Thugs, fascists, storm troopers: Oppn slams govt on JNU ‘terror attackR...

Opposition leaders strongly condemned the hooliganism in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday (January 5) unleashed by masked goons w...

Resignation of Allahabad University VC accepted: HRD Min

New Delhi: The resignation of Allahabad University Vice-Chancellor Ratan Lal Hangloo, who was under the scanner over alleged financial and administrative irregularities, has been accepted.

Pressure mounts on students as TN public exams approach for class V, V...

Chennai: The students of class V and VIII in Tamil Nadu may have already started dreading the new year – for they will have to take a public examination in March and April respectively.

Cyber crime topics should be part of school & college syllabus: E...

Coimbatore: Cyberspace and cybercrime, its control, impact and all other aspects should be made part of the school and college syllabi to make students aware of the field, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra said on Saturday.

IIT-KGP offers joint PhD programme with Auckland University

Kolkata: IIT-Kharagpur has launched a joint PhD programme with Auckland University of New Zealand to strengthen the economic and research ties between the two countries, an official of the institute said on Wednesday (December 18). Admission of students to the joint PhD programme, a first between the two countries, will begin in the autumn of next year....

HRD Ministry defers decision to hike MTech fee in IITs

The HRD ministry has deferred the decision to hike the MTech fee in the IITs for further discussion on the issue. While the ministry had, in September, announced the decision of the IIT Council that it will implement the fee hike, the issue will again be taken up at the next meeting. The development comes against the backdrop of protests by Jawa...

Is playback theatre changing teacher-student relationship in Khammam?

For years, Jarpala Kumar has been teaching English and life skills to students, mostly children of farmers, in Rayagudem village in Khammam, Telangana. All along, he had focussed only on their studies. But now, he has realised the need to understand their personal issues and help them evolve as confident individuals. This change in attitude is a...

Vice President laments poor world ranking of Indian varsities

Pune: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday (December 8) said it was sad that no Indian university figured among the top 300 in this years Time World University Ranking, and stressed on the need to improve quality of education in the country. Addressing students at the 16th convocation ceremony at Symbiosis International University here, Naidu sai...

Not possible to have uniform education syllabus, says HRD minister

Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Monday (December 2) said it will not be possible to have a uniform education syllabus in the country. "The National Curriculum Framework (NCF), developed by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), sets guidelines and direction for development of syllabi and ...

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Indian-Americans to hold events in US to mark Kashmiri Pandits exodus

Washington: Indian-Americans will hold events in over three dozen cities and towns across the US to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Kashmiri Pandit exodus to recognise the resilience of the community.

Total wealth of all Indian billionaires more than budget of 2018-19

Davos: India's richest 1% hold more than four-times the wealth held by 953 million people who make up for the bottom 70% of the country's population, while the total wealth of all Indian billionaires is more than the full-year budget, a new study said on Monday (January 20).

China reports SARS-like virus spreads across country, nearly 140 new cases

Beijing: China on Monday (January 20) reported a mysterious SARS-like virus had spread across the country, including Beijing, raising concerns as millions begin trips for the Lunar New Year.

Women, children take out anti-CAA candle light march from Jamia to Shaheen Bagh

New Delhi: In a sign of no let-up in the agitation against the controversial Citizenship law, scores of people, including women and children, on Sunday (January 19) evening took out a huge anti-CAA rally from Jamia university gate to Shaheen Bagh here.

Nadda to take charge of BJP today, set to take Modi-Shah legacy forward

On Sunday, Prime Minister Modi and Shah met several senior leaders of the party, in a series of meetings, to apprise them of the decision to get Nadda elected.

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UK varsity explores potential Indian entrance tests for admission

Indian students planning to study abroad may soon get admitted to UK's Belfast University by cracking entrance exams in their homeland. A team from the varsity is working on identifying entrance tests conducted in India whose scores can be accepted by it in its admission criteria, its Vice-Chancellor Ian Greer has said. Earlier this year, the...

Education Adalats begin today in Belagavi to clear pending files of teachers

Bengaluru: Education Adalats will be organised in Karnataka’s Belagavi division, beginning Saturday (November 16), to clear long-pending files of teachers. The ‘adalats’ will be set up by the department of public instruction to provide a single-window system to dispose of such files.

HRD minister launches draft ‘Industry Guidelines on Digital Learning’

New Delhi: The draft ‘Industry Guidelines on Digital Learning’, developed by the UNESCO and Delhi-based MGIEP, was launched at a ministerial roundtable in Paris by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday (November 15).

Sports to be a part of new education system in CBSE: Minister Rijiju

Chennai: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday (October 29) said a system was being prepared by the BCSE to ensure sports become a substantial part of the education system to determine the achievements of a student.

Gender stereotyping should be eliminated at play school level, says NCERT

New Delhi: Gender stereotyping should end at the pre-school level itself to ensure children are not gender-biased when they grow up, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) said on Thursday (October 17). The HRD Ministry's curriculum developing body has made "gender equality" recommendations in the new guidelines for pre-school ed...

NCERT to revise 14-yr-old curriculum framework

New Delhi: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is planning to review the 14-year-old National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in accordance with a new national education policy (NEP) and set up a committee for the purpose. According to NCERT Director Hrushikesh Senapaty, the council is going to announce a committee by the end of th...

No child in pre-school should be made to take written or oral test: NCERT

New Delhi: No child in pre-school should be made to give any written or oral exam, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has said, terming it as a harmful and undesirable practice resulting from misguided parental aspiration. According to the Council which is the HRD Ministry's curriculum developing body, the purpose of evaluati...

Intimate foreign medical students about admissions in India by August 15 every year: ...

New Delhi: Taking serious note of delay in communication to medical students from foreign countries as also the North East regarding admissions to government colleges, the Supreme Court has directed the Centre that they be informed about the status by August 15 every year, giving them time to join. The apex court noted that the last date for admission in f...

Allow student entrepreneurs with less attendance to sit for exams: AICTE

New Delhi: The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has directed engineering colleges and technical institutions to allow student entrepreneurs to sit for examination even if their attendance is short. The colleges have also been asked to explore provisions of on-campus accommodation to student entrepreneurs and permitting semester break for wo...

Credit points, promotions on basis of quality of published work, not quantity: UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed vice-chancellors and heads of educational institutions to ensure their decision to award credit points, promotions and research degrees be based on the quality of the published work by an individual and not the quantity. The UGC issued the directive in the interests of academic publishing in In...

Health ministry asks MHRD, state govts to be vigilant about use of e-cigs in educatio...

New Delhi: Days after the ban on e-cigarettes came into effect, the Union Health ministry has asked Departments of Higher Education, School Education and Literacy to be vigilant about availability and use of such products in educational institutions. Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has also written to chief secretaries of all states and UTs asking them...

HRD asks IITs to come up with action plan to improve global rankings

New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has directed the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to come up with an action plan to improve their national and international rankings. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had also raised the issue of rankings in the recent meeting of the IIT Council, the highest decision-making body of 23 IITs. "The is...

India gets maximum foreign students from Nepal, Karnataka favourite city for higher e...

New Delhi: India gets maximum foreign students from Nepal followed by Afghanistan while Karnataka is the favourite city for foreigners to pursue higher education in India, according to HRD Ministry data. The number of males is higher than that of female students from foreign countries and B.Tech is the most popular course among foreigners followed by BBA. ...

New efficient way to convert heat into electricity found: Study

Washington: Researchers have found a new way to capture heat and turn it into electricity, an advance that could increase the efficiency of energy generation from car exhaust, interplanetary space probes, and industrial processes. The scientists, including those from The Ohio State University in the US, found a new way to design thermoelectric semiconductor...

IIT Bombay graduate joins railways as trackman in Jharkhand

Shrawan Kumar, a post graduate from IIT Bombay, has shocked everyone by joining Indian Railways in a Group D post as he believed that it was a more stable job than private sector employment, according to reports. Kumar will work as a track maintainer, popularly known as trackman, at Chandrapura in Jharkhand under Dhanbad railway division’s Publi...

Unable to find jobs, engineering graduates hit roads as delivery boys

An engineering graduate from Salem, Kumaresh, now works as a delivery boy with the Swiggy. After vigorously hunting for jobs over a year, all he could do was find a temporary job with the food delivery app. According to an employability report published last year by Aspiring Minds, an employment agency, more than 80% of engineering graduates are...

2400% hike in CBSE board exam fees for SC/ST students

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increased the fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations for SC and ST students from ₹50 to ₹1,200, while the amount has been doubled for those from the general category, who will now have to pay ₹1,500. The students appearing for the Class 10 board exams are registered for it when in Class 9, ...

Watching what children watch: Why cyber safety is everyone’s concern

With early exposure to the internet, children and adolescents don’t just have to face the perils of the real world, as the pervasive virtual world has made them all the more vulnerable.

Bengaluru named India’s best student city in new rankings

London: In a new worldwide rankings released on Wednesday (July 31), India's best student city is Bengaluru (81st) and London has been named as the world's best city for students for the second consecutive year. According to the rankings, Mumbai (85th), is been followed by Delhi at 113 and Chennai at 115 out of a total of 120 cities ranked in the list....

Thousands of engineering seats not taken in Telangana

Once seen as the Mecca of engineering education, Hyderabad has lost its sheen now as thousands of engineering seats in private colleges remain vacant even after the completion of counselling process for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses across Telangana. There were no takers for as many as 16,136 seats in 169 private engineering co...