EDUCATION

  • 8 Indian companies in Fortune 500 spend $81 million a year on CSR: report January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as eight Indian companies in Fortune Global 500 list including Reliance Industries and ONGC spend as much as $81 million a year on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, a report says. According to a report published by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO, while, the eight...
  • Only 50% class 5 students can read class 2 text, poor mathematical ability serious concern: ASER January 14, 2015

    While more than 96 per cent of the children in the 6-14 age group are attending school, there are still some worrying signs as reading and mathematical abilities are still not up to the mark. According to the 10th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2014) released on Tuesday in...
  • CBSE releases Class 10, Class 12 board examination timetable January 8, 2015

    Chennai: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the timetable for the class 10 and class 12 board examinations on Wednesday. Class 10 students are to start their boards on March 2 and finish their examinations on March 26. For class 12 students, the examinations are to begin on...
  • Delhi University to run 'Gifted Education Mahaabhiyan' for NDMC, MCD schools January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Underprivileged yet talented students from classes V to IX of 90 MCD and NDMC schools will be nurtured by Delhi University under a special campaign to ensure holistic learning for them. 'Gifted Education Mahaabhiyan', involving a funding of Rs 1.8 crore by the government's Department of Science and...
  • Watch: Georgia MPs fight inside Parliament, uproot microphones, use them as weapons December 27, 2014

    High drama was witnessed in Parliament of Georgia as a fight erupted between ruling and opposition lawmakers on Friday. Some MPs went so far as to uproot microphones from desks and use them as weapons. The fight erupted after an argument between MPs over the composition of parliamentary delegations...
  • Hot Seat: Bhupendra Chaubey interviews Dina Nath Batra December 21, 2014

    CNN-IBN'S Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to well known education activist Dina Nath Batra. ...
  • Wait for anxious parents over, nursery admissions in Delhi begin today December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The wait for anxious parents in Delhi is over as the much awaited nursery admission process has started in most private schools in Delhi on Saturday. The sale of forms in most schools has begun and schools are expecting to see a heavy rush. Meanwhile, the Delhi...
  • Students and teachers stress on the importance of sex education December 17, 2014

    With the increase in violence against women, students and teachers stress on the importance of sex education. "Child's curiosity needs to be answered," says a teacher. ...
  • Akhilesh Yadav asks Smriti Irani to set up NAAC regional office in UP December 11, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday requested union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to set up a regional office of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the state without delay so that educational institutes can be evaluated and their quality standards improved. In the letter...
  • I am those 66 million girls who are out of school, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai December 10, 2014

    Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize sharing the prestigious award with India's Kailash Satyarthi in Oslo on Wednesday evening. The Nobel Prize is presented every year on December 10, the death anniversary of its founder Alfred Nobel. Here is the transcript to whole speech. Bismillah hir rahman...
  • India and Pakistan at one stage as Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai receive Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo December 10, 2014

    Oslo: India's Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 on Wednesday, sharing it with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, for their work on promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent, where millions are deprived of their childhood and education. "Satyarthi and Yousafzai are precisely the people...
  • Amartya Sen lauds, congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi December 9, 2014

    Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen has lauded the two winners, Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, for their work in the child rights. Sen congratulated the duo saying, "Sathyarthi's work dealing with children in bondage, being prevented from leading a normal life and fighting for their freedom and Malala's fight for...
  • Great Lakes: 10 years of shaping future leaders December 7, 2014

    On the 10th anniversary celebration of Great Lakes - Institute of Management, eminent leaders share their thoughts on business education. ...
  • Smriti Irani hails support of political parties in passage of education Bills December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hailed the support from all the parties in Lok Sabha for the passage of three crucial Bills on education, saying the overall consensus reflected that "rashtraneeti" had prevailed over politics. "We have seen a consensus evolve in Lok Sabha during the passage...
  • Disney launches education apps for kids aged 3 to 8 December 5, 2014

    New York: Mickey is getting into math - and science, art, reading and even teaching social skills. The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile...
  • The hypocrisy surrounding sex in India is widespread, it's still treated as a taboo subject: Ranveer Singh December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Ranveer Singh, who emerged as a sex icon with his bold condom ad campaign 'Do the Rex', says sex is natural and it's time to bring it out of the bedroom. "Sex is a beautiful and perfectly natural phenomenon. Everyone does it and by no means is it...
  • Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto supports campaign to promote girls' education December 1, 2014

    Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto supported a global campaign to promote girls' education in the national capital. Pinto said, "We are going to take the Girl Rising movement forward and make sure to implement it." ...
  • People must provide dividend for society's upliftment: President November 30, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said people enjoying the privilege of education must provide dividend to the society as their obligation for the society's upliftment. "Whatever we are today, we are after all the products of the social investment. The society has invested in us to become lawyers, teachers, doctors...
  • Future depends on people's education: President Pranab Mukherjee November 30, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Citing the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday urged people to work for those who are socially deprived and thus help in nation building. "Swami Vivekananda had pointed out that a country's future depends on its people and the education they receive. Everyone should work for the...
  • President calls for imparting skills to India's large workforce November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday called for imparting skills to India's large workforce through proper training and education. Iterating that the nation's progress is contingent on the drive, motivation, initiative and energy of the youth, he said the demographic dividend of having the largest population of young people can be...
  • Mismatch between supply and demand of skilled manpower: Manmohan Singh November 28, 2014

    Kochi: Noting that quality of higher education in the country 'leaves much to be desired', former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said there was a 'mismatch' between supply and demand of skilled manpower, India's USP. "A disconcerting aspect of our education system is the mismatch between supply...
  • RSS calls for creating universally acceptable education model November 26, 2014

    Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for creating a new education model acceptable to all, drawing from India's rich ancient past when the country was a great centre of learning. People are not happy with the education system and there is a worldwide view that the ways of teaching and...
  • Admission rigmarole for HRD Minister Smriti Irani to get children in school November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: It did not help that she was India's Education Minister Smriti Irani had to appear in an interview to get her children admitted to a school like any other parent who goes through this nightmare. "Oh yes. I actually got interviewed. When I came from Mumbai to Delhi, the...
  • Development in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez means power for just 6 hours November 23, 2014

    Gurez: As India continues to strive for a place in the list of fast developing nations, there are several things which its citizens have come to regards as basic necessities apart from food, shelter and clothing. One of the basic infrastructure requirements for leading a normal life and enjoy the...
  • Chennai: 200 people protest against attack on Physical Education teacher in Loyola school November 22, 2014

    Chennai: More than 200 people including teachers staged a protest outside the Loyola Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam on Saturday after a Physical Education teacher was beaten up by a mob. The mob had claimed that the teacher attacked a student for speaking in Tamil. However, school authorities have...
  • Centre framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Smriti Irani November 15, 2014

    Varanasi: The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday. The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year. "We want...
  • Tarun Gogoi lays foundation stone of first Central Library in Assam November 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi hoped that the setting up of the first Central Library, Archive cum Auditorium in the state at Amingaon, near here, would benefit students, researchers and scholars. Gogoi, while laying the foundation stone of the library, said that his government had always laid emphasis on...
  • New educational policy likely to come out next year: Smriti Irani November 2, 2014

    Kochi: The new educational policy of the BJP-led NDA government is likely to be rolled out next year, Union HRD minister Smriti Irani said on Sunday. "The deliberations on the proposed new policy will start next year and we should have a policy," she said. "We will start a new educational...
  • Need to change present education system: Rajnath Singh November 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Terming the present education system in the country as a victim of Macaulay's conspiracy", Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there was a need to change it and stressed on use of mother tongue. "We are tied in a set pattern and there is need to come out of...
  • Education key to ending child labour: Kailash Satyarthi October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate and child rights champion Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday said governments around the world "must invest" more on education to eradicate child labour and "build a peaceful society". "I strongly believe in good quality education for all the children of the world. So, the international community, the governments,...