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29 Dec
Business Standard

TalentSprint raises Rs 20 cr funding

Hyderabad-based skill development company, TalentSprint, has raised Rs 20 crore ($4 million) in Series A equity funding from Nexus Venture Partners. Co-founded by Madhumurty Ronanki, Santanu Paul, and JA Chowdary, TalentSprint aims to skill 500,000 graduates by 2020.

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25 Dec
The New York Times

The Big Three, At a Glance

Many places offer MOOCs, and many more will. But Coursera, Udacity and edX are the leading providers. Here’s how they differ. COURSERA Profile: For-profit with Stanford roots; 33 university partners, including many Ivys, Duke, California Institute of Technology,

25 Dec
Kevin Carey / The New York Times

Show Me Your Badge

AT the end of “Fundamentals of Atomic Force Microscopy,” a short online course offered by Purdue University, students who score at least 60 percent on the final exam will receive an e-mail with a file attached

24 Dec
Seema Singh / Forbes India

In search of creative engineers

This company makes special training modules to hone the problem-solving skills of students

The Co-founders Vishwanathan Vinay, adjunct faculty, Chennai Mathematical Institute Swami Manohar, former professor, Indian Institute of Science Their Startup: LimberLink Technologies

24 Dec / Reuters

Education startup Limberlink raises $2 mln from Accel Partners

Bangalore-based education services startup Limberlink Technologies Pvt Ltd has raised around $2 million from Accel Partners, according to sources privy to the development.

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24 Dec
The Economist

Learning new lessons

Online courses are transforming higher education, creating new opportunities for the best and huge problems for the rest

TOP-QUALITY teaching, stringent admissions criteria and impressive qualifications allow the world’s best universities to charge mega-fees: over $50,000 for a year of undergraduate study at Harvard

24 Dec
E Kumar Sharma / Business Today

Private engineering colleges are real estate rackets, says V Raghunathan

V Raghunathan, a former professor of finance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, who currently heads a corporate foundation involved in social work and inclusive education, discusses the problems of the Right to Education Act