GBS Graduation: Record 1,500 Students Receive Diplomas, Marking New Chapter in Education and Success

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:43am on 11 Jul 2024,Thursday Education

Global Business School (GBS) recently held its graduation ceremony, marking a significant milestone for over 1,500 students who received their certificates. The event was divided into three segments, with morning and afternoon ceremonies and a VIP lunch in between. The ceremony was graced by esteemed guests, including Lord Bilimoria, Mr. Alex Mejia, Division Director at United Nations Institute and Research (UNITAR)  and Mrs. Seema Malhotra, Labour MP. Some of the VIP guests were Baroness Pola Uddin, Mr James Murray, Labour MP, Mr Anwar Choudhury, Former Governor Cayman Islands at Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Former British High Commissioner, Mr Howard Dawber, Deputy Mayor of London, Virender Sharma, former Labour MP, Mr Rajesh Agrawal, former Deputy Mayor of London, Sir Graham Brady, former MP, Mr Stanley Johnson, Sir Tim Lankester, member of GBS advisory Board, representatives from the British Army, Royal Navy and many more. GBS Founder and GEDU group CEO, Dr. Vishwajeet Rana, GBS CEO Prof. Ray Lloyd, and GBS Deputy CEO James Kennedy also attended the ceremony to celebrate the students' achievements. The student community, with an average age of 37, has demonstrated remarkable dedication to self-improvement, balancing education with work and family commitments. GBS has created a supportive learning environment, enabling students to realize their full potential. Many graduates have shown a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and the school has equipped them with the tools to advance their ventures. The ceremony highlighted the power of education in a supportive environment, with stories of students from humble beginnings achieving their goals. GBS has experienced significant growth, with over 35,000 students across ten campuses in London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds, and the creation of over 1,500 jobs. The school remains committed to providing high-quality teaching, guidance, and support, ensuring students receive the education they deserve. The graduation ceremony was a testament to GBS's mission of changing lives through education and widening access to opportunities in underserved communities.

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NEET-PG Exam Postponement Leaves Aspirants in Shock

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:42am on 23 Jun 2024,Sunday Education

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has postponed the NEET PG examination, originally scheduled for June 23. The decision was made as a precautionary measure, with a new date to be announced soon. The move has drawn criticism from the United Doctors Front Association, with its president, Dr. Lakshya Mittal, likening it to "playing with the emotions of doctors." Candidates had traveled across states for the exam, and the last-minute postponement has caused frustration. The ministry has acknowledged the sensitivity of the situation and promised to announce a new date soon. The exact reason for the postponement is yet to be disclosed.

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NEET PG Exam Postponed Amid Paper Leak Concerns, Rahul Gandhi Criticizes PM Modi

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:12am on 23 Jun 2024,Sunday Education

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of the NEET PG exam postponement, citing his "silence" on the issue. The exam was postponed hours before its scheduled date, amid allegations of paper leaks and discrepancies in the ongoing NEET UG exam. Rahul Gandhi took to social media, stating that the PM is "completely helpless" against the "paper leak racket and education mafia". He alleged that the government is threatening the future of students and called for action to save the country's future. The postponement has left students in uncertainty, highlighting the need for a robust education system.

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NEET Scores Re-evaluated, Top Scorers to Lose Marks

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 10:47am on 19 Jun 2024,Wednesday Education

The NTA is re-evaluating NEET-UG 2024 scores due to irregularities. Six out of 67 top scorers may lose 60-70 points after "grace marks" for time loss are removed. This impacts students at a center in Jhajjar, Haryana. The Supreme Court is set to hear the case on July 8. The NTA has canceled grace marks for 1,563 students and offered them a retest on June 23. Allegations of paper leaks in Bihar and Gujarat are being investigated. Despite issues, NEET counseling will start on July 6. Protests and calls for a CBI investigation continue.

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Supreme Court Seeks Response from NTA and Centre on NEET-UG Paper Leak

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:12am on 18 Jun 2024,Tuesday Education

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the Centre, seeking their response on pleas related to alleged paper leaks and malpractices in NEET-UG 2024. The court emphasized that even minor negligence must be thoroughly investigated. It expressed concern over the potential consequences of compromised examination processes, stating that it cannot overlook the hard work of students who prepared for the exams. The court urged the Centre and NTA to adopt a proactive stance and rectify shortcomings swiftly. The NEET-UG examination was conducted on May 5, and results were declared on June 4, with 1,563 students receiving grace marks, sparking questions from parents and teachers.


69 Indian Universities, Including 3 IIMs And JNU, Make It To The Top 500 QS Rankings

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:20am on 12 Apr 2024,Friday Education

Indian universities shine in the latest QS world university rankings, with 69 institutions making it to the top 500 list, up by 19.4% from last year. Standout performers include IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta, ranking top 50 globally for business studies, while Jawaharlal Nehru University secures 20th spot for development studies. QS CEO Jessica Turner underscores India's educational challenge and praises the National Education Policy 2020's goals. She emphasizes the importance of high-quality tertiary education to meet growing demand. Increased representation across subject rankings indicates positive strides in Indian higher education, bolstered by well-regulated private provision.

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JNU Emerges as India's Highest-Ranked University in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:15pm on 11 Apr 2024,Thursday Education

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) emerges as India's highest-ranked university in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024, securing the 20th position globally in Development Studies. With 69 Indian universities making the list, India witnesses a notable 19.4% rise in entries compared to the previous year. The rankings highlight the substantial contributions of the 12 Institutes of Eminence (IoE), representing a fraction of Indian universities, which account for 40% of the country's entries. Overall, India demonstrates a significant 17% year-on-year improvement, reflecting the positive trajectory of its higher education sector.

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Government to Introduce Stringent Bill Against Paper Leaks, Proposes Heavy Penalties

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:39pm on 31 Jan 2024,Wednesday Education

The Indian government is set to present the "Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill" in the Lok Sabha on Monday, targeting paper leaks in various exams. The bill suggests substantial penalties, including fines from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh and imprisonment up to 10 years for offenders. In response to recent question paper leaks in states like Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, and Bihar, the legislation aims to address unfair practices in central agency competitive exams and university assessments. President Droupadi Murmu affirmed the government's commitment to combatting exam malpractices during the Budget session.

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Groundbreaking Study: Children Demonstrate Better Learning Outcomes with Paper Than Screens

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:19pm on 18 Jan 2024,Thursday Education

A new study from Columbia University’s Teachers College reveals that for children aged 10-12, reading on paper fosters "deeper reading" compared to screens. As nationwide reading scores decline among American youth, the study challenges the push towards digital learning. With illuminated screens becoming common in education, the research suggests a potential link between paper reading and improved comprehension. The study, analyzing brain responses of 59 children, emphasizes the critical age of fourth grade when a shift occurs from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." The findings question the rush towards digital education platforms.

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University of York Eases Entry for Foreign Students Amid Financial Pressures; Concerns Arise for UK Applicants

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:52pm on 11 Jan 2024,Thursday Education

The University of York adjusts entry requirements for overseas students, now accepting A-Level equivalents of BBC grades, while British applicants face a high A*AA to BBB standard. Financial challenges prompt the move, raising worries about UK students' access to Higher Education. With tuition fees frozen and a reliance on international students for funding, critics express concerns over potential neglect of home-grown talent. The university defends its decision, emphasizing a flexible approach to international offer holders, citing different qualifications. The shift reflects broader financial strains affecting institutions nationwide.

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