IITs to increase student intake by almost 40%, relax hostel norms

    The Indian Institutes of Technology Council, headed by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, has decided to increase the number of seats at the varsities by almost 40% with an aim to enroll one lakh students by 2020, reported PTI. A government official said the plan is to increase the number of seats by 10,000 […]

    Buddy, a student micro-financing start-up, raises $500,000

    Bengaluru-based Buddy provides small loans to purchase smartphones and laptops among others to help the student during academic years. It has several short and long-term repayment plans across 3-18 months. Photo: HT Bengaluru: Student micro-financing start-up Buddy (GaragePreneurs Internet Pvt. Ltd) on Tuesday said it has raised $500,000 angel investment from Blume Ventures, Tracxn Labs […]