EDUCATION

  • Students and teachers stress on the importance of sex education 2 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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,...
  • Second SAARC meet of education ministers in Delhi on Friday October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The second chapter of the SAARC Education Ministers' meeting will be held on Friday to take stock of the progress made by member countries on the regional grouping's development goals on education and discuss the strategy for education beyond 2015. The meeting will also deliberate on the strengthening...
  • Child has right to education despite parents' dispute: Court October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A child is entitled to complete education and ancillary expenses irrespective of dispute of parents, a Delhi court has said while directing the father of a girl to ensure her re-admission in school as she could not attend classes due to her mother's incapability to pay fees. The...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani meets RSS leaders to discuss education reforms October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani met RSS leaders on Thursday to discuss education reforms. The RSS leaders discussed the Indian education system with Smriti and gave suggestions. The RSS has pitched for a practical instead of theoretical approach in the education system. RSS leaders Suresh Soni and Dattatreya Hosabale...
  • Himachal Pradesh to be free of open defecation by 2019 October 26, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has prepared an action plan to achieve all targets under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', thereby ensuring a clean state free of open defecation by 2019, an official said on Sunday. The aim of the government under the 'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan' a demand-driven and community-led programme to achieve the...
  • Government to take up a month-long drive against schools running without affiliation October 25, 2014

    Bangalore: A day after Bangalore police arrested the secretary of the school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped, on charges of cheat, the Karnataka Education Department has now said that it will take action against its own officials too, who seemed to have turned a blind eye when the...
  • Westernised education concept dealt a blow to Indian culture, says Rajnath Singh October 16, 2014

    Jodhpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held westernised education concept brought by Britishers responsible for dealing a severe blow to the values and culture of the country and said present system was not fulfilling the main objective of education. Singh, while addressing a gathering at the Chopsani Schools centenary celebrations in...
  • Free education for transgender kids in Delhi schools October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Transgender children will study in Delhi schools free with Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday approving their admission under the category of "disadvantaged group" defined by the Right to Education Act. It means these kids will be eligible for 25 per cent reservation under the economically weaker section (EWS)...