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Distance learning: AIOU postgrad exams start May 14

PHOTO: EXPRESS The final examinations of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) postgraduate programmes will start simultaneously from May 14 across the country, said an AIOU press release on Friday. The programmes include: BS (microbiology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, environmental sciences and accounting), PGD, MA, MSc, MS, MPhil and...
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Subtle bias against students may be present in online classes

A new study by education researchers suggests that the kind of subtle racial discrimination known as implicit bias found in brick and mortar classrooms may be present in online college classes. Researchers from Stanford, the University of California – Irvine and Vanderbilt University began by creating fictitious online student identities. They...
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CBSE to conduct NEET on May 6

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2018, will be conducted on May 6, 2018. The application process for the exam will begin soon. Students are advised to check the official website for any updates. Last week, the CBSE came out with a clarification saying there is no change in the syllabus of...
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NPAs may continue to crimp banks’ earnings for rest of FY18

Asset quality concerns continue to plague India’s banks, especially those owned by the government, and analysts expect June quarter’s pain to remain in 2017-18. Thirty-seven of the 38 listed banks that reported June quarter earnings till Saturday have posted a 24.3% rise in aggregate gross bad loans to...
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Nursing, Engineering may become part of distance learning courses

With the central government making changes to its distance education norms, technical courses like Engineering and Nursing are also likely to be available through distance mode. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently notified its new norms for distance education and institutes that have technical courses might be...
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