• Education
    Right to Education Act remarkable achievement

    The Right to Education Act was a “remarkable achievement” despite its shortcomings, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Monday, even as he lamented that government financing for education was insufficient. “Despite the shortcomings in its implementation, the Right to Education Act remains a remarkable achievement,” Ansari said addressing the National Stocktaking Convention organised by the […]

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    Government brings online facility for medical colleges application

      As an add-on facility, Union health ministry on Monday introduced an online procedure of receiving application from medical colleges seeking to start post- graduation courses or increase seats in existing ones. After the online submission, applicants will have to upload a scanned copy of the consent of university, demand draft and other documents. As […]

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    Delhi University among world’s elite

    It may have dropped one notch from last year, but Delhi University again ranks among the world’s top 20 institutions for development studies. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject to be released on Tuesday , DU occupies the 18th spot in the category of development studies, the highest achieved by an Indian varsity […]

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    Hungary mulls education reforms after protests says media

    Hungary is considering reforms to its public education system, a senior official said on Tuesday, following three major protests in two months against the centre-right government’s centralized control over schools. Bence Retvari, a state secretary at the Human Resources Ministry, told ATV television that lawmakers would draft an overhaul of school financing to replace the […]

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    Government working on aptitude test for school students

    The HRD ministry is developing an aptitude test which will help school students assess their areas of interest so that they can choose and pursue the right courses. The ministry has formed a task force comprising officials of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and psychometric experts […]

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    Bring LLB on par with MBBS, BTech

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday started the arduous task of initiating “long overdue” reforms in legal education and in the profession of advocacy to put the LLB degree on a par with those of MBBS and BTech. “The system is crying for reforms and we must do something,” a bench of Chief Justice T S […]

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    ‘Focus on 10 institutions will be a game changer’

    Claiming there has been a substantial hike in budget allocation for higher and school education, HRD ministry on Friday said proposals to establish Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) and turning 10 public and private institutions into world class educational institutions could be a game changer.  Education secretary Vinay Sheel Oberoi said the broad framework of […]

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    Another IIT aspirant ‘kills himself’ in Kota

    In yet another case of suspected suicide due to academic pressure, a 19-year-old student of one of Kota’s IIT coaching institutes was found hanging in his rented room, on Thursday night. Seventeen coaching students had committed suicide in Kotalast year. Arvind Kushwah, a resident of Bhind in Madhya Pradesh, stayed as a paying guest in […]

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    Kota goes the yoga way to counter stress among students

    Students studying in various Kota coaching centers were in for a pleasant surprise on Saturday morning. Reason: Special yoga sessions had been organised for them. The district administration, in association with Isha Foundation, had organised these classes for over 2,000 students and 1,000 teachers at a private coaching institute and UIT auditorium in Kota. The […]

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    IP varsity students face threat for joining stir

    While Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expresses solidarity with dissenting students in JNU and elsewhere, there is a problem in his own backyard. Section of students protesting against fee hike over the past week in a Delhi government-run university have alleged that they have been threatened by private colleges affiliated to the university. Speaking with […]