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Xtraview partners with The Big Red Group to sponsor students to attend the Harvard YLC program

Xtraview, India’s leading digital interview platform for students has partnered with The Big Red Group to sponsor a full scholarship for two students to participate in the 2021 Harvard Youth Lead the Change (YLC) conference.

Babu factory: Why does Bihar produce so many IAS, IPS or IIT, IIM grads?

Bihar is a state difficult to understand. On one side, 80% of the population is uneducated. There are hardly any studies throughout the year due to politics, frequent strikes and absenteeism. Many parents have to sell off their property to send their sons or daughters to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore or any other such metro cities for education. Still the state manages to produce the highest numbers of IAS, IPS & IFS officers. Almost 25 percent of the 700 IAS and IPS officers in the last ten years are Biharis.

Why teenage girls do better in single-sex schools?

Most psychological studies suggest that girls and boys develop at different rates and that girls are far in advance of boys through the teenage years: it is in a girl's best interest to be educated separately, at least until boys catch up with them

No smartphones in class– we are French!!

In a move to combat classroom distraction and “detox” youngsters -- French government has passed a new law to ensure that the phone-addicted children either do not carry their mobile devices to school or keep them stored in safe boxes during school hours.

Even English teachers flunked the English language test in Punjab

Many English school teachers in Punjab flunked the English language test. It is hardly a surprise that 80,000 out of the 3.5 lakh Class 10 students in the state failed in English.

First female to be 29th president of a 152-year-old university

Life has really been a roller coaster ride for Colleen N. Hanycz. Till recently she was head of the only all-women college in Canada. She would now be the first female President of an all-male college's 152-year history.

Russian universities woo Indian students

The most popular Russian university for Indian students has been the Tver State Medical Academy. Around 800 Indians study there, they have their own community and vegetarian café in the dormitory, and hold the largest festival of Indian culture in Russia.

Schools: playgrounds or battlegrounds?

School children and teachers live under the shadow of the gun all over the world. Does it make any difference if the hand on the trigger is that of a terrorist or security forces personnel? Many students, teachers, schools, and universities have seen targeted attacks, bombing, burning, killing, kidnapping and torture in the last 5-10 years. Many people died, and many others missed out on education.

English, vinglish and the trauma in the minds of students

After teaching English in a Government School for years I realize how difficult it is even for brilliant students to study English and other subjects in English medium, especially when there is no English speaking environment at home, school, or neighbourhood. Let the students decide what language they wish to learn and let them do so at their own pace and grasping ability!!

‘Practically School Solution’, a free app for schools and teachers

The app enables its users to benefit through experiential learning using immersive videos, interactive augmented reality, and 3D simulations helping teachers connect and engage with students as they would in a real classroom.

The Muslim who speaks sanskrit, worships Quran and loves Geeta

Meet Pandit Gulam Dastagir, a Muslim that too Syedvanshi' a direct descendant of Prophet Mohammed who chants the Namaaz and Namoh Namah in the same breath. A man who seriously believes that Islam and Hinduism are two sides of the same coin, he has done more to publicise Sanskrit than any brahmin.

Beat the exam stress: study smart

Stress free learning or study is an art that requires proper discipline and memory-enhancing techniques to study better in a relaxed manner. It is simpler than it seems. Studies can be as fun and extremely easy.

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