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  • Free education for transgender kids in Delhi schools 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 -389638654 minutes ago

    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...
  • HC pulls up Maharashtra government for load shedding at HSC, SSC Exam centres September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has pulled up Maharashtra government for its apathy towards students due to loadshedding at Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination centres in schools across the state. "Why is there no loadshedding during festivals? Why power failures at HSC and SSC examination centres?...
  • School students take oath to abstain from alcohol, drugs September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of school students on Wednesday took pledge to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and all types of drugs during a programme held in the Mehrauli area. The oathtaking programme, Anuvrat, was organised by Archarya Tulsi Birth Centenary Committee at Adhyatmik Sadhna Kendra. It saw participation of eminent personalities like...
  • 50 pc students lack skills for their current grades: Survey September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Fifty per cent of students entering any class lack the requisite skills like academic, cognitive and vocational for that level, said teachers in a survey. A majority of the teachers also believed that India's assessment system primarily focuses on exam results, the survey conducted Pearson, an organisation involved...
  • Centre's new education policy: Homework on SMS, parental access to teachers' attendance September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Partyled government is all set to revamp the National Education Policy and unveil a new education policy, government sources told CNNIBN. In this regard, Centre will hold consultations with IITs to fix goals in the fields of technology and mathematics, which will be lay foundation for...
  • Vietnam seeks India's help on CBSE pattern in schools August 25, 2014

    Hanoi: Vietnam on Monday sought cooperation from India to bolster its primary school education even as CBSE textbooks are slowly gaining popularity. During External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj talks with the Vietnamese leadership, it was noted that India has a good primary school system. The Vietnamese side said that they would...
  • Delhi University introduces 'transgender' category for PG admission August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court acknowledged the transgenders as the 'third gender' earlier this year, Delhi University has introduced an option of choosing the transgender category in the admission forms for the post graduate courses. "DU has introduced an option of 'third gender' in the admission forms for the postgraduate...
  • Get freedom from exam stress this Independence Day August 14, 2014

    As the nation gets ready to celebrate the historic day at the stroke of midnight on August 14, Topper Learning is giving you another reason to rejoice. Topper will be offering Rs 680 off on all annual packages priced above Rs 3000 only. The offer will be valid from August...
  • Bill to accord institute of national importance to IIMs soon: Government August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bill to accord the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as institute of national importance could be introduced soon, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "Consultations on the subject has been done with the IIMs and based upon inputs received from various stakeholders, a first draft of...
  • Delhi boy wins gold at Informatics Olympiad, heads for MIT August 13, 2014

    New Delhi Delhi school boy Akshat Bubna has become the first Indian student to win a gold medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics in Taiwan. 18yearold Bubna passed his CBSE (12th) exam from Amity International School in New Delhi with over 96 per cent marks and is heading for the...
  • 11,800 school teachers to be appointed in Delhi by March 2015 August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will hire over 11,800 school teachers in Delhi by March next year to fill vacancies, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that online application for 2,375 PGT teachers will be invited in...
  • Centre faces the heat; panel says no change in UPSC CSAT needed August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback to the protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee report submitted to the government has recommended that no change should be made in the Civil Service Aptitude Test as it is a scientifically formed exam and shouldn't be tinkered with. According to sources, the committee has...
  • Why protests against UPSC CSAT have failed to gather steam August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though several Union Public Service Commission Civil Service aspirants have been protesting against the alleged bias against regional and rural background students in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) paper in the preliminary examination, the agitation after a few days of high has failed to make a...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests intensify, 4 aspirants on fast unto death July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The protest against the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), which started on June 27, is gaining momentum. While there have been violent protests at other places in Delhi, the UPSC aspirants are observing a silent protest at Mukherjee Nagar, the hub of preparation for...
  • UPSC row hits Parliament, government assures no student will be discriminated July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh made a statement in the Lok Sabha assuring that no aspirant will discriminated because of language. However,...
  • Civil Services Aptitude Test: Government intervenes after a week of protests July 16, 2014

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. ...
  • Government urges UPSC to postpone Civil Services Preliminary Examination July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Examination. The government said that the exams should be postponed till there is clarity on the syllabus. Students have been protesting against the exam saying there is a need to change the second...
  • DU asks department heads to expedite restructuring process July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University has asked heads of various departments to expedite the restructuring of undergraduate courses in the threeyear format days after it had scrapped the controversial fouryear programme. The Assistant Registrar of DU on Thursday instructed the concerned department heads to work in tandem with the Committee of Courses...