EDUCATION SYSTEM

  • Mamata Banerjee targets media again September 5, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that a section of the media was running a negative campaign about the education system and other areas in the state even though her government had ushered in a "lot of improvement" in the last three years. "A section of the media...
  • Education system in India is rich oriented: Anand Kumar November 17, 2013

    Describing the education system in the country as 'richoriented', founder of Patnabased 'Super 30' Anand Kumar strongly advocated that the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) of professional institutions should be based on natural talent and creativity rather than the prevailing system. Opposing the twotier entrance examination of the IIT, he said even...
  • Need innovation in education system: Pranaj Mukherjee September 7, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday called for innovative changes in India's education system to reclaim its lost glory. "Improvement in our academic system calls for innovative changes. Our examination system must incorporate modern methods of evaluation. Top quality teachers must be recruited," the president said here while addressing the second convocation...
  • Education system failed to achieve objective, needs reform: SC July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Education system in the country has failed to achieve its objective and it has to be reformed immediately, the Supreme Court has said. "It is unfortunate that today education instead of reforming the human behaviour, in our humble opinion, appear to have failed to achieve its objective. Instead...
  • Interpersonal communication lacking in education: Joshi May 29, 2013

    Greater Noida: One of the most important aspects lacking in the education system is interpersonal communication, CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi said on Tuesday. This aspect was important as an individual has to connect with everyone children, parents, peers or colleagues around them, he said. Interpersonal communication means a deeper...
  • Medical seats sale: CD of sting operation sent to MCI April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: CNNIBN on Friday submitted a CD containing the sting operation on how medical colleges in three states are selling postgraduate seats for crores of rupees to the Medical Council of India (MCI). India's top doctors have demanded the government steps in and acts immediately to check the shocking...
  • Is medical education still on sale in India? April 4, 2013

    In clear violation of the Supreme Court of India's orders and audacious contempt of law, five reputed colleges have been caught in the middle of the rot in the country's medical education system. A CNNIBN sting operation covering three states has exposed how private medical and dental colleges are illegally...
  • Private medical colleges selling seats for crores April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: In clear violation of the Supreme Court of India's orders and audacious contempt of law, five reputed colleges have been caught in the middle of the rot in the country's medical education system. A CNNIBN sting operation covering three states has exposed how private medical and dental colleges...
  • Third of UK children think Einstein is a reality TV star October 29, 2012

    London: A third of primary school children in the UK believe Albert Einstein is a reality TV star and onefourth of them think Stephen Hawking is a hairdresser, a new study has found. However, 68 per cent were correctly able to identify Mark Zuckerberg as the founder of social networking...
  • British teachers admit manipulating results April 2, 2012

    London: A poll has found that stressed British teachers are feeling forced to manipulate exam results to maintain pupil pass percentage. Many feel their professionalism is at stake as they struggle with increasing demands for better grades from watchdog body Ofsted, parents and politicians, the Daily Express reported. According to the survey...
  • Citizen Journalist awards 2011: The nominees February 19, 2012

    From a man in Kashmir who fought for opening a dispensary in his village to a woman who fought for the full payment of her wages under the NREGA scheme, 2011 saw citizens taking up the nation's corrupt by its jugular and fighting for their rights. ...
  • 'Education system driving young to be mundane' January 29, 2012

    Davos: Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus on Sunday blamed the education system for driving the young to be very mundane and detracting them from pursuing social objectives. Speaking at the World Economic Forum, he said that money is now the king, becoming an "intoxication in the system". "We don't have in our...
  • Sibal seeks change in education system December 26, 2011

    Chennai: Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday sought a change in the country's education system which, he said, was "socially stratified" with graduates of elite universities becoming the managerial class. "Thus far we have had an education system that is socially stratified... Graduates of a few elite universities such as...
  • CJs fight corruption in the education system August 14, 2011

    Citizen Journalists Chaitanya, Pradeep Bhatia, Priya Aggarwal fight against the corruption in the education system of the country. ...
  • No 'Aarakshan' preview for SC panel: Jha July 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Prakash Jha is not ready to organise a special screening of Aarakshan, his forthcoming film on castebased reservations, for the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NSCS), which has demanded a preview prior to its release on August 12th. "I am not required to respond to any board of...
  • Learn from India, China: Obama tells US May 27, 2010

    Washington: President Barack Obama says the US has to "go back to basics" and fix its education system if it has to continue to be ahead in this highly competitive world as countries like India and China are catching up fast with the developed world. Obama said it is time that...
  • Common science course for 11th, 12th from 2011 February 16, 2010

    New Delhi: All school boards across India will have a common curriculum in science and mathematics for Classes 11 and 12 from the 2011 academic year to give students a level playing field and help them in competitive examinations, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal announced in New Delhi...
  • FTN: Education system not idiotic but needs reforms January 5, 2010

    Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani's 3 Idiots is a massive hit. The film lampoons India's higher education system, particularly engineering colleges. The film depicts teachers as cruel, parents who pressurise children and students as victims of a terrifying system. CNNIBN show Face The Nation debated: Is 3 Idiots an accurate depiction of...
  • Watch: Sibal seeks partnership with US universities October 29, 2009

    After announcing radical changes in education in India, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal is in the US, seeking help from top universities for the proposed expansion of the education sector. But US universities have some concerns of their own. ...
  • Watch: Sibal proposes reform in university admission October 13, 2009

    He suggested there should be a single entrance exam for admissions. ...
  • Class 10 exams optional, grading system takes shape September 1, 2009

    New Delhi: It is a move that promises to revolutionise the school education system in India. Class 10 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams will now be optional. The CBSE class 10 board exams have been made optional from next year with Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal's long...
  • Obama asks Americans to study hard, beat Indians July 15, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has said he is laying the foundation of an education system which would help America compete with China and India in the 21st century. "We have already taken some steps that are building the foundation for a 21st century education system here in America, one...
  • Watch: Pros and cons of class X board exams June 26, 2009

    HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has proposed to scrap off class 10th boards. ...
  • Watch: State ministers react to Kapil Sibal's proposal June 26, 2009

    Sibal has proposed to scarp class 10th boards. ...
  • Sibal says scrap class X boards June 26, 2009

    New Delhi: With Kapil Sibals entry in the Human Resource Development Ministry it seems the era of Arjun Singh has come to an end. The 100day agenda set by the new minister will make the board exams optional, percentile system to replace percentage and one single test after class XII...