17 October 2016 Current Affairs

Stanford University has lately decided to waive tuition fees for poor students.

In what appear as a respite for thousands of student and also as a clemant tuition fees policy, Stanford University, USA, has lately decided to waive tuition fees for poor students. Those students whose family annual income is less than $ 125, 000 are exempted from tuition fees.

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Those students whose family’s assets do not exceed $300, 000 are eligible. There are universities like Princeton, Harvard, and Yale that renounce tuition fees for those whose family income is less than $ 120, 000 per year and free housing to those whose family income does not exceed $ 60, 000 per year. Stanford University profess that 77 per cent of its graduate students are debts free unlike most graduates from other universities in US which are tally ridden by the time they graduated. The United State President Barack Obama had vouched to make community colleges free for high school students who pass with good GPAs earlier this year.

Introduces 60% hostel reservation for OBC: IIT Indore

Issue revolving the reservation system in India’s premier institutes has once again manage to find its spot in the national headlines when the compulsory union social justice minister Thawarchand Gehlot announced 60 per cent of reservation for the other backward class (OBC) category at the IIT-Indore hostels on his Facebook timeline .Gehlot’s Facebook post was received with severe criticism from students and many more individuals quote it biased. The minister announced release of funds for construction of hostels for the OBC in the IIT-Indore on September 22 this year on his Facebook page. “None of the IITs, IIMs or NITs has this kind of discrimination or separate space at their campuses. These are institutes of excellence and such behaviour should not be tolerated. This may shift the focus on caste instead of merit and talent,” said one IIT-Jodhpur postgraduate, who is pursuing another course from IIT-Indore, as reported in HT

Government to ensure all school children able to read by November 14:  Chunauti 2018 policy


Under the Chunauti 2018 policy, the government wants to make sure every student disobey mental challenges are given fair attention and improve their reading abilities. In the process, the Delhi government has undertaken an active measure to test students with dyslexia condition, hyperactivity disorder, and other learning disabilities condition so that these students are provided with the right environment and guidance to ensure they could read and write before they upgrade to class VIII. “Most schools now have at least one counselor. In addition, we have hired over 100 new emotional and vocational guidance counsellors. Children will be tested for learning disabilities. Earlier, there was no plan or method to identify and help these students. Now that teachers have to spend time with each child individually, these issues are being recognized. Individual study and development plans will be created for all children who need it,” said Atishi Marlena, adviser to Education Minister Manish Sisodia. Teachers have identified students with learning disorder after cautiously working with school children reading in class VI, VII, and VIII. “We had not realized this during classroom teaching as there was no time or system to talk to children individually,” said one principal

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