Tag Archives: Student

Here’s why student housing to cost more in India in future

MUMBAI: The cost of education has been skyrocketing across the country. Both health-care and education tend to see double digit inflation every year. To add to the education cost, in the next couple of years you will witness a steep rise in the cost of student accommodation as well. According to real estate consultant JLL, there are nearly 37 million students pursuing higher ... Read More »

Panasonic Announces Winners of Mobivation 2016 Student Contest

Panasonic India on Monday announced the winners of Panasonic Open-Innovation contest “Mobivation 2016” that was initiated in August. Students of IIT Roorkee emerged as overall winners of the five-month long contest and received a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000 and Panasonic smartphones. “The winners were selected from over 218 nominations. The Panasonic Open-Innovation contest aimed to help these students relate ... Read More »

Google Says It Tracks Personal Student Data, but Not for Advertising

What does Google do with the personal information it collects from children who use Google products at school? That has become a pressing question for privacy advocates as Google has quickly grown into one of the nation’s largest providers of educational technology in K-12 schools. Now Google has provided some answers to that question in a seven-page letter to Sen. ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Student Micro-Lending Startup, Rentals Marketplace, and More

Buddy Bengaluru-based student micro-lending startup, Buddy, announced that it has raised a Pre Series-A funding round of $500,000 (roughly Rs. 3.4 crores) from Blume Ventures, TracxnLabs and other angels. Buddy enables college students to buy e-commerce products via short and long-term payment plans, and has partnerships with India’s largest e-commerce players including Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. The startup started operations ... Read More »

Student, 17, accused of threat note that led to lockdown

A 17-year-old student at a Hacienda Heights high school was arrested Friday on suspicion he wrote a threatening note that prompted a lockdown Monday at the campus, authorities said. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Photo by John Schreiber. Hacienda La Puente Unified School Districtpolice officers arrested the Wilson High School student earlier Friday, school district spokesman Sean Rossall said. The suspect ... Read More »