EDUCATION

  • My sole aim is to end corruption: Haryana CM Khattar Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his sole aim was to end corruption and give good governance to the state's people. Attacking the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, he said certain people had approached him with offers to follow its "give and take" policy. "In the very...
  • Deepak Parekh pitches for greater government, corporate investment in education Yesterday

    Gurgaon: Terming spending on education as abysmally low at 3 per cent of GDP, eminent industry leader Deepak Parekh on Sunday called for "aggressive" investments by the government as well as corporates in the sector, saying it is the key to unlock India's demographic dividend. "For a country like India, spending...
  • Will not meddle with education system: Arvind Kejriwal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government will not meddle with the education system and focus on providing resources to educational institutions. Kejriwal said education is the "topmost priority" of the AAP government and it would extend all possible assistance to the educational institutions in their...
  • Quality of science in India 'lousy', improve quality: CNR Rao 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Eminent scientist CNR Rao on Wednesday said the quality of science in India was "lousy", adding if the country wants to have a future it should improve on quality. Critical of lack of infrastructure in the scientific field, Rao, a recipient of Bharat Ratna, also rued the lack...
  • Less than 30 per cent private school seats reserved under RTE filled up in India: Study 6 days ago

    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...
  • Minister decries deduction of education funds in Bihar 1 week ago

    Patna: Decrying slash of funds for the implementation of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid-Day Meal (MDM) schemes, Bihar education minister PK Shahi on Monday sought clarity from the Centre so that arrangements be made to continue the two schemes in the state. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced in...
  • Internet good for spreading education: Survey 1 week ago

    Washington: A majority of people in emerging and developing nations say the internet is good for spreading education, reveals a new survey done across 32 countries. A majority also see the internet as a good influence on personal relationships and the economy but offer a mixed view on other impacts, the...
  • Education policy: States raise concern over no-detention till Class 8 March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Some states have expressed concern over the controversial no-detention policy up to Class-VIII, saying it has led to a sharp fall in academic exercise, at a high-level meeting on the proposed National Education Policy, consultations for which are expected to be over by December. At a meeting of state...
  • Dental health indicator of overall health: AIIMS experts March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, experts at AIIMS on Friday said that dental health is an indicator of one's overall health, including risk of heart diseases and stroke. They also drew attention of all the stake holders like health care providers, policy makers, NGOs, private sectors,...
  • Heights of cheating, 515 students caught during matric exams in Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Cheating in the ongoing state Board matriculation exams in Bihar has literally scaled new heights. As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students emerged where parents and helpers were seen scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass on chits to their wards, 515 students have been caught...
  • National Human Rights Commission issues notices to HRD Ministry and Delhi Police March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notices to HRD ministry and Delhi Police in connection with the incident where the boundary wall of the Kendriya Vidyalaya collapsed in central Delhi's Gole Market killing one person and injuring three others. According to an official statement released on Thursday, the...
  • Changing education inequalities in India March 16, 2015

    India is regarded as a humongous laboratory for sociological experiments by many researchers. This is fundamentally because of the large social stratification, contrasting societies and complicated blends within a society itself, which are enough to provide new insights to social enigmas frequently. The disparities in India are so high that...
  • Introduce yoga as part of educational curriculum: RSS March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming yoga the country's "civilisational contribution" to the world, RSS on Saturday called for its inclusion in educational curriculum in India. Hailing the UN move to name June 21 as the 'International Day of Yoga', it also urged that steps be taken to promote it in social life. A resolution...
  • Full lecture of Dr Valson Thampu on Individual, Family and Society March 15, 2015

    The Principal of St Stephen's College Dr Valson Thampu delivered the first lecture on Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness on Saturday. The topic of discussion was Individual, Family and Society. Dr Thampu stressed on the fact that we need to make our growth the most important thing in life. ...
  • Tamil Nadu number one state on development parameters: Assocham March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu has been ranked as the best performing state on eight out of nine development parameters like economy, power, roads and health while Kerala secured the second slot, according to an Assocham study. Except for education, Tamil Nadu remained the best performing state in all other parameters. Kerala...
  • Dr Thampu delivers 1st lecture on Individual, Family and Society, says one should be committed to their own growth March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Principal of St Stephen's College Dr Valson Thampu delivered the first lecture on Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness on Saturday. The topic of discussion was Individual, Family and Society. Dr Thampu stressed on the fact that we need to make our growth the most important thing in life....
  • Network18, St Stephen's College join hands to offer citizenship and cultural enrichment course March 11, 2015

    In a first of its kind initiative in India, Network18 and St Stephen's college have joined hands to offer a course that promotes education for all. The citizenship and cultural enrichment course is aimed at harnessing the educational resources of the media fraternity. The college will now hold weekly classes...
  • 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...
  • Network18, St Stephen's college join hands; launch a course to promote education for all March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Network18 and St Stephen's college have joined hands to offer a course that promotes education for all. The citizenship and cultural enrichment course is aimed at harnessing the educational resources of the media fraternity. Supreme Court judge Justice Lokur said, "The course is ready to reach out to...
  • Impact of Digital Learning March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Within the last couples of decades, computers have evolved to be omnipresent, featured in every sphere of business and industry. Information and communication technology (ICT) has grown to be one of the most up and coming branches of education. Digital technology tools in education (EdTech) have presented several...
  • 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...
  • Over 2 per cent cut in education budget; new IITs, IIMs to be set up February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The education sector saw over a two per cent cut in the outlay announced in the Union Budget on Saturday, even as the government proposed to set up new IITs and IIMs in some states. The slash in the education sector as compared to the revised allocation in 2014-15...
  • Amrut Mahotsav will be a true and meaningful tribute to our freedom fighters, says Jaitley February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Adding futuristic approach to the Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the year 2022 will be the Amrut Mahotsav, the 75th year, of India's independence. "This will be our true and meaningful tribute to our freedom fighters," he said. The government is planning to complete 2...
  • 'Make in India' gets a prominent place in Union Budget 2015, Arun Jaitley refers to it 10 times February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet slogan 'Make in India' got a prominent place in Union Budget 2015. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley referred to 'Make in India' scheme 10 times during his Budget speech in Parliament on Saturday. He said the Make in India programme is aimed at...
  • Union Budget 2015: Service tax increased 14 per cent from existing 12.36 per cent February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Eating out in restaurants, staying in hotels and other such activities will get costlier as the Union Budget 2015, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday, proposes to increase the present rate of service tax and education taxes from the existing 12.36 per cent to...
  • Union Budget 2015: What is cheaper and what is dearer February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday presented the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit. The government is planning to introduce...
  • Muslim forum on 'terrorism' seeks education reform February 25, 2015

    Jeddah: A counter-terrorism conference attended by senior Muslim scholars from around the world on Wednesday called for education reform to tackle religious extremism. Participants at the meeting in the Saudi holy city of Mecca urged Muslim leaders to review the religious messages in education, to achieve a more moderate approach." The recommendation...
  • Kerala school offers free education to bravery awardees February 23, 2015

    Kochi: A leading private school in Kerala - The Choice School - has offered free education to the three winners of 2015's President's National Bravery Awards from the state. Choice Group chief Jose Thomas made this announcement on Monday at a function held to honour the three students at the school. All...
  • Autistic students allowed to use calculator in 12th exam February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Autistic students appearing for class XII examinations in Maharashtra have been allowed to use a basic calculator. These students can use a basic calculator for maths, physics, chemistry, book-keeping and accountancy papers, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said oN Saturday. The decision has been taken on humanitarian grounds and it fulfils a...
  • 'If I were FM, I would allocate more budget for sports' February 21, 2015

    Karishma Asoodani, a second year student of mass communication in St Fransis college in Hyderabad, wants steps to be taken to improve sports facilities. She feels that schools and colleges do not have amenities and facilities to encourage students in sports. Karishma says, "I would allocate more budget in education,...