Explainer: How CBSE will assign marks to Class X students without exams

On Saturday (May 1), the CBSE issued a ‘marking policy’ directing schools on how to assess and assign marks to students on the criteria spelt out by them in detail. Basically, the Board has given the schools the autonomy and flexibility to assess their own students but has drawn borders within which they have to act to ensure the results are fair and unbiased.

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School teachers and staff should be designated as frontline workers and get vaccinated on a priority basis before the next academic year to avoid any disruptions in learning. This is one of the many recommendations made by the Lancet Covid-19 Commission's India Task Force and published in the peer-reviewed medical journal -The Lancet.

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More than one lakh students of classes 10 and 12 have actively petitioned the government to either cancel board exams scheduled to be held in May or conduct them in online mode due to the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases. A hashtag "cancelboardexams2021" too had been trending on Twitter for the past two days.

Admissions to Kendriya Vidyalayas start on April 1. Find all the details here

Online registration for admission to Class I in 1,247 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across the country for the Academic Year 2021 -2022 will commence from April 1, while registrations for Class II and above will be done from April 8 in the offline mode.

Lockdown weakened language skills, mathematical ability of students: Study

Azim Premji University (APU) released a study, on Wednesday (February 10), which found that prolonged closure of schools since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic has had an adverse effect on learning among younger children

CBSE board exams for classes 10 and 12 to begin from May 4

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Tuesday the schedule for classes 10 and 12 board exams which will begin on May 4. According to the datesheet, the exams for class 10 will conclude on June 7, while those for class 12 will end on June 11. The exams for class 12 will be conducted in two shifts to reduce the number of exa...

Private school managements slam 30% slash in tuition fees; mull legal action

Private school managements in Bengaluru are up in arms against the Karnataka government’s order on Friday to all schools, to slash 30% of their tuition fees for the academic year 2020-21. A few associations are also strongly contemplating knocking at the doors of the judiciary for a solution to their problems

CBSE boards won’t be held till Feb, more talks needed on dates: Centre

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal went live on Twitter, on Tuesday (December 22) at 4 pm, to answer questions from teachers on board exams in 2021, paper pattern, syllabus reduction, and the mode of conduction of the exams

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AICTE approves courses in AI, robotics in colleges for 2021-2022

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has allowed its engineering colleges to offer courses in emerging fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and more from the academic year 2021-22. AICTE announced this in a circular dated October 29. The council has sought a list of the new courses from institutions...

Schools start reopening after 6 months as Unlock 4 kicks in

New Delhi: As the Centre’s Unlock 4 for easing COVID restrictions unfolds, many schools across the country have started reopening after almost six month and are taking classes for students in standards 9 and above. The Unlock 4 guidelines, which came into effect from Monday (September 21), allowed the reopening of schools for classes 9 to 12. The Centre sa...

NEET: 90% fall in Tamil-medium students in govt medical colleges

In the midst of the commotion over NEET in Tamil Nadu, the state passed a bill in the Assembly on September 15 providing 7.5 per cent sub-quota in admissions to state-run medical colleges for government school students clearing the all-India exam.

Notice issued to CBSE after plea seeks cancellation of class 10, 12 compartment exams...

New Delhi: The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education on Friday directing it to file an affidavit giving details of the scheme, dates and other details of the compartment exam it plans to hold for class 10 and 12 students by the end of September.

Calcutta University to conduct final semester UG, PG exams from Oct 1

Kolkata: The University of Calcutta has decided to conduct online the final semester exams for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in October. The exams will be conducted from October 1-8 with the help of WhatsApp and email, university vice-chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee said.

UGC’s distance learning checklist: No franchising, stick to duration

New Delhi: The top education body University Grants Commission (UGC) has listed out precautions required to be taken by the students before enrolling in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programmes.

DU receives highest number of online applications in three years

Over 5.62 lakh aspirants have applied online for undergraduate courses in Delhi University. The number is said to be the highest in the last three years. The registration process for admission ended on Monday (September 1).

NEP 2020 lacks clarity, cannot be applicable to entire country: Bengal panel

The committee formed by the West Bengal government to study the New Education Policy 2020 (NEP) is of the view that certain features of it lacked clarity while several others may not be applicable to the entire country, almost each state of which has a different cultural heritage, a member of the panel said on Sunday (August 30). In a vast coun...

Top Indian education institutes prepare to set up campuses abroad

India’s top education institutes such as IITs will soon be allowed to open their branches abroad as part of globalization of education, IIT Delhi Director V. Ramgopal Rao has said. The New Education Policy, too, has paved the way for a two-way education exchange plan where foreign universities will be allowed to set up campus in the country. ...

NTA to spend ₹13 crore more on safety for conduct of JEE

Amid protests from many chief ministers to postpone them, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is going ahead with preparations to conduct the National eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges and the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for entry into engineering colleges and IITs  "without compromising" the safety of ca...

SC says final year college exams must be held this year

The final year college exams must be held this year, but states can ask for deferred dates beyond September 30 because of the coronavirus crisis, the Supreme Court said on Friday (August 28). “States cannot promote students without final year examinations,” the apex court said. Several petitions, including one by the Yuva Sena of Maharashtra mini...

Students want JEE, NEET to be held at any cost: Education minister

New Delhi: Amid a growing clamour for postponing JEE and NEET in view of the pandemic situation, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday said over 17 lakh candidates have downloaded their admit cards and this shows students want the exams to be conducted at any cost.

Centre to hold combined Common Eligibility Test for govt jobs

New Delhi: Central government job aspirants will now have to face an online Common Eligibility Test (CET) for recruitment to non-technical posts.

Wrap: In new education policy, mother tongue is teaching medium till Class 5

New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and the renaming of the HRD ministry to education ministry. The policy, framed in 1986, was last revised in 1992.

Online education can’t fulfil academic needs, find students, teachers

Teachers worry that the quality of education is the biggest casualty of online teaching, besides that some children have begun losing interest in studies. They fear, this may further drive down the already-low literacy rates in the state, which currently stands at 76.6 per cent.

Only pass marks in Class 12 needed: Admission rules for NITs eased

New Delhi: After dropping the Class 12 marks criteria for admissions in IITs, the Centre has decided to follow the same for National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and all Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).

Aaditya Thackeray-led Yuva Sena moves SC against UGC’s final year exams decisio...

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena's youth wing Yuva Sena, headed by Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray, has moved the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the final year exams of universities across states in view of the COVID-19 crisis.

IITs mulling cut in exam syllabus, change of JEE Advanced format

New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are considering reduction of the exam syllabus for the JEE Advanced and changing the entrance exam format for the upcoming test.

ICSE, ISC results for Class 10, 12 to be announced today

New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) will announce Class 10 and 12 board results on Friday (July 9), Board Secretary Gerry Arathoon said.

Don’t bring politics into education: HRD minister on CBSE syllabus row

New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday said there has been an "uninformed commentary" on the exclusion of certain topics from the CBSE syllabus to portray a false narrative.
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