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 mont...

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 co...

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...

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COVID: Some nations on ‘dangerous track’, health services may collapse, warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that “the world is now at a critical juncture in the COVID-19 pandemic” and some countries are facing the prospect of health services collapsing under the strain.

BJP playing ‘dirty politics’ with free COVID vaccine promise in Bihar: Se...

Mumbai: Shiv Sena has accused the BJP of playing “dirty" politics by promising free COVID vaccine ahead of the Assembly elections on Bihar.Every state has equal right on a COVID vaccine and the Centre should not show differential treatment in its distribution, the Sena said. The vaccine should be made available to Bihar, but the “other states are not Pakistan”, the party said in its mouthpiece Saamana. 

Despite rise in women voters, representation in Bihar assembly low

The election dynamics in Bihar has witnessed a significant change with an increasing voters' turnout among women in the last few years. The coming forward of more women in active participatory democracy has now outnumbered men voters in some constituencies in the state where elections are due in less than a week.

Devendra Fadnavis tests positive for COVID-19

Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and former chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday (October 24) that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

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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.

UGC revises academic calendar, final year exams likely by Sept-end

Final year examinations for colleges and other educational institutes will be held by September-end, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has said in a fresh set of guidelines. According to reports, the decision taken by the expert committee was approved by the UGC at a meeting on Monday (July 6) after the Human Resource Ministry urged it to r...

IIT Hyderabad researchers use AI to study supply chain network of biofuels

New Delhi: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) have started using computational methods to understand the factors and impediments in incorporating biofuels into the fuel sector in India, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions from the use of fossil fuels.

COVID-19: NEET postponed to Sept 13, JEE-Mains from Sept 1

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday postponed medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE to September in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases.

JEE, NEET 2020: HRD ministry panel to decide on conducting exams

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday (July 1) that a panel will review the situation for conducting medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE amid concerns over spike in COVID-19 cases. Parents and students have raised concerns about conducting the exams in July. "Looking at the prevailing circumstances and...

DU fails to inform HC about postponed online exams, faces contempt proceedings

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi University why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against it and its officers for trying to mislead the court by withholding information on deferment of the online open-book exams. The exams, which were scheduled to start from July 1, have been deferred by another 10 days. A bench of justices Hi...

Loudspeaker over online classes: A teacher’s innovation for students

Dumka: A teacher in Jharkhand has put up several loudspeakers across the Bankathi village where his Upgraded Middle School is located, and classes are being held for two hours every day since April 16, beating the odds of online learning.

CBSE board exams result to be declared by July 15; Class 12 students to get option of...

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday (June 26) announced that the results for class 10 and 12 exams will be declared by July 15. According to Exam Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj, the exams which were pending due to the COVID-19 situation have been cancelled. "Results will now be declared following an alternate assessment scheme....

Netizens react with memes after CBSE cancels pending board exams

After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced today (June 25) that pending board exams will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation, users flooded social media with memes and jokes, responding to the decision. Amid the COVID-19 crisis in India, the CBSE told the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday (June 25) that it has decided no...

Amid COVID fear, SSLC exams start in Karnataka

The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams began in Karnataka on Thursday (June 25) amid tight security and rigid precautions amid the coronavirus scare. The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) on the directions of the state government decided to conduct the SSLC or the 10th standard board exams amid COVID-19 fears...

Karnataka: SSLC exams to start from June 25 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Bengaluru: Amid coronavirus scare in the state, the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board is all set to hold the Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination or 10th standard exam from Thursday (June 25) with all precautionary measures in place.
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