• Education
    Maharashtra’s private medical colleges can’t have own entrance test

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea by the association of Maharashtra’s private medical colleges to be allowed to conduct its own common entrance test (CET) for medical and dental college admissions.  It means students will be admitted to state as well as private colleges on the basis of a single test conducted by […]

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    Copernicus, Pythagorus not removed from textbooks, Smriti Irani says

    The government on Thursday denied that the names of historic western intellectuals like Nicolaus Copernicus and Pythagoras had been removed from school textbooks, terming reports on the issue as “factually incorrect”. It also made it clear that there was no proposal under consideration for “cleansing” the textbooks from foreign influence. “There were newspaper reports in […]

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    Aptitude test to filter students for JEE put on hold

    HRD ministry has shelved its plan to reform the Joint Entrance Examination by introducing an aptitude test that would filter students for a single entrance test for admission to IITs/NITs and engineering institutions.  Government had to drop the idea after HRD’s department of school pointed out that an aptitude test might not find favour with […]

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    RTE mandate fails to achieve even half-mark

    Mumbai: They were supposed to go to school with everyone else. But the move towards equal education has been marred by contorted reasons and handicaps like slow admission process and lack of awareness among families. Schools too have often been unwelcoming in accepting students from all pin codes into one class. At the close of […]

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    India, US launch Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

    India and the US have launched the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship, in a new initiative to advance bilateral cooperation on climate change, that will enable Indian research scholars to work with American institutions in the field. The first call for applicants was announced yesterday for the fellowship jointly funded by both the governments and will enable […]

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    ‘India among countries using innovative teaching techniques’

    India is among the countries in the developing world that are successfully experimenting with innovative teaching techniques in an effort to spread learning across the nation, according to a new report. The Washington DC-based Brookings Institution used areas in rural India covered by education charity ‘Pratham’ as part of its research for the ‘Millions Learning: […]

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    Delhi government increases reimbursement to private schools

    All private schools in Delhi will now get Rs 300 more per child from the Delhi government as reimbursement for admissions under the economically weaker section (EWS) category from the upcoming academic session.  The decision to increase the amount comes after deputy education minister Manish Sisodia received complaints from various private schools against “minimal amount” […]

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    Aligarh movie to be screened in Aligarh Muslim University

    Aligarh movie to be showcased in Aligarh Muslim University. Students and teachers body said that some AMU students had misconception about the name of movie that now has been sorted out. Many students of CEC Amu (cultural education centre) have also organized a short play in support of movie. Student leader Satyarth Saxena has planned […]

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    Irom Sharmila scholarship awarded to Rohith Vemula and Kanhaiya Kumar

    The 2016 Irom Sharmila Scholarship has been jointly awarded to Rohit Vemula (posthumously) of Hyderabad Central University and Kanhaiya Kumar of Jawaharlal Nehru University. The award goes to them as student representatives seeking to strengthen India’s constitutional democracy by upholding the constitutional ideals of fraternity, equality, right to life, and inspiring many others across the […]

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    ‘Very lengthy’ CBSE mathematics paper stumps students

    The Class 12 CBSE mathematics paper made students stumble for the second year in a row. Principals at exam centres say many students were weeping by the end of it because the paper — even some one-mark questions — was unexpectedly lengthy and they couldn’t complete. “As I was walking down the corridor, I heard […]

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    IIT-Kharagpur wins laurels at innovation awards

    IIT-Kharagpur has outperformed 276 institutes from across the country which participated in the Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) awards in Delhi by bagging maximum number of laurels.  “After four rounds of evaluation, 19 teams have been selected for innovation awards and 24 for appreciation. Of the 19 awards, 15 awardees in Medical and Biotech innovations […]

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    UGC sets up committee to look into off-campus centres

    The UGC has set up a committee to look into all aspects of off-campus centres established by some institutions deemed to be universities without its prior approval or that of the HRD ministry.  The committee would comprise UGC members Prof H Devaraj, Prof Mohammad Miyan, Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande and Dr KN Shanti apart from […]