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 Counc...

NCERT to revise 14-yr-old curriculum framework

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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. ...

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From 2021, no govt jobs for those with more than 2 kids in Assam

Guwahati: Come January 1, 2021, no individuals in Assam with more than two children will be given government jobs, the state cabinet has decided in line with the state’s small family norms.

India, Pakistan to sign Kartarpur agreement on October 24 at ‘zero line’

New Delhi: India and Pakistan will sign the agreement on Kartarpur corridor on Thursday, the media said on Tuesday. The agreement aims at ensuring visa-free travel for Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan through a border corridor.

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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...

UGC declares 23 universities self-styled, unrecognised; maximum in UP

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 23 "self-styled, unrecognised" universities, eight of which are in Uttar Pradesh. The higher education regulator has warned students against taking admission in these institutions. "Students and public at large are hereby informed that at present 23 self-styled, unrecognised instituti...

HRD rules out plan to set up institutes to train data scientists

New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Thursday (July 18) ruled out any proposal to set up institutes to train and produce data scientists. The information was shared by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' in response to a written question in the Rajya Sabha. "There is no plan to set up institutes to train and produce data...

Teach in mother tongue too, Venkaiah Naidu tells schools

Bengaluru: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday (July 13) suggested making the mother tongue the medium of instruction in schools, at least at the primary level. "Our languages must unite us in the cause for inclusive and sustainable development and must not end up as tools to divide us," he said. Naidu said that there should be no imposition of any...

One in four children in Pak will remain uneducated by 2030: UNESCO

Islamabad: One in four Pakistani children will not be completing primary education by the 2030 deadline of the worlds Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a UN report has said. New projections of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organ­isation (UNESCO) show that Pakistan will only be half-way to the target of 12 years of education f...

‘Draft education policy neglects needs of disabled children’

Disability rights activists have come down heavily on the draft National Education Policy, criticising it for excluding the needs and rights of children with disabilities.

Private schools mandated to admit 15% students from weaker sections

New Delhi,: All private and special category schools are mandated to admit in Class 1 or below at least 25 per cent students belonging to weaker sections and disadvantaged groups, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Pokhriyal said the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act came into effect from April ...

Rising vacancies a cause of worry for engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu

It is the admission season again and students are braving the sun and rain to get into the best colleges. However, a large number of seats in engineering colleges have been lying vacant. There are more than 450 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu offering around 1.75 lakh seats, but more than half of them have been vacant in the recent years. ...

Draft education policy: Ambitious on targets but silent on funding

The draft New Education Policy (NEP-19) thrown open for discussion by the government seeks to build a "robust education system" in the coming years. The policy seeks to do this with the extensive use of technology in classrooms, early enrolments of children and free education to everyone under the age of 18 to improve dissemination of education. It...

Maharashtra does away with gender stereotypical books

Generations of school students have grown up with textbooks having the image of a mother cutting vegetables in the kitchen, while the father reads a newspaper, but this will now change in Maharashtra. Keeping up with the changing social structure, Balbharati, the state curriculum board, has changed many of its illustrations and texts to uphold g...

Accommodation, not studies, a big headache for students

Student life in India has changed drastically over the past decade. From stories of mischief in college or university hostel dorms and strict bed timings, their tales have now shifted to the travails of living as paying guests or sharing a private apartment outside the campus. A key reason is the lack of accommodation at universities and college...

Humanity, agnostic, secular: WB colleges offer options in religion column

Kolkata: At least 50 colleges in West Bengal, including a few in the city, have added 'humanity', 'agnostic', 'secular' and 'non-religious' options in the religion column of online admission forms for students who are unwilling to disclose their faith. This allows students applying for undergraduate courses in these colleges to keep their religious belie...

New education policy draft triggers anti-Hindi backlash on Twitter

Chennai: The draft of National Educational Policy, which was submitted on May 31 (Friday) to the HRD ministry by a committee led by its chairman Dr. Kasturirangan, triggered a new wave of resistance against the alleged imposition of Hindi, on social media. The draft suggests several changes including the need for the implementation of a three-language fo...

Schools, colleges asked to hold screening sessions for mental health, cancer

The Union health ministry has advised states and union territories to hold screening sessions in school and college campuses for mental health and non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and blood pressure at regular intervals. The aim is to ensure early diagnosis of these chronic diseases for their treatment on time. In a letter to p...