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  • Relief for St Stephen's Devansh Mehta, SC stays his suspension order 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a relief for St Stephen's student Devansh Mehta, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed his suspension order. Mehta was suspended by the college on Wednesday for launching an online magazine. Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has sent a notice to the prestigious college of the Delhi University. Students...
  • UGC failed in fulfilling its responsibilities, should be scrapped, suggests HRD panel April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In a scathing criticism of the University Grants Commission (UGC), a review committee has suggested that the UGC has not been able to fulfil its responsibilities and recommended that "if possible, it should be scrapped". The review committee panel has recommended that the UGC should be replaced by a...
  • Expert committee to decide on marking patterns of Maths paper for CBSE March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of several feedbacks received from students and teachers about the Maths paper, CBSE has decided to place them before a committee before finalising the marking schemes for the paper. The committee of subject experts would be meeting after completion of the board exams to decide...
  • Less than 30 per cent private school seats reserved under RTE filled up in India: Study March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Less than 30 per cent of the seats earmarked for disadvantaged students in private schools under the RTE norm has been filled up, said a study released on Tuesday, seeking well-defined rules to ensure effective implementation of the law. It said that out of 21,40,287 seats in private...
  • English medium schools make education ludicrous: Azam Khan March 8, 2015

    Rampur (UP): Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan has said that English medium schools make education "ludicrous" and that they have been "exploiting and looting" the parents of poor students by charging exorbitant fees. "They have been exploiting and looting the poor guardians of students. Then they dump the money in gunny...
  • Delhi High Court asks Delhi University not to treat law centre in step motherly way March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi University not to treat its the three law colleges, which have been in controversy recently for alleged non-compliance of the Bar Council Of India (BCI) norms, in a "step motherly" way. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice...
  • Sanskrit being popularised in CBSE-affiliated schools abroad says Smriti Irani March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Sanskrit is not only being popularised in schools in the country but also abroad in all CBSE-affliated schools, the government on Wednesday said. "Yes," said HRD Minister Smriti Irani in a written reply in Lok Sabha on whether the government is taking steps to popularise Sanskrit language in schools...
  • Cut in education budget due to higher tax devolution to states: Smriti Irani March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The huge cut of 16 per cent in the education sector for 2015-16 has been attributed to the higher tax devolution to the states as has been recommended by the Finance Commission. The Union Budget presented for 2015-16 has proposed Rs 69,074 crore as against Rs 82,771 allocated...
  • Joy of learning Math: NIIT Nguru Solutions for schools February 1, 2015

    As the Mathematics known as the nightmare for innocent children, NIIT Nguru Solutions for schools brings MathLab Plus, a comprehensive solution that builds an appealing world full of color, touch, sound and exploration around the subject of Mathematics. ...
  • Programme to help 1 lakh children resume their education, says Smriti Irani February 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education. "The HRD Ministry will undertake the initiative to ensure that one...
  • Girls outperform boys in education globally: Study January 22, 2015

    London: Girls outperform boys in educational achievement levels in 70 per cent of the countries including in those where women liberties are severely restricted, a new large-scale study has said, suggesting that gender equality is not enough to close the achievement gaps in global education. According to the study conducted...
  • Maharashtra: 5-year-olds eligible for admission to Class I January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: A child who has completed five years on July 31 can be considered for admission to the first standard in the coming (2015-16) academic year, Maharashtra government on Wednesday said. The government also formulated rules for admissions in the non-aided schools in pre-primary class and std first under the 25...
  • Only 50% class 5 students can read class 2 text, poor mathematical ability serious concern: ASER January 14, 2015

    While more than 96 per cent of the children in the 6-14 age group are attending school, there are still some worrying signs as reading and mathematical abilities are still not up to the mark. According to the 10th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2014) released on Tuesday in...
  • Delhi University to run 'Gifted Education Mahaabhiyan' for NDMC, MCD schools January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Underprivileged yet talented students from classes V to IX of 90 MCD and NDMC schools will be nurtured by Delhi University under a special campaign to ensure holistic learning for them. 'Gifted Education Mahaabhiyan', involving a funding of Rs 1.8 crore by the government's Department of Science and...
  • CAT-2014 results to be declared on December 27 December 23, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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...