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The two rape complaints against the caretaker of a Karjat boarding school for children with speech and hearing disabilities were just the tip of the iceberg. Investigation into the case, which was registered on March 30 based on a complaint from the mother of a student, has unearthed more instances of alleged sexual assault...Read More

The private school associations have justified the fees hike by stating that fees have been fixed by parent-teacher committees as per the Rajasthan Private School Fees Act. The associations have asked in case of disagreement, the parties concerned have to find a solution in accordance with the law by making an appeal in the first appellate. ...Read More

The State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), Nagaland recently launched six months certificate course in school counseling. With this, it was informed, it became the first SCERT in the whole country to introduce such course in school counselling....Read More

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to decide in three months on demands for framing of safety guidelines for all schools, as sought by the father of a seven-year-old boy who was killed in a Gurgaon school, and some lawyers....Read More

As many as 80 schools of the 238, for which the Fee Regulation Committee (FRC) of Ahmedabad Zone has approved fee structures, have registered their objections to the approved fees as they find it too little to meet with their requirements....Read More

Expressing concern over the quality of education, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley has said in his Budget 2018 presentation that education will be treated in a holistic manner from pre-nursery to Class 12...Read More

16.2 lakh girls in the country, in the 11 to 14 age group, who do not attend schools, revealed the statistics shared by Union ministry of women and child development....Read More

Civic body is planning to launch a digital student information card wherein the student’s academic progress will be displayed in detail from the time he or she has secured admission in a civic-run school till the completion of their Class X...Read More

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), under the Rashtriya Ucchater Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), will expand the scope of the “reform tracker” to enable development in higher educational institutions in 115 “aspirational districts” in the country. The “reform tracker” has recognized 11 best performing universities that have utilized RUSA funds most efficiently....Read More

The World Bank Group and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)* approved today a grant of total $100 million to improve learning outcomes within the first two sub-cycles of basic education in Madagascar. This funding, the highest received so far to support education in Madagascar, consists of a $55 million grant by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA)* and a $45.7 million grant by the GPE. It will support the implementation of reforms outlined in the country’s Sectoral Education Plan (2018-2022)....Read More

उच्च तकनीकी शिक्षा में अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर मुकाम हासिल कर चुके देश के नामवर शिक्षाविद्द प्रो. डा अजय के. शर्मा ने मंगलवार को आईके गुजराल पंजाब टेक्निकल यूनिवर्सिटी के 13वें कुलपति के तौर पर पद्भार संभाला।...Read More

The National Coalition for School Education (NCSE) today launched the 'Shiksha Bachao Abhiyan' and announced a protest at the Ramleela Maidan, in Delhi, on April 7 to demand reforms in education, including an amendment to the Right to Education Act...Read More

France will lower the compulsory school starting age to three from six, as part of new educational reforms introduced by President Emmanuel Macron...Read More

The government has allocated Rs75,000 crore over the next two years for the integrated school education scheme—a 20% increase over the current amount...Read More

Cutting down on 50% of portions on science subjects may mean losing out on fundamentals concepts and knowledge levels for CBSE students. The HRD ministry may have decided to reduce the NCERT syllabus by half but some schools fear it may do more harm than good, especially when it comes to maths and science....Read More

The stringent system has been introduced for the first time at the JEE-Mains, the first stage for gaining entrance to some of the top engineering institutes in the country. The exam will be held on April 8....Read More

The stringent system has been introduced for the first time at the JEE-Mains, the first stage for gaining entrance to some of the top engineering institutes in the country. The exam will be held on April 8....Read More

Chennai : At a time when there is a huge rush to enrol students in private schools across the State, a voluntary organisation has studied the learning opportunities in 36 government schools in nine districts and come up with a status report and a set of recommendations. As 84% of the schools were established before 2000, it was clear that school education was a high priority for the government. But the government upgraded only 16% schools to high and higher secondary status in the last two decades, which indicated the low priority...Read More

Closed engineering colleges are fast turning into schools, ITI centres, degree colleges and other institutes in Rajasthan. Schools being the safest and the most legal option to switch is a reason that in the next two years over a dozen engineering colleges will convert into schools from three at the moment....Read More

CBSE board will compensate students of Class X for the error in the English question paper, which confused students across the county. Even those who didn’t attempt the question will get the benefit....Read More

Telangana school education department has accorded recognition to over 4,000 pre-primary schools for the 2018-19 academic year while the managements rue how the state has issued no clear policy on the curriculum and teacher training programmes for these institutions....Read More

The University Grants Commission (UGC) approved full autonomy for 62 higher educational institutions, including JNU, BHU, AMU, TERI and University of Hyderabad, which have maintained high standards of excellence....Read More

CBSE is set to start online application process for UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018. Interested candidates who wish to apply for the same can apply from 06 March 2018. Candidates need to make sure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria before applying. ...Read More

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has warned the Class 10 and 12 examination centres about frivolous mails and messages being sent to them asking for copies of question papers for verification. "It has been observed that some elements are writing to some of the examination centres and asking for copies of question papers for verification. Such elements are sending text messages in the name of CBSE Examination Controller...Read More

Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani said principals of government schools will be given computer tablets for speedy exchange of information. Over last four years, school education has witnessed a positive change. Rajasthan, that was on 18th position in education sector, now stands third, soon it will be number one in the country. This success is because of qualified teachers. “Now all the institutional heads will be connected with the department through computer tablets. The exchange of information will become fast...Read More

Odisha government has decided to extend vocational education course in 106 more high schools from the coming academic session. Earlier the courses have been offered in 208 schools across the state. This year two new courses on health care and beauty and wellness will be introduced...Read More

Maharashtra government has decided to give SSC board certificate to school dropouts who complete two-year long vocational courses. The students who failed to pursue their education after 8th standard would be able to earn SSC certificate after doing vocational training in the courses as prescribed by the government. ...Read More

As the process of admissions to engineering and professional courses at APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) comes to a close, there are as many as 326 colleges in which there is not a single student. Officials said these are institutes which were rejected by the students totally, hence, zero allotments for academic session 2017-18. UP has 584 colleges affiliated.......Read More

No common engineering entrance exams: HRD drops plans
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  • 14-Sep-2017

Human Resource Development Ministry has decided to junk plans to introduce a common engineering entrance exam from next year. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), the country’s technical education regulator, had announced in March that a national-level common entrance examination for engineering colleges would be conducted from the next academic...Read More

Punjab’s Technical Education Minister Punjab Charanjeet Singh Channi has stated that Regulatory authority will be established to control and reform educational institutes in Punjab. In this regard, a special meeting with the vice chancellors of universities and education experts will be conducted so that implementation of education reform at the root level could be ensured. The minister said......Read More

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is to provide quality modern education with a strong component of culture inculcation aming the children, says Bishwajit Kumar Singh, Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, in an interview with...Read More

Facing flak for its order directing female teachers not to wear “jeans, tops and bright suits”, the Punjab government today withdrew the directive while suspending two employees of the education department in this regard. The state education department had yesterday, in an order, imposed the dress code on government school teachers, especially females, asking them not to wear jeans, tops and bright suits as the outfits have a “bad” effect on students....Read More

देहरादून: स्वामी राम हिमालयन विश्वविद्यालय (एसआरएचयू) ने चालू सत्र के लिए बैचलर ऑफ वोकेशनल पाठ्यक्रम शुरू करने का निर्णय लिया है। यह कोर्स विवि एवं आइएलएफएस कंपनी के साथ मिलकर विवि परिसर में पढ़ाया जाएगा। विवि की ओर से स्थापित कौशल विकास केंद्र एसआरएचयू-आइएलएफएस संस्थान ऑफ स्किल...Read More

झारखंड के छात्र-छात्राओं को गुणवत्तापूर्ण शिक्षा देने के लिए सरकार दृढ़ संकल्पित है। इसके लिए सरकार शिक्षकों की नियुक्ति, छात्राओं के लिए महाविद्यालय बस सेवा, प्रयोगशाला और पुस्तकालयों का नवीनीकरण आदि कर रही है। सरकार विद्यार्थियों की प्रतिभा को निखारने के लिए समागम का भी आयोजन कर रही है। उपरोक्त जानकारी...Read More

रांची : शिक्षा मंत्री डॉ नीरा यादव ने कहा है कि राज्य के बच्चों को उच्च एवं तकनीकी शिक्षा के लिए बाहर नहीं जाना पड़े, इसके लिए निजी वि.वि. खोले गये हैं। वि.वि. को तय समय के अंदर शर्त के अनुरूप सभी आवश्यक मापदंड पूरा करना होगा। अगर कोई विश्वविद्यालय निर्धारित शर्त को पूरा नहीं करते हैं, तो उनके खिलाफ तय मापदंड के अनुरूप कार्रवाई की जायेगी। पढ़ाई में......Read More

Allow Urdu in NEET from next year: SC
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  • 13-Jul-2017

New Delhi: The Supreme Court directed the Centre on Thursday to allow students to opt for Urdu language as a medium to take the common medical entrance examination, NEET, from next year onwards. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantagoudar, however, turned down a plea of students seeking its direction to allow Urdu for NEET this year saying that it was too late to direct the authorities to introduce Urdu as all preparations had been done for the test scheduled for May 7....Read More

Around 13000 students have, till date, registered for the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for the academic session 2017-18. Given the overwhelming response of the students, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to extend the last date...Read More

State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday said aspiring primary school teachers would have to go through police verification and medical testing before getting their appointment letter. Speaking on the sidelines of a primary school teachers’ convention, the education minister said the measures were aimed at knowing whether candidates are fit for duty, and to ensure they have no criminal cases against them....Read More

The teachings of Gautama Buddha will soon be included in NCERT textbooks and school curriculum as the Mahatma’s teachings are “ideas of life”, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. “Politics gives us resources to live life but a Mahatma like Buddha teaches us ‘why to live’ and ‘how to live’ so it is important to include him in our education system,” he said addressing the Buddha Jayanti celebrations here....Read More

In a bid to make Delhi University’s campus disabled-friendly, Miranda House has installed digital talking signages in the college that helps visually challenged students to figure out their way across the college. The college has put up 100 QR code acrylic sheets at various important corners like the canteen, classes, hostel rooms – places that these students visit. Principal Pratibha Jolly said that this new initiative of digital signs will make technology more accessible to blind students....Read More

All India Council for Technical College (AICTE), the apex regulatory body for technical institutes, has granted the state permission to set up 51 new technical institutes, which includes 40 pharmacy.......Read More

Holding a Yamunanagar-based hotel management institute responsible for "playing with the life and career of the students" and for "setting a bad example in the education system," the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed it to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 each to the students who were admitted though the institute...Read More

The CBSE board, which conducted the exam for undergraduate medical and dental studies on May 7, called the frisking “overzealous” and told the principal of TISK English Medium School in Kannur to apologise to a girl candidate who was allegedly told by a frisking team to remove her bra because the metal detector had beeped....Read More

WHILE THE state education department is in the process of closing down the 164-year-old Mohandas Gandhi Vidyalaya in Rajkot, the municipal corporation has made public its plan to convert the alma mater of Mahatma Gandhi into a museum, which will have a mini-theatre, an amphitheatre, 3D video projection facility, a prayer hall, a VIP waiting lounge, gazebos, besides various exhibits depicting life and times of Mahatma Gandhi....Read More

The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has directed the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to come up with a revenue model for their operations. The move comes after the IIT directors had approached the Ministry, saying the 122 per cent fee hike introduced last year did “no good” to the institutes revenue-wise as lot of concessions were announced simultaneously....Read More

IITs earmark 14% special quota for girls from 2018
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  • 13-Jul-2017

New Delhi: In order to address the decline of women candidates at the premier engineering institutions of the country, the Indian Institutes of Technology have decided to admit more women from the 2018 academic session. The decision was taken at the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs on Saturday. The board approved a quota of supernumerary (over and above the actual intake) seats for women in a phased manner, reaching up to 20% by 2026....Read More

Don't publish Aadhaar number of Ph.D scholars: UGC
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  • 13-Jul-2017

University Grants Commission has directed the Vice Chancellors of all Universities not to publish or display the Aadhaar number of the scholars publicly...Read More

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar stressed on encouraging research in higher education in the country to ensure sustainable growth...Read More

A day after informing Assam assembly of manipulation in the pass percentage in matric exam, the state government today said it will form a committee to look into it and suggest remedies. “A committee will be formed comprising vice-chancellors of Gauhati University, Dibrugarh University, KKHS Open University and Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University. It will look into the issue of moderation of marks,” Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in the assembly....Read More

India, Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programme, Brazil, EU, European Union, EU funded scholarship, higher education...Read More

The principal of a prominent Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Ahmedabad which comprises around 1500 children, has issued a circular to parents of its students stating that the school would “discontinue teaching” if the courts did not intervene in the “applicability” of the Gujarat Self-Financed (Regulation of fees) Act, 2017....Read More

Error in NEET questions? CBSE says ambiguity an academic issue
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  • 06-Jul-2017

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday clarified that any ambiguity in the questions of the national medical entrance exam is an academic issue and will be addressed only by the subject experts. Its comment comes against the backdrop of concerns raised by few experts and exam candidates that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which was conducted by the Board on May 7, had at least four "incorrect" questions....Read More

THE BJP-LED government in Assam will soon disband the State Madrasa Board and hand over the academic part of it to the Board of Secondary Education. The Sanskrit Board will also be dissolved, state Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted late Tuesday evening. “To mainstream Madrasa education, we are disbanding the Madrasa Education directorate and making it part of the Secondary Education directorate,” Sarma tweeted. “The Madrasa Board too will be dissolved and the academic part will be handed over to the Board of Secondary Education,” he said another tweet....Read More

यूपी के प्राइमरी स्कूलों में जल्द ही बच्चों की यूनिफॉर्म का रंग बदला हुआ नजर आएगा। खाकी कलर की ड्रेस की जगह अब जल्द ही भूरे रंग का फुल ट्राउजर व स्कर्ट और गुलाबी रंग की चेक पैटर्न में भूरे रंग की कॉलर वाली शर्ट दिखेगी। इस बार प्राइमरी स्कूल ड्रेस को सेंटल स्कूल की तर्ज पर तैयार किए जाने का विचार...Read More

दिल्ली के द्वारका के एक निजी स्कूल की दो शाखाओं के छात्रों के माता-पिता ने आरोप लगाया है कि फीस नहीं चुकाने को लेकर कथित तौर पर करीब 250 बच्चों को स्थानांतरण प्रमाणपत्र जारी किया...Read More

In a move to ensure safety of students, the state education department has made it mandatory for all schools in Mumbai(regardless of affiliating boards) to install a complaint box on their campus and place it at a prominent place. The state has directed the schools to record all the complaints received in the box in a logbook, along with its status ...Read More

Delhi High Court recently issued a slew of measures to the civic bodies and all primary schools run or recognised by them...Read More

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said major changes have been brought about to improve the school education system in the country. Inaugurating the North-Eastern Region workshop on ‘Innovations and Best Practises in School Education’ organised by the HRD ministry.......Read More

साइंस स्‍ट्रीम से 12वीं करने के बाद अकसर स्‍टूडेंट्स डॉक्‍टर या इंजीनियर बनना चाहते हैं | वहीं, कुछ ऐसे भी स्‍टूडेंट्स हैं जो डॉक्‍टर, इंजीनियर तो बनना नहीं चाहते लेकिन उन्‍हें इसके अलावा दूसरा कोई अॉप्‍शन भी समझ में नहीं अाता है और करियर को लेकर कंफ्यूज रहते हैं | असल में साइंस एक बहुत बड़ी स्‍ट्रीम हैं जिसमें एक या दो नहीं बल्कि ढेरों विकल्‍प मौजूद हैं : नैनो-टेक्नोलॉजी, स्पेस साइंस, एस्ट्रो-फिजिक्स, एनवायर्नमेंटल साइंस, माइक्रो-बायोलॉजी...Read More

Tech varsity VC calls for change in edu system
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  • 11-Jun-2017

A delegation of the Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) and Punjab Unaided Technical Institutions Association (PUTIA) met Kahan Singh Pannu, IAS, Vice-Chancellor, IKGPTU, Jalandhar, and Secretary, Technical Education...Read More

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said major changes have been brought about to improve the school education system in the country...Read More

56,000 high school teachers of Kerala will not get specific training on Information Technology as part of the state government's general education rejuvenation mission. This project has been named as IT@School which is a teachers' training project. The government is also to launch 'High Tech School' project in order to digitize 45,000 classrooms....Read More

The state government presently gives grants to minority students as well as minority educational institutions for free uniforms, free books scholarships and basic infrastructure. The state government feels that its is important to studying detail ways of having a separate education policy for minorities. The government had been contemplating setting up a study group of educationist to find a way of doing this,” reads a state government circular....Read More

The Delhi high court on Tuesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to ensure that schools affiliated to it must not indulge in commercial activities such as selling books and uniforms inside their campuses. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra said, “We are disposing of the writ petition with the direction to the CBSE to ensure that its circular is strictly complied with, in accordance with law, by the institutions”....Read More

IIT Bombay professor wins INSA Young Scientist Award
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  • 15-May-2017

Assistant professor in the department of Earth Sciences in the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Prof Vikram Vishal has won the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for Young Scientist (2017). Along with a bronze medal, Vishal will receive a cash prize of Rs 25,000. The award is considered to be the highest recognition of promise, creativity and excellence in young scientists, and awarded annually by INSA for research conducted by scientists in India....Read More

If your child’s favourite dish is pizza or noodles and you are finding it hard to keep these junk food away from them, then this is a good news for you. The Maharashtra government has on Monday imposed a ban on the sale of `High in Fat, Salt and Sugar’ (HFSS) food at school canteens across the state. A Government Resolution (GR) listed 12 categories of foods which cover potato chips, noodles, carbonated soft drinks, pizza, burger, cakes, biscuits, buns, pastries, etc., which can not be sold....Read More

धनबाद: विनोबा भावे विश्वविद्यालय, हजारीबाग से संबद्ध जिले के दस बीएड कॉलेजों को तीन शैक्षणिक सत्रों के लिए मान्यता प्रदान की गयी है| इन कॉलेजों में बीएड/एमएड/बीपीएड पाठ्यक्रम के लिए मान्यता दी गयी है, जो शैक्षणिक सत्र 2017-19, 2018-20 एवं 2019-21 तक मान्य होगा| मामले में उच्च, तकनीकी शिक्षा एवं कौशल विकास विभाग के उप निदेशक (उच्च शिक्षा) अजय कुमार चौधरी ने विभावि के कुलसचिव को पत्र लिखा है| कहा है कि विवि के कुल 40 कॉलेजों के प्रस्ताव को विचारोपरांत राज्य सरकार द्वारा संबंधित शर्तों के साथ अनुमोदन देने की स्वीकृति प्रदान की गयी है| ...Read More

The Haryana Government on Monday decided to increase the term of sub-committee, constituted to study the different aspects for raising the retirement age of its employees from 58 to 60 years, upto June 30, 2017. Disclosing this here, Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu, who is also the Chairman of the sub-committee, said that it would seek the chief minister’s approval to enhance the term of committee upto June 30, which was constituted for a period of one month on February 17, this year....Read More