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,...

Vice President laments poor world ranking of Indian varsities

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Not possible to have uniform education syllabus, says HRD minister

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UK varsity explores potential Indian entrance tests for admission

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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...

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Sex-sorted semen to birth cows draws flak in TN, activists call it unsustainable

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government’s move to set up a laboratory in The Nilgiris district for producing sex-sorted semen for selective reproduction of female calves has created a furore among veterinarians and activists. The move is aimed at boosting the birth of female calves, increase milk production and keep the population of male calves in control.

Over 1,500 rape cases registered in Kerala till Sept this year

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Defending champion Sindhu eyes turnaround at World Tour Finals

Guangzhou: World champion PV Sindhu will now look to turnaround her early exit fortunes when she begins her title defence at the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou on Wednesday (December 11).

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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...

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 ...