ENROLMENT

  • CBSE not to register schools without websites August 6, 2013

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday warned schools that it would not register Class 9 and Class 11 students if they failed to build their school's website, an official said. In October 2010, the board had sent a circular to schools to develop a website and update information...
  • Kerala achieves lowest school dropout rate in India March 18, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala, which stands out from the rest of India with 94 per cent literacy rate, has achieved another distinction of having the lowest dropout rate of school students in the country at just 0.53 per cent. The hilly district of Wayanad with a sizeable scheduled tribes population had the highest...
  • Direct cash transfer in 20 districts from today January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: UPA's much hyped scheme of direct cash transfer of subsidy to bank accounts of beneficiaries begins on Tuesday across 20 districts of the country with Finance Minister P Chidambaram describing the move as a "gamechanger". The programme, will cover a select 26 schemes like educational scholarship for SC/ST and...
  • 'College enrolments to be increased by more than double' April 30, 2012

    Jalandhar: Pitching for radical reforms in the country's education sector, Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has said the Centre is making all out efforts in this regard and by 2020 it aims to increase enrolment in higher education by around twoandahalf times. "Government aims to increase the number of students...
  • Elementary school enrolment lowest among Muslim kids April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: For the last few months, reservation for minority communities, particularly Muslims, is a subject of fierce political debate in India. The approval of 4.5 percent subquota in government jobs and educational institutions for minorities was presumably to improve their economic and educational backwardness. However, as the data on...
  • Bihar: Enrolment scam haunts Nitish Kumar January 17, 2012

    Patna: A huge scam has come up in the education department of Bihar wherein one third of the government school students in the state exist only on paper. Huge sums of money have been siphoned off to avail government benefits like free uniform, bicycle, midday meal and scholarships. The scam, running into...
  • Indians top entrants in US univs November 13, 2006

    Houston: Despite a five per cent overall drop, India continues to be the top place of origin for international students coming to the United States for higher studies for the fifth year in a row. According to the latest 'Open Doors 2006 International Students in the United States' report released on...