• Education
    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 […]

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    ‘Smart Class’ being introduced in Jharkhand goverment schools

    “Smart Class” in government schools is being introduced in a phased manner, Jharkhand education minister Neera Yadav told the state assembly on Tuesday.  In the first phase, “Smart Class” (teaching through modern communication) was introduced in 203 Kasturba Gandhi Residential Girls Schools and there are plans to introduce the same in other schools in a […]

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    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 […]