Education

  • Parents agitate against DPS fee hike in Ghaziabad 21-04-2014 10:42 PM

    Angry over steep fee hike by DPS, parents on Monday defied orders prohibiting gathering of four or more people imposed by the district administration and staged a sit-in outside the dsistrict magistrate's office in Ghaziabad. A tussle is going on between the Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG) management and the...
  • First batch of Tata Steel-run ITI secures placements 21-04-2014 06:59 PM

    The first batch of 14 students, post successful completion of one-year course on mason training at the Tata Steel-run ITI, Tamar, near Ranchi, has secured placements in various companies from across Jharkhand including Ranchi. According to a company release, the placement package ranges from Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,800 per...
  • US sees dramatic surge in graduate applications from India 20-04-2014 12:50 PM

    Applications from prospective Indian students to US graduate schools surged dramatically while those from China slowed down a bit in 2013, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). A 32 per cent increase in applications from India, which accounts for 18 per cent of all...
  • Parents protest fee hike in DPS Ghaziabad 15-04-2014 10:16 PM

    Enraged parents of students of Delhi Public School (DPS) Ghaziabad on Tuesday staged a protest against the hike in tuition fee. Around 100 parents gathered outside the Indirapuram branch of DPS Ghaziabad and shouted slogans against the school management. They said the fee was hiked by over 40 percent from...
  • Change India: Ideas to transform India's education sector? 13-04-2014 10:30 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Network18's latest campaign is on 'Change India - Agenda for the next PM'. In this special conclave from Shri Ram College of Commerce in New Delhi, we bring to you the policy initiatives that will enable the next prime minister...
  • Restore glory of Sanskrit in today's computer era, says Aziz Qureshi 10-04-2014 08:12 PM

    Making a strong pitch for Sanskrit language, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday called upon scholars of the ancient language to explore ways to restore its glory in today's computer era. Giving his consent for a two-day Sanskrit conference in Dehradunon May 20-21, the governor said the ancient Indian language...
  • Government to rap 316 students who cleared PMT exam by unfair means 08-04-2014 06:35 PM

    Government Medical Colleges in Madhya Pradesh will be sending notices to over 300 students facing charges of adopting unfair means including impersonation during the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) exams between 2006-2012. Notices would be served to a total of 316 students in six government medical colleges across the state, Directorate of...
  • 14 lakh engineering aspirants take JEE (Main) exam 06-04-2014 07:54 PM

    About 14 lakh students appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2014, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday. Students who clear the exam will be eligible to take admission in the undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutes in India....
  • 90 per cent students get campus placements in IIT-Roorkee 04-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Ninety per cent undergraduate students at IIT-Roorkee received campus placement offers this year from globally renowned companies, with the highest international placement offer standing at Rs 73 lakh. As many as 1,047 out of 1,631 students registered at the institute got job offers from global giants like Google and Microsoft...
  • Block Education Officer, Circle Inspector arrested for accepting bribe 02-04-2014 07:51 AM

    Sleuths of the Vigilance Investigation Bureau allegedly caught the Block Education Officer of Samastipur and Circle Inspector of Alamnagar in Madhepura while taking bribe on Tuesday. "BEO Sudeshwar Sah was arrested when he was accepting Rs 25,000 from one Sunil Kumar Jha for the advancement of the government middle school...
  • Cancer biology department to be set up at Kumaon University 01-04-2014 09:43 PM

    A Cancer Biology department, with the help of US' Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, will be set up at Uttarakhand's Kumaon University to promote research in cancer therapy using medicinal herb. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar endorsed the idea of establishing a cancer biology department at the varsity to promote research in...
  • Used mustard oil is the new source of bio-diesel, thanks to AMU students 01-04-2014 07:21 PM

    A group of engineering students from Aligarh Muslim University have succeeded in extracting bio-diesel from refined and used mustard oil, university officials said on Tuesday. Third-year students of the Diploma in Engineering at the AMU Polytechnic designed a bio-diesel extraction plant as part of the recently developed Alternative Fuel and...
  • Highest annual salary package offer goes down by 2 lakh this year at IIM-Indore 30-03-2014 05:45 PM

    A salary offer of Rs 32 lakh by a domestic company is the highest in the current year's placement programme at Indian Institute of Management, Indore. This year's highest offer is Rs 2 lakh less than best one last year. Without disclosing the details of the employer, an IIM spokesman...
  • Power of 49: State of Women's education 15-03-2014 04:25 PM

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN-IBN has joined hands with Tata and its 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. This week on the show CNN-IBN takes women's education and empowerment. ...
  • Delhi HC stays draw of lots for nursery seats till March 24 12-03-2014 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the draw of lots for nursery admission till March 24. The Delhi HC has asked schools to collect all the data regarding admission till then. This came on the plea of some parents who had opposed the earlier decision of a...
  • ThinkEdu conclave: Empowering women through education 11-03-2014 02:23 PM

    In India, emphasis is still not laid on girls' education and many of them are being dropped out of the school. In spite of the increase in the number of girl students, much needs to be done. ...
  • Karnataka: Private schools on a warpath with the government 10-03-2014 09:28 AM

    Bangalore: Private schools in Karnataka are set on a collision course with the government. They have said that poor children should be accommodated in government schools first and should apply to private schools under the Right to Education quota only if no government seats are left. "When you have filled...
  • CBSE considering re-evaluation facility for Class XII answer sheets 07-03-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: In good news for Class 12 CBSE students, the board is now considering providing re-evaluation facility in a limited number of questions in some subjects. The board is considering subjects like English, Hindi, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Political Science and Economics. The entire application procedure will be online. The...
  • Three teachers suspended over exam paper distribution 06-03-2014 08:23 PM

    Chhattisgarh School Education department has suspended three teachers and issued a show cause notice to Bemetara district education officer for alleged dereliction of duty in connection with the ongoing board examination for class X and XII. The concerned invigilators opened and distributed among students the question paper of Environment, which...
  • State board examination begins in Chhattisgarh 02-03-2014 01:57 PM

    The class X and XII board examination began in Raipurin the state on Saturday but authorities have to cancel the class 10th Environmental science paper, to be held on March 3, after the question paper of the same subject was found in the packet for class 12th examinee in Bemetra...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow 01-03-2014 10:41 PM

    Madhav Chavan's 'Pratham' is an organisation reaching out to lakhs of students in the farthest corners of the country creating strong foundation at the primary school level. This is how 'Pratham' is grooming young minds to think out of the box and become tomorrow's innovators. ...
  • 'Gap widening between Muslims, advantaged sections in education' 01-03-2014 06:10 PM

    The gap between Muslims and the advantaged sections of Indian society in the field of education has been widening since the 80s, according to a report presented at a seminar at Aligarh Muslim University. In the paper presented today at the seminar on 'Traditional versus Modern education in Muslims', chairman...
  • EC asks education department to conduct awareness drive among voters 27-02-2014 07:26 AM

    Rajasthan Election Commission on Wednesday asked the Education Department to conduct awareness programmes among electorate for voting in the state. Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer Ashok Jain, while chairing a meeting of education department officials, asked them to involve local artists and Aanganwadi workers in the awareness activities like rallies, debate,...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister 26-02-2014 11:58 PM

    Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national school leadership curriculum that has the capability to transform each school on a rights-based approach. "Academic findings indicate that the most critical part of any schooling system which impacts learning is the school leadership. We...
  • Gen VK Singh appears for Ph.D viva at Barkutallah University 24-02-2014 05:57 PM

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh on Monday appeared for a viva examination for his doctorate thesis at the Barkutallah University in Bhopal. Prof Kailash Tyagi, Singh's guide, said that the General arrived in Bhopal on Sunday night and appeared for the viva in the morning. General Singh is doing...
  • With average package of over Rs 16 lakh, XLRI gives 100 per cent campus placement 19-02-2014 07:04 PM

    With an average package of over Rs 16 lakh, students of the Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur has achieved 100 per cent campus placement for its 2012-14 batch. Officials of the premier B-school said the final recruitment process saw participation from 103 recruiters recently which made 254 offers for...
  • JNU and BHU keen to open centres in Bihar, says PK Shahi 19-02-2014 06:49 PM

    Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are keen to open their centres in Bihar, state Education Minister PK Shahi on Wednesday said. "JNU's official has informed us that they will open a centre in Bihar after permission from the union human resource ministry," Shahi said. Shahi...
  • Education sector gets about 9 per cent hike 17-02-2014 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: The education sector has got about nine per cent hike in the Interim Budget presented on Monday by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who also proposed a moratorium on repayment of education loans, benefiting nine lakh students. The minister proposed a plan outlay of Rs 67,398 crore for the...
  • No MBBS duration extension or mandatory rural posting: Health Minister 14-02-2014 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: A day after students of Delhi's top medical colleges staged a protest in front of the Nirman Bhawan at Connaught Place, the Health Ministry on Thursday said that there was no such proposal to extend the duration of MBBS courses from existing 5.5 years to 7.5 years. Setting...
  • Michigan college offers course in zombies, apocalypse 11-02-2014 11:02 AM

    Mount Pleasant: Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that's exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature and pop culture. Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy says she always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and...