Mom cooks, dad reads: Kerala plans gender audit of textbooks

The Kerala government is looking to inculcate gender neutrality with curriculum changes from the pre-primary to university level

Engineering can now be pursued in five regional languages; six more in...

Following the guidelines of the National Education Policy (NEP), engineering degree courses will now be made available in five regional languages with the All India Council for Technology Education (AICTE) preparing content for six more languages.

IIT-Madras in caste row as Asst Prof Vipin Veetil quits citing discrim...

Veetil, an IIT-M economics faculty member, said he would pursue ‘appropriate action’ against instances of caste discrimination
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SC: Candidates can opt out of CA exams if they, kin suffer from COVID

CA candidates can opt out of writing exams this year if they or their family members suffer from COVID, the Supreme Court has ruled

AP insists on conducting Class 12 exams. SC asks about its repercussions

If there is any fatality, we will hold the state responsible, the Supreme Court told the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday after being informed of its decision to hold Class 12 board examination. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari was informed that Andhra Pradesh and Kerala are the only two states which have till now dec...

TN take note: Centre may flag off CUCET, another common entrance test

The Tamil Nadu government has constantly locked horns with the Centre over the national medical entrance exam NEET, which they feel places marginalised and rural students at a distinct disadvantage. But, now they may have to contend with yet another centrally conducted common entrance test for admissions to undergraduate courses in 45 Central Universities in different States in the country.

NCPEDP announces three-year fellowship for youths with disabilities

The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), India’s leading cross-disability advocacy organisation, in collaboration with Azim Premji Foundation (The Philanthropy), has announced NCPEDP-Javed Abidi Fellowship on Disability on June 11. A press release by NCPEDP said that this would be a three-year, immersive, gra...

US embassy site crashes as students scramble to book slots

In a tweet the embassy said it was aware of the high demand for student visa appointments. “Please remember, do not refresh too often, as you may be locked out of your account. Appointments remain available at all posts, and we will continue to add appointments as conditions allow,” it said.

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OTT Watch: Lots of Hungama, fake marriages & ode to young love

There is enough Hungama this weekend, as Priyadarshan's comedy drama releases this weekend. Priyadarshan, who has a flair for creating rib-tickling, mad capers laughed all the way to the bank with hit films like 'Bhool Bhulaiya', 'Hera Pheri', 'Hulchul' and 'Bhagam Bhaag'.

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Karnataka schools worry about dropouts, lack of new admissions

A worsening economic condition, the need for online classes and the lack of supply of mid-day meals are forcing students to drop out from Karnataka schools

Explained: What is PGI, Centre’s go-to tool to gauge school education

Just like students are graded according to their performance in school, the Performance Grading Index (PGI) put in place by the Centre determines the status and quality of school education in states and Union territories. Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andaman Nicobar Islands were adjudged the top five achievers in PGI in the list fo...

CBSE panel to decide criteria for evaluation of Class XII students

Following the Centre’s decision, more states called off their board exams, a few others said they will take a call soon. Rajasthan, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha and Uttarakhand have also cancelled the Class XII board exams

Students, experts question Class X pattern for Class XII assessment

there is widespread concern about the new evaluation system. Teachers and students are skeptical about following a mechanism set up for class 10.

Check it out: UGC announces 123 free UG/PG courses on Swayam portal

The UGC has announced Open Online Courses on its SWAYAM platform for July session 2021. And it's free!It has announced 83 undergraduate and 40 postgraduate, non-engineering online courses for its July-October session 2021.

Class 12 board exams: Tests for major subjects, internal assessment among options

Newdelhi: Conducting exams for only major subjects, planning them in two phases keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation in respective states or devising an internal assessment scheme -- these are among the suggestions likely to be discussed at a high-level meeting on Sunday to decide the fate of pending class 12 board examination. The Ministry of Education ha...

What CBSE says about Class XII Board exams after lawyer moves SC?

“The Class XII exams have been postponed and the situation will be reviewed after June 1. Students will be given at least a 15-day notice before the exams are conducted,” an official had then said

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.

Vaccinate teachers before reopening schools: Lancet’s India Task Force

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.

Cancel CBSE board exams: Priyanka Gandhi to Education minister Pokhriyal

Newdelhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday seeking cancellation of the CBSE Board exams, saying it will be impossible to ensure safety of students at crowded exam centres. In her letter to the minister, she said by forcing children to sit for these exams during a raging pandemi...

Board exams to be held as planned, though 1L students want them cancelled

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

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.
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