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  • CAT-2014 results to be declared on December 27 4 days ago

    Indore: Result of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014 for admission in IIMs and other prestigious B-schools of the country will be announced on December 27. CAT-2014 was organised by Indore-based Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and a total of 1.7 lakh candidates appeared for the test. "Result of CAT-2014 will...
  • Schools to remain closed on Christmas, says CBSE 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of the controversy surrounding the observance of good governance day on Christmas day, the Central Board of Secondary Education on Monday made it clear that participation in the event was "voluntary" as schools will remain closed on that day and essays would be submitted...
  • Modi has taken up with Brtain at highest level students visa norms: Smriti Irani 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Monday said that it has taken up with Britain at the highest level the issue of dwindling students outflow to that country due to British government's new policies. Apparently referring to the issue of stringent visa norms for students, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in Rajya...
  • IIT Delhi students turn down $125,000 offers for domestic firms December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Domestic offers seem to be gaining traction among some IIT Delhi students, who have turned down international offers with over $125,000 per annum packages to work within the home country. As per details of the annual placement drive shared by the premier engineering institute, the first six days of...
  • Kendriya Vidyalayas schools to teach Sanskrit in Classes XI, XII December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: After replacing German with Sanskrit as third language from Classes VI to VIII, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided to revive a policy of teaching Sanskrit in Classes XI and XII. In a communication sent to all Kendriya Vidyalayas, the KVS asked them to hire teachers on contract basis...
  • Smriti Irani hails support of political parties in passage of education Bills December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hailed the support from all the parties in Lok Sabha for the passage of three crucial Bills on education, saying the overall consensus reflected that "rashtraneeti" had prevailed over politics. "We have seen a consensus evolve in Lok Sabha during the passage...
  • IIT Kanpur students turn down Rs 1-crore package December 4, 2014

    Kanpur: Considerations of professional fulfilment and a desire to pursue higher studies have trumped offers of eight-figure salaries during placements at IIT Kanpur as four students chose to turn down jobs which would have paid them more than Rs 1 crore yearly. It is not everyday that a job-seeker turns down...
  • IIT Kharagpur student gets Rs 1.5 crore pay package December 2, 2014

    Kolkata: In one of the fattest pay package offered to an IITian ever in campus placements, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has been offered an annual salary of over Rs 1.5 crore. IIT Kharagpur officials said the salary package was among the 163 offers made by 27 visiting...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum. "Those who accuse me of being a RSS mascot or RSS representative possibly want to...
  • Delhi University installs special technology for blind students in libraries November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University is in the process of installing a special technology which can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all its libraries, a move which the varsity claims is a first-of-its-kind initiative for visually-challenged students by an Indian university. The technology called 'Inclusive Print Access Project'...
  • Centre framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Smriti Irani November 15, 2014

    Varanasi: The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday. The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year. "We want...
  • AMU students back Vice Chancellor, say remarks misinterpreted November 12, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University students backed Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah remarks and said that his remarks were misinterpreted. One of the students said, "We raised the demand to use the central library during university polls. There is a space problem. His remarks were misinterpreted." ...
  • Centre seeks explanation from AMU over VC's remarks not allowing girls to use central library November 12, 2014

    Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor's remarks that girls should not be allowed in the central library as more boys will follow them has created an uproar. The Centre has called the statement as an insult to daughters and has sought an explanation from the university. Girl students at the...
  • DU's School of Open Learning yet to implement semester system November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Four years after Delhi University implemented semester system for various courses, its distance education wing still continues to operate in the annual mode, hindering the prospect of meritorious students seeking migration to regular colleges. After the row over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), DU students and teachers are now...
  • JNU sets up panel to check pollution, accidents on campus November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University has set up a committee to implement policies which will help check rising pollution and regulate traffic on the campus. The decision to set up 'Traffic Planning Committee' was taken by the administration recently and was informed to JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA), which had raised...
  • Child has right to education despite parents' dispute: Court October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A child is entitled to complete education and ancillary expenses irrespective of dispute of parents, a Delhi court has said while directing the father of a girl to ensure her re-admission in school as she could not attend classes due to her mother's incapability to pay fees. The...
  • Top B-school students lack sales acumen, customer focus: Survey October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Highlighting huge talent gap, a survey has revealed that a significant percentage of students from top business schools in India score below the industry standards in terms of sales acumen and customer focus. The study revealed that 35 per cent of students in...
  • Free education for transgender kids in Delhi schools October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Transgender children will study in Delhi schools free with Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday approving their admission under the category of "disadvantaged group" defined by the Right to Education Act. It means these kids will be eligible for 25 per cent reservation under the economically weaker section (EWS)...
  • Watch: New approach to learning Maths October 14, 2014

    If you are having trouble with Maths, try dancing. That is the strategy one afterschool programme is trying out with surprising results. ...
  • The great divide: Bridging the education-employability gap October 8, 2014

    The new academic year is well under way. Every day, students from across all differentiating lines get ready, neat partings and pressed shirts, and set off to receive a quantum of knowledge. Every day, guardians watch their wards, as they tote a bag of ruled books that will document their...
  • Students won't need attestation of documents, self-certification enough September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Students applying for courses in universities will no longer require attestation of their documents as self-certification will be enough, a development that will come as a huge relief to them. Following up on the decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UGC has sent a communication to...
  • Panel to submit report on deemed universities to SC on Tuesday September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfill such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes. The panel's report will be presented by the HRD Ministry...
  • IIT eases norm, allows board exam marks; 20 percentile to stay September 22, 2014

    Chennai: In a significant decision which is set to benefit students aspiring to enter IITs, the Council meet of the prestigious institutions on Monday decided to consider the aggregate marks secured in Class 12 Board Examinations for admission. "In addition to the top20 percentile condition, it has been...
  • Want to convert Kerala into global destination for higher studies, says CM Chandy September 16, 2014

    Thrissur: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said that his Government wanted to convert the state into a global destination for higher studies with institutions of international standards. Speaking after declaring St Thomas' College of Thrissur Catholic Archdiocese, as an autonomous college, he said it...
  • IIM Calcutta ranked best Bschool in Asia September 15, 2014

    Kolkata: The premier Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta has been ranked as the best Bschool from Asia in the FT Masters in Management Global Rankings. It has been recognised at rank 13 of the 2014 Financial Times Master in Management (MiM) ranking leaping by 6 places from 2013, for...
  • India 5th most preferred study destination for MBA students: report September 14, 2014

    While an MBA degree continues to maintain its charm among the students, the reputation of the educational system is the most important factor which helps any prospective student decide a preferred study destination. A recent report on prospective students survey by the mba.com reveals that India gained itself a place in...
  • Will abide by constitutional modalities: Smriti Irani on school books September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday rejected allegations that her ministry was trying to push books written by Hindutva ideologues, saying it will abide by "constitutional modalities" before taking any step. Emphasising on a new education policy for the country, she said deliberations will begin from next year...
  • CM Nabam Tuki for new higher and tech institutions in Arunachal Pradesh September 9, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Tuesday emphasised the need to create infrastructure in existing government colleges besides creating new higher and technical education institutions in the state with adequate manpower. Inaugurating the North East Zonal conference organised by the All India Federation of University and College Teacher's Organization...
  • Vocational courses to be taught in Punjabi: Education Minister September 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Government has decided to substitute the medium of instruction for teaching vocational course in the state with Punjabi. The syllabus of six vocational courses, recently started by the education department, was translated into English and uploaded on the official website, Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said in a statement...
  • Venkaiah Naidu pitches for improving technical education system September 6, 2014

    Vellore: Voicing concern over the condition of technical education in the country, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the time has come for upgrading the system both qualitatively and quantitatively as only 15 per cent of engineers were employable. Referring to a report by the National Association...