Education

  • Educational institutions to reopen in Manipur 2 days ago

    Imphal: The Manipur government has decided to reopen all educational institutions from Monday following an agreement with the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS). This decision was taken yesterday after the JCILPS agreed in a meeting with the government to lift the "indefinite public curfew", imposed since September...
  • Telangana education department orders schools to give free education to journalists' children under RTE 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Facing criticism from journalists for threatening the media and not helping in uplifting unofficial ban on two Telugu news channels, the Telangana government has come up with an order that has given relief to many journalists. The district education officer in the state capital Hyderabad has directed private recognized...
  • Australia world's most expensive for international students, India cheapest 5 days ago

    Sydney: Australia is the most expensive place for an international student to attend university, ahead of Singapore and the United States, with India the cheapest, a study showed. The research report by banking giant HSBC, which surveyed 15 countries, said an overseas student would need US $42,000 a year to meet...
  • India, Australia to strengthen ties in vocational education, training September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Australia have come together to deepen collaboration on the skill development front with the NSDC signing a pact with Australia's Department of Industry and committing to strengthen bilateral relationship in technical vocational education and training (TVET) space. An MoU between the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and...
  • Venkaiah Naidu pitches for improving technical education system September 6, 2014

    Vellore: Voicing concern over the condition of technical education in the country, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the time has come for upgrading the system both qualitatively and quantitatively as only 15 per cent of engineers were employable. Referring to a report by the National Association...
  • Key highlights from PM Modi's classroom on Teachers' Day September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Friday called for education to be made a force for national character building. In a unique interaction with students from across the country on Teachers' Day, the Prime Minister said the relevance of Teachers' Day on the birthday of former President of...
  • 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 a distant dream for children in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar September 5, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: This Teachers' Day, CNN-IBN brings you the story of the children who live in riots-ravaged Muzaffarnagar. It has been a year since communal clashes there left over 60 people dead, CNN-IBN revisited ground zero to find that for the children, education is now a distant dream. Sixteen-year-old Furgaan always...
  • Delhi private schools agree to telecast Modi's live address on Teachers' Day: sources September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After much controversy over telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on Teachers' Day, all private schools in the national capital have agreed to telecast the address, Delhi Director of Education sources said on Wednesday. Sources added that arrangements have been made to screen the Prime Minister's speech. The...
  • Attached to the concept and need for women empowerment, girl child education: Modi to Japan September 2, 2014

    Tokyo: On the fourth day of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with students of Sacred Heart University in Tokyo and stressed on the need for women empowerment. At an all women's college in Tokyo, Modi listed steps taken by him for girl-child education and women...
  • Centre's new education policy: Homework on SMS, parental access to teachers' attendance September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is all set to revamp the National Education Policy and unveil a new education policy, government sources told CNN-IBN. In this regard, Centre will hold consultations with IITs to fix goals in the fields of technology and mathematics, which will be lay foundation for...
  • Is non-profit a new app? September 1, 2014

    Social enterprises are getting re-defined in this age of apps and social media. Right from the delivery of social services, to the way contributions are raised and causes articulated is undergoing a transformation. In many ways, the time has come for a purely digital social organization. A facebook of social...
  • Delhi private schools unhappy over order on Modi's live address on Teachers' Day August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to reach out to every student through TV, radio and the Internet on Teachers' day has failed to enthuse private schools of Delhi which feel that "forcing" them to make arrangements for it will dampen the celebration of the occasion. The Directorate of Education...
  • Another ragging case in Scindia School in Gwalior, parent says son was forced to watch porn August 28, 2014

    Bhopal: There has been another allegation of ragging from the Scindia School in Gwalior. The parent of a Class 8 student from Bareilly has alleged that he wants to withdraw his son from the school due to ragging. The parent in an email has alleged that his son was mentally tortured...
  • Vietnam seeks India's help on CBSE pattern in schools August 25, 2014

    Hanoi: Vietnam on Monday sought cooperation from India to bolster its primary school education even as CBSE textbooks are slowly gaining popularity. During External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj talks with the Vietnamese leadership, it was noted that India has a good primary school system. The Vietnamese side said that they would...
  • RSS wants UPA appointees in NCTE removed: Sources August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In its latest diktat to the Narendra Modi government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asked the Union HRD Ministry to 'change all members' appointed by the previous UPA government in the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The RSS has communicated its demand to HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The...
  • 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...