Private Schools

  • 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...
  • Nursery admission norms take away autonomy: Private schools to Delhi HC 25-02-2014 08:16 PM

    Unaided private schools on Tuesday opposed before the Delhi High Court the new nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lt Governor saying they take away their autonomy and right to choose students on the basis of reasonable criteria. The counsel for Action Committee of Unaided Recognized Private Schools referred to...
  • Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey 28-01-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: Only 50 per cent of the 35,000 seats reserved in private schools for children belonging to disadvantaged groups and the economically weaker sections were filled last year in the national capital, a survey done by an NGO has found. The main reason for the above was a lack...
  • Delhi: Unaided private schools approaches SC on nursery admission 22-01-2014 07:33 PM

    Delhi's private unaided schools on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court challenging new guidelines issued by the Lieutenant Governor for nursery admission which abolished 20 per cent management quota. Action Committee of Unaided Recognized Private Schools and Forum for Promotion of Quality Education for All challenged the order of the Delhi...
  • Delhi High Court rejects stay on L-G order on nursery admissions 10-01-2014 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: In a major setback to private schools in the national capital, the Delhi High Court rejected their petition to stay Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's order on nursery admissions. The petitioners had questioned the power by which Jung issued guidelines for nursery admissions in Delhi. The petition was filed...
  • Another Indian school to shut down in Dubai 01-10-2013 05:46 PM

    Abu Dhabi: The future of 570 students has been thrown into jeopardy after yet another Indian school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was ordered to shut down at the end of the current academic year. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has ordered the closure of The Little Flower...
  • Karnataka: Over 34 per cent seats lying vacant under RTE 18-08-2013 08:12 AM

    Bangalore: Lack of proper implementation of RTE has affected the students in Karnataka with over 34 per cent of seats including 37,000 seats guaranteed for poor students, lying vacant in the schools in the state. One of the reasons for the seats lying vacant remains that many parents and students...
  • Delhi: Teacher's slap leads to partial hearing inability for class XII student 13-08-2013 01:18 AM

    A class XII student became partially deaf after allegedly being slapped by a teacher of a private school in Delhi, police said on Monday. Nitin Kumar, a native of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, claimed that he was slapped by his teacher, Kiran Pal, in his school in West Patel Nagar...
  • Delhi HC upholds CIC order on seats in unaided schools 03-05-2013 01:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the Chief Information Commision's (CIC) order directing the unaided private schools to give out information relating to total no of seats in all classes. The court, however, said the schools need not disclose informations relating to their financial records. Justice Rajiv...
  • Punjab government orders closure of 473 private schools 18-04-2013 04:51 AM

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government has ordered closure of 473 private schools after they failed to implement norms of the right to education (RTE) act, a minister said on Wednesday. Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said the non-affiliated private schools have been asked to wind up their operations immediately. "The Punjab...
  • Will move SC against High Court verdict on nursery admissions: Petitioner 19-02-2013 02:39 PM

    The High Court ruled on Tuesday there will be no change in the criteria for nursery admissions in Delhi schools. ...
  • School kids move HC against sale of junk food 22-12-2011 01:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the central government's response on a petition filed by students of a private school in south Delhi seeking a ban on the sale of junk food and carbonated drinks within 1,500 feet radius of their institution. The division bench of Acting...
  • Private schools can't hike fee at will: SC 08-08-2009 05:09 PM

    The news has brought relief to thousands of parents across India. ...