Education

  • Smriti Irani says statement on Yale University certificate misconstrued after row over 'degree' August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After another controversy over her educational qualification, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani has now said that her statement on her certificate from the Yale University has been misconstrued. "Unfortunate that statement regarding my participation in a leadership program and certificate thereafter was misconstrued," Irani tweeted soon after...
  • Governor Ram Naik asks V-Cs to hold convocation ceremony on time August 11, 2014

    Acting Governor of Rajasthan and Chancellor Ram Naik on Sunday asked the vice chancellors of 14 government-run universities to hold convocation ceremony on time so that students could get their degrees properly. In a letter written to the vice chancellors of 14 government universities of the state, the Uttar Pradesh Governor...
  • 2 schools of Nalanda University to commence courses from September August 10, 2014

    The first two Schools of Nalanda University, which is being built near the ruins of the ancient academic institution in Bihar with assistance from a number of ASEAN member countries, will commence its courses from next month. In her address at the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, External Affairs Minister...
  • Governor Ram Naik writes to varsity VCs for regularisation of sessions August 6, 2014

    In a bid to regularise sessions of universities in Uttar Pradeshand improve the quality of higher education in the state, Governor Ram Naik on Wednesday sought details of admissions in the new session and undeclared results. In a letter written to Vice Chancellors of all universities in the state, Naik, who is...
  • Andhra Pradesh identifying sites for proposed educational institutes July 29, 2014

    Rajahmundry (AP): Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana on Tuesday said the Centre has sanctioned 11 prestigious national level institutions for Andhra Pradesh in wake of the State's bifurcation. Post division of Andhra Pradesh, most of the prestigious educational and research institutes have gone to Telangana, which came into existence on June...
  • Did you know the Serampore College is nearly 200 years old? 19 oldest Indian universities that are over centuries old July 24, 2014

    Centuries ago, Nalanda was the centre of education in India. About 88 km south-east of Patna stood one of the oldest institutes of learning that ran from the fifth century AD to 1197 AD, according to historians. The university attracted students from faraway countries like Tibet, China, Greece, and Iran...
  • Low-quality education should not be tolerated: CNR Rao July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharat Ratna recipient Professor CNR Rao on Monday said the countrymen should not tolerate substandard education. "We live in a highly intolerant society. Whether it is about religion or caste, we are intolerant of something or the other. Then why are we tolerating mediocrity in...
  • Bangalore rape case: Child pornography found in laptop seized from the accused July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police on Sunday arrested a school's skating instructor in connection with a six-year-old girl's rape case. Police said that a laptop seized from the accused also contained child pornography. The 30-year-old accused who will be produced in the court on Monday had worked in another school earlier, which...
  • Rs 2482 crore earmarked for education sector in Delhi budget July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: To spruce up the educational infrastructure, Rs 2,482 crore was on Friday allocated to the Education sector in the Delhi budget, which is approximately 14.8% of the plan outlay of Rs 16,700 crore. Rs 350 crore was earmarked for the construction of 20 new schools in the budget...
  • Tamil Nadu firm on compulsory Tamil for school students July 17, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Thursday indicated there would be no change in Tamil being a compulsory language in the syllabus for all school students from Class I to X as mandated by a law. During a debate on grant for School Education in the Assembly, MMK member...
  • Problem of adolescent pregnancies growing at alarming rate in Bhopal July 16, 2014

    For around six months, thirteen-year-old girl from Ashoka Garden area in the state capital was not aware of the fact that she was pregnant. As the girl’s family learnt about the pregnancy due to physical changes in the girl, they filed a police complaint against the man who had sexually exploited...
  • 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,...
  • 'The boy inserts his Indian culture into the female values': Indian comedians tell you exactly why sex education should not be banned in schools July 15, 2014

    Have you ever attended a sex education class? In a country that has a population of 1.3 billion sex education is a still a subject most would gladly ignore. Sex is a taboo and parents as well as teachers in most parts of the country are still shy of discussing...
  • Now, girls can pursue graduation for free July 13, 2014

    Girls doing graduation courses in government colleges will no longer have to pay their fees, Chhattisgarh government announced on Friday According to a report in Chattisgarh Khabar, the education for girls till class 12 has been free and with the new order, the education for their graduation will become free as...
  • Replace sex education with format to make people aware about child pregnancy July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after courting controversy over his remarks on imparting sex education in schools, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said it should be replaced by a format which makes people aware about child pregnancy and associated evils. "I have spoken out against so-called sex education without pedagogy on this...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley proposes 5 new IITs, 5 new IIMs, 4 new AIIMS July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major boost to the education sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed setting up of five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). He also proposed setting up of 12 new medical colleges. Jaitley has proposed the setting up of...
  • Iron pills to be distributed among school children in Uttarakhand July 9, 2014

    Iron folic acid tablets will be distributed among over eight lakh children of Uttarakhand every week to help them fight the problem of anemia. Citing the findings of National Health Survey which has found the problem of anemia rampant among children in Uttarakhand, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar said 8,49,000 identified children...
  • Economic Survey 2013-14: Poverty ratio declines to 21.9 per cent July 9, 2014

    The Economic Survey 2013-14 presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked policy makers to design and execute development strategies targeting the young population that was approximately 58 per cent in 2001 and will increase to more than 64 per cent in 2021. The government has to take timely...
  • Rajasthan sets up task force for 7 new medical colleges July 8, 2014

    The Rajasthan government has set up a separate task force to complete the land allotment process for seven new medical colleges in the state, Medical and Health Minister R S Rathor said. New medical colleges' land allotment and building construction would be completed in the next two years and the academic...
  • 'If I am FM: I will allocate more funds for education' July 7, 2014

    If I were FM, I would focus on more allocation of funds for the primary and secondary education. I would also make sure that it is effectively implemented across the country. ...
  • Campus Calling: Is there any hope for a 70 percenter? July 6, 2014

    On the last episode of this year's Campus Calling, Additional Group VC Amity Gurinder Singh takes your calls on queries on college admissions. ...
  • If I were the FM, I would increase the budget allocation of education July 5, 2014

    IN CNN-IBN's Budget of Hope series, the citizens of Hyderabad said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should increase the budget allocation of education to six per cent of GDP. ...
  • 70 teachers primary government schools found absent from duty July 5, 2014

    70 teachers of government-run primary schools were found absent from duty during checking by a team of the education department in Muzaffarnagar district, an official said. "During checking in different government-run primary schools on Friday, 70 teachers were found absent from duty. One day's salary would be deducted of the absentee...
  • If I were FM, I would allocate more funds for the education sector July 1, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister, I would like to allocate more funds for the education sector and open up more government institutions like IIT and IIM and secondly I would like to create more opportunities in the employment sector for the youth. ...
  • Budget 2014: Health sector needs to be boosted, says Apollo chairman June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The chairman of Apollo hospitals, Dr Prathap Reddy believes that the health sector is in dire need of attention. Reddy pointed out that the present government has promised health and education among their top priorities and he has a lot of expectations from the Centre in this regard....
  • If I were FM, I would focus more on education and health sectors June 30, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, I would focus more on social indicators like education and particularly the health sector because India though proclaimed as shining has still not built a satisfactory health infrastructure since we can find a higher percentage of child mortality and infant mortality. ...
  • Delhi government to improve toilet facilities in schools June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: To ensure proper toilet facilities in government schools in the city, the Delhi government is carrying out sanitation and renovation works in its educational institutions in this regard. In order to deal with poor condition of toilets in government schools, the Education department has set up a time limit...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha June 29, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on FIFA World Cup, Harsh Vardhan's sex education remark, Iraq Crisis and much more. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Harsh Vardhan's comment on banning sex education June 29, 2014

    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has been facing the heat for his views on his website where he stated that the so-called "sex education" should be banned in schools. Cyrus Broacha is shocked! Are you too? ...
  • Need to building educated and empowered India: Smriti Irani June 28, 2014

    Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani on Saturday said training individuals in niche areas of science and technology is crucial to the progress of the country. Addressing the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal on Saturday, she stressed the need for...