The Economic Times

Prachi Verma

  • University of North Texas launches an online degree programme

    University of North Texas launches an online degree programme

    The university has partnered with Coursera to bring its Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) programme on the online platform starting this year. UNT initially developed the degree program to help students with diverse backgrounds, including those who have prior college or military credit, earn an accredited bachelor’s degree.

    Udemy expands its leadership team

    Udemy expands its leadership team

    Lydia Ventura Paterson is the Chief Financial Officer for OLX Group, the online classifieds business of Prosus.

    Fintech companies use Esops to lure top talent

    Fintech companies use Esops to lure top talent

    In 2019 alone, fintech startups raised $2.6 billion, the highest ever in any year and double the capital inflow in 2018, as reported by ET earlier. The overall investments in the fintech sector was $7.4 billion in the decade ended 2019.

    The cost of protests at campuses

    The cost of protests at campuses

    Educationists and marketing pundits concur that expressing dissent on campuses by students through protests is normal, and acceptable. However, some caution when protests stretch too long and send the functioning of an institute into a tailspin, it can potentially impact the reputation of the institute.

    IIT-Delhi keen on JNU’s STEM professors to strengthen roots

    IIT-Delhi keen on JNU’s STEM professors to strengthen roots

    “There could be a dozen such people at JNU who have won some award in the past and come with rich academic resource, especially in the subjects relevant to IITs,” said a senior official familiar with this development. “These could be ideal candidates for the IIT.”

    IIT Madras invites applications for Fellowship programme 2020

    IIT Madras invites applications for Fellowship programme 2020

    The fellowship is designed to enhance awareness and interest in high-quality academic research among young engineering, management, sciences and humanities students through a goal-oriented summer mini-project undertaken at IIT Madras.

    India Inc opens doors to transgender employees

    India Inc opens doors to transgender employees

    KPMG, Infosys, Accenture, Nestaway, Sodexo and others have policies have introduced policies as well as hiring plans to ease the transition of the marginalised community into the formal workplace. Education, discrimination in access to housing and ignorance of society as to why gender dysphoria happens are the major challenges the community faces.

    Wheebox hires Bishnu Nepak as chief revenue officer

    Wheebox hires Bishnu Nepak as chief revenue officer

    Prior to Microsoft, Bishnu was the director for Sales at Gartner India driving large enterprise and government business. According to a release shared by the company, he will drive the enterprise and education business verticals along with growth initiatives for Wheebox Talent Assessments.

    Slump to hit increments but hot skills to command a premium

    Slump to hit increments but hot skills to command a premium

    “The skill differentiation and the performance differentiation will be almost equal in terms of increments paid out,” said Anandorup Ghose, a partner at Deloitte. “There may be someone with a particular kind of machine learning skill who hasn’t had a great output this year.

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