• Education
    Action must be taken against fake varsities

    Concerned over fake universities duping students in the country, a Parliamentary panel has sought “exemplary” action against such bodies and those who violate UGC guidelines. In its 28th report, the Committee on Government Assurances pointed out that said that despite an assurance, UGC has failed to identify the individuals behind fake universities “mushrooming” in the […]

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    CBSE Class 12 accounts paper lengthy too

    The response to the accounts paper is, at best, mixed. Most students found it easy but lengthy. Once again, many left questions unattempted. “The paper was easy but terribly lenghty,” says Guneet Gandhiok, student of Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj. There were some surprises. “The company balance sheet question that has been coming every time […]

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    77% Indians with foreign medical degree fail MCI hurdle

    An average 77 per cent Indian students who returned with a foreign medical degree in the past 12 years failed to clear the mandatory screening examination conducted by Medical Council of India. Any citizen possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside the country who wants provisional or permanent registration with MCI […]

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    CBSE to buy 8K metal detectors to frisk candidates

    To check unfair practices using hi-tech gadgets, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to buy 8,000 metal detectors to frisk candidates appearing for professional examinations conducted by it. According to a tender notice issued by it, the CBSE which conducts tests like JEE (Main), AIPMT, UGC-NET, to curb any unfair use of electronic […]

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    Don’t be deterred by failures, Smriti Irani tells students

    Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, on Saturday, asked the students not to be deterred by failures, but move ahead in life irrespective of the challenges. Students should not be deterred by failure “but go ahead in life irrespective of failures”, Irani said while delivering the fifth convocation address of Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, here. […]

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    IITs OK 200% fee hike, ministry may not play ball

    The standing committee of the IIT council has approved a 200% fee hike, thus upping the annual tuition fees from Rs 90,000 to Rs 3 lakh for undergraduate students. At the same time, interest-free scholarships will be offered under the Vidyalakshmi scheme. ¬†While the final decision on the hike rests with the IIT council headed […]

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    Soon, free online lessons from IIT professors

      Now, poor students aspiring to join the IITs will get free online lessons from the prestigious institutes’ professors. The IITs have agreed to a government proposal for professor-assisted learning, which will be called IITPAL. “We want to break the stranglehold of coaching centres,” a senior government official said. Former IIT Bombay director Ashok Misra […]