course which providers students with a foundation in Computer Programming

Thermodynamics
via IIT Bombay
This a basic course in thermodynamics, designed for students of mechanical engineering. Students will learn the terms and concepts used in thermodynamics, with precise definitions

Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation
via UC Berkeley
This is a basic conceptual introduction to quantum mechanics and quantum computation.

EBRD in accord to boost investments with Indian firms

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has teamed up with a leading Indian industry group in order to increase joint investments between the EBRD and Indian corporations in regions where the development bank is active.

The EBRD’s First Vice President Phil Bennett and Chandrajit Banerjee, the Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), in New Delhi on 6 April that will strengthen the cooperation between two organisations and facilitate co-financing opportunities.

The EBRD was established in 1991 to support the transition to market economies of countries in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It has since extended its geographic reach and is also working to bolster the private sector in Turkey and in countries in North Africa and the Middles East.

Speaking during the Annual Meeting of the CII in New Delhi, Mr Bennett said he was very pleased to be signing an agreement that would strengthen the already close links between the EBRD and Indian industry.

“It is very important for us to bring the expertise of Indian corporations to the support of countries that are still making the transition to market economies,” he said.

EBRD countries of operations would benefit from the transfer of skills from world class Indian companies while the EBRD was happy to share its strong local knowledge with firms that were either moving into the EBRD regions for the first time or which want to expand their operations there, he added.

Mr Bennett was accompanied by EBRD Director Nandita Parshad, who is responsible for the Bank’s relations with India.

The EBRD has already had a number of successful investments in cooperation with Indian  companies, but there was scope to do much more, Mr Bennett said. The Bank has so far invested a total of over €870 million together with Indian firms.  

Last month, the EBRD reached an important milestone in its investment with the Tata group in the Shuakhevi hydropower plant in Georgia, which is helping the country make the most of its abundant water resources and achieve greater energy independence.

The EBRD has also worked in Georgia with the JSW steel group, with whom it invested in a steel mill in the town of Rustavi and in Russia where it teamed up with Tata Beverages.

The EBRD also has a strong relationship with SREI Leasing and has cooperated with the company on its Moscow operations.

Memorandum of Understanding between the EBRD and Indian industry group CII.

Video Tour of Alison: Free Certified Learning

Published on Jun 4, 2013

[This video presented by Mike Greer, The Best Free Training website: http://www.bestfreetraining.net ]
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This is a video tour of "Alison: A New World of Free Certified Learning." Alison is simply amazing! It provides 500 free courses, 60 million free lessons, over 4 million hours of study, as well as diplomas, certifications, teacher/supervisor tracking tools, and more. 

From the website: "ALISON is the world's leading free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. ALISON provides high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning.... The mission of ALISON is to enable anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive, self-paced multimedia. It is our belief that through ALISON, the cost of access to high-quality education can be removed....Through the ALISON learning platform we can assist people around the world in educating themselves, thereby creating a more equitable and sustainable global society."
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have opened new doors for free online learning that lends itself well to ICT-related subjects. Meanwhile, employers seek candidates with relevant web skills. The Supply and Demand of MOOCs Infographic shows what skills are most in demand and what MOOCs are available that teach those skills, based on the results of a study conducted by the European Commission.

Top skills employers are looking for:

  • Web and app design
  • Domain-specific skills
  • Programming languages
  • Android
  • iOS

Top skills students want to learn:

  • Web design
  • HTML5
  • Android
  • Javascript
  • CSS

Via: www.openeducationeuropa.eu

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Vocational training in India - The road ahead

Published on Apr 29, 2015

A country with more than half its population under the age of 25 calls for a high focus on skill training. With the number of graduates in the country increasing year by year, how job-ready are we really? Are there gaps in the Education sector that need to be filled or is it mindset about vocational training that needs a boost in India? How does the government plan to hit the 500 million skilled Indians by 2020? On this episode of Heads Up, join us as we find out what India needs for a skilled workforce in the future.

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Online Education Market in India 2015-2019

MUMBAI, February 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Online education is a form of learning which is done on online platform. In this form of learning, instruction and content are delivered primarily electronically. The learning programs are offered in the form of courses that are delivered on internet platform. Service providers offer digital material and delivered through multiple delivery models. This form of learning helps students in getting quality education. The online education market in India is in its nascent stage however shows promising growth. Poor teacher to student ratio in India is driving the demand for online education learning in the K-12 segment. With the advancement in technology, competitive exams in India are also turning to online platforms. This is increasing the demand of online education in India in the Higher Education segment as the competition among students is intensifying and expected to grow with time. However, lack of infrastructure is hindering the growth of the market.

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The Online Education market in India is categorized into two segments: K-12 and Higher Education.

Online Education Market in India 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. It covers the landscape of the Online Education Market in India and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion on the key vendors operating in this market.

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