Editorial: Ivy Tech pivots to meet local education needs

While Anderson and more than 40 other Hoosier cities with Ivy Tech Community College campuses have many common education needs, each also has variations in culture, history, geographic location, economic conditions, major employers and other factors. Ivy Tech’s recent restructuring to give local campuses more autonomy is a clear indication that the leaders of the statewide community college network recognize the consequences of those variations and want sites to be ultra responsive to local needs. Prior to the restructuring, Anderson’s campus was, essentially, a satellite of the Ivy Tech in…

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Multiple Intelligences help students meet intellectual needs

The evolution of mankind holds testament to how far intelligence has come from its humble beginnings of scriptures to leveraging technology in gaining traction. Presently, new extensions of intelligence have gained recognition, drastically enhancing the evaluation and implementation of human competencies. Undoubtedly, in the coming decades, education and learning will become more constructive and immersive than it is today. Modern thought leaders have come up with various new theories, amongst which Multiple Intelligences is said to be in promising phases of altering academia. Developed by Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligences considers…

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Indian cuisine needs to be revived: Chef Ajay Chopra

Chef Ajay Chopra, who has explored forgotten recipes and delicacies from different northern states of India for a new season of food show “Northern Flavours”, feels Indians have started valuing international cuisine over their own. He says it’s imperative to revive the love for Indian food. “When ‘Northern Flavours’ was conceived, the makers of the show came to me with the idea and I was completely thrilled. It happened exactly when chef Manjit Singh (alumni chef) and I were talking about the downfall of the Indian cuisine, particularly in India and…

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Maharaja Sayajirao University needs a course on GST: HRD minister Prakash javadekar

With taxes taking the limelight these days, Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has suggested that Goods and Services Tax (GST) should be taught as a course at Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, Gujarat. The union minister further commented that such a course will be beneficial for tax and finance professional who would be required to understand the topic. The Central GST And Central Excise Department had organised an ‘outreach programme’ to spread awareness about the new tax regime where Javadekar expressed that the tax is “a step in the direction…

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